Multi-award winning Festival No.6 has today announced the headliners for this year’s festival – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Hot Chip and Bastille.
Closing the festival this year is Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. The outspoken father of alternative-rock, undoubtedly the most influential British musician of the last two decades, will perform an incomparable set on the Sunday night packed full of some of the most iconic hits of a generation.
Headlining Saturday night are genre-busting dance pioneers Hot Chip. Following widespread critical acclaim for their sixth studio album Why Make Sense? the indietronic troubadours are guaranteed to deliver joyous slabs of electro-pop, perfect to ignite Saturday’s famous party vibe.
Opening proceedings on Friday night are Brit-winning indie/electro rockers Bastille. With a new album in the pipeline for 2016 the number one charting four-piece will be crafting an upbeat set blending new material with hits including the platinum smashPompeii and Of the Night.
NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS HEADLINE FESTIVAL
In another first, the festival has commissioned No.6 composer-in-residence Joe Duddell to work with the world-class 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 very special guest vocalists on each song, in what promises to be one of the highlights of this year’s No.6 and indeed the festival season.
Also appearing on the bill is Scandinavian synthpop chanteuse Aurora and BBC Sound of 2016 finalists Blossoms.
Other confirmed live acts include Mercury nominated C Duncan, Django Django, Echo & The Bunnymen, Frances, Gwenno, JP Cooper, Lawrence Taylor, Lucy Rose, NGOD, Oh Wonder, Oscar, Roots Manuva, Roisin Murphy and The Amazons.
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.
Rightfully renowned 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.
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 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 the fifth Festival No.6 is certain to be the most impressive to date.