SHOUT: Festival No.6 | Portmeirion | 3-6 Sept 2015

festival-no6Tucked away in a small corner of the North Wales coastline Festival No.6 provides the perfect finale to the UK’s summer festival season. Now in its fourth year the unique boutique event takes place 3-6 September 2015 and includes performances from Grace Jones, Belle and Sebastian, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Brit Award winner James Bay. TICKETS

Currently enjoying rave reviews for their ninth studio album ‘Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance’, Belle & Sebastian will take us on an eclectic journey through their 19 year career. Joining them at the top of the bill is singer, songwriter, model, actor, enigma and legend Grace Jones. Her live sets are duly renowned as nothing short of incredible jinking from disco to funk, pop to punk wrapped in a visual spectacular as stunning as the musical artistry.

The stellar line up is reinforced with Brit Award winning James Bay, 2014 Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers, Mercury nominated poet and spoken word artist Kate Tempest, Everything Everything, former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes, Rae Morris and homegrown indie heroes Catfish and the Bottlemen.

There’s a strong electronic line-up including headliners DJ Harvey and a UK festival exclusive from The 2 Bears with a live set. Other confirmed DJs include Bicep, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Gerd Janson, Andrew Weatherall, Optimo, Ralph Lawson, Justin Robertson, Maurice Fulton and Mark E.

Anyone who caught Badly Drawn Boy’s woodland set in 2014 will be excited to hear that the legendary Mancunian troubadour will return to celebrate the 15th anniversary of his landmark album ‘The Hour of Bewilderbeast’ performing and curating his own stage.

The arts bill features over 40 other top authors and poets, including Irvine Welsh, Kate Tempest, Dom Joly, Simon Day, Stuart Maconie, Edith Bowman, Michel Faber, Owen Sheers (Welsh rugby Writer in Residence), Lalinne Paul, Salena Gooden, Luke Wright and many, many more. Brix Smith will also be talking about her time in The Fall with Andrew Weatherall.

Director Kevin Allen will be returning to No.6 and translating his new film version of Under Milk Wood into a live theatrical version of the Dylan Thomas classic on the piazza, in the middle of the village supported by the Arts of Wales.

No.6 has also commissioned Martyn Ware (Heaven 17) and Illustrious to produce a huge stunning immersive 3D soundscape, which will take over the whole village of Portmeirion each night for 20 minutes.

Said festival director Luke Huxham: “We’re confident this year’s line-up is going to be our biggest and most diverse yet. We’re also making some exciting changes to the site layout as well as opening up some new areas – we can’t wait to tell everyone more about it.”

The festival promises many more visual spectaculars, pop-up theatre and installations than ever before. On Sunday evening, there will be a special glittering 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.

For more information visit: www.festivalnumber6.com

 

Festival No.6
3-6 September 2015
Portmeirion
North Wales

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