Not content with having an already stellar bill that includes Manic Street Preachers, Chic, James Blake and Public Service Broadcasting, Festival No.6 have added My Bloody Valentine to their line-up, a clever little move that’s likely to draw in even more festival-goers.
If you thought that Summer ends when September hits, think again. Festival No.6 promises to keep music lovers in the Summer spirit well into September with their pioneering concept that brings together music, arts and culture. With My Bloody Valentine in attendance, the festival will also become party venue for legendary indie label Moshi Moshi Records, who will be celebrating their 15th birthday by hosting the ‘Lost in the Woods’ stage. Get ready for cutting edge new acts, as well as some established talent performing over the course of the weekend.
Fans of alt-rock band Elbow are in for a treat with front man Guy Garvey returning to the festival to join BBC6 Music’s Stuary Maconie ‘In Conversation’. After the success of last year’s performance, they’ve been relocated to the higher capacity Piazza – make sure you’re at the front so you don’t miss out.
For film and cinema lovers, Warp Films will be screening their critically acclaimed Made of Stone, the highly anticipated film about The Stone Roses’ reunion. As an additional offering, Vice will also be presenting Reincarnated – a film that documents Snoop Lion’s explorations with reggae culture. There really is something for everyone here, with all music genres and art-forms covered.
Music acts will perform across the entire site, from the historic town hall to the promenade along the river – it’s sure going to be one picturesque festival…a nice change from a plain muddy field.
Taking place over the weekend of the 13th-15th September, Festival No.6 invites you to the delightful and eccentric surrounds of Portmeirion, Wales – a place you may recognise if you’re a fan of the cult TV series The Prisoner! No.6 was named Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards and was more recently voted Best Small Festival by the public at the NME Awards. In our opinion, the smaller festivals are always the best; they have a more intimate feel, high on community spirit and inventiveness. Festival No.6 is an event you don’t want to miss out on.
For more information on the festival and tickets visit: http://www.festivalnumber6.com/