One of my favourite festivals has just got even more exciting. A new headliner has been revealed for Festival No 6 – it’s the legendary Mancunian indie-rockers James as the surprise co-headline act on Sunday night.
Said Jim Glennie from James: ‘I love Portmeirion and I can’t believe we are going to play a gig there. The festival looks amazing. Can’t wait.’ The band delivered a storming set at Bearded Theory festival in May, festival goers are in for a treat.
Joe Duddell, No.6 Composer-in-Residence, will be returning for the fourth year to present another series of the Town Hall Sessions in the beautiful 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 wonderful No.6 Ensemble. I do have a tip here for those keen on attending: the space is limited so make sure you get there early!
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.
AND there are more acts to be revealed…
Weekend Ticket Prices (Friday Arrival)
Adult Weekend Camping from: £170 + BF (£10.00)
Young Person (11–15 years old) Camping from: £80 + BF (£6.50)
Children (10 years and under) Camping: £Free + BF (£1.50)
Parking (Park & Ride): £20 + BF (£2.00)