COMEDY mastermind Steve Coogan has been named as a surprise guest at next month’s Festival No.6 in Portmeirion.
As part of a trio of new additions to this year’s line-up, the revered actor, writer and comedian, famous for the creation of character Alan Partridge, will be holding court on the village Piazza on Saturday afternoon in conversation with writer Amy Raphael.
The festival has also announced another world first, a one-off live question and answer session with Mark Ronson and director of the new Amy film, Asif Kapadia.
Amy, featuring rare footage and previously unheard tracks, tells the story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse in her own words
The festival will be showing a special screening of Amy that will be followed directly by the Q&A, the first time Ronson and Kapadia have appeared in public together to talk about the film.
The third new guest who will appear at the festival is Brit Award-winning soul-pop songwriter James Morrison, who will be opening the main stage at 2:30pm on the closing day of Festival No.6.
With his eagerly anticipated fourth studio album scheduled for an October release, James will be digging into his prestigious back catalogue and performing some brand new material.
The festival takes place between September 4 and 6.
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