Festival No.6 the exhilarating finale of the UK’s summer festival season - has announced the acts for its much anticipated Lost in the Woods live stage.

 

Partnered this year with PRS for Music, the Lost in the Woods stage presents its best and most diverse bill yet with performances from across the musical spectrum. 

 

Not just sponsoring the Lost In the Woods stage, PRS for Music has also curated the stage each day between noon and 3pm offering a perfect platform to showcase their innovative and exciting members with heavyweight headlining talent including avant-garde jazz experimentalists Melt Yourself Down, dreamy Brighton popsters Fickle Friends, dance-rock fusionists Pumarosa (all of whom have been supported by the PRS for Music Foundation) alongside alt-pop Beach Baby

 

Each evening a renowned promoter will take control and deliver their vision for the atmospheric secret stage. Friday sees the Lost in the Woods crew themselves programme an audio feast with singer-songwriter and former Coral guitarist Bill Ryder Jones, neo-psych drone-rockers Younghusband, effortless woozy pop from Wes Gonzalez and chiming guitars from lo-fi Mancunians Horsebeach.

 

Saturday sees Hey! Manchester step to the plate with alt-rockers Wave Pictures heading the bill supported by garage veterans The Lovely Eggs, the folk-rock Trembling Bells, singer-songwriter Laura J. Martin and the feted Mother.

 

Liverpool’s legendary Evol takes the reigns on the last night of the festival and promises quite a finale with a live headline set from electro-funk maestros Crazy P. Support come from an eclectic hosts of troubadours including psych-rockers The Vryll Society, lo-fi pop noiseniks Lying Bastards and a UK exclusive from Bathing, a new electronic band from California which includes members of Caribou.

 

Festival No.6 is an intimate, bespoke banquet of music, arts and culture taking place over the weekend of the 1-4 September 2016 in the magical village of Portmeirion, Wales, home of the cult TV series The Prisoner. With more acts, new venues and Michelin starred-chefs yet to be revealed, the fifth 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.

 

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Festival No.6 reveals more acts and biggest arts and culture programme yet  

Irvine Welsh, Shaun Ryder, Simon Armitage, John Cooper Clarke, Cassius, Paul Foot, DBC Pierre, Miranda Sawyer, Tim Burgess and many more join the line-up

 

Celebrating its fifth year, the multi-award winning Festival No.6 has today announced a host of new acts and DJs as well as an arts and culture programme including Irvine Welsh, Shaun Ryder, Simon Armitage, John Cooper Clarke, Compagnie des Quidams, and return of No.6 favourites Brythoniaid Welsh Male Voice Choir. Plus a comedy bill including the comedy genius Paul Foot, improviser extraordinaire Mark Watson, a Welsh and International stage led by Geraint Jarman, Meic Stevens and R.Seilog, and many more names.

 

Heading the new live arrivals is French nu-disco synthpop duo Cassius, the experimental side-project of The Horrors frontman Faris Badwan - Cat’s Eyes - and ex-Can vocalist Malcolm Mooney & Biting Tongues.

 

The late night electronic line-up has some brilliant additions including world-renowned Fabric resident Craig Richards, Ninja Tune duo Maribou State, deep house innovator Leon Vynehall, influential clubbing institution Low Life and the everybody’s favourite underground party selectors the Unabombers.

 

The wonderful Brythoniaid Welsh Male Voice Choir, the homegrown stars of No.6, return for the fifth consecutive year with a very special Piazza performance planned.

 

The unparalleled Irvine Welsh returns on the 20th anniversary of Trainspotting, the film of his million-selling book, the follow-up of which is currently being filmed by Danny Boyle. The Sunday Times declared Welsh a “Genius. The best thing that has happened to British writing for decades.” The mighty Shaun Ryder, leader of Happy Mondays and Black Grape, will make a rare speaking appearance, talking for the first time about his unique approach to lyrics. The late, great Tony Wilson famously declared Shaun Ryder was “on a par with W.B Yeats.”

 

No.6 is excited to welcome the incredible world-renowned French theatre company Compagnie des Quidams to Portmeirion for the first time, leading the theatrical spectacles planned for this year’s festival, including the incredible Festival No.6 and famous nightly torchlit processions and illuminated parades.

 

The incredible Dr. John Cooper Clarke will returning by popular demand after his performance on the piazza was one of the highlights of No.6 in 2013.

2016 marks 40 years since Dr. Who was filmed at Portmeirion and 50 years since filming of The Prisoner started, and DJ Yoda will celebrate both anniversaries with a very special themed DJ Yoda does Sci-Fi Portmeirion audio-visual spectacular. John Mithinson, multi-talented co-creator of the hit BBC show Q.I., will be bringing a special Q.I. Quiz, created especially for Festival No.6.

 

The festival is also thrilled to welcome the multi-award winning poet and author Simon Armitage CBE, voted Millennium Poet in Britain and current Professor of Poetry at Oxford University, to Portmeirion for the first time. He joins the strongest No.6 literature and spoken word line-up to date, including Booker Prize-winner DBC Pierre, BBC 6 Music Poet in Residence Murray Lachlan Young, the brilliant Hollie McNish, World Beatbox Champion Bella Trix, Amy Liptrot, Miranda Sawyer, Luke Wright, Tim Burgess, Harry Parker, Tom Hodgkinson, Ross Sutherland, Matt Green and many more.

 

With Noel Gallagher headlining No.6, there will be an exclusive preview of the new Oasis film, with a Q&A with director Mat Whitecross. A special fusion of live music and cinema with Morricone in Love, featuring Morricone’s earliest scores. There will also be a rare screening of Matt Berry’s AD/BC rock opera, an exclusive preview of the new Howard Marks film The Real Mr. Nice and About A Badly Drawn Boy, accompanied by a live performance by Badly Drawn Boy, plus an early screening of The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse. Cosey Fanni Tutti, the innovative performance artist and musician will also be in conversation with Andrew Weatherall.

A host of Welsh and International stage have also been announced featuring influential Welsh language musician and poet Geraint Jarman, five-piece indie-pop outfit Sŵnami, the legendary folk-rocker often described as the ‘Welsh Dylan’, Meic Stevens and upcoming electronic inspiration R. Seiliog with more Welsh artists still to be revealed.

Comedy is a serious part of the arts and culture mix at No.6 and this year’s hilarious bill includes multi-award winning Paul Foot, recently described by The Independent as a “comedy genius”, novelist, stand-up and improviser extraordinaire Mark Watson, comedian and panellist Joe Lycett and winner of the British Comedy Award for the Best Female TV Comic, the gifted actor and comedian Aisling Bea.

Two new venues have also been announced, a late night cabaret venue and The No.6 Academy, which will host a weekend of fascinating free workshops and lectures including photography, poetry, psychology, philosophy, beat boxing, DJ-ing, festival make-up, creative writing, harmonica-playing, cocktail making, leather crafting, swing-dancing, improvisation, origami and much, much more.

 

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Festival No.6 is a bespoke banquet of music, arts, culture and gastronomy, taking place over the weekend of the 1-4 September in the magical village of Portmeirion, Wales, home of the cult TV series The Prisoner. With more live artists, DJ's, renowned chefs, speakers and surprises yet to be revealed the fifth Festival No.6 is certain to be the most impressive to date.

During the festival the village and the surrounding woods come alive with a unique series of inspiring venues including the Central Piazza, the picturesque Estuary stage, the Late Night Pavilion, Castell Gardens, the historic Town Hall, The Tangled Woods, a floating dancefloor and much more hosting everything from main stage moments to intimate performances from iconic bands, world class DJ's and an unparalleled arts and culture programme. 

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