Festival No. 6 which takes place in Portmeirion, Wales from Thursday 7th until Sunday 10th September 2017 has announced the line-up for the Castell Gardens Stage powered by Bowers & Wilkins.
Bowers & Wilkins provide Sound System, the four speaker stacks engineered using the same technology found in Bowers & Wilkins hi-fi speakers. I've heard it, and it's very very good! Across the weekend there's Goldie, Mary Anne Hobbs, Benji B, Jarvis Cocker, David Holmes, former World Snooker Champion Steve Davis, alongside crowd-pleaser moments such as The Social’s Hip Hop Karaoke.
The full monty for Friday has Benji B, Annabel Fraser, avant-garde jazz and psychedelic rock from Steve Davis & Kavus Torabi, a 'medley of genres' from Andy Votel, Welsh brass hip-hop from Band Pres Llareggub, Rough Trade, and everything from indie-rock to electronic music from Heavenly Jukebox.
On Saturday there's Jarvis Cocker and Friends with a 5-hour set with echoes of his iconic radio show as well as a few musical surprises, Stealing Sheep (DJ set), The Kevin Rowland DJ Show with 'occasional vocal enhancements', there's ska, rocksteady, reggae & dub from Trojan Records, Hip Hop Karaoke, Band Pres Llareggub, a two-hour takeover featuring talks and readings from the Faber and Faber stable of writers with Faber Social, and Heavenly Jukebox.
And on Sunday you'll get floor-fillers from Mary Anne Hobbs, Goldie with a set dedicated to old school drum & bass including some of his classic anthems from the 90’s, Justin Robertson, David Holmes, Heavenly Jukebox, Hip Hop Karaoke, Band Pres Llareggub, The Pool, and C&S Sound System (Oblique Strategies DJ set).
Other music this year comes from the headliners of Bloc Party, Mogwai, & The Flaming Lips, with Cinematic Orchestra, Wild Beasts, Rag n Bone Man, Laura Mvula, Kate Tempest, Arab Strap, The Cribs, Public Service Broadcasting, James Vincent McMorrow, and many more, with many more still to be announced. For the details so far please see the line-up page.
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. The acts will perform across the entire site, from the town hall to the Colonnade gardens, to the Estuary Stage and the promenade along the river, against a back drop of neo-classical architecture, and the sandy beaches of the estuary.
Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
Adult Weekend - Camping: £205 + £10 BF
Adult Weekend - No Camping: £195 + £10 BF
Youth Weekend - Camping: £140 + £6.50 BF
Youth Weekend - No Camping: £130 + 6.50 BF
Adult Weekend - Camping: £190 + £10 BF
Adult Weekend - No Camping: £180 + £10 BF
Youth Weekend - Camping: £130 + £6.50 BF
Youth Weekend - No Camping: £120 + 6.50 BF
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. 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 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.
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