Returning to its picturesque spot in the village of Portmeirion for its sixth year, Festival No.6 has just announced the first round of its diverse line-up from across the Welsh music spectrum.
Joining an already impressive bill featuring headliners The Flaming Lips and Bloc Party, TMB favourites and longtime pals Kidsmoke are set to bring a slice of Wrexham infused indie-pop to Friday 8th September. Nominated by BBC Wales’ Horizons project to share the stage are Cardiff’s Palomino Party – whose artistically theatrical video for ‘Run Palamini’ was premiered here last September.
A host of other homegrown talents are also set to play on the night – including Llangollen-based Campfire Social, Caernarfon’s psychedelic Castles, post-rock quartet Adwaith, electro-pop maverick Griff Lynch, folk rock duo Zervas & Pepper, ‘Cymrucana’ four-piece Climbing Trees, blues-tinged indie rockers Candelas and Cardiff’s Sweet Baboo.
Curated by Welsh music specialists Huw Stephens and John Rostron (Sŵn Festival), Saturday’s highlights include Ani Glass, Argrph, Chroma, DJ Elan Evans, Greta Isaac, Lastig Band, Toby Hay, Twinfield and sets by Swn DJ’s. Sunday will see Nyth Gwydir host Yws Gwynedd, Yr Eira, Carcharorion, Bob Delyn a’r Ebillion, Alys Williams, Plu and Nyth DJ’s.
The festival has also worked alongside CED Music to curate a feast of unsigned local artists. Highlights include Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles, Climbing Trees, Deckchair Protest, Sera, Velvet, and Wil Williams & The Continentals.
From the 7th to the 10th of September, Festival No.6 is considered by many to be the exhilarating finale of the UK’s summer festival season. With many more acts still yet to be revealed, the sixth edition looks to be the most impressive to date.