Musicians Catfish & The Bottlemen, Everything Everything, James Bay, and Gaz Coombes lead the latest line-up anonuncmeent for Festival No. 6 taking place in Portmeirion, Wales which will be returning for a fourth year in 2015 from Thursday 3rd until Sunday 6th September.
Musical additions also include Badly Drawn Boy, Brythoniad Male Voice Choir, Jane Weaver, King Creosote, Soak, Ghost Culture, Hookworms, LA Priest, Stealing Sheep, Spring King, DJ Greg Wilson, Kermit, Joe Duddell and the No.6 Ensemble, Green Gartside, Drinks (Cate Le Bon & Tim Presley), Duke Garwood, Blind Arcade, Dub Sex, Gwenno, Dream Themes, Blossoms, Arthur Smith sings Leonard Cohen, King Eider, Drohne, James Atkin, The Mostar Diving Club, Yucatan, The Gramotones, Thud Crackle Pop, The Everley Pregnant Brothers, and Piazza House Band Gypsies of Bohemia.
Also confirmed are authors and poets including Irvine Welsh in conversation with Justin Robertson, Director Kevin Allen returns with a theatrical version of Under Milk Wood Live, Kate Tempest, Matt Johnson (The The), Maxine Peake, Simon Day, Dom Joly, Stuart Maconie, Edith Bowman, Michel Faber, Owen Sheers, Lalinne Paul, Salena Godden, Luke Wright, Elaine Constantine, John Higgs, John Mitchinson, Chris Difford, and Brix Smith, will also be talking about her time in The Fall with Andrew Weatherall.
Plus Heaven 17's Martyn Ware, and Illustrious have been commissioned to produce an immersive 3D soundscape, Be Seeing You 3D Prisoner Extravanga, which will take over the whole village of Portmeirion each night for 20 minutes.
Festival director Luke Huxham said, "We're delighted to reveal our second wave of artists and we still have so much more to come including our third headliner, more live acts and Michelin starred chefs for this year’s banquets. We're confident this year’s line-up is going to be our biggest and most diverse yet. We're also making some exciting changes to the site layout as well as opening up some new areas - we can't wait to tell everyone more about it."
On Sunday evening, there will be a special Grace Jones Mirror Ball Parade, from the village up to the main stage for Grace Jones's closing main stage set. Stealing Sheep will also be leading their own 'Mythopoeia' torch lit parade on the Saturday night.
The first acts confirmed are Grace Jones, and Belle & Sebastian as headliners. Also confirmed are Young Fathers, Kate Tempest, Rae Morris, Shura, Stornoway, The Bohicas, and FrYars.
The first DJ line-up includes headliners DJ Harvey, and a UK festival exclusive from The 2 Bears with a live set.
Other confirmed DJs include Bicep, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Gerd Jansen, Andrew Weatherall, Optimo, Ralph Lawson, Justin Robertson, Maurice Fulton, and Mark E.
The festival will be announcing more acts including the final headliner, more of the arts and cultural line-up, The Woods programme, Castell Gardens and Town Hall Sessions, new venues and Michelin starred-chefs in the coming months, and there's a good chance of festival regulars the Brythoniad Male Voice Choir making an appearance.
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 sandy beached estuary of the River Dwyryd.
Festival goers can also expect pop up-theatre, intimate readings, film screenings, woodland trails, art installations, comedy performances, pop up woodland raves, The Prisoner reconstructions, and more.
Early bird tickets priced at £170 (for Friday arrival) and £185 for Thursday arrival. A young person (aged 11-15 years) is priced at £80 for Friday arrival, and £90 for Thursday arrival. Children aged 10 years and under can attend for free.
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