We invite you to join us for the fourth year of the Festival No.6. Set in the picturesque fantasy location of Portmeirion, No.6 is truly a festival like no other, and in just three years has cemented its position as the UK’s most unique music and arts festival. Receiving rave reviews across the board and awards including Best New Festival, Best Small Festival and Most Unique Location, No.6 has become the destination of choice for those looking for a more refined, music, arts and culture offering, in a stunning location. "This is the coolest, most surrealist, , funkiest, freakiest, best festival in the world..." Beck declared last year. We are already working on some very special additions to make sure 2015 will be the best No.6 yet.
The award-winning Festival No.6 is set in and around the unique, fantasy location of Portmeirion, the most jaw-droppingly stunning festival site you will ever see. Our stage is an Italianate-inspired Welsh coastal village, and the sea, mountains and forests are our perimeter fences. Much more than simply a beautiful backdrop, Portmeirion is the inspiration for No.6 and the village… The surrounding woods come alive with a unique series of inspiring venues, hosting everything from intimate performances from iconic bands to engaging and enlightening talks, surreal street theatre to immersive interactive experiences, all woven together to create a magical festival experience like no other.
At Festival No.6 we pride ourselves on curating a bill that combines a unique mix of iconic legends and the best up and coming acts, alongside a stunning DJ line-up that segues true dance floor legends with cutting edge young talent. In just three years, we’ve had Beck, New Order, Primal Scream, Chic, Manic Street Preachers, plus fresh talent like London Grammar, James Blake, Temples and Tune-Yards. Pet Shop Boys, one of the UK’s biggest ever acts said Festival No.6 was “undoubtedly a career highlight”. On the decks we’ve had the Godfather of House Frankie Knuckles (RIP), Laurent Garnier, Todd Terje, Prosumer, Julio Bashmore, Dannie Krivit, Andrew Weatherall, Michael Mayer and many more. 2015 is looking like the best line-up yet, so watch this space for announcements.
Arts and culture plays a central role in making No.6 an utterly unique festival and is the reason The Guardian proclaimed that 'Festival No. 6 could rival Montreux as the most sophisticated in Europe’. The stunning village of Portmeirion, the magical Gwyllt Woods, the River Dwywrd estuary and the rest of the site comes alive as a plethora of brilliantly quirky venues including the Town Hall, The Central Piazza, The Estuary Stage, The Stone Boat, Cinema No.6, The Gate House and Tim Peaks Diner. With our handpicked partners, including Faber Social, Caught By The River, Heavenly Films, The Idler Academy, The Quietus, Finders Keepers and Salon London we pull together an impressive set of unique performances from inspirational, award-winning authors, poets, actors, filmmakers and artists, with intimate performances from artists as diverse as Andrew Weatherall and Julian Cope to Gavin Turk and Harry Leslie Smith.