Tickets went on sale at 10am today, Thursday 17th November, for Festival No. 6 taking place in Portmeirion, Wales returning for a sixth year in 2017 from Thursday 7th until Sunday 10th September.
This year, for the first time, organisers will be offering payment plan tickets, which will allow to pay for a ticket in equal monthly instalments. All tickets will be posted 14 days in advance of the festival. Any tickets purchased after the cut off point will be required to collect from the box office at the festival.
Tier one tickets are priced at £180 (for Friday arrival) and £195 for Thursday arrival. A young person (aged 11-15 years) is priced at £120 for Friday arrival, and £130 for Thursday arrival. Children aged 10 years and under can attend for free. Non camping options are also available. Prices do not include booking fees. A campervan pass is priced at £210.
Following this year’s Festival No.6, organisers have been working on improvements to many areas. They are currently looking into alternative locations for the Park & Ride, and will be putting more provisions in place to protect Portmeirion and its surroundings. They will be reducing capacity slightly to avoid bottlenecks and allow the site space to breathe.
As well as discounted travel with their Official Travel Partner Virgin Trains from destinations across the UK, they also partner with Big Green Coach to offer coach travel from even more locations in 2017 as well as working with Go Car Share to encourage people to lift share.
There will be changes to some venues, moving some areas around and introducing new content, including a dedicated wellbeing area.
Campsite layouts will be revised, access and services to them improved, shower facilities will be added to the campervan area.
Plus the introduction of an information centre in the hub of the festival – the Village Green. The Information Centre will be a place you can go to receive information on programming, travel, workshops, special ticketed events and event merchandise.
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 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 sandy beached estuary of the River Dwyryd.
Festival goers can also 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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