A UNIQUE BESPOKE LINE UP

At Festival No.6, our aim is to carefully curate a bespoke bill that combines iconic headliners with the best new talent and a stunning DJ line-up. Last year we won Line Up of the Year at the UK Festival Awards as well as Best Festival (LMBA) and Most Unique Festival Site (AIF) which we are extremely proud of.

We are delighted to announce the iconic Grace Jones, Belle and Sebastian and Metronomy, plus Kate Tempest, DJ Harvey, The 2 Bears (UK festival exclusive), King Creosote, Ghostpoet, Feel my Bicep, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Andrew Weatherall, Optimo (Espacio) and more.

Bands, DJs, musicians and string ensembles will be playing in every available space, from the historic town hall to the Castell gardens, from dance tents overlooking the white sandy bay to the picturesque Estuary Stage curated by Caught By The River and Faber Social. The diverse bill will range from rock’n’roll to house, balearic to folk, seashanties to Welsh male choirs.

We are delighted to welcome the mighty Grace Jones to Festival No.6 - a truly iconic singer, songwriter, model, actor and all round enigma. Her live sets are duly renowned as nothing short of...

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The best pop groups want to change the world. They want to leave an imprint that no one forgets, to do more than check out as a minor statistic in the Guinness Book of Hit Singles. They want to...

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Down a quiet driveway in East London is an old-fashioned studio. It's the home of analogue sound, of warm, dusty machines, where the ambitions of independent-minded artists get turned into classic...

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Leading the charge as one of the countries most exciting new guitar bands, Catfish And The Bottlemen, released their epic debut album, ’The Balcony’ in September on Communion/Island...

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Everything Everything are a band who are on a never-ending quest to bring experimentation and ambition back to pop music. They return this year with their third album, the brilliantly conceived...

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Mark Ronson is a sought-after turntablist who's worked with such diverse artists as Macy Gray, Jay-Z, and comedian Jimmy Fallon. The stepson of guitarist Mick Jones of Foreigner, Ronson spent the...

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Big dreams are often born in small towns, and James Bay is one such dreamer who dared to make his come true. The Hitchin-born troubadour is on course to captivate the world and dominate 2015 as a...

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Years & Years were formed in 2010 in London when Michael Goldsworthy and Emre Turkman met online while looking to start a band; they'd eventually be joined on vocals by actor Olly Alexander after...

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Gareth Michael "Gaz" Coombes (born 8 March 1976 in Oxford) is an English musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist of the English alternative rock band...

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It was June 2000 when the Mercury Prize-winning, seminal ‘The Hour of the Bewilderbeast’, announced the arrival of the badly drawn genius of Damon Gough. It's been a curious, wonderful...

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British Sea Power’s music has won them some remarkable admirers – Lou Reed, David Bowie and London’s National Maritime Museum. Indeed, the BSP fanbase now includes Doctor Who, Harry Potter and...

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Most of us are much the same, whatever our perceived differences. Zoom in closely enough on the matter that makes us – our bones, blood, skin; our souls – and, really, we’re very alike. And we...

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The Happy Mondays fell apart in 1992, leaving most observers to assume that it was the end for Shaun Ryder, as he struggled to recover from his numerous drug addictions. No one could have ever...

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Kate Tempest started out when she was 16, rapping at strangers on night busses and pestering mc's to let her on the mic at raves. Ten years later she is a published playwright, novelist, poet and...

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Spring King are set to release their new EP, They’re Coming After You, on April 20th through Handsome Dad Records, with the band sharing lead single ‘City’

Following on from last year’s...

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If you build a fence then you have to treat it, as any DIY buff will tell you. You have to make it durable; to help it help us weather storms. Fife's Kenny Anderson realised this when he conceived...

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Rae Morris would have you believe that she just fell upon a career in music, but truth be told she’s absolutely made her own luck. Rae has moulded her identity in her own time on her own terms, and...

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SOAK has unveiled the video to new single ‘Sea Creatures’, alongside plans for her debut album and further live dates. ‘Sea Creatures’ will be released via Rough Trade, and is moving up the...

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The great skua (Stercorarius skua) is a large seabird, it is sometimes known by the name bonxie. The flight is direct and powerful. Due to its size, aggressive nature and fierce defence of its nest...

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Formed in 2008, Young Fathers eventually self-released their debut ‘mixtape’, TAPE ONE in 2011. Respected Los Angeles label Anticon discovered them shortly afterwards and gave the mini-album a...

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Fryars is the London based project of Benjamin Garrett.

His first commercial release ‘The Ides’, dates back to 2007. A year later FrYarcorp was formed and in 2009, the debut album ‘Dark Young...

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In recent times, Phantasy have provided the soundtrack for many adrenaline fuelled nights and hazy mornings with critically acclaimed albums from Daniel Avery ('Drone Logic') and Connan Mockasin...

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As many as 11% of people can hear The Hum. Reported in the UK and USA since the 1940’s, the phenomena of these invasive low-frequency drones - responsible for insanity and, in extreme cases, even...

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Working as an omnipresent pop figure in her genuinely independent micro-industry Jane Weaver is an example of a passionate and resilient Northern female artist who re-creates, re-invents and...

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London trio Haelos - Arthur, Lotti and Dom - have penned a deal with Matador Records (Darkside, Savages), arriving with their new track, ‘Earth Not Above’.

Their new effort follows on from a...

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Shura is a singer, producer, remixer and video editor from Shepherds Bush. She was born in Moscow to a Russian actress (who made a cameo in 'Mission Impossible') and an English documentary filmmaker...

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Not Real is the much-anticipated second album by Stealing Sheep, written, recorded and produced by band members Becky Hawley, Emily Lansley and Lucy Mercer at their studio in Liverpool, and due for...

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Gruffydd Maredudd Bowen Rhys (Welsh pronunciation is a Welsh musician, composer, producer, filmmaker and author. He performs solo and with several bands, including Super Furry Animals who obtained...

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Poised for a major breakthrough in 2015, The Bohicas previewed their upcoming debut album with the release of the single ‘To Die For’. The single builds upon the interest that was provoked by...

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Joe Duddell is the composer behind Elbow’s now legendary collaboration with The Hallé Orchestra for Manchester International Festival. He has since worked with Jimi Goodwin, James and Nero with...

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The choir were formed in 1964 and have become one of the highlights of the festival. Their cover version of New Order’s Blue Monday was a YouTube sensation, shown on Newsnight and performed by the...

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Green Gartside is a Welsh musician and founder of the legendary postpunk band, Scritti Politti. He has also worked with Miles Davis, Chakan Khan, Elvis Costello, Mos Def, Kylie Minogue and many...

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“Tim, do I like that dog?” A strange question, a queer query, an odd ask. The answer surely already known unless one mind knows the other. Which would appear to be the case with Cate and Tim...

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It was June 2000 when the Mercury Prize-winning, seminal ‘The Hour of the Bewilderbeast’, announced the arrival of the badly drawn genius of Damon Gough. It's been a curious, wonderful...

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Uplifting and life-affirming, Blind Arcade are a Hip-Hop based project with a Balearic / Psychedelic aesthetic. Led by Kermit Leveridge and EVM128, and featuring a variety of collaborators, a mixtape...

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Gwenno Saunders is a sound artist, DJ, radio presenter and singer from Cardiff. She released her Ymbelydredd EP in 2012 to critical acclaim, and more recently released Chwyldro and Golau Arall - a...

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You should know Duke Garwood. As it is, his soulful, stripped-bare sound has been under your nose this entire time. Until now, he’s been a ghost-like presence at gatherings of some the world’s...

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NME: “…the confident innocence of their spidery, atmospheric pop lines belie their youth. Fronted by singer Esme Dee Hand Halford, the groups first output – singles ‘Hindering Waves’ and...

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Formerly the backing band for the mighty Frank Sidebottom, Dream Themes perform exuberant, rowdy, funpacked versions of classic television themes, from Grange Hill to Grandstand, from Casualty to...

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Comedian, compere and playwright. This grumpy old man per excellence presents the BBC Radio 4 show ‘Excess Baggage’ and has written four plays including ‘An Evening With Gary Lineker’ and...

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This is The Mostar Diving Club, a project from the former singer and song writer of Obi, Damian Katkhuda. The Mostar Diving Club is an experimental band of multi instrumentalists making it their goal...

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Grasscut are composer/producer/vocalist/musician Andrew Phillips and manager/musician Marcus O’Dair. Phillips, who writes and produces all Grasscut music, is also known for his soundtrack work...

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Edinburgh-based folk-blues band King Eider are a talented five-piece who create a modern acoustic sound using traditional musicianship. From the loud to the soft the haunting to the upbeat the...

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Being nominated for an Ivor Novello award placed James Atkin amongst the highest echelon of his songwriting peers.

He is also a member of a far more exclusive club, along with only 20 or so other...

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The whole process of playing vinyl is a performance, flicking through the racks, carefully pulling the disc from the sleeve and flipping to your preferred side, placing it on the turn table and...

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The Everly Pregnant Brothers were formed after a drunken dare by Pete Mckee and Richard Bailey. The success of the dare prompted the pair to draught in a bunch of disparate chaps who had three...

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Manchester's first jazz manouche non-purists, Gypsies of Bohemia are an acoustic group who perform modern pop favorites like you've never heard them before. Drawing inspiration from the legendary...

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DJ Harvey (not to be confused with PJ) is no stranger to rhythm. He started off as a drummer in punk bands with names like 'Ersatz' and ‘Your Dinner’ - John Peel even played his stuff on the...

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The 2 Bears are a London-based musical duo formed in 2009 composed of Joe Goddard (of electronic band Hot Chip) and Raf Rundell.

It may seem a strange proposition but perhaps there is a collective...

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The story of 808 State defines an era of electronic dance music, and sets a blueprint of possibilities for future generations. Formed in Manchester in 1988, their first album – Newbuild – is now...

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London based, Belfast-born blogger-production-dj duo Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson need little by way of introduction. Their 'Feel My Bicep blog" is the go-to place for tastemakers world-wide for...

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Motor City Drum Ensemble is a unique kind of ensemble in that it consists of just one man : Simultaneously retro and futuristic German House pioneer Danilo Plessow . He was born in 1985 in a small...

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Gerd Janson is running the German label Running Back together with Thorsten Scheu (aka Glance). As many kids who have grown up in the early 90s in the South West of Germany, Gerd Janson was a regular...

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The swaggering original moody DJ. The pop-star producer. Bastion of the underground. One-time (ahem) Balearic figure-head. Electronic experimentalist. Peerless explorer of the minimal techno sound...

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Optimo are the duo JD Twitch and JG Wilkes. They each have over 20 years DJ-ing experience and in the last decade have become both renowned and highly respected for their memorable and ecstatic...

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Ralph holds the honour of playing the first ever record at Back to Basics in Leeds and is best known for his 19 year residency at the club and his record label 2020Vision.

Now tours with electronic...

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It's hard to find a succinct way to describe a man with over 23 years experience as an innovator and restless proponent of fascinating forward thinking music, lets use Legend, its sometimes over...

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Now approaching their tenth year of existence, the four man dj club collective Horse Meat Disco have continued to lead the way in the disco field with packed residencies at their HQ Eagle London in...

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Both DJ and producer, Greg Wilson was associated with the early 80’s electro scene in the UK. Two decades on, he found himself a dedicated global gathering as part of the emerging disco...

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Now approaching their tenth year of existence, the four man dj club collective Horse Meat Disco have continued to lead the way in the disco field with packed residencies at their HQ Eagle London in...

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“Maurice Fulton is probably the most rhythmically inventive producer working in electronic dance music right now.” The Wire Maverick production genius Maurice Fulton is a man of few words, who is...

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The music of Mark E is overwhelmingly deliberate, and in that sense it’s quintessential house—unswerving, mechanistic, intoxicatingly simple. And life imitates art: the Wolverhampton-reared...

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DJ and Record Management Futureboogie handles music worldwide, artists including Crazy P, Hot Toddy, Quantic, Robert Luis and Jono McCleery. Fast approaching their tenth year in the club scene...

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Low Life is a three-toed behemoth that began life in a brownstone in Harlem 15 years ago and now resides in dirty basements in London (in the winter) and nifty boats and sunny spots in the...

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Aficionado is a Balearic institution, a Sunday night session devoted to the musical miracles that many overlook. Resident DJs Moonboots and Jason Boardman have, over 14 years at the helm, championed...

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Formed in the crescents of 1980’s Hulme Manchester, Dub Sex are often cited as one of Manchester’s greatest “lost” bands. They recorded four John Peel sessions; released four critically...

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Psyche-pop riffs, vocal melodies, a film noir meets 60s aesthetic, a range of audible references from Arctic Monkeys via Abba to The Doors – Blossoms are Stockport’s newest (and arguably finest)...

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Y Pencadlys (trans. The Headquarters) has been busy over the last year terrorising audiences with his operatic menace and collaborating with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru.

The artistic output of W H...

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Having spent over 20 years spearheading his own self-sufficient alternative music industry Mancunian born Andy Votel came from an era of record collecting and DJ'ing that had more in common with...

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Renowned record hound, LP compiler, international DJ and co-founder of Finders Keepers Records, the South London rare-disc-detective divides his time working alongside fellow B-Music crusader and...

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Formed in 2005 thanks to a chance meeting between Lisa (also known for her work with Gruff Rhys ) and Martin, the name is a play on numbers and words. Lisa: “9 is as in Nain, (pronounced nine)...

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"The mysterious ESTRONS are an Alternative Rock band based in Cardiff.

Fronted by Canadian-Swede Taliesyn Kallström, who recently added to the line-up with her first-born son, Björn, they bring...

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Yws Gwynedd is an artist who was once one third of Welsh language threepiece Frizbee. The band gained popularity over a period of 5 years, constantly touring in their home country playing everywhere...

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Huw M is Welsh composer and performer Huw Meredydd Roberts who is joined by Lucy Simmonds on cello, Bethan Mai on vocals and accordion and Iolo Whelan on drums and percussion. Together they play a...

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The Lovely Eggs have been relative outsiders to the music industry since 2006 with their unrelenting touring, single and album releases. But their “fuck it” attitude and DIY punk rock spirit has...

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Ifan Dafydd’s lustrous take on electronic music is exactly what happens when you give an accomplished musician and multi-instrumentalist some sequencing software. After discovering the expansive...

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The Gentle Good is the stage-name of Welsh songwriter Gareth Bonello. Gareth draws on the language, poetry and melodies of his native country to create beautiful modern folk music in both English and...

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Dispelling the common myth that Manchester's entire pop history comes pre-packaged in the form of a repetitive 4-man mould, this all-woman freak-folk outfit was the 1984 brainchild of the co-founder...

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The music of Graham Massey's mutating Toolshed power house of prog-operatics, lost-synth-liberation and homemade instruments reveals the true multi-faceted backbone of his wider-known classic...

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Y Ffug are an exciting, new band from Pembrokeshire, West Wales.  They offer an astonishingly energetic live set, swinging from punk to psychedelia. Skilled and expressive in a mature manner way...

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Imagine the ghosts of Jim Morrison and Otis Redding fighting over the soul of a 31 year old man from North Wales with an influence pool so deep & broad you could sink the Mary Celeste in...

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In 1981 in a comprehensive school on the outskirts of Manchester a 16 year old fanatic of Gary Numan and John Carpenter shunned suggestions to make an ornamental fruit bowl by his metalwork and...

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Widely respected amongst the music press and the retailers alike as one of the best new albums of 2015 Venezuelan/Portuguese/Dutch/Inglish combo FUMAÇA PRETA (Black Smoke) managed to bring together...

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Bronx hip hop-inspired, New Orleans-tinged brass band formed in the deepest, darkest (and wettest) of North Wales slate quarries in late 2014. The 8-piece ensemble perform original material that can...

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"Dwy ferch, un bwth DJ, llwyth o diwns, “biwtar” o noson."

"Two girls, one DJ booth, loads of tunes, "beauty" of a night."...

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The latest long playing release to emerge from Jane Weaver’s fertile Bird Records (via Finders Keepers) comes from tantrum-pop super hero and long-term spar Tender Prey – personally known amongst...

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Combining acid-psych, folk-funk and kosmische stylings the eleven tracks on Sundowners debut eponymous album were inspired in equal parts by a diverse range of original records by Can, Neu!, Goat...

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A well kept secret emerging from the Welsh experimental pop landscape Anelog derive their name from a small village located on the tip of the rugged Llŷn Peninsula coastline. But don’t be fooled...

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Palenco is Llŷr Pari and Dafydd Owain. They are joined on stage by members of Y Niwl, Sen Segur and Candelas.

Their debut 7”, Bath/Saethu Cnau, was released in August 2014 and was well received...

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The NYTH DJs are a particularly unusual breed of DJs who fly all over the globe, their only motive in life is to play unusual but magnificent songs and sounds

Rhown ar glawr ein gŵyl hwyrol, y...

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