Festival No. 6 returns for a 7th 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 by architect 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 Thursday 6th until Sunday 9th September 2018.
The headliners have been confirmed as Franz Ferdinand, The The, and Friendly Fires.
Other acts playing across the weekend include:- The Charlatans, Manchester Camerata Orchestra, Jessie Ware, Everything Everything, Django Django, Ride, Anna Calvi, Hurts, Baxter Dury, The Horrors, A Certain Ratio, Gaz Coombes, Go Go Penguin, Alexis Taylor , Paul Draper, Lewis Capaldi, Tom Walker, Hak Baker, Amen Dunes, Hollie Cook, Gengahr, Haelos, Gwenno, The Lovely Eggs, Warm Digits, Raf Rundell, Amber Arcades, Tom Williams. There's more still to be announced.
For more information please see the line-up page.
Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
Adult, Thursday arrival, with camping: £205
Adult, Thursday arrival, without camping: £195
Youth, Thursday arrival, with camping: £140
Youth, Thursday arrival, without camping: £130
Adult, Friday arrival, with camping: £190
Adult, Friday arrival, without camping: £180
Youth, Friday arrival, with camping: £130
Youth, Friday arrival, without camping: £120
Child (0-10): £10
Park & Ride parking pass: £22
Campervan: not available
As well as the music you can pay top-dollar to avoid what your ticket has paid for to go and eat stuff which you could also do without buying a festival ticket. There's also cinema screenings, street theatre, comedy, prose and poetry readings, long table feasts, comedy, and cultural lectures and debates.
The rugged Welsh landscape will also offer punters the opportunity to get physical with activities including wild swimming, and stand-up paddle-board sessions which are open to individuals, couples, families and groups and will be held on the beach within Portmeirion.
No parking rule
The 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.Which is a bit of a git.
Those coming by train should also be aware that the shuttle service from Bangor Train Station incurs a cost 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.
Please 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.
Click HERE for information about all aspects of Festival No.6.
More information will be here when available.
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line-ups & rumours
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