Sneaking unexpectedly on to the scene in a way new festivals rarely do, scooping major awards and being downright amazing, Festival No.6 takes place in the village of Portmeirion in Wales. You wouldn’t expect such a beautiful place to lend itself well to a music festival, but it does and it offers so much more than music: Poetry readings, a fire garden, a beach and a forest which you can get lost in and dance the night away under the stars.
Headlining are My Bloody Valentine and Manic Street Preachers, and they are joined by an impressive support cast including: Chic ft Nile Rodgers, Everything Everything, James Blake, Lianne La Haves, Johnny Marr, Neon Neon, These New Puritans, Jagwar Ma, Public Service Broadcasting, Clinic, Wire and I Am Kloot.
There are also some great DJs (Frankie Knuckles, Daddy G, David Holmes, Norman Jay…), arts and culture (John Cooper Clarke, Caitlin Moran, Marc Riley, Stuart Maconie…), comedians (Mark Thomas, Seann Walsh, Justin Moorhouse..), cinema, the woodland raves, woodland trails (with special surprises) and a whole host of other treats for all the family.
Festival No.6 is one of the most unique and entertaining festivals in the UK.
Location: Portmeirion. Wales
Date:14th, 15th, 16th Sept
How to get to site: In 2012 which was the first year of the festival you had to park in local football ground carpark a few miles away then queue for a good couple of hours to get a shuttle bus to the site. The only onsite parking was for campervans and disabled.
Beer Prices/ Selection: Real ale tents, Champagne bars, indoor restaurants. Its all rather sophisticated
Campsite: Nice campsite with great facilities all really close to the arena. Option of glamping or campervans if you brought one.
Cliantelle: Big with the liverpudlians and the upperclass fold from chester and manchester. Expect the well educated beard stroking brigade.
Acts that have played before: Everything everything. New Order
Other stuff to do. A good varieity of things for example there is a firegarden, a beach, a nature walk a swimming pool, poetry readings and talks, human chess, lantern parade, spectacular views and a lot of unexpected fun
Ticket Prices: £179.00
Security Staff: The nice type of security who smile give you directions and help you with your bags.
Toilets: 5* Toilets
For further information and to buy tickets visit their website.