ORGANISERS of Festival No.6 have announced their their strongest line-up of Welsh talent to date.

Over 35 of the best established and emerging Welsh acts, including Geraint Jarman, Anweledig, Meic Stevens, Robert Minhinnick, Estella, Adwaith, and many more will be joining the already-announced Brythoniaid Welsh Male Choir, Gwenno and Yucatan.

The Portmeirion festival will also feature a new stage, Y Bandstand, located in the Village Green.

Y Bandstand will be the home to the finest signed and unsigned Welsh acts across the weekend.

Returning to Festival No.6 for their fourth year, BBC Wales and Arts Council Wales' ground-breaking project to support new music, Horizons, open Y Bandstand stage on Friday.

Highlights include incendiary rock four piece Himalayas, Cosh Records growing stars Gwilym, Llanrug blues-rock teenagers Alffa, Carmarthen female post-folk outfit, Adwaith, Llangollen collective Campfire Social, fearsome Pontypridd rock trio CHROMA (special DJ set), electronic producer Eädyth, Norwegian float folk trio, I See Rivers, cutting edge pop from Marged, Weller prodigy Nia Wyn, Welsh five-piece folk rebels NoGood Boyo and four-piece floor filling indie rock from Valleys youngsters, The Pitchforks.

Saturday sees Welsh music specialists, CEG Records curating a bespoke mix of Welsh artists and collaborators including acoustic duo, Tagaradr, singer-songwriter Hannah Willwood whose unique music blends a mix of folk, jazz and indie, Beth Celyn, Sera, Ap Cooper, Courteous Thief, Eve Goodman, Colossous, Vulpes Urbana, former and founding lead guitarist of Catfish and the Bottlemen, Billy Bibby with his latest endeavour Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles, and Roger & The Secret.

Joining the Stage No.6 on Saturday will be influential Welsh musician and poet, Geraint Jarman.

Billed as the “godfather of Welsh rock”, Jarman’s contribution as composer, poet, performer and television producer has had an indelible influence on Welsh language youth culture and was recognised by a BBC RAP “Lifetime Achievement” Award.

Cementing himself as a key figure in Cardiff’s contribution to music, his live performance is certainly not one to miss.

Nyth Gwydir, BBC Horizons and CEG Records will be returning for another year in the village, and hosting a day each on Y Bandstand.

Nyth Gwydir will be hosting a collective blend of Welsh artists for Sunday on Y Bandstand in the Village Green. Following a 10-year hiatus, the newly reformed Anweledig will be bringing their inimitable and eclectic style of funk, reggae, ska and rock to the Y Bandstand stage.

Singer-songwriter and without doubt one of the major figures of Welsh popular music since the 1960s, Meic Stevens is also welcomed addition alongside Estella, Cadno, Pasta Hull, Ffracas, and Nyth DJ’s.

Other Welsh cultural figures at Festival No.6 will be poets Robert Minhinnick, Twm Morys, Gwyneth Glyn and filmmaker Eamon Bourke.