A UNIQUE BESPOKE LINE UP

We know festival bills can sometimes be formulaic, so at Festival No.6 we carefully curate a bespoke bill, which combines iconic headliners with the best new talent around. Last year New Order were so inspired by the setting they gave one of their greatest ever performances and were rightly voted Headline Performance of the Year at the UK Festival Awards. walking away with Best Headline Performance at the UK Festival Awards. Last year, James Blake made his debut headline festival performance at No.6 before going on to win the Mercury Music Prize We also think music is at its most magical when experienced in extraordinary surroundings, so we’ve worked hard to ensure that the fantasy village of Portmeirion is not just a picturesque backdrop but comes alive with its extraordinary set of unique live venues. 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 Colonnade gardens, to dance tents overlooking the white sandy bay curated by Electric Elephant and alongside the River Dwyryd 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.

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

Deriving his name from Alvin...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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