Festival No.6 launched in Portmeirion

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New Order and Primal Scream have been announced as headliners for new festival Festival No. 6. The event is being delivered by SBH Events and Ear to the Ground with BluePeg taking responsible for sponsorship and partnerships.

The event is taking place from September 14-16 at Portmeirion, the location of classic 60’s TV series, The Prisoner.

Festival director, Gareth Cooper said: “In a market saturated with festivals and with the Olympics looming it would take an idiot or something pretty special to warrant starting a new one. We’ve found what we hope will become one of the most outstanding and defining boutique festival sites in the world. It’s fantastic to be announcing a lineup including New Order, Primal Scream and Spiritualized, and we’re especially excited to work with Portmeirion as a location. It’s a totally jaw-dropping, mind-blowing place, offering a premium event aimed at a slightly more mature and discerning crowd. We’re confident it’s going to be one of the most stylish festivals the UK has ever seen.”

Bands, DJs, musicians and string ensembles will be performing across the entire site, from the historic town hall to the Colonnade gardens to the Bay Stage and the promenade along the estuary of the River Dwyryd. The diverse bill ranges from rock and roll to Balearic, funk to folk, seashanties to Welsh male voice choirs.

Visitors will get the chance to enjoy cinema screenings, street theatre, prose and poetry readings, midnight masquerades, cliff-top comedy stages, secret parties, impromptu interactive moments and even participate in cultural lectures and debates.