Festival no. 6 unveils a few hidden surprises

a park & ride, extra costs getting there, and alcohol restrictions

published: Mon 10th Sep 2012

Friday 14th to Sunday 16th September 2012
Portmeirion, Gwynedd, Wales, LL48 6ER, Wales MAP
£129 including camping, youth (11-15) £79, under 11 free
last updated: Mon 10th Sep 2012

This weekend's forthcoming Festival No. 6 which takes place in Portmeirion, Wales has published its final travel and festival information (here) which may include a few unanticipated surprises for those attending.

The first surprise is that the 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.

Car parking tickets are priced at £15 per car and must be pre-purchased or bought on arrival.

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.

Please note there is also a personal limit on alcohol brought to the festival - this is 1 bottle of spirits, or 1 case of beer, or 2 bottles of wine. Whatever you bring must not be in glass and must be decanted before taking on the park & ride.

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.

The festival offers a line-up of iconic and cutting edge musical acts with a truly unique range of alternative activities. These include 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.

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 14th until Sunday 16th September 2012.

Acts confirmed include New Order, Primal Scream, Spiritualized, and DJs including Francois K, Erol Alkan, Mr Scruff, Derrick Carter Does Disco, Andrew Weatherall & Sean Johnston present A Love From Outer Space, Richard Hawley, Gruff Rhys, Local Natives, British Sea Power, Everything Everything, King Creosote, Death in Vegas, Summer Camp, Jessie Ware, Kindness, Field Music, Beth Jeans Houghton, Alt-J, Clock Opera, The Whip, and more.

An adult weekend tickets with camping are priced at £129, a young persons weekend camping ticket (aged 11 - 15 years) is priced at £79, with under 11s free.

To buy tickets from Seetickets, click here.


Friday 14th to Sunday 16th September 2012
Portmeirion, Gwynedd, Wales, LL48 6ER, Wales MAP
£129 including camping, youth (11-15) £79, under 11 free
last updated: Mon 10th Sep 2012


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