Festival No. 6 was inaugurated a year ago, and remains rather unique. The festival takes place in the village of Portmeirion in Wales, modelled after an Italian coastal town. The festival takes place through the entirety of the town, and festival organiser's recommend that festival goers stay inside its confines for the duration of the festival.
The festival features a mix of live rock acts and DJs. Although the festival is small, it manages to attract some important names; last year New Order (of Joy Division fame) played there and won the Headline Performance of the Year award at the UK Festival Awards.
As a boutique festival, No. 6 has a special atmosphere. Stylish and intimate, it eschews the hedonistic excesses of big Rock and EDM festivals, favouring a more laid back while still energetic feel. Festival goers can expect to spend the days checking out the fascinating town of Portmeirion and enjoying the beautiful nature, so that they feel fresh to enjoy the music at night. Part weekend holiday, part music festival, No. 6 is aimed at people between in their late 20s and 30s. A good festival to bring your significant other to.
Just because the setting and nature are so nice doesn't mean that the nature comes in second place. Headliners this year include My Bloody Valentine, Manic Street Preachers and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers.
Adult weekend camping goes for £170, with a £70 discount for locals. Day tickets cost £65 regardless of the day.
Children between 11-15 pay £50 for weekend camping, and £40 for a day ticket. Children 10 and under get in for free.
Festival goers can choose between several options for accommodation. There is a hotel, rooms for rent, and rooms in the Castell Deudraeth (it's not a real ancient castle but it's still pretty cool), prices are subject to availability. For those wanting to save some cash there is the camping, with boutique tents available which include: Bell Tents, Tipis & Yurts, Airstream Caravans & Pre Erected Tents, they are available for rental upon arrival.
Portmeirion was the setting for 'The Village' from the cult 1960s TV series, The Prisoner.