Daughter, Dutch Uncles and more for Festival No. 6

Portmeirion Town Hall Stage line-up revealed

By Scott Williams | Published: Wed 7th Aug 2013

Festival No. 6 2013 - Daughter
Photo credit: Jason Wood

Festival No. 6 2013

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September 2013
various venues, Portmeirion, Gwynedd, LL48 6ER, Wales MAP
£180 including camping, youth (11-15) £90, under 11 free
Daily capacity: 8,000

Q Magazine has announced the line-up for the new Portmeirion Town Hall Stage at Festival No. 6 taking place in Portmeirion, Wales.

The new stage will also be the arena for Festival Number 6's composer in residence Joe Duddell, who will stage a series of one-off collaborations across the weekend.

"We're looking to incorporate Joe into some existing acts, and he'll be bringing along a few friends too," explains curator Luke Bainbridge. "It's about creating high quality, unique programming and giving our festival goers one-off musical experiences that aren't available elsewhere."

On Friday the stage hosts In Place of War who work with musicians and artists in war zones around the world, and their line-up of musicians from Brazil, Egypt and the Congo include Ramy Essam, Oquadro, Vida Seca, Dhazda D, Vivek Rajagopalan, Kiran Nepali,and  Alesh, with Cathal Smith aka Chas Smash from Madness who will be performing an exclusive preview of solo album, with Joe Duddell and the No.6 Ensemble.

On Saturday, there's a Brazilian drum workshop from Vida Seca,  plus exclusive sets with Joe Duddell and the No.6 Ensemble and Scott McFarnon, Dutch Uncles, Daughter, and Cherry Ghost.

Sunday sees Joe Duddell and the No.6 Ensemble join  Steve Reich for a special performance of his work and in collaboration with the In Place of War International Band performing unique new material written over the weekend, as well as Martina Topley-Bird, Jon McClure, and Son Of Dave.

The Town Hall Stage will play host to a series of talks and discussions. Inspired by The Prisoner's "I Am Not A Number, I'm a free man" maxim and focusing on the idea of identity.

On Saturday the Salon No.6 hosts psychotherapist and author Philippa Perry (Grayson Perry's wife), Greg Wilson who will present an audio lecture on the 25th anniversary of Acid House, and Molecular biologist Grace Dugdale who will explore sexual identity. They are joined by authors Jenn Ashworth, and David Whitehouse,.

On Sunday the Salon No.6 is home to the Art Macabre's Death Drawing Salons, and Nathalie Nahai will explain our digital identities. Cambridge Professor David Tong will explore our place in the universe, and vocal coach Juliet Russell will deliver a practical session on vocal identity, plus Tales Of Whatever with true life stories and storytelling workshops

Films shown over the festival at the Hall include Snoop Lion: Reincarnated, Lawrence of Belgravia (with a Q&A with Lawrence and Marc Riley), and the previously announced Stones flick.

Making exclusive festival appearances are headliners Manic Street Preachers, and My Bloody Valentine, joining Chic featuring Nile Rodgers. Also confirmed are James Blake, Everything Everything, I Am Kloot, Frankie Knuckles, Carl Craig, Andrew Weatherall, Gilles Peterson, and more.

The daily line up will be released on Friday. For the line-up details as available please click here.

Festival goers can also expect comedy, poetry, pop up-theatre, intimate readings, film screenings, woodland trails, art installations, pop up woodland raves, kids mischief meadow, The Prisoner reconstructions, and more including new venues for 2013.

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 13th until Sunday 15th September 2013.

An adult weekend ticket with camping is priced at £180, a young persons weekend camping ticket (aged 11 - 15 years) is priced at £90, with under 10s free. Friday arrival weekend tickets are priced at £170 with or without camping, or £85 for a young person ticket (aged 11 - 15 years).

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