Multi-award winning Festival No.6 (6-9 September ‘18) has today announced legendary post-punk outfit THE THE as the first headliners on the bill for next year’s festival – the bands only confirmed UK date outside London.
One of the most important acts of the new wave era, the cult band were a beacon of passion and truth in Thatcher’s Britain and influenced an entire genre. After a long hiatus of 15 years Matt Johnson has returned with new material – this year’s Record Store Day single ‘We Can’t Stop What’s Coming’ in collaboration with Johnny Marr – the highly regarded documentary film The Inertia Variations that premiered at this year’s Edinburgh’s International Film Festival, the Radio Cineola: Trilogy vinyl and CD boxset, to be released this Friday October 20th. A week long season of screenings of both The Inertia Variations and Infected – The Movie at London’s prestigious ICA also begins Friday October 20th, plus a sold out series of concerts in 2018 and, of course, top billing at Festival No.6 2018.
Festival founder Gareth Cooper said: “We are very excited to have THE THE at next year’s festival. They are an act that have always been on our list and when we heard Matt had the band back together and was performing live we had to have them. It’s going to be a real festival highlight next year.”
Festival No.6 is an intimate, bespoke banquet of music, arts and culture, taking place over the weekend of the 6-9 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 seventh Festival No.6 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.
Constructed between 1925 and 1975 by maverick architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, Portmeirion is a wonderfully bizarre and elaborate interpretation of a Mediterranean villa, nestled in the stunning mountains and forests of North Wales overlooking the expansive estuarial waters of the Irish Sea.
Early Bird Tickets go on sale at 10am on
Thursday 26 October www.festivalnumber6.com