Noel Gallagher to headline Festival No.6
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds have been announced alongside Hot Chip and Bastille as the headliners for this year's Festival No.6.
Also announced in the first wave are: Blossoms, C Duncan, Roots Manuva and Roisin Murphy.
Noel will perform on the Sunday night packing in some of the most iconic hits of a generation.
Headlining Saturday night are genre-busting dance wizards Hot Chip. Opening proceedings on Friday are Brit-winning indie/electro rockers Bastille.
The festival has also commissioned No.6 composer-in-residence Joe Duddell to work with the Manchester Camerata chamber orchestra on an exclusive David Bowie Reimagined performance. Joe and Manchester Camerata's last collaboration was providing the strings for New Order’s incredible new album Music:Complete. Their exclusive No.6 performance will feature arrangements of iconic songs from across Bowie’s career, with guest vocalists on each song.
Also appearing on the bill is Scandinavian synthpop chanteuse Aurora and BBC Sound of 2016 finalists Blossoms.
Other confirmed live acts include Django Django, Echo & The Bunnymen, Frances and Gwenno.
The festival is again welcoming The Nest Collective, founded by Mercury Music prize nominee Sam Lee, and voted BBC Folk Club of 2010. Their stage will play host to an eclectic range of acts and artists across the weekend including feted folk-rock outfit This Is The Kit.
Known for its electronic bill, No.6 has also unveiled the first of it’s DJ line-up including, Andrew Weatherall & Sean Johnston present A Love from Outer Space, 6 Music funk and soul maestro Craig Charles, Fleetmac Wood, Joy Orbison, Kate Simko & The London Electronic Orchestra, Optimo (Until the Music Stops), Smooth Sailing presents Kaftan Discotheque and The 2 Bears.
A second wave of artists along with the arts and culture programme will be announced over the next couple of months.
Festival founder Gareth Cooper said: “This is year five and it just keeps getting better and better. We’re extremely excited about this year’s festival - our first wave of artists and DJ’s is better than ever and there are plenty more surprises up our sleeves.
“We also have a huge amount to announce on the culture, arts and food side of the festival which has become the real heart of No.6. All will be revealed very soon but I I’m convinced 2016 is destined to be the best yet.”
Festival No.6 is an intimate, bespoke banquet of music, arts and culture, taking place over the weekend of the 1-4 September in the village of Portmeirion, Wales, home of the cult TV series The Prisoner.
Acts will perform across the entire site, by the whimsical Italianate architecture of the village, the historic town hall, piazza, Bristol Colonnade, the picturesque Estuary stage, the atmospheric woods and the promenade along the River Dwyryd.
Constructed between 1925 and 1975 by maverick architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, Portmeirion is a wonderfully bizarre and elaborate interpretation of a Mediterranean villa, nestled in the stunning mountains and forests of North Wales overlooking the expansive estuarial waters of the Irish Sea.