THE THE will HEADLINE FESTIVAL NO.6 2018
Festival No.6 (6-9 September ‘18) deserves alll the awards the industry can throw at them as they have announced that legendary post-punk outfit THE THE will top the bill at next year’s festival.
This is the band’s only confirmed UK date outside London…
It’s no overstatement to say that The The were one of the most important acts of the new wave era. They acquired cult status as a beacon of passion and truth in Thatcher’s Britain, inspiring a generation and influencing an entire genre.
Now, after a long 15 years, Matt Johnson has returned with new songs and a new collaboration – he has recorded this year’s Record Store Day single ‘We Can’t Stop What’s Coming’ alongside Johnny Marr.
He is also behind the highly regarded documentary, The Inertia Variations, which premiered at this year’s Edinburgh’s International Film Festival.
And to top that all, the Radio Cineola: Trilogy vinyl and CD boxset, will be released this Friday, 20 October.
The day also marks the start of a week-long series of screenings of both The Inertia Variations and Infected – The Movie at London’s prestigious ICA plus a sold out series of concerts in 2018.
Top billing at Festival No.6 2018 is the icing on the cake.
Said Matt: “I first visited beautiful Portmeirion as a child in the 1960s and have returned on holiday many times over the years. I’m also still a huge fan of The Prisoner. In recent years I’ve watched with great interest how Festival No.6 has grown into the most vibrant music, arts and culture festival in the UK. We are delighted to be headlining in 2018 and look forward to contributing to a fantastic festival with lots of wonderful people in the most idyllic setting imaginable.”
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.
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