Festival No. 6 reveals Noel Gallagher, Hot Chip and Bastille headliners plus Bowie tribute

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Festival Number 6

Festival Number 6

Festival No. 6 reveals headliners plus Echo & The Bunnymen, Roots Manuva and raft of other acts to play Portmeirion based event.

Festival No.6 has revealed Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Hot Chip and Bastille will headline this year’s event.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will headline the closing night with Hot Chip playing Saturday and Bastille on Friday September 2.

Organisers have commissioned No.6 composer-in-residence Joe Duddell to work with Manchester Camerata chamber orchestra on a David Bowie Reimagined performance. Joe and Manchester Camerata’s last collaboration was providing the strings for New Order’s new album Music:Complete. Their exclusive No.6 performance will feature arrangements of iconic songs from across Bowie’s career, with very special guest vocalists on each song.

Lucy Rose

Lucy Rose

Also appearing on the bill is AuroraBlossomsC Duncan, Django Django, Echo & The Bunnymen, Frances, Gwenno, JP Cooper, Lawrence Taylor, Lucy Rose, NGOD, Oh Wonder, Oscar, Roots Manuva, Roisin Murphy and The Amazons.

Read our review and see the spectacular images from Festival No. 6 in 2015

The festival is again welcoming The Nest Collective, founded by Mercury Music prize nominee Sam Lee, and their stage will host to an eclectic range of acts including This Is The Kit.

This is the Kit

This is the Kit

Renowned for its electronic bill, No.6 has also unveiled the first of it’s DJ line-up including, Andrew Weatherall & Sean Johnston present A Love from Outer Space, 6 Music funk and soul maestro Craig Charles, Fleetmac Wood, Joy Orbison, Kate Simko & The London Electronic Orchestra, Optimo (Until the Music Stops), Smooth Sailing presents Kaftan Discotheque and The 2 Bears.

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Festival founder Gareth Cooper said: “This is year five and it just keeps getting better and better. We’re extremely excited about this year’s festival – our first wave of artists and DJ’s is better than ever and there are plenty more surprises up our sleeves. I’m convinced 2016 is destined to be the best yet.”

Check out reviews and galleries of Festival No. 6 from each year here.

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