NEWS: James announced as surprise headliners for North Wales Festival No.6

jamesFestival No.6 – the exhilarating finale of the UK’s summer festival season – has revealed James as the surprise co-headline act on Sunday night. The legendary Mancunian indie band will join fellow headliners Belle & Sebastian, Grace Jones and Metronomy in the stunning surroundings of Portmeirion over the weekend of 3-6 September. TICKETS

Following critical acclaim for last year’s La Petite Mort album, the band has been on the road entertaining huge crowds with sets blending classic hits and more contemporary material from their impressive back catalogue. Bassist Jim Glennie said: ‘I love Portmeirion and I can’t believe we are going to play a gig there. The festival looks amazing. Can’t wait.’

Joe Duddell, No.6 Composer-in-Residence, will be returning for the fourth year to present another series of exclusive and intimate Town Hall Sessions in the beautiful surroundings of the historic Portmeirion Town Hall. Joe will be collaborating with Gaz Coombes, Edwyn Collins, Jane Weaver and Rae Morris on new material, as well as some old favourites, all performed with the No.6 Ensemble.

Other new No.6 announcements include Arthur Baker, the world-renowned New York hip-hop producer, headlining the Virgin Village Limits stage in the woods with its now famous floating dance floor.

There will also be a sneak preview of the new Kill Your Friends movie, a darkly humorous satire on the UK music business at the height of Britpop. John Niven, author of the original novel will also be in conversation with literary legend Irvine Welsh, the director Owen Harris and producers Will Clarke and Gregor Cameron as they explore the story and how it translates to film.

In the shadow of the Castell Deudraeth, one of Portmeirion’s most stunning areas – The Castell Gardens – has also revealed its impressive bill featuring Bugged Out! with Justin Robertson, James Holroyd and Rob Bright, a celebration of 20 years of the Electric Chair and Bill Brewster and co serving up one of the very last Low Life parties. It’s almost a festival within a festival.

Festival No.6 is an intimate, bespoke banquet of music, arts and culture taking place over the weekend of the 3-6 September in the magical village of Portmeirion, Wales, home of the cult TV series The Prisoner. Acts will perform across the entire site, by the whimsical Italianate architecture of the village, the historic town hall, piazza, Bristol Colonnade, the picturesque Estuary stage, the atmospheric woods and the promenade along the River Dwyryd.

The full line up and ticket details can be found here: www.festivalnumber6.com

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