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Festival No.6 2015 - Portmeirion, 3rd/4th/5th & 6th September 2015

Returning for 2015, Festival No.6 is an intimate, bespoke banquet of music, arts, food and culture taking place over the weekend of the 3-6 September in the magical village of Portmeirion, Wales, home of the cult TV series The Prisoner. With many more music acts, new venues and world famous chefs yet to be revealed, the fourth Festival No.6 is certain to be the biggest and most impressive to date with over 550 acts lined up to perform over the weekend.

Joe Duddell, No.6 Composer-in-Residence, will be returning for the fourth year to present another series of exclusive and intimate Town Hall Sessions in the beautiful surroundings of the historic 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.

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.

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.

The full Festival line up is online at:

www.festivalnumber6.com

www.facebook.com/festivalnumber6
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