Festival No. 6 reveals its next wave of bands plus Getintothis has two camping tickets up for grabs.
Other newly announced acts include Badly Drawn Boy who will be performing and curating his own stage in celebration of the 15th anniversary of his Mercury Prize winning album The Hour of Bewilderbeast.
Commenting on the recent announcements festival director Luke Huxham said: “We’re delighted to reveal our second wave of artists and we still have so much more to come including our third headliner, more live acts and Michelin starred chefs for this year’s banquets.”
The festival’s arts and culture line-up includes iconic author Irvine Welsh who will be reading from his new book and in conversation with Justin Robertson.
The arts bill features over 40 other top authors and poets, including Kate Tempest, Dom Joly, Simon Day, Stuart Maconie, Edith Bowman, Michel Faber, Owen Sheers, Lalinne Paul, Salena Gooden and Luke Wright. Brix Smith will also be talking about her time in The Fall with Andrew Weatherall.
Director Kevin Allen will be returning to No.6 and translating his new film version of Under Milk Wood into a live theatrical version of the Dylan Thomas classic on the piazza.
No.6 has also commissioned Martyn Ware (Heaven 17) and Illustrious to produce a huge stunning immersive 3D soundscape, which will take over the whole village of Portmeirion each night for 20 minutes.
The always packed Salon No.6 will have three days of talks themed around Northern Soul, Acid House and Psychedelia, with guest speakers including Elaine Constantine and John Higgs.
The co-creator of QI, John Mitchinson is among the many talents on The Idler Academy stage, alongside the million selling Chris Difford of Squeeze, who will talk through the art of songwriting and how to write a million-selling hit.
The amazing Carnival No.6 took over the whole village last year, and will be even bigger this year, with many more musicians and bands. Festival goers will also be able to join the Carnival No.6 with free hire of costumes.
The festival promises many more visual spectaculars, pop-up theatre and installations than ever before. On Sunday evening, there will be a special glittering Grace Jones Mirror Ball Parade, from the village up to the main stage for Grace Jones’s closing main stage set.
Stealing Sheep will also be leading their own Mythopoeia torch lit parade on the Saturday night.
Getintothis will be making our annual trip to the idyllic North Wales setting in September and you can join us too by simply liking our Facebook page and answering the following question beneath our post.
Q) Which TV series was filmed in Portmeirion village?
A) The Prisoner
B) Emmerdale Farm
D) The Dukes of Hazzard