Festival No. 6 reveals more acts, arts and culture

Brythoniad Male Voice Choir, DJ Yoda, Geraint Jarman, R Seiliog, Paul Foot, & more

published: Thu 31st Mar 2016

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Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th September 2016
various venues, Portmeirion, Gwynedd, LL48 6ER, Wales MAP
£190 including camping
daily capacity: 15000
last updated: Tue 23rd Aug 2016

Festival No. 6 taking place in Portmeirion, Wales returning for a fifth year in 2016 from Thursday 1st until Sunday 4th September 2016, has today announced a host of new acts and DJs as well as an arts and culture programme including Geraint Jarman, Meic Stevens, R Seiliog, Cassius, Cats Eyes, Malcolm Mooney, Biting Tongues festival regulars Brythoniad Male Voice Choir, Craig Richards, Maribou State, Leon Vynehall, Low Life, and Unabombers.

The festival is famed for it's quirky setting - the location for the cult 60's TV series The Prisoner, hence the name being a reference to the show, and 2016 marks 40 years since Dr. Who was filmed at Portmeirion and 50 years since filming of The Prisoner started, and DJ Yoda will celebrate both anniversaries with a very special themed DJ Yoda does Sci-Fi Portmeirion audio-visual spectacular.

Comedy is a part of the arts and culture mix at No.6 and this year's bill includes Paul Foot, Mark Watson, Joe Lycett, and Aisling Bea, plus John Mithinson, multi-talented co-creator of the hit BBC show Q.I., will be bringing a special Q.I. Quiz, created especially for Festival No.6.

The literature, speakers, and spoken word line-up will include Irvine Welsh, Shaun Ryder, Simon Armitage, John Cooper Clarke, DBC Pierre, Murray Lachlan-Young, Hollie McNish, Bellatrix, Amy Liptrot, Miranda Sawyer, Luke Wright, Tim Burgess, Harry Parker , Tom Hodgkinson, and Ross Sutherland.

and many more, including an exclusive preview of the new Oasis film, with a Q&A with director Mat Whitecross, a special fusion of live music and cinema with Morricone in Love, featuring Morricone’s earliest scores. There will also be a rare screening of Matt Berry’s AD/BC rock opera, an exclusive preview of the new Howard Marks film The Real Mr. Nice and About A Badly Drawn Boy, accompanied by a live performance by Badly Drawn Boy, plus an early screening of The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse. Cosey Fanni Tutti, the innovative performance artist and musician will also be in conversation with Andrew Weatherall.

The French theatre company Matt Green, Compagnie des Quidams are coming to Portmeirion for the first time, leading the theatrical spectacles planned for this year’s festival, including the nightly torchlit processions and illuminated parades.

Two new venues have also been announced, a late night cabaret venue and The No.6 Academy, which will host a weekend of fascinating free workshops and lectures including photography, poetry, psychology, philosophy, beat boxing, DJ-ing, festival make-up, creative writing, harmonica-playing, cocktail making, leather crafting, swing-dancing, improvisation, origami and much, much more.

Closing proceedings on Friday night are Bastille, headlining Saturday night will be Hot Chip, and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will be closing the festival. Also appearing will be live acts including Aurora, Blossoms, C Duncan, Django Django, Echo and the Bunnymen, Frances, Gwenno, JP Cooper, Lawrence Taylor, Lucy Rose, Ngod , Oh Wonder, Oscar, Roots Manuva, Roisin Murphy, The Amazons, and This Is The Kit. No.6 composer-in-residence Joe Duddell, joins up with Manchester Camerata Chamber Orchestra on an exclusive David Bowie Reimagined performance, with very special guest vocalists on each song.

The first of the DJ line-up is also unveiled including A Love from Outer Space: Andrew Weatherall & Sean Johnston, Craig Charles, Fleetmac Wood, Joy Orbison, Kate Simko & The London Electronic Orchestra, Optimo (Until the Music Stops), Smooth Sailing presents Kaftan Discotheque, and The 2 Bears.

More acts, and The Woods line-up all to be announced in the coming months.

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Weekend Ticket Prices (Friday Arrival)
Adult Weekend Camping from: £180 + BF (£10.00)
Young Person (11-15 years old) Camping from: £120 + BF (£6.50)
Children (10 years and under) Camping: £Free + BF (£1.50)
Parking (Park & Ride): £22 + BF (£2.00)
Programme: £8.80 +BF (£0.80)

Weekend Ticket Prices (Thursday Arrival)
Adult Weekend Camping from: £195 + BF (£10)
Young Person (11-15 years old) Camping from: £125 + BF (£6.50)
Children (10 years and under) Camping from: £Free + BF (£1.50)
Parking (Park & Ride): £22 + BF (£2.00)
Programme: £8.80 +BF (£0.80)

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 sandy beached estuary of the River Dwyryd.

Festival goers can also expect comedy, poetry, pop up-theatre, intimate readings, film screenings, woodland trails, art installations, pop up woodland raves, lectures and discussions, unique collaborations, the voices of a male voice choir, processions, The Prisoner reconstructions, and more.

Be seeing you.



Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th September 2016
various venues, Portmeirion, Gwynedd, LL48 6ER, Wales MAP
£190 including camping
daily capacity: 15000
last updated: Tue 23rd Aug 2016


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