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. This year we’re hugely excited about our strongest line-up to date. Heading the bill is one of Britain’s most iconic and critically acclaimed acts, Pet Shop Boys (who have sold over 50million records) with their incredible live show. Other headliners include the legendary Beck making one of only two festival appearances this Summer and London Grammar who we are delighted to welcome back to FN6 after their monumental year. We have also announced Motown legends Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Bonobo, Jon Hopkins, Neneh Cherry with Rocketnumbernine, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, The Undertones, Temples, Steve Mason, Tom Vek, Peter Hook & The Light, Spector and Jimi Goodwin, with many more acts to come. Our brilliant DJ bill is includes includes the legendary Laurent Garnier, nordic disco king Todd Terje, Julio Bashmore, Danny Krivit, Prosumer, Michael Mayerand Andrew Weatherall. Equally key to the bespoke bill is our extraordinary set of unique live venues. New Order were so inspired by the setting that their No.6 set was voted Headline Performance of the Year at the UK Festival Awards. Last year, Daughter’s intimate set in Portmeirion Town Hall with Joe Duddell and the No.6 ensemble was one of the highlights of the weekend. 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.

Irreverent, satirical, melodic and romantic, Pet Shop Boys have always been several steps ahead of their contemporaries, shrewdly navigating electronic pop with wit and intelligence, jumping between...

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Beck has traveled light years from being pegged as a reluctant generational spokesperson when “Loser” metamorphosed from a rejected demo to a ubiquitous smash. Instead he wound up crystallizing...

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The past year has been nothing short of monumental for home grown success story London Grammar. Since the trio performed at last year’s No.6 and filled the main stage tent, the band have released a...

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Simon Green, AKA Bonobo, is an artist very much at the peak of his significant powers. His 2010 album ‘Black Sands’ was the high watermark of his career to date; a masterful record, marrying...

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If there’s a certain youthful diffidence surrounding the remarkable Tom Odell it’s tempered with a sense of self-awareness which totally belies his mere 22 years on this planet. A beguiling...

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Kelis describes her sixth album as “a kind of unspoken lovefest”, albeit one involving two unlikely partners. On the one hand, there is Kelis Rogers, who first came to prominence singing the hook...

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Until now, Jon Hopkins has been an elusive character, known to most as an expert producer, Ivor Novello-nominated composer of film scores, remixer and long term collaborator of Brian Eno and...

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James Baghaw (vocals, guitar), Tom Warmsley (bass, backing vocals), Sam Toms (drums) and Adam Smith (keys), comprise Kettering's newest (and only?) psychedelic pop band, Temples. After the release of...

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It was 1962 that Motown's Artist and Repertoire Director William “Mickey” Stevenson first heard the voice that would become synonymous with "the sound of young America." A young jazz/blues singer...

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The Grammy-nominated, Brit-winning singer Neneh Cherry’s new album Blank Project is her first solo record since 1997, but you’d never guess. Recorded alongside the Chingford-based duo...

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In the year 2000, after spending six years with The Beautiful South, during which time they reached their multi-platinum peak as one of the most successful UK bands of the nineties (three number one...

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Hooky published his very well recieved second book "Unknown Pleasures - Inside Joy Division" in October 2012, following up his first, the critically acclaimed "How Not To Run A Club" about his...

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Written against the backdrop of the early years of coalition government and worldwide social flux, Monkey Minds In The Devil’s Time, is a record of its times. Politics, Occupy era-paranoia and the...

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TOY

TOY is a Korg Delta led five-piece formed in 2010. It consists of Tom Dougall (Vox/Guitars), Dominic O'Dair (Guitars), Maxim Barron (Bass/Vox), Alejandra Diez (Synthesizers/Modulation) and Charlie...

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Merrill Garbus has performed as tUnE-yArDs since 2009, and that band name has always been synonymous with forward movement—whether because of her explosive performance style or the...

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Tom Vek is set to release a brand new album via Moshi Moshi records. Over the course of his decade-long career Tom Vek has forged a reputation as one of London’s most enigmatic and exciting...

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Born In Central London in 1983, Wolf Released his first self produced + written E.P in 2002 aged just 19. Since then he has released 5 fantastic albums, toured the world almost constantly to an ever...

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After four hugely acclaimed, much loved albums with Doves (two No.1s, two Platinum, two Gold, two Mercury nominations) followed by the career-spanning Best of compilation, Jimi Goodwin is releasing...

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All We Are: a three piece from Liverpool providing psychedelic soul & RnB. Their self-released debut single 'Utmost Good', quickly led to their signing to Domino affiliate Double 6 and supporting...

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An astonishing seven years has now elapsed since the release of James Holden’s milestone debut album The Idiots Are Winning in 2006, rightfully acclaimed in such quarters as The Guardian as “The...

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No Blues, Los Campesinos! fifth album (co-produced by John Goodmanson and Tom Campesinos!) sees them do as they’ve always done: grow up without grow- ing older. Considering frontman Gareth’s...

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One of the Guardians records of 2013, John Wizards might have started in Maputo. It also might have started in Cape Town. It certainly owes a debt to Dar es Salaam.

These are the three places that...

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Since 2007, Aldred has been Cherry Ghost, a band known for perfecting a kind of widescreen North Western country soul. Yet the third Cherry Ghost album arrives after an extensive period in which...

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Alexis Taylor is a musician, producer, DJ and songwriter from London, a co-founder of Grammy-nominated pop group Hot Chip, and member of improvised/non-improvised music project About Group.

He...

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After making their festival debut at No.6 last year, The Radiophonic Workshop are back. Founded in 1958 by Desmond Briscoe and Daphne Oram, the BBC Radiophonic Workshop was home to a maverick group...

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East India Youth is responsible for the love-lorn synth pop of 'Looking For Someone' and the chemically-dazed rapture of 'Heaven, How Long' from the stunning 'Hostel EP'- is actually one young man...

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The Undertones emerged from Derry in 1977, the result of five friends learning how to play guitar and drums in time with someone singing.

Even by the standard of that decade Derry was not the rock...

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The Rails are running. English singer-songwriter duo Kami Thompson and James Walbourne have reached deep into their rich musical histories to concoct the kind of sharp, true folk rock blend rarely...

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Formed from the notion of opposites coming together to complete perfect wholes, the name Arthur Beatrice recalls emergence, rather than memories of Golden Girls. It seems vital then that the two...

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It’s almost shocking on first listen. “Oh, to be a young man again,” croons Nadine Shah in her undisguised Tyne & Wear accent, the keening of her darkly rich and soulful, thrillingly muscular...

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Rising from the depths of south London, Childhood are circulating an intoxicating haze of excitement upon the indie music scene. The four piece stem from the friendship of Ben Romans Hopcraft...

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Formed in 2013, the TELEGRAM line up of Matt Saunders (vocals/ guitar), Matt Wood (guitar), Oli Paget-Moon (bass) and Jordan Cook (drums) are already causing a stir and recently played a live session...

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We are delighted to announce the brilliant, award-winning actor Paddy Considine (Dead Man’s Shoes, The Bourne Ultimatum, 24 Hour Party People) has been added to the bill with his band Riding The...

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It is rare to come across an artist that functions on honesty, rarer still to encounter one that is honest about themselves. The artist mindset generally requires a little sprinkling (or large...

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So say The Ramona Flowers about their bold musical manifesto and now, just two years after they embarked on their mission, they’ve arrived at a sound which is every bit as good as they wanted...

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Following on from their sold out show at London’s Chat’s Palace on 31 March, The Acid have announced the release of their exceptional debut album Liminal on 2 June 2014 through Infectious Music...

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Signed to Because Music (Metronomy, Django Django, Justice), Denai Moore released two acclaimed EPs in 2013, ‘Saudade’ and ‘The Lake’, which picked up support at Radio 1 (Huw Stephens, Zane...

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Vaults are a trio from London. They posted a track Cry No More to Soundcloud in August 2013; it has been played more than half a million times.

VAULTS have release of their debut single Premonition...

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Born out of a desire to create something fresh and unique to them, Gengahr are a true gem and a group waiting to be discovered.

The band’s output to date feels utterly timeless and yet genuinely...

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Lucky T Jackson are a brand new four piece hailing from Manchester, named after Elvis’s character in the film Viva Las Vegas. They Formed this year and are currently working on album....

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Spellbinding garage pop-stomp from London saturated with primal riffs and beats and spikily sugar-coated vocals. Girl group melodies, mystic organ sounds and punchy bass ascend into the heart-shaped...

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Best friends at school ‘The Moonlight Thieves’ were formed 5 years ago when they were in the second year at Ysgol Eifionydd/School, Porthmadog. Encouraged by their music teacher they soon started...

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Tiny Ruins will release their second album, Brightly Painted One, on 5th May. The album is their first since signing with Bella Union in the UK/Europe.

Formed as a solo project in 2009 by...

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You could call The Tea Street Band the most popular band the media has yet to recognise. They’ve headlined the 900-capacity Liverpool Evac, as well as Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen. Support shows...

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Aquilo is the coming together of Tom Higham and Ben Fletcher, two musicians geographically located in what is perfectly exemplified in their music, the Lake District village of Silverdale. For those...

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A product of Manchester’s collaborative music scene, Tokolosh are a 5-piece collective featuring members of The Whip and The Earlies alongside solo artist Liam Frost.

Named after a...

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BIRD is the creation of Adele Emmas, Sian Williams, Alexis Samata and Christian Sandford. Hailing from Liverpool, they create dark, haunting yet enrapturing music which will entice you into their...

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From their creative space at the Fallout Factory in Liverpool, VEYU have been piecing together a musical mosaic of bright light adventures and snatched conversations, that whither and bloom with...

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The Kavez are a five piece guitar band from Liverpool fronted by singer Adam Bray. They carry a wide open ambitious sound with emotive songs that build and explode in the chorus and Brays live...

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The sequencer blues project of Rik Warren and David Schlechtriemen, WALK are a new band but have already garnered formidable praise from audiences and critics all across the UK. The duo have a...

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Sugarmen are four piece band from Liverpool. Named checked in NME's Radar as one of the Liverpool acts breaking through. Their reputation as a fantastic live act grows as their set filled with...

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Laurent Garnier has been making the planet dance for 25 years. And, for all this time, his huge energy has seen him grooving behind record decks, bouncing up and down behind studio equipment and...

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Norway’s finest disco master Todd Terje first arrived on the Scandinavian dance scene in 2004 and soon became one of its most prominent figures. He is now one of the world’s most respected...

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We’re delighted to welcome the mighty mutant house maestro, Jessie Ware collaborator and Au Seve producer to headline the dance tent at No.6. The Bristolian producer, now based in West London, has...

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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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Growing up in Greenwich Village, New York City, in the 1960s, Danny was surrounded by music. His mother an accomplished jazz singer, his father manager of legendary jazz trumpeter Chet Baker before...

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As a DJ, producer and remixer, Michael Mayer remains one of Germany's core celebrities in dance music. It's no secret that he spends his weekends traveling around the globe. It's likely throughout...

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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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Ewan Pearson has been making records for a living since 1998. He has recorded as Maas for one of the UK’s first independent dance labels Soma, releasing six singles and an album, ‘Latitude’...

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Justin Robertson's career in dance music dates all the way back to the Manchester days when he was spinning at clubs like Spice and Most Excellent, often frequented by two lads called Tom and Ed who...

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Vision, passion and knowledge make Prosumer a guardian of house music history and one of the most formative artists, influential DJs and important producers of our days.

Deriving his name from...

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He is arguably one of the finest and most respected DJs in the world today whose talents and many years of dedicated service to his profession have now seen him rightfully acknowledged by the highest...

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Bonar Bradberry and Tom Thorpe make up the boogie boat that is PBR STREETGANG. One of the most interesting and underrated partnerships to form through the infamous circus of Leeds nightlife. A...

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One listen to the crystal clear rapture in the sound of Bodhi (Cardiff 25 year olds Olly Howells and Luke Welsby) shows the funk influenced, completely fresh take on dance music this young duo have...

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Ashley Beedle has been involved in more projects than a US building marshal. His style is as diverse as his hometown’s cultural crucible (London) and his productions have been championed by artists...

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It was the summer of 1995 when The Unabombers first detonated their underground bomb, The Electric Chair, in a sweaty basement below the pavements of Manchester. In the decade since, it’s become...

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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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Luke Solomon is undeniably one of British house music’s unsung heroes, with an impressive track record of underground success.

No one could debate Luke Solomon’s dance music credentials. From...

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Disco Mums are an all female Manchester based DJ collective of seasoned clubbers (now proud parents) who, courtesy of their babysitting team are still out and still playing records.

Greatly...

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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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Since 2006, Brian Shimkovitz's Awesome Tapes From Africa blog has been shedding light on obscure and wonderful sounds from across the continent. As a DJ he brings the blog to life with 2-3 hour sets...

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South London based Kiwi has created a sound all of his own over the last 12 months, combining influences from disco, funk and house.

2013 has seen Kiwi (Alex Warren) announce a string of releases...

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Guy has been gracing the decks for over 20 years and is a versatile DJ/Producer , beginning his DJ career in Manchester in 1993.

He has held residencies at some of the most famous UK Clubs...

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Originally a classically trained musician, Laurie James Ross has nurtured his multi-instrumentalist skills to produce an eclectic array of glitchy-garage-house remixes for the likes of Laura Mvula...

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Seahawks make a sound all of their own that fuses their love of smooth rock and disco with the more cosmic and experimental sounds associated with the German Krautrock scene and more recently...

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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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Dicky Trisco has been lost in music for some time now. Running labels, doing edits, making tracks, producing remixes and DJing at parties all over the globe from Tokyo to Istanbul. He is seriously...

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One time proprietor of the infamous Atlas Records shop in Soho, London over a decade ago, Pete divides his time these days either behind the wheels of steel at clubs and parties around the globe or...

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UK DJ / Producer / Remixer and all-­‐round studio boffin, known to his mates as Raj Gupta, is definitely not a new boy on the Disco Dance scene. He landed his first 12” Number One in ’96 on...

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Joe Boyd is a record and film producer who has worked with everyone from Pink Floyd to REM.

Born in Boston in 1942, he graduated from Harvard in 1964. After university, he worked as a production and...

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Gavin is a writer and record selector from Liverpool who hosts Sound of Dusk, a blog about deep, rare and beautiful music. He is part of the Southport Weekender crew, and runs a vinyl-only imprint...

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Born out the basement of a Hackney house where one resided, they began hosting after-parties at every given chance. With a plethora of exotic records from disco oddities, psychedelic folk/funk...

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Jo Wallace has been djing and running club nights for the last 39 years and has no intention of stopping. She delights in inflicting her specialist brand of Motown, jazz, latin, hiphop, ska and...

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A disco queen, and a party starter. She’s played alongside the likes of Mark Ronson, guested at the legendary Horsemeat Disco, and been a regular player at Jade Jagger’s infamous Jezebel parties...

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It’s been a thrilling ride for Drunk At Vogue since they started throwing regular disco nights in the backstreets of Manchester almost two years ago. Recommended by The Guardian as one of the best...

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Originally from Manchester, Billy Caldwell DJ’ed at the The Hacienda, Home, Sankeys Soap and Paradise Factory. He was also the founder of Epping Walk, the infamous Hacienda after hours party. He...

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The DJ arm of Heavenly Recordings, the Heavenly Jukebox has been playing records at festivals, clubs, gigs and parties since 1990. This year you can find them every Friday at the Heavenly Social...

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Craig has earned a solid reputation over the years from only a handful of releases on respected labels such as Robsoul, Foto, Is It Balearic, Instruments Of Rapture and Bird Scarer, as well as being...

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Dan, a widely respected crate digger and co promoter of the legendary brand Naive Melody, a brand that championed DJs like I:Cube, Ivan Smagghe and Tim Sweeney. With eyes focused and feet firmly in...

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Deanne Oliver-Evans aka Blonde Ambition is a party popper personified, who loves to seemlessly blend an eclectic mixture of disco & house music, creating a uplifting carnival feel to every gig she...

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Drawing on the folklore of the ancient world, Dogon village architect Atlas Burden returns to the Tangled Woods in 2014 with a heady mix of low-slung electronic dubs & organic techno inspired by the...

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A well respected figure in Manchester's underground scene, Black is the new guise of a promoter, DJ and producer that has been trawling the underground of the city, formerly holding residencies at...

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Rob Shields began turning heads in 2012 after a demo of his called ‘Slum Room' was picked up by Maya Jane Coles and used as the opening track on her RA Podcast. The song was later released on Petit...

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One of last year’s highlights, warehouse regular Elbe returns to the Tangled Woods this year with a crate chock full of 4 to the floor house & techno, if you've got shapes to throw pre-sunset you...

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Recognition has been a long time coming for the latest addition to Ben Pearce's 'Purp & Soul' label. Cy's rave tinged house anthem 'Dove Culture' has been a runaway success amongst DJs, setting the...

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Asylum resident & 2020Vision signing, dj & producer Alex Grzybowski hails from Leeds & now releases via the Suruba label. This lover & collector of world music will be making sounds in the Dogon...

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Chris Coco has been working as a DJ since the acid house explosion of the late 80s. He has edited DJ magazine, worked for BBC Radio 1 on the after hours show The Blue Room. He has made artist albums...

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In the brief time since launching the project in mid-2013, Man Power has released music on a wide range of labels including Correspondant, Infine, Eskimo and Join Our Club, and has played at some of...

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The Dogon are excited to welcome back to their console this year, DJ & Producer STOVE. With recent works featuring on Rob Booth's Electronic Explorations podcast it would have been rude not to...

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London based crate diggers & primitive sound collectors, Ol Doinyo Lengai make their festival debut this year, bringing traditional drums & chants to the dance floor of the Tangled Woods. Expect a...

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There is no-one who can match Geraint Jarman’s immense and continuing effect and influence on Welsh language music over the past half a century. As a highly original composer, poet, performer and...

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Currently balancing the live promotion of his TWO new albums, Kill The Wolf and Music For Insomniacs, and gracing the pages of "record collector magazine" with his bulging collection of Mike...

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Yr Ods are an indie psych pop quintet originally from the Bangor area of North Wales, now based in Cardiff. Singing mainly in their mother-tounge of Welsh, this has not limited their appeal, gaining...

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By introducing Laetitia Sadier as the long-serving lead singer and founding member of STEREOLAB you don't really need any more supporting evidence of her important place in contemporary European pop...

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Drawing on his love for all things electronic, Ciarán’s recording and producing history as Acid Casuals and Paps earned him a reputation as the member of the Super Furries more often found...

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As a DJ, designer, mic manipulator and closet record nerd Edan Portnoy's wikipedia entry as an "American alternative hip hop artist" is as inadequate as it is misleading. The Brooklyn based Bostonian...

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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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Gwenno is a music producer, DJ, radio presenter, musician and singer from Cardiff. She released her 'Ymbelydredd' (Radiation) EP in 2012 to critical acclaim, and more recently released 'Chwyldro'...

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A tight five piece from North Wales who play alt. rock music with a hint of blues. They formed in the Summer of 2009 and have been gigging regularly since then.

Following their first EP, 'Kim Y...

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It's surprising how familiar you can become with a band, through their hard work, relentless gigging, and talent for writing songs that capture your imagination. Since forming in 2010, Sŵnami’s...

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From a family lineage that comprises of 70's radio DJ's and Welsh Horror movie stars H.Hawkline's own place in the limelight often cascades and intertwines with the likes of his close friends Cate Le...

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Singer-songwriter with band from Blaenau Ffestiniog in the heart of Eryri (Snowdonia) Wales.

Mountain songs, well crafted lyrics, political subversiveness, country, punk & reggae stomps... just a...

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Fresh from touring New York with performances that shook crowds from Harlem to Brooklyn, Welsh beat-boxer, rapper and producer Ed Holden, aka Mr Phormula, continues to showcase his pioneering talent...

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This Summer sees the release of Jane Weavers new self produced synth driven LP "The Silver Globe" made with a wide cast of global collaborators such as soundtrack composer David Holmes, Andy Votel...

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Y Pencadlys (The Headquarter) is the artistic output of W H Hughes, the latest in line of great Welsh anti-pop heroes. Formerly a member of electronic mavericks Land of Bingo and Seindorff, he’s...

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Casi is a 21-year old singer and writer of songs from Snowdonia whose track Winter was awarded with Best Song Of 2013 on Bethan Elfyn’s BBC Radio Wales show last year. Immersed in traditional Welsh...

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Laura Bryon is Tender Prey, a Cardiff based musician who mixes garage rock, blues and ghostly girl group clangs to shake you, soothe you and see you through the night.

Tender Prey has previously...

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Raised into a unique pop-cultural landscape surrounded by Giallo Comic books, whistling Morricone film scores, vibrant religious imagery and expensive furniture design, Italian singer Emma Tricca's...

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Long term friend of Finders Keepers DJ, Collector and producer Dyl Mei has played an important role in Festival Number 6s Finders Keepers stages for the past three years. An original source of...

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Plyci has spent the last 8 years creating bonkers electronic music intended to make you dance as well as run screaming for the hills in fear. Both his live and DJ sets are usually filled with...

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Chris Jones has been singing traditional folk songs from Wales and beyond for over 20 years and has been described as a "contemporary folk balladeer". He has picked up songs as a student in England...

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PLANK!, made up of guitarist and synth player Dave Rowe, bassist Edward Troup and drummer, Liam Stewart, are either unaware or simply unconcerned about the shifting fads of their geographical...

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A Welsh speaker with Bajan heritage, seventeen year old Kizzy Crawford's solo career began just two years ago. In that time, Kizzy has developed an increasing sophistication to her songwriting and...

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Hailing from Ireland, France and England THE WHARVES sport startling duel vocals, courtesy of Gemma Fleet (bass) and Dearbhla Minogue (guitar), which hang gracefully over their minimal rock format...

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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 to the amazement and joy of all who...

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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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Iranian/American DJ and record collector Miss Mahssa Taghinia visits Festival Number 6 for her first time this year and brings along a heavy bag of lost Persian funk-rock, South American psych and...

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At the peak of Manchesters Balearic comedown a young collector champion called Lee Janda decided to turn a Chorlton stationary shop in to a raucous folk club with a strict but culturally unblinkered...

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