Festival No. 6 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

The Inaugural Festival No. 6 takes place in Portmeirion, Wales 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 byarchitect 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 estuary of the River Dwyryd from Friday 14th until Sunday 16th September 2012.


Latest additions are Gold Panda, King Krule, The Whip, Race Horses, Jape, The Early Years, Stealing Sheep, Mary Epworth , Splashh, Marika Nicholls, Roy Wilkinson, and The Kane Players.

Acts previously confirmed include New Order, Primal Scream, Spiritualized, 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, The Invisible, Cate le Bon, toy, Gang Colours, Eugene McGuinness, The Wave Pictures, Y Niwl, Sweet Baboo, Richard James, Pictish Trail, Parma Violets, Savages, Stealing Sheep, Lucy Cooke-Slothville, Charlie Boyer, Jeb Loy Nichols, Horse Meat Disco, Jerry Dammers, Don Letts, Optimo, Luke Solomon, Daniele Baldelli, Harri & Domenic Cappello, Unabombers, Lowlife, PBR Streetgang, and Kelvin Brown.


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.

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Carl Barat will be appearing with an exclusive festival screening of the Libertines' film 'There Are No Innocent Bystanders directed by Roger Sargent. Carl will introduce the film, followed by a Q&A session and acoustic versions of a number of Libertines classics.


Simon Day, Phill Jupitus, Marcus Brigstocke, Andrew Maxwell, Andre Vincent, Tony Law, Benny Boot, Paul Myrehaug, Pete Cain, Ben Ven Der Velde, Carrie Quinlan, Wade McElwan, and Wes Packer.


Reading from his first thriller 'Cold Hands' will be John Niven on the Piazza Stage hosted by Stuart Maconie. There will also be performances from writers Caitlin Moran, Jan Morris and Ross Raisin, zoologist, filmmaker and writer Lucy Cooke, plus Richard Milward, Evie Wyld, Rob Chapman, Richard King, Rob Young, Roy Wilkinson, Mike Garry, Charlie Boyer and Elliott Roberts.


The festival offers a bespoke 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.

The rugged Welsh landscape will also offer punters the opportunity to get physical with activities including wild swimming, zorbing, clay pigeon shooting and archery.

Magical Woodlands Trail

A discovery trail of secrets, stories, magic and myths that lie at the heart of the exotic Gwyllt woods surrounding Festival No.6 at Portmeirion featuring a mix of troubadours, story tellers, poets, mystics, puppet mistresses and artists, who will bring the woods alive with performances, processions, installations and interactive poetry and song writing experiences.

The line-up also includes Theatre of Dolls, Propagating Dan, Ifoundsound, Joyful Joyous Tarot, We Make Hay, The Giant Picnic Blanket and Sara Hurley.

No parking rule

The festival 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.

Alcohol restrictions

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.


Castell Deudraerth will be opening its doors to any guests looking for some luxury accommodation. Alternative options include cosy cottages in the heart of the picturesque village, the stately gatehouse, tower bedrooms, tribal yurt's, tipis and bell tents along with a selection of iconic caravans and movie star Airstream trailers.

More information will be here when available.

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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