Like no other
As an ever increasing number of festivals pop up each summer, each claiming to have the most organic food, or best musical line-up, or even the most beautiful location, but there surely can’t be many that can come close to Festival Number 6.
Set in the idyllic Welsh coast in a small village called Portmeirion, (it’s renowned for being the origins of Portmeirion china and ceramics), now in its second year, the festival is once again set to shake the dust off this peaceful place. For one weekend only, it will play host to the likes of James Blake, Manic Street Preachers, My Bloody Valentine and Everything Everything to name a select few. And it doesn’t stop there, the effortlessly hilarious feminist Caitlin Moran* and Joe Dunthorne (writer of indie-flick ‘Submarine’) are amongst a few of the big names hosting special talks and events.
Indie label Moshi Moshi records will also be celebrating 15 years of its existence by taking over their very own ‘Lost in the woods’ stage, hosting the likes of musical newcomers Slow Club, The Wave Pictures, Totem and Boxed In. Oh, and as if that wasn’t enough, Warp Films are also debuting their Made of Stone – a biopic about the re-assuredly majestic Rolling Stones’ reunion.
In short – beg, steal or borrow to get to the festival that will bring to a close one hell of a summer.
Festival No 6 is 13-15 September and you can buy tickets here.
*I regard Caitlin Moran in the highest degree of coolness since she wrote probably the most truthful and witty piece of writing about my hometown, Aberystwyth which you can of course read here. Warts and all, it will tell you what the guidebooks declined to include.