FESTIVAL NO 6 went out with a bang last week as thousands turned up to enjoy some fantastic performances in the soggy September weather.

Earlier this year, organisers announced that the 2018 edition of the Portmeirion-based event would be the last for the time being as they confirmed they would be "taking a break".

That said, they also wanted to make sure that the last edition of the festival in its current form was one to remember and this one seemed to be just that.

Post-Punk outfit 'The The', Indie Rock band Friendly Fires and the ever-popular Franz Ferdinand were the headliners this time around and as always, guests were treated to some unbelievable performances.

Welsh music legends Meic Stevens and Geraint Jarman also wowed the crowds as did the likes of Anna Calvi, Jessie Ware, Everything Everything and Django Django.

DJ Kenny Dope entertained guests in the Late Nigh Pavilion whilst the likes of fellow DJ Andrew Weatherall kept them dancing in the Castle Gardens.

As always, the Central Piazza was the place to be at this year's festival, with plenty of colour, singing and dancing to be enjoyed by guests.

Blaenau Ffestiniog's Côr Meibion y Brythoniaid, who have been part of the festival since it formed in 2012, gave a rousing and emotional rendition of the Welsh national anthem to help bring the curtain down on the festival.

Speaking on the success of the final festival for now, one of the organisers said: "It was pleasure to welcome so many great acts and of course great guests to the festival once again this year.

"When we started Festival No.6 we had one aim – to create a completely new type of festival in a location unlike any other, catering for a different type of audience. Over the past six years, we’ve done everything we can to bring people an unrivalled festival experience in a truly unique setting.

"We want to thank everyone who has ever joined us over the years."

Festival No. 6 has been attracting around 13,000 visitors a year to Portmeirion since it was first held in 2012.

Over the past six years, No 6 has played host to New Order, Noel Gallagher, Pet Shop Boys, Bastille, Rag'n'Bone Man and Mark Ronson to name just a few and has also showcased the latest Welsh talent from within the music industry.

There are hopes that the Festival will return by 2020, although this is yet to be confirmed. Gwynedd Council members say they will work alongside the organisers to ensure that it returns in the "near future".

Economic development cabinet member, Ioan Thomas said: "Gwynedd has established a reputation as a fantastic location for cultural events and large scale outdoor activities over recent years with Festival No. 6 being an important part of this success story.

"As a council, we look forward to discussing future opportunities to work with Festival No. 6 organisers and hope to be able to continue our partnership and welcome back the event from 2020 onwards."