Reginald D Hunter, Tim Key, Lauren Pattison, Stuart Goldsmith, Spencer Jones, Jayde Adams, John Kearns, Fern Brady and more join the bill.

Festival No.6 has revealed the first names on this year’s comedy line-up at The Gatehouse as part of the Arts and Culture programme. With a mixture of heritage names and emerging talent, this year is set to be the best edition yet.

Reginald D. Hunter makes his debut at Festival No.6 this year. During the 15 years in which he has lived in the UK, Reginald’s searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fanbase that spans the generations.

Headlining Sunday evening is cult poet, comic and actor, Tim Key. Billed as “one of the funniest shows of the year” by Time Out, Kay was crowned winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2009 and was also nominated for the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality.

Stand up circuit regular and one-to-watch Lauren Pattison is also gracing the stage at No.6 for the first time.  She’s been on the comedy circuit for five years, which at the age of just 23 makes her one of the brightest young talents on the comedy scene. Internationally award-winning comedian, writer, podcaster and host Stuart Goldsmith brings his energetic storytelling to this year’s festival. With a reputation for smart, accessible stand-up, Stuart’s enthusiasm and natural charm conceal a quick wit and fearlessness honed by his early career as a street performer.

Prop comic Spencer Jones, renowned for his masterful physical comedy, has been nominated for both the Edinburgh Comedy Award and a BAFTA. His latest live show The Audition was nominated for the 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Award and received glowing reviews. Award winning comedian and cabaret performer Jayde Adams returns to Festival No. 6 for a second year. Originally from Bristol Jayde is an award-winning comedian as well as a cabaret performer, MC, all dancing, all opera singing, ex fish mongering West Country woman.

Also appearing on the bill are John Kearns, Fern Brady, Rich Wilson, Lou Sanders, Jarred Christmas, Kiri Pritchard-Mclean, Jack Gleadow, Alistair Barrie, Joey Page and George Rigden and Chris Washington.

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. 

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.

A limited amount of Tier Three Tickets and VIP tickets are on sale, and selling fast from www.festivalnumber6.com/tickets