PREVIEW: Festival No.6 returns to Portmeirion for a third appearance


Tomos Hughes

THE AWARD winning Festival No.6 returns to Gwynedd this weekend with another line-up to savour.

The Portmeirion festival, which is in its third year, will again feature a number of household names, including the Pet Shop Boys, Beck, London Grammar and Kelis.

Among the dozens of other bands also performing at the village over the weekend are a host of Welsh language bands, including Kizzy Crawford, Candelas, Yr Ods, Geraint Jarman and Amlwch rapper Mr Phormula.

Other confirmed live acts include: Jimi Goodwin, Temples, Steve Mason, James Holden, John Wizards, Tom Odell, Cherry Ghost, Los Campesinos!, Radiophonic Workshop, The Rails, All We Are, Arthur Beatrice, Childhood, The Brythoniaid Welsh Male Voice Choir, East India Youth, Alexis Taylor, The Rails and Telegram.

In addition to being a music festival, the event is a celebration of arts, comedy and culture with a number of films and talks being held, and this year Number Six will open up a new food area, with Michelin-starred chefs such as Bryn Williams and Jay Rayner preparing sophisticated culinary creations for the hungry masses.

There will be plenty more treats for those attending the festival, one of which will see gin producer Hendrick's hold a carnival of knowledge, featuring appearances, talks and quirky stories from a host of the nation's scientific scholars.

Festival director Bradley Thompson says: “We cannot wait for the third year of No.6.

“The line-up is already extremely strong and we’re very excited to have booked truly iconic artists like Beck, who was very keen to play Festival No.6.”

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