Festival No 6 lineup, weather, park and ride and more for this weekend in Portmeirion

Thousands of festival-goers will descend on the stunning Italianate village of Portmeirion this weekend for Festival No 6.

The event which has become a highlight in the music and arts calendar in North Wales will celebrate its sixth anniversary this year.

Taking place from Thursday September 7 – Sunday, September 10, organisers have promised this year’s event will be “as big as it has ever been with lots of surprises”.

Here’s what you need to know if you’re making a trip to the intimate, boutique-style festival.

Portmeirion where Festival No 6 will take place
Portmeirion where Festival No 6 will take place
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What is the weather going to be like?

Festival No 6 is not expected to be a washout as feared after dry, sunny spells are expected over Portmeirion this weekend.

Festival goers have been told to expect “plenty of sunshine” and temperatures up to 19C.

Despite light showers and gusts of strong wind, Met Office forecasters are predicting pleasant dry spells will last all the way through to Sunday.

Following complaints last year the organisers have taken extra precautions to prepare for possible poor weather.

Festival No 6 a washout? Now forecasters say it’s going to be just fine

Who’s on the bill?

Friday – September 8

Stage No 6

Flyte 3pm – 3.30pm

Pins 4pm – 4.30pm

Toy 5pm – 5.30pm

Steve Mason 6pm – 6.45pm

The Cinematic Orchestra 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Mogwai 9.30pm to 11pm

The Grand Pavilion

Tom Grennan 3.30pm – 4pm

Honeyblood 4.30pm – 5pm

Palace 5.30pm – 6pm

Charlotte Church Late Night Pop Dungeon 6.45pm – 7.30pm

Kate Tempest 8.30pm – 9.30pm

The Late Night Pavilion

Fort Romeau 10pm – 11.30pm

Gerd Janson 11.30pm – 1am

Hunee 1am – 3am

Castell Gardens

Heavenly Jukebox 1pm – 3pm

Rough Trade DJs 3pm – 5pm

Band Press Llareggub 5pm – 5.30pm

Andy Votel 5.30pm – 7pm

Steve Davis & Kavus Torabi 7pm-10pm

Annabel Fraser 10pm – 12am

Benji B 12am – 3am

House of Rum

William Dior 12pm – 2pm

Disco Mums 2pm – 4pm

Blonde Ambition 4pm – 6pm

Drunk at Vogue 6pm – 10pm

Homoelectric 10pm – 3am

Mogwai frontman Stuart Braithwaite.
(Image: black arts pr)

Saturday – September 9

Stage No 6

Ten Tonnes 4pm – 4.30pm

Superfood 5.15pm – 5.45pm

James Vincent McMorrow 6.15pm – 7pm

Wild Beasts 7.45pm – 8.45pm

Bloc Party 9.30pm – 11pm

The Grand Pavilion

Franc Moody 3.30pm – 4pm

Tash Sultana 4.30pm – 5.15pm

Cabbage 5.45pm – 6.15pm

Jagwar Ma 7pm – 7.45pm

The Cribs 8.30pm – 9.30pm

The Late Night Pavilion

Horse Meat Disco 10pm – 11pm

Joe Goddard Live 11pm – 12am

Horse Meat Disco 12am – 1am

Hercules & Love Affair Live 1am – 2am

Horse Meat Disco 2am – 3am

Castell Gardens

Heavenly Jukebox 12pm – 1pm

Faber Social 1pm – 3pm

Band Pres Llareggub 3pm – 4pm

Hiphop Karaoke 4pm – 5.30pm

Trojan Records 5.30pm – 7pm

Kevin Rowland DJ Show 7pm – 8.30pm

Stealing Sheep DJ Set 8.30pm – 10pm

Jarvis Cocker & Friends 10pm – 3am

Tim Peak’s Real Ale House

Northern Soul Dance Classroom 12pm – 1pm

Welsh Language Class 1pm – 2pm

Tim Peaks FM with Chris Hawkins feat. Ralph Rolle from Chic Paul Coleman & Sian Gibson from Car Share 2pm – 4pm

The Slow Readers Club 4.30pm – 5.15pm

Gavin Martin 5.45pm – 6.15pm

The Rhythm Method 7pm – 7.45pm

The Pheromoans 8.45pm 9.30pm

Bloc Party
(Image: Publicity Picture)

Sunday – September 10

Stage No 6

RLPO & Bootleg Beatles 2.45pm – 4pm

Nick Mulvey 4.45pm – 5.30pm

Laura Mvula 6pm – 6.45pm

Rag ‘n’ Bone Man 7.30pm – 8.30pm

The Flaming Lips 9.30pm – 11pm

The Grand Pavilion

Xamvolo 2.15pm – 2.45pm

Stereo Honey 4.15pm – 4.45pm

The Veils 5.30pm – 6pm

Public Service Broadcasting 6.45pm – 7.30pm

Arab Strap 8.30pm – 9.30pm

The Late Night Pavilion

Call Super 10pm – 12am

Goldie – The Journey Man 12am – 1am

Castell Gardens

Band Pres Llareggub 12pm – 1pm

C&S Strategies 1pm – 4pm

Hiphop Karaoke 4pm – 5.30pm

Heavenly Jukebox 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Auntie Flo 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Justin Robertson 8.30pm – 10pm

Goldie (D&B set) 10pm – 11pm

Mary Anne Hobbs 11pm – 1am

House of Rum

Bear Grooves 2pm – 6pm

Apexape 6pm – 8pm

Sophie Lloyd 8pm – 10pm

Fleetmac Wood 10pm – 1am

Rag 'n' Bone Man
Rag ‘n’ Bone Man
(Image: PA)

What else can I see?

Comedy – As well as a full programme of music, get your funnybones tickled with comedy from Phil Kay, Adam Buxton with his Bug David Bowie Special and David O’Doherty.

Arts and Culture – Train spotting author Irvine Welsh, actress Maxine Peake and Kevin Allen will lead a strong line-up of big name talent from across television, stage, screen and literature this weekend.

The event will also see the return of the Heliosphere, an aerial acrobatic act, that caused such a stir in the festival’s first year.

Carnival – Carnival No 6 will be weaving its way through the village on Saturday afternoon. Expect marching bands, flamboyant backpacks, sequined samba headdresses, colourful flags and glitter.

Wellbeing – A wellbeing area features yoga meditation, rise and shine yoga, family and beginners yoga, paddle boarding sessions, wood fired hot tubs and a mermaid spa.

Carnival Time at last year's Festival No 6 held annual in Portmeirion.
Carnival Time at last year’s Festival No 6 held annual in Portmeirion.

Kids activities

There’s a full programme of activities in the Little Big Top including Jak Poore’s comedy show, Portmeirion pirate training, crafts, a ukulele workshop, a theatre show, tatty bumpkin yoga and chilled play bell tents.

What is there to eat?

Food Markets

More than 40 street food operators will be available in the wooden chalets around the village.

Dinner at Cloughs

Portmeirion festival-goers will again have the chance to indulge in a luxurious three-day banquet. The popular feast billed Dinner at Clough’s is a tribute to Clough Williams-Ellis – the architect behind the Italianate village.

The bespoke banquets include a sumptuous three-course meal cooked by internationally renowned chefs.

Read more here.

Friday – Som Saa’s Mark Dobbie and Andy Oliver

Saturday – Aiden Byrne

Sunday – Paul Ainsworth

Michelin-starred chef Paul Ainsworth’s menu is guaranteed to be a festival highlight at Festival No 6 this year
(Image: UGC TNW)

Can I still buy tickets?

Unfortunately, no. If you have not already bought your tickets, the festival has now sold out.

Park and Ride

This year the park and ride is located in a different location which is not susceptible to flooding. It is on a farm called Llwyn Mafon Uchaf, high in the hills above the town of Criccieth.

It is around 15 minutes car journey away from Portmeition village.

A free shuttle service travelling to and from the car park will be available for festival-goers all weekend.

Parking will cost £20 per car.

The postcode for the park & ride site is LL52 0RE.

Festival No 6 at Portmeirion
Festival No 6 at Portmeirion
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How to get there

Portmeirion is located in Penrhyndeudraeth, on the estuary of the River Dwyryd.

It is two miles (3.2 km) south east of Porthmadog and one mile (1.6 km) from the Minffordd railway station, served by both the Ffestiniog Railway and Arriva Trains Wales.

SatNav details



LL48 6ER

By train

Bangor is the most convenient train station to reach the festival.

Official travel partner Virgin Trains are offering an exclusive 25% discount on Virgin Trains Advance fares to the festival.

To book your tickets, click here .

Note: You must show your Festival No. 6 ticket along with your Virgin Trains ticket when onboard for your discount to be valid

Make sure you keep up-to-date with the festive timetable for Virgin Trains.
Make sure you keep up-to-date with the festive timetable for Virgin Trains.


There will be police and security on-site 24 hours a day to ensure safety and security.

Camping Stoves/Disposable BBQs

Camping Stoves are permitted but ensure the cooking area is well away from tents – always ensure there is an adequate supply of fresh air where the BBQ is being used.

Disposable BBQs are not allowed – if you are taking a gas BBQ please ensure the gas canister does not exceed the size of 500g.


Cash machines will be on site but it’s recommended taking enough money for the weekend as ATM queues will be likely.

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Festival No 6 2017


Alcohol is allowed to be taken into the camping fields but only up to a reasonable amount per person (1 case of beer/lager/cider or up to 1 litre of (decanted) spirits).

Excess quantities will be required to be left outside the event and no glass bottles of any kind are permitted to the event.

Alcohol is not allowed to be taken into the arenas and venues while the bars inside will be operating a challenge 25 policy, and you may be asked for ID.

Drug Policy

The festival operates a zero-tolerance policy to drugs -the laws of the land are as relevant within the festival site as anywhere else.

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