Boutique music and arts festival to launch in Portmeirion

The Welsh village of Portmeirion has been chosen as the location for a new summer festival produced by a who's who of live event organisers.

An aerial view of Portmeirion
An aerial view of Portmeirion

Festival No. 6 will be curated by the masterminds behind The Warehouse Project, Beach Break Live, Lounge on the Farm, Snowbombing, Parklife and the directors of agency Ear to the Ground.

New Order, Primal Scream and Spiritualized have already been lined-up to headline the gig, taking place from 14-16 September.

In addition, organisers have promised cinema screenings, clay pigeon shooting, cliff-top comedy stages, secret parties, impromptu interactive moments and even cultural lectures and debates.

The festival will incorporate the whole of the village, from the historic town hall to the promenade along the estuary of the River Dwyryd.

Traditional festival fare will be shunned in favour of a pop-up champagne and oyster bar and dinners at a long table castle banquet.

Accommodation will comprise of cottages, tribal yurts, tipis and bell tents along with a selection of iconic caravans and movie star Airstream trailers. 

Festival director Gareth Cooper said: "In a market saturated with festivals and with the Olympics looming it would take an idiot or something pretty special to warrant starting a new one. We’ve found what we hope will become one of the most outstanding and defining boutique festival sites in the world.

"It’s fantastic to be announcing a line-up including New Order, Primal Scream and Spiritualized, and we’re especially excited to work with Portmeirion as a location. It’s a totally jaw-dropping, mind-blowing place, offering a premium event aimed at a slightly more mature and discerning crowd. We’re confident it’s going to be one of the most stylish festivals the UK has ever seen."

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