Festival No. 6 2013
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last updated: Wed 24th Apr 2013
Festival No. 6 returns for a second year to Portmeirion, Wales the location for the cult 60's TV series The Prisoner, hence the name being a reference to the show.
Portmeirion was constructed between 1925 and 1975 byarchitect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis and the village is a bizarre and elaborate interpretation of a Mediterranean villa.
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 from Friday 13th until Sunday 15th September 2013.
Line-upMaking an exclusive festival appearance Manic Street Preachers will headline, plus Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, James Blake, Everything Everything, I Am Kloot, Neon Neon, Lianne La Havas, Tricky, Daughter, Wire, AlunaGeorge, Laura Mvula, The Staves, Mount Kimbie, Clinic, Caitlin Rose, Chapel Club, Dutch Uncles, Jagwar Ma, Sweet Baboo, Temples, Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs, Indians, London Grammar, The Leisure Society, Money, Melt Yourself Down, Mary Epworth, Dan Croll, Wave Machines, Sivu, Islet, Sam Airey, and Hookworms.
The DJ line-up will include Frankie Knuckles, Carl Craig, Andrew Weatherall, Gilles Peterson, Daddy G, Horse Meat Disco, Will Sergeant, Crazy P, Psychemagik, Sancho Panza, Pete Herbert, Low Life, Heavenly Social DJs, Jagz Kooner, Dicky Trisco, AOR Disco, Guy Williams, Sophie Lloyd, Richard Hector-Jones, Bernie Connor, Nadia Ksabia, Neal Schtuum, Justin Robertson, Greg Wilson, Maxxi Soundsystem, Daniel Avery, San Soda, Unabombers, Futureboogie, Krysko, Content DJs, Balearic Mike, and Bobby Irish.
Poet John Cooper Clarke leads the arts and culture strands with guests also confirmed including DBC Pierre, Jan Morris, Tracey Thorn, Caitlin Moran, John Niven, Paul Morley, Gavin Turk, Serafina Steer, Viv Albertine , Bob Stanley, and Michael Smith.
Festival goers can also expect pop up-theatre, intimate readings, film screenings, woodland trails, art installations, comedy performances, pop up woodland raves, kids mischief meadow, The Prisoner reconstructions, and more including new venues for 2013.
TicketsThe early bird offer has ended. An adult weekend ticket with camping is priced at £180, a young persons weekend camping ticket (aged 11 - 15 years) is priced at £90, with under 10s free. Friday arrival weekend tickets are priced at £170 with or without camping, or £85 for a young person ticket (aged 11 - 15 years).
Tickets could be paid off in two instalments, 50% now and the remaining 50% by 1st March 2013.
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ActivitiesThe festival offers a bespoke line-up of iconic and cutting edge musical acts with a truly unique range of alternative activities. These include cinema screenings, street theatre, comedy, 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 will also offer punters the opportunity to get physical with activities including wild swimming, zorbing, clay pigeon shooting and archery.
Arts and cultureArts and culture is an integral part of Festival No.6. Stuart Maconie (BBC 6Music) will be once again hosting a mixture of spoken word, poetry, comedy and acoustic acts on the Piazza stage in the heart of the magical village. Faber Social and Caught By The River will again be curating the Estuary Stage, overlooking the River Dwyryd. The Gwyllt Woods will come alive with the Don't Tell Stories woodland trails. There will also be some unique performances planned throughout the site, from street theatre to bespoke installations.
No parking ruleThe festival site has a no parking rule and so the festival is operating a park and ride to the site for all festival goers including those who have booked boutique camping.
This is being run from the car park which is approximately 4 miles from the site, the car park opens at 9am on the Friday with the first shuttle leaving an hour later. It's worth knowing that the last shuttle will leave the festival site at noon on Monday. It's worth bearing this in mind when you're packing as you'll need to transport everything to the festival site on the park and ride.
Those getting a lift there and being dropped off must also catch the shuttle as the drop off point is at the Park & Ride also. Disabled festival goers with blue badges are allocated disabled parking in a separate designated area. If you have not pre-booked a disabled ticket you must use the park and ride. Unfortunately the shuttle buses cannot facilitate wheelchairs, although taxis can be booked from the park and ride.
Those coming by train should also be aware that the shuttle service from Bangor Train Station incurs a cost of £10 each way, and organisers recommend you pre-book. If you do not pre-book and there's no space a taxi to the site costs approximately £70-80 one way.
Alcohol restrictionsPlease note there was a personal limit on alcohol brought to the festival last year - this is 1 bottle of spirits, or 1 case of beer, or 2 bottles of wine, and it's expected to be the same this year. Whatever you bring must not be in glass and must be decanted before taking on the park & ride.
AccommodationCastell Deudraerth will be opening its doors to any guests looking for some luxury accommodation. Alternative options include cosy cottages in the heart of the picturesque village, the stately gatehouse, tower bedrooms, tribal yurt's, tipis and bell tents along with a selection of iconic caravans and movie star Airstream trailers.
More information will be here when available.
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last updated: Wed 24th Apr 2013
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