For the first time this year guest artists will take control of the Lost in the Woods Stage at this year's 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.
Friday sees Badly Drawn Boy performing in celebration of the 15th anniversary of 'The Hour of Bewilderbeast' and curating a line-up including John Shuttleworth, The Wedding Present, The Walk, Songs For Walter, and Jez Kerr.
Dutch Uncles headline on Saturday night having put together a supporting bill including Cuz [featuring Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE, The Stooges) and Sam Dook (The Go! Team)], Slug, Aldous RH, Aero Flynn, and Menage a Trois.
Jane Weaver takes control on the final day with a Bird Records showcase featuring Emma Tricca, John Doran, Novella, Paper Dollhouse, Let.s Eat Grandma, Orlando, and DJ sets from Lady J, and Finders Keepers DJs.
Badly Drawn Boy said, "It’ll be my third time at Festival No.6 and it’s an honour to curate the Lost in the Woods stage. It’s also a treat to have some very good mates join me across the day. Some of them are hopefully going to do a few covers from Bewilderbeast too so it should be a laugh. Festival No. 6 is one of the best festivals I’ve been to and playing the Lost in the Woods stage as the sun sets over the estuary is something very special."
Elsewhere in the woods there's a chance to walk up to see the incredible view at the Lookout point whilst discovering happenings including the Virgin Train Village Limits Stage with it's floating dance floor, a chance to go slacklining, and the Ghost Garden, a clearing of spectral apparitions.
Festival No.6 has also commissioned a site-specific creation from the aerial acrobats Whispering Woods. Throughout the weekend, acrobats will swing from the trees in the Gwyllt Woods, bringing ancient tales to life using circus acrobatics, live music and narrative to create a magical experience for all ages.
Metronomy, Grace Jones and Belle & Sebastian headline. Also confirmed are Mark Ronson (DJ set), British Sea Power, Years And Years, Haelos, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Everything Everything, James Bay, Gaz Coombes, Young Fathers, Kate Tempest, Rae Morris, Shura, Stornoway, The Bohicas, FrYars, 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, Piazza House Band Gypsies of Bohemia, and more.
For the line-up details as available see the Festival No. 6 line-up page.
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 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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