Four Reasons You Need To Get A Ticket To Festival Number 6

Four Reasons You Need To Get A Ticket To Festival Number 6

This 3-day Snowdonian arts bash is one you won't want to miss...

You’ll look like you’re in a fairytale…

This award winning festival is set in Portmeirion, a tiny village on the southern shores of Snowdonia. It’s all pastel coloured houses, windy cobbled streets and there are plenty of turrets, too. Best known for being 'the village' in the acclaimed 1960's television series, The Prisoner, we reckon with its sub-tropical vegetation and Mediterranean architecture, it’s perfect for pretending you are in fact in a festival fairytale land. The main festival stage is on a huge sandy beach whilst pop up raves take place in the woodlands.

You’ll feel like you’re listening to your favourite play list…

The organisers of Festival Number 6 know a good band when they hear one. They nabbed London Grammar last year, way before the trio released their platinum selling album and everyone started name-dropping them. The band enjoyed it so much this year they are set to return. Meanwhile Beck takes to the stage for one of only two festival appearances he’s making this entire summer. But it’s the incredible Pet Shop Boys who we’re most excited about.  Headlining the festival you’ll find us in the crowd singing along to ‘Go West.’ Elsewhere we’ll be dancing to DJ Laurent Garnier in a tent overlooking the bay and swaying to Neneh Cherry with Rocketnumbernine in the Castell Gardens. Plus there’s a Welsh choir in the town hall. Well, when in Wales…

You won’t go hungry…

It’s not just the music line-up we’re excited for. We’ll also be planning our days around the foodie line-up. From fish and chips at The Sea Cow, to ice cream sundaes at Splitscreen Ice Cream and bacon sarnies from the Breakfast Club there is no fear of hunger pangs. Plus there’s an entire independent produce market that’s just perfect for creating your own take-away picnic alongside talks from Michelin starred chefs and food critics including Jay Rayner who will explain why he is 'A Greedy Man in a Hungry World'.

Your creativity will be flowing…

Generally you leave a festival feeling exhausted, hungover and basically unfunctional for a couple of days. And yes you can leave Festival Number 6 feeling all these things, too, but once the headache has subsided and you’ve adapted back to sleeping in a bed rather than the floor you’ll be smug in the knowledge that you may have in fact tested your brainpower. From taster classes in photography, novel writing and star gazing, to talks from Steve Mason, Patience Agbabi and The Idler Academy’s Will Hodgkinson, you will not be bored. Elsewhere, 91-year-old author Harry Leslie Smith will explain why the future is ours for the taking, plus confess your sins to the Private Eye’s Tony Husband and he’ll capture them in your own personal cartoon. And prepare for your stomach muscles to be in pain from laugh out loud moments from Josh Widdicombe, Vikki Stone and Sara Pascoe.

Festival Number 6 takes place from the 5th – 7th September. Tickets are on sale now. Visit http://www.festivalnumber6.com/

By Chloe Mac Donnell

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