Festival Number 6 at Portmeirion by Snowdonia

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Portmeirion is the setting for the cult 60s TV series ‘The Prisoner’, and ingeniously the village is now home to the latest success in the festival circuit; Festival Number 6. If you’ve ever seen The Prisoner you’ll know that ‘Number 6’ is protagonist of the series a suave secret agent who’s trying to escape the village in Snowdonia.

This festival is by far the coolest to grace the country in the past few years; scenes are recreated from the original TV series and the best bands are brought to play; Primal Scream, New Order, Chic, My Bloody Valentine etc.

This is a festival for a range of ages, it’s not in the same boat as Leeds Festival or Download where thousands of people show up to get hideously drunk and go insane, but a reserved festival where you can marvel at the intricacy that’s gone into transforming this seaside village into a wonderland.

Come and see the intricate zones which are transformed for the festival: the Town Hall, Colonade Gardens, The Stone Boat, The Lighthouse, the estuary of the River Dwyryd, Tangle Woods and The Chinese Lake, there’s all kinds of places to explore.

Awarded ‘5 stars’ by the Guardian, the Independent, The i Newspaper, as well as ‘Best Small Festival’ by NME awards and ‘Best New Festival’ by the UK festival awards, and has only been going for one year so far!

Festival organisers have promised that the festival won’t be getting bigger, so need not fear about the festival losing its charm.

This festival is continuing to draw in the best in music legends, stars and up and coming acts, and with the festivals pristine reception this is sure to be an amazing weekend in the welsh sunshine. Don’t miss out, because even though Agent Number 6 spent the entire series trying to leave the village, anyone who goes to this festival would happily stay there forever.

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