Festival no. 6 adds Carl Barat, Gold Panda, The Whip, and more

plus films, comedy, art, and literature additions

By Scott Williams | Published: Thu 19th Jul 2012

The Libertines

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

More acts have been announced for the inaugural Festival No. 6 which 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.

The Libertines
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.

Also confirmed for the event which takes place over the weekend of Friday 14th until Sunday 16th September 2012 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.

Simon Day will be bringing a couple of his characters with him including one from 'The Fast Show', other confirmed comedians are 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.

Finally, Don't Tell Stories join the Magical Woodlands Trail. A mix of troubadours, story tellers, poets, mystics, puppet mistresses and artists will bring the woods alive with performances, processions, installations, 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.

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 estuary of the River Dwyryd from Friday 14th until Sunday 16th September 2012.

Acts previously confirmed include New Order, Primal Scream, Spiritualized, and DJs including 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.

An 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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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.

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 yurts, tipis and bell tents along with a selection of iconic caravans and movie star Airstream trailers.

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