FESTIVAL NO.6 ANNOUNCES JAMES AS SURPRISE SUNDAY CO-HEADLINE

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FESTIVAL NO.6 ANNOUNCES FOURTH HEADLINER

  • JAMES UNVEILED AS SURPRISE SUNDAY CO-HEADLINE
  • EDWYN COLLINS, GAZ COOMBES, JANE WEAVER & RAE MORRIS CONFIRMED FOR TOWN HALL SESSIONS
  • More acts, DJs and activities announced

 

Festival No.6 – the exhilarating finale of the UK’s summer festival season – has revealed legendary Mancunian indie rockers James as the surprise co-headline act on Sunday night.

Following critical acclaim for last year’s La Petite Mort album, the band has been on the road entertaining huge crowds with sets blending classic hits and more contemporary material from their impressive back catalogue.

Said Jim Glennie from James: ‘I love Portmeirion and I can’t believe we are going to play a gig there. The festival looks amazing. Can’t wait.’

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.

Festival No.6 is an intimate, bespoke banquet of music, arts 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 forth 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.

 

For more information visit:

www.festivalnumber6.com

www.facebook.com/festivalnumber6

TICKET PRICING

 

Weekend Ticket Prices (Friday Arrival)

Adult Weekend Camping from: £170 + BF (£10.00)

Young Person (11-15 years old) Camping from: £80 + BF (£6.50)

Children (10 years and under) Camping: £Free + BF (£1.50)

Parking (Park & Ride): £20 + BF (£2.00)

Programme: £8.00 +BF (£0.80)

 

Weekend Ticket Prices (Thursday Arrival)

Adult Weekend Camping from: £185 + BF (£10)

Young Person (11-15 years old) Camping from: £90 + BF (£6.50)

Children (10 years and under) Camping from: £Free + BF (£1.50)

Parking (Park & Ride): £20 + BF (£2.00)

Programme: £8.00 +BF (£0.80)

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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