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Festival No.6

at Festival Site, Portmeirion
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An enchanted, unforgettable festival experience in the most incredible festival site you will ever see. An intimate, bespoke banquet of music, arts and culture in a mystical, magical village. Festival No.6 takes place over the weekend of September 14-16 in Portmeirion, Wales, the home of cult TV series, The Prisoner.

Festival No. 6 is a brand new premium festival concept set in the eccentric surrounds of Portmeirion, where neo-classical architecture collides with sandy beaches and palm trees. Bands, DJs, musicians and string ensembles will be performing across the entire site, from the historic town hall to the Colonnade gardens to the picturesque Bay Stage and the promenade along the estuary of the River Dwyryd. The diverse bill ranges from rock and roll to Balearic, funk to folk, seashanties to Welsh male voice choirs.

Constructed between 1925 and 1975 by maverick architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis the village of Portmeirion is a wonderfully bizarre and elaborate interpretation of a Mediterranean villa, couched in the waters, mountains and forests of North Wales which make up the festival's perimeter.

Festival goers will get the chance to enjoy cinema screenings, street theatre, prose and poetry readings, midnight masquerades, cliff-top comedy stages, secret parties, impromptu interactive moments and even participate in cultural lectures and debates. The rugged Welsh landscape also offers the opportunity to get physical with activities including wild swimming, zorbing, clay pigeon shooting and archery.

See www.festivalnumber6.com for further information.

2012 Headliners

Headliners

New Order

New Order appearing at this event

One of the most acclaimed and influential bands of the last four decades, New Order pioneered the electronic sound that helped pave the way for the dance/house music explosion at the end of the '80s. The band has had a profound influence on music and is cited by legions of artists as an inspiration. Their classic 'Blue Monday' remains a seminal electronic anthem to this day. The group reformed for a pair of charity gigs in 2011, replacing original bassist Peter Hook with Tom Chapman. The current line-up is Bernard Sumner (vocals, guitar), Stephen Morris (drums), Gillian Gilbert (keyboards, guitar), Phil Cunningham (guitar, keyboards) and Tom Chapman (bass).

See New Order tour dates

Francois K

AKA Francois Kevorkian, the French adopted New Yorker. A true living legend of the dance scene.

See Francois K tour dates

King Krule

King Krule appearing at this event

King Krule is a dreamer. And, fittingly, he makes the kind of music that sounds as though it could soundtrack your most languid dreams. With a Cockney twang that recalls Joe Strummer, Archy Marshall’s lyrics are pure poetry, his guitar playing complex and sophisticated.

See 3 tour dates featuring King Krule

Richard Hawley

Richard Hawley appearing at this event

A guitarist's guitarist who has played with the likes of Pulp, Longpigs and Robbie Williams, now out on his own with a repertoire of original songs melding classic Americana with true grit Northern Britain. He has twice been nominated for the much coveted Mercury Prize award.

See 2 tour dates featuring Richard Hawley

Festival Site

  • Portmeirion
  • LL48 6ER