Festival No.6 – the exhilarating finale of the UK’s summer festival season – has revealed legendary Mancunian indie rockers James as the surprise co-headline act on Sunday night. Following critical acclaim for last year’s La Petite Mort album, the band has been on the road entertaining huge crowds with sets blending classic hits and more contemporary material from their impressive back catalogue. Said Jim Glennie from James: ‘I love Portmeirion and I can’t believe we are going to play a gig there. The festival looks amazing. Can’t wait.’
Joe Duddell, No.6 Composer-in-Residence, will be returning for the fourth year to present another series of exclusive and intimate Town Hall Sessions in the beautiful surroundings of the historic Portmeirion Town Hall. Joe will be collaborating with Gaz Coombes, Edwyn Collins, Jane Weaver and Rae Morris on new material, as well as some old favourites, all performed with the wonderful No.6 Ensemble.
Other new No.6 announcements include Arthur Baker, the world-renowned New York hip-hop producer, headlining the Virgin Village Limits stage in the woods with its now famous floating dance floor.
There will also be a sneak preview of the new Kill Your Friends movie, a darkly humorous satire on the UK music business at the height of Britpop. John Niven, author of the original novel will also be in conversation with literary legend Irvine Welsh, the director Owen Harris and producers Will Clarke and Gregor Cameron as they explore the story and how it translates to film.
Festival No 6 takes place in Portmeirion, Wales between 3 – 6 September. Limited amount of tickets are available here: http://www.festivalnumber6.com