First wave of acts for Festival No.6 2018 inc Franz Ferdinand

Having previously revealed The The as the top of the bill for Saturday night, Festival No.6 announced Scottish art rockers Franz Ferdinand and indie legends  Friendly Fires as the remaining headliners for this year’s seventh edition. – the highlight of the UK festival season.

Other artists added to the bill include The Charlatans, Manchester Camerata Orchestra, Joe Duddell, Jessie Ware, Everything Everything, Django Django, Ride, Anna Calvi, and The Horrors.  

This year will see Festival No.6 will be marking a centenary of suffrage, with Stealing Sheep’s Suffragette Procession, curated by the all–female Liverpool band. We’ll also be celebrating Frank Sidebottom’s love affair with Portmeirion, with rare footage and archive material of Frank in the Village.

Festival No.6 is an intimate, bespoke banquet of music, arts and culture, taking place over the weekend of the Thursday 6th - Sunday 9th September in the magical village of Portmeirion, Wales, home of the cult TV series The Prisoner. With many more music acts a huge arts and cultural line-up, new venues and Michelin starred-chefs yet to be revealed Festival No.6 2018 is certain to be the most impressive to date.

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. 

Festival Manager Luke Huxham said: 

We always aim to raise the bar with our programme. Our mandate is to deliver a diverse but coherent line-up combining stone-cold legends like The The with the cream of emerging talent and this year is no exception."

“The festival goes from strength to strength and we still have an enormous amount of talent in music, arts, culture and food still to reveal. The seventh Festival No.6 is going to be truly incredible. We can’t wait!”

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 14th February at 10:00 am available from the Festival No.6 website

Festival No.6 line up so far

The The, Franz Ferdinand, Friendly Fires, The Charlatans, Manchester Camerata Orchestra, Joe Duddell, Jessie Ware, Everything Everything, Django Django, Ride, Anna Calvi, The Horrors,  Certain Ratio, Gaz Coombes, Go Go Penguin,Alexis Taylor, Paul Draper, Lewis Capaldi, Tom Walker, Hak Baker, Amen Dunes, Hollie Cook, Genghar,  Haelos, Gwenno, lo-fi punk-rockers The Lovely Eggs, Warm Digits, Raf Rundell, Amber Arcades, Tom Williams, Kenny Dope, Roy Davis Jr, Hot Chip, Erol Alkan, Willow, Honey Dijon, Horse Meat Disco.

Suggs, Will Self, Jeremy Deller, Eimear McBride, Andrew Weatherall, Dorian Cope, Jeremy Deller, David Keenan, Edith Bowman, Irvine Welsh, Oxide Ghosts – The Brass Eye tapes, La Haine, Asian Dub Foundation. Viv Albertine, Rants n Bants, Rob Auton, and a special tribute to Mark E Smith.