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Festival No 6

Metronomy – Belle & Sebastian – Grace Jones

Posted: 25th August 2015 08:28

3 – 6 September - Portmeirion, Wales - Weekend Tickets from £150

Festival No 6 returns for a fourth year to Portmeirion, Wales – the location for the cult 60s TV series The Prisoner.  Named after the suave secret agent, played by Patrick McGoohan, the hit show and its beautiful setting is very much integral to the overall festival experience. Living up to its namesake Festival No 6 is a more sophisticated shindig – a far cry from your muddy fields.

Portmeirion was constructed between 1925 and 1975 by eccentric architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis.  Its fantastical Italianate architecture incorporates fragments of buildings that Williams-Ellis saved from destruction and then pieced back together in this remote corner of Gwynedd.  The result: a luxuriously quaint and sleepy holiday village that is brought to life for four days across the first weekend in September.

Bands, DJs, musicians and string ensembles will be performing across the entire site, from the historic town hall to the Colonnade gardens to the picturesque Bay Stage and the promenade along the estuary of the River Dwyrd.  Metronomy, Belle & Sebastian and Grace Jones are confirmed to headline the event with Mark Ronson (DJ set), British Sea Power, Years and Years, Haelos, Catfish & The Bottlemen and Everything Everything among those performing across the weekend.

The first DJ line-up includes headliners DJ Harvey, and a UK festival exclusive from The 2 Bears with a live set.  Also confirmed are authors and poets including Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh in conversation with Justin Robertson.  Plus Heaven 17’s Martyn Ware, and Illustrious have been commissioned to produce an immersive 3D soundscape, Be Seeing You 3D Prisoner Extravaganza, which will take over the whole village of Portmeirion each night for 20 minutes.

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