Festival No.6 2018 at Portmeirion

Chris Horkan, Music Editor

In only its seventh year, Festival No.6 has already established itself as a popular mainstay of the summer’s festival circuit. Propping up the end of the season – and often (but not always) benefitting from some Indian Summer weather – it offers your last chance for some care-free fun and games.

The festival takes full advantage of a setting that few other events around the world can match: the picturesque Italiante village of Portmeirion in North Wales certainly adds to Festival No.6’s appeal – offering a never-ending series of nooks and crannies to explore, from its epic woods, to the relaxing estuary, and the village’s many cottages, which host live music, poetry, film screenings, food and drink, and more.

Early announcements for 2018 are headed up by Franz Ferdinand, The The and Friendly Fires. Festival No. 6 always shows strength in depth though – and this year is no exception, with the likes of Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor, Anna Calvi, Django Django and Everything Everything already notable additions.

With numerous more acts to be announced, as well as the festival’s usual collection of screenings, readings, performances, installations and talks to take in over four days and nights, it’s no wonder Festival No.6 has picked up multiple awards since 2012.