James will be the surprise co-headline act on Sunday night at this year's Festival No. 6 taking place in Portmeirion, Wales which will be returning for a fourth year in 2015 from Thursday 3rd until Sunday 6th September.
Super Furry Animals' Gruff Rhys and Finders Keepers Records will bring Speedlearn Separado to The Gatehouse with a unique line-up of the multi-lingual psychadelic cinema and music. Featuring Gruff Rhys playing songs from the Dyan Thomas biopic Set Fire To The Stars, The Moomins with a live re-score, Sperado Separated featuring Gruff Rhys, Dylan Goch, and Rene Griffiths, Canderblinks Shorts featuring I Am Here and Light Of My Eyes, Welsh Rare Beat on screen featuring Disc At Dawn, Finders Keepers video vaults and more.
On Friday the Castell Gardens welcome Bugged Out! with Justin Robertson, James Holroyd, Rob Bright, and special guest. On Saturday Electric Chair celebrate 20 years with a 5 hour set from Unabombers, and one of the very last Low Life parties of the year with Bill Brewster & Frank Broughton, and Michael Cook.
Bernard Sumner returns to No.6 this time in conversation with Irvine Welsh who also talks to the stars of the new film 'Kill Your Friends' based on John Niven's novel about the dark side of the music business. John Niven will be joined by Owen Harris, Will Clarke and Gregor Cameron in conversation about the film.
Finally Arthur Baker, the New York hip-hop producer will be headlining the Virgin Village Limits stage in the woods with its floating dance floor.
Metronomy, Grace Jones and Belle & Sebastian will also headline. They are joined by Mark Ronson (DJ set), British Sea Power, Years And Years, Haelos, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Everything Everything, James Bay, Gaz Coombes, Young Fathers, Kate Tempest, Rae Morris, Shura, Stornoway, The Bohicas, FrYars, Badly Drawn Boy, Brythoniad Male Voice Choir, Jane Weaver, King Creosote, Soak, Ghost Culture, Hookworms, LA Priest, Stealing Sheep, Spring King, DJ Greg Wilson, Kermit, Joe Duddell and the No.6 Ensemble, Green Gartside, Drinks (Cate Le Bon & Tim Presley), Duke Garwood, Blind Arcade, Dub Sex, Gwenno, Dream Themes, Blossoms, Arthur Smith sings Leonard Cohen, King Eider, Drohne, James Atkin, The Mostar Diving Club, Yucatan, The Gramotones, Thud Crackle Pop, The Everley Pregnant Brothers, Piazza House Band Gypsies of Bohemia, and more.
For the line-up details as available see the Festival No. 6 line-up page.
On Sunday evening, there will be a special Grace Jones Mirror Ball Parade, from the village up to the main stage for Grace Jones's closing main stage set. Stealing Sheep will also be leading their own 'Mythopoeia' torch lit parade on the Saturday night.
The Woods programme, Castell Gardens and Town Hall Sessions, new venues and Michelin starred-chefs in the coming months, and there's a good chance of festival regulars the Brythoniad Male Voice Choir making an appearance.
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 pop up-theatre, intimate readings, film screenings, woodland trails, art installations, comedy performances, pop up woodland raves, The Prisoner reconstructions, and more.
Early bird tickets priced at £170 (for Friday arrival) and £185 for Thursday arrival. A young person (aged 11-15 years) is priced at £80 for Friday arrival, and £90 for Thursday arrival. Children aged 10 years and under can attend for free.
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