Festival No.6 reveals second wave of artists

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Celebrating its fifth year, the multi-award winning Festival No.6 has today announced the second wave of artists to join an already impressive live bill.

Playing Portmeirion for the first time, special guests and local heroes Super Furry Animals will be performing before a home crowd at No.6.  Described by Billboard magazine as “one of the most imaginative bands of our time” SFA need no introduction but needless to say the psychedelic troubadours set will certainly be a highlight of this year’s festival. 

Joining the line-up is Canadian indie-rock supergroup Broken Social Scene and fresh from recording their second studio album psych-rockers Temples make a welcome return. Also newly added is Portland alt-country stalwart M. Ward, German folktronica duo Milky Chance and feted post-punk noiseniks Eagulls. 

With a career spanning almost forty years Mancunian post punk funk pioneers A Certain Ratio are also welcomed to the bill along with Formation, White, Clean Cut Kid, Babeheaven, Bad Sounds, Shells and breakthrough indie-popsters VYNCE. 

The late night electronic line-up has some exciting additions including Gold Panda whose third album Good Luck and Do Your Best will be out this May, Hessle Audio founder Ben UFO, Bas Bron’s electro side-project Fatima Yamaha and deep house discotists Crazy P. 

With more artists, the much anticipated arts and culture programme and The Woods line-up all to be announced in the coming months the fifth Festival No.6 is going to be the best to date. 

Festival No.6 is an intimate, bespoke banquet of music, arts and culture, taking place over the weekend of the 1-4 September in the magical village of Portmeirion, Wales, home of the cult TV series The Prisoner. With many more music acts a huge arts and cultural line-up, new venues and Michelin starred-chefs yet to be revealed the fifth Festival No.6 is certain to be the most impressive to date.

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. 

Constructed between 1925 and 1975 by maverick architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, Portmeirion is a wonderfully bizarre and elaborate interpretation of a Mediterranean villa, nestled in the stunning mountains and forests of North Wales overlooking the expansive estuarial waters of the Irish Sea. 

 

Published on 02 March 2016 by Ben Robinson

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