BBC RADIO 6 TEAMS UP WITH FESTIVAL NO.6 IN WALES
Festival No.6 is teaming up with BBC Radio 6 Music as part of their Autumn Live Music Programme to transmit exclusive performances from some of the legendary and cutting edge acts performing at this year’s event.
To celebrate New Order headlining the first year of the UK’s newest festival and the Radio 6 Music partnership, the Brythoniad Male Voice Choir were commissioned by Festival No.6 to record an incredible, unique version of Blue Monday, the biggest selling 12” of all time. The 60 members of the Brythoniad Male Voice Choir, formed in 1964 in Blaenau Ffestiniog, squeezed in to the studio to record their interpretation of the seminal track, then filmed a stunning video in Portmeirion. The Brythoniad’s amazing new version of Blue Monday reflects the mix of contemporary music and Welsh heritage behind Festival No.6 and the jaw-dropping location of Portmeirion, the most unique setting for a festival the UK has ever seen.
Live performances from the hugely influential New Order and Barclaycard Mercury Prize nominated Everything Everything will be included in a special Marc Riley Show on 16th September as part of a complete main stage take-over by the award winning radio station. Other acts to be included in this exciting show-case are The Invisible, Field Music and Gruff Rhys. Alongside the live music programming, 6 Music will be drawing on the BBC’s rich and unique archive to broadcast documentaries chronicling classic live music events as well as recordings from one-of-a-kind and iconic locations.
Festival No. 6 is a brand new premium festival concept set in the eccentric surrounds of Portmeirion, where neo-classical architecture collides with sandy beaches and palm trees. Bands, DJs, musicians and string ensembles will be performing across the entire site, from the Castell Gardens to the central piazza and picturesque bay. The diverse bill ranges from dance to Balearic, funk to folk, seashanties to Welsh male voice choirs. The sleepy Welsh fantasyland, famous for being the set of cult 60’s TV show ‘The Prisoner’, has never before hosted an event of such breadth and ambition. Curated by the masterminds behind Snowbombing, The Warehouse Project, Lounge on the Farm, Parklife and the directors of Ear to the Ground Production, and Portmeirion Ltd., the festival places an emphasis on the quality of experience like no other.
More info at http://www.festivalnumber6.com/music/lineupgfx
by 247 Magazine