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Win Tickets to Festival No.6

Festival No.6 – Portmeirion’s award winning music, arts and culture festival.

A festival unlike any other, in a place like no other, Festival No.6 is an intimate, bespoke banquet of music, arts and culture, taking place over the weekend of the 1-4 September in the magical village of Portmeirion, Wales, home of the cult TV series The Prisoner.

The carefully curated and eclectic line-up includes Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Hot Chip, Bastille, C Duncan, Django Django, Echo & The Bunnymen, Frances, JP Cooper, Lucy Rose, Oh Wonder, Super Furry Animals, Temples, Broken Social Scene and DJ sets from Andrew Weatherall, Ben UFO, The 2 Bears and Maribou State as well as an arts and culture programme that includes Irvine Welsh, Shaun Ryder, John Cooper Clarke and Catrin Finch plus many more.

Acts will perform across the entire site, by the whimsical Italianate architecture of the village, the historic town hall, piazza, Bristol Colonnade, the picturesque Estuary stage, the atmospheric woods and the promenade along the River Dwyryd.

Constructed between 1925 and 1975 by maverick architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, Portmeirion is a wonderfully bizarre and elaborate interpretation of a Mediterranean villa, nestled in the stunning mountains and forests of North Wales overlooking the expansive estuarial waters of the Irish Sea.

For more information and tickets, visit

Win Tickets for you and a friend

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is like or comment on our facebook page before August 14th at midday.




T&C’s: Prize includes one pair (two tickets) of adult weekend tickets. Each ticket admits one person. One person in the group must be aged over 18 (NB children under the age of 10 years do not require a ticket). Travel is not included. The prize is non-refundable and no cash alternative will be offered. The prize is non transferable and ID will be required at time of collecting the ticket wristband upon arrival. The prize includes all events and activities at Festival No.6 (subject to availability) but not food and drink from any stalls or bar. Winner chosen at random.


Brand new festival at iconic Jodrell Bank

Jean-Michel Jarre, Underworld, and Caribou are to headline ‘bluedot’ the new festival that promises to blend music, art, and science, with Prof. Brian Cox also appearing as part of Radio 4’s The Infinite Monkey Cage.

Jodrell Bank, the iconic observatory in Cheshire, sees the new 3-day event take place from 22-24 July with the backdrop of the giant Lovell radio telescope piercing the countryside.

Jean-Michel is known for incredible live performances as are Underworld, and electronica fans will also want a piece of the influential Caribou.

Other artists featuring on the first wave of the line-up are electro-rock darlings Everything Everything, art-rock archivists Public Service Broadcasting, neo-psychedelic titans Mercury Rev, folk experimentalist Steve Mason, post math-rock instrumentalists 65daysofstatic, genre-transcending indie rockers British Sea Power and Californian space-rock adventurers Moon Duo.

The late-night electronic line-up promises to be equally impressive with the initial bill including Erol Alkan and Richard Norris’ electro-house alter egos Beyond the Wizards Sleeve, Hessle Audio founder Ben UFO and turntable maestro DJ Yoda with many more still to be announced.

Recording an episode at the festival is Radio 4’s The Infinite Monkey Cage with Prof. Brian Cox and Robin Ince. Their irreverent and amusing insight into some of science’s biggest questions is guaranteed to entertain and elucidate and will undoubtedly be a highlight of the festival.

slide_5hFestival goers will experience five distinct arenas featuring space orchestras, talks, screenings, lectures, comedy and debates and a vast spectrum of hands-on activities including the Luminarium, art installations, robot workshops, a planetarium, the Galaxy Garden, pulsar hunting, and graphene making classes.

A nod to Carl Sagan’s pale blue dot, the festival aims to “blow people’s minds with some amazing music and some incredible ideas – from the Big Bang to black holes, AI to climate change, and loads more.” According to Associate Director of Jodrell Bank, Professor Tim O’Brien.

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Mark Ronson

Steve Coogan and Mark Ronson to star at Festival No.6

Festival No.6 has revealed some surprise special guests including the inimitable writer, actor, comedian and producer Steve Coogan.

The festival, held at the picturesque Italian-style North Wales village of Portmeirion, will witness the comedy genius holding court on the village’s Piazza on Saturday 5th September as part of the entertainment over the four-day event.


Portmeirion – copyright: (WT-en) Andyfarrell at English Wikivoyage

In this incredibly rare festival appearance Steve will be in conversation with writer and journalist Amy Raphael as they explore several themes including his exceptional career to date.

The festival has also announced another world first; a one-off live question and answer session with Mark Ronson and director of the new Amy film, Asif Kapadia.

Amy tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring extensive unseen archive and previously unheard tracks.

No.6 has produced a special bespoke screening of Amy that will be followed directly by the Q&A, and will be the first time Ronson and Kapadia have appeared in public together to talk about the film.

The third surprise guest is Brit Award-winning soul-pop singer James Morrison, who will be opening the main stage at 2:30pm on the closing day of Festival No.6.

With his eagerly anticipated fourth studio album scheduled for an October release, James will be digging into his prestigious back-catalogue and premiering some brand new material.

An intimate, bespoke banquet of music, arts and culture, Festival No.6 takes place between 3rd and 6th September in the magical Italianate village of Portmeirion, Wales, home of the cult TV series The Prisoner.

Camping at the festival starts from £180 for adults, £80 for 11-15 year-olds and under 10s are free. For more information or to book tickets visit

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