Festival No. 6
Read reviews of this festival and you'll come across hyperbolic quotes such as "this is a festival like no other", "the most stunning setting in the world" or "a bespoke banquet of music, arts and culture. These descriptions are not an exaggeration.
Let's start with the location; Portmeirion, with its neo-classical architecture and coastal setting could rival the most picturesque resorts on the Italian Riviera. This bijou location was also chosen by TV producers of old: the festival's unique name derives from the cult 60s TV show "The Prisoner"(featuring "prisoner number 6) which was filmed here.
Then there's its sophistication; The Guardian says that this festival "could rival Montreux as the most sophisticated in Europe."
There are many different performance areas, ranging from spectacular waterside concerts, to more intimate performances in the village. The music stages have drawn big names over the years and there's also culture aplenty, with literature, comedy, workshops and lectures.
What more could you ask for?
Information at a glance
Portmeirion, Gwynedd, Wales. LL48 6ER.
2 hours from Manchester and 2.5 hours from Birmingham. Weekend park and ride costs £15. Trains to Bangor with a bus service to Portmeiron.
An adult weekend ticket with camping from Thursday costs from £205.
7, 8, 9, 10th September 2017
15, 000 capacity per day
2016 saw Kaiser Chiefs, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Hot Chip, Bastille and Super Fury Animals. 2017 acts coming soon.