With Bestival changing dates to early August this year, you would be let off for thinking festival season is due to be a little dry this September.

However, one honourable hero come to ensure that summer 2018 is sent off in style is Portmeirion’s Festival Number 6.

With heaps of comedy, arts & culture and late night entertainment, it is sure to be a party that has something for everyone. And that’s before we even get into the lineup…

If you’re considering ending your festival season with a bang, here are just a few reasons why Festival Number 6 is the number 1 choice.

Friendly Fires

Friendly Fires are the perfect kind of cider-sipping glitter coated indie rock blend that you need for a festival.

Tracks like Jump in the Pool and Hawaiian Air are sure to bring good vibes when heard live in a field in the sun. And if the sun fails to show up, after a couple of drinks they are upbeat enough that it won’t even matter.

As an added bonus, the band’s self-titled album is a decade old a few days before Festival No 6 starts, so there is sure to be a sense of nostalgia to the show that makes it extra special.

The Horrors

Is there a more fitting setting to listen to the obscure sounds of The Horrors than in a field, slightly sleep deprived, slightly tipsy, unwashed and having a ball? We think not.

A mix of festival outfits and hazy songs like Jealous Sun make for a real-life dream-sequence experience, something which would be criminal to miss. Though it may be hard to adjust back to usual life when their set is done…

Fenne Lily

Bristol based musician Fenne Lily may have only just released her debut album, but that has given us plenty of time to play it on repeat and get excited for her festival appearances this year.

Emotional tracks like On Hold are made to be wailed out in a crowd, holding an £8 pint and grabbing onto the shoulders of the strangers around you, after all. Try not to lose your voice during this one.

Amber Arcades

Would it even be a festival if you didn’t get to flail around to tunes so funky you forget all about the fact you are coated in mud up to your thighs?

Dutch singer-songwriter provides the perfect soundtrack to do just that, with tracks like Fading Lines striking that perfect balance of meaningful lyrics and dance worthy instrumental sections. You’d be mad to miss what is sure to be a competitor for best set of the weekend.


This is just a mere handful of what is going to go down at Festival N°6, which takes place 6th-9th of September. You can avoid FOMO by getting tickets here.

Featured Image, Festival No 6

festival no 6 lineup
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