Monday, 22 September 2014

Be Seeing You, Festival No.6...

Did I mention I was going to Festival No.6 this year? I don't think I did mention it. Oh, I did? Are you sure? Well, if you say so... (This is quite a long one, I do apologise!)


If you've blocked me on twitter or are a new follower, Festival No.6 is a majestic festival, located in the stunning village of Portmeirion, Wales. The village itself was built to showcase the beauty in life, and Festival No.6 is a breathtaking way to experience this for one weekend in the year. 

After enjoying last year's festival so much, I made sure I snapped up tickets for us to go again this year. Sure, I took a risk and ordered early bird tickets, but by the time the line-up was announced, there were plenty of great acts to see, which was obviously very pleasing. Joe and I spent the entire weekend laughing, dancing and drinking crazy amounts of swedish oaty non-milk milk...

We arrived on the Thursday, as we wanted to grab a decent camping spot - last year we arrived in the pouring rain, and had to pitch up near the loos! - and were blessed with the most glorious weather this time around. The sun was out all weekend, and with the temperatures raised, you really did feel like you were in a Mediterranean beauty spot. As there were limited acts on the Friday morning, we had plenty of time to explore the village and just bask in the sun. Lovely!  


On Friday, we managed to catch some really good acts, including Patrick Wolf and Los Campesinos! who were brilliant. Patrick Wolf was so charming, and really humble, despite the fact that he's been making music for absolutely years! And, he only went and played the bloomin' harp! He's such a talented guy. Los Campesinos! are a really fun band to see live, and their music is so energetic, you can't help but dance/jump along. Before seeing them, I thought LC! were an okay band, but seeing them live really changed my view on them. I'd recommend seeing them live to everyone!  



We managed to catch a number of comedy acts, including Henning Wehn, Tony Law, Phil Key (bloody mental, but you need to see him!) and Robin Ince. My favourites, out of these, were probably Phil Key for his omg-that-can't-be-true storytelling, and Robin Ince for his Brian Blessed impression. We also managed to catch Letters Live, which was a handful of carefully selected letters from Letters of Note read aloud by famous people. They were perfectly chosen, I felt, and are what spurred me on into buying the rather lovely book. Which, of course, I urge you all to do as well. 


The Sunday headliners were Pet Shop Boys, and it was simply amazing. They obviously put so much into their live shows, and everything about it was incredible. Luckily for us, The Brythioniad Welsh Male Voice Choir were invited on stage to perform Go West - to celebrate the choir's 50th anniversary. It was spectacular, and even PSB's named it as a career highlight. It was such a great way to end the festival, and it was definitely the highlight for me. My only gripe was that they didn't play my favourite song, Heart, but they did play Always On My Mind - which I cried at, obviously - so I can't complain much. 

All in all, an amazing weekend. What do you think, would you ever go to Festival No.6? Did you go to any festivals this year? 


Chelsea xo

13 comments

  1. Oh, I'm jealous - I really want to go to Festival No. 6 but it was poo poo'd this year - apparently house repairs are more important. These photo's just make me want to go more next year. We usually do Glastonbury and another one, last year it was Wilderness which was great too!

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  2. Oh i would love to catch Patrick Wolf live someday, his songs take me right back to my university days and his CDS were rarely off my CD player for long (oh the days of CD players). What a setting too! I went to Portmeirion about 10 or so years ago, so much colour!

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  3. Lol, I love how you start with if you've blocked me on twitter. I would of loved to of seen some of those comedians live. It all looks so much fun! x

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  4. Just trying to cover all possibilities hah a:) They were so great, so funny! x

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  5. It's so nice, isn't it? He was great, I'd forgotten how many songs of his I used to love!

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  6. Pah, who needs a repaired house when you have a tent, amiright? I really want to go to one abroad next year, but I still haven't got around to having my passport renewed...

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  7. Hahaha, oh you and your funny jokes. I've never been to a festival! :) I'm too grumpy and small for these things.

    Danniella x

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  8. Looks like you had a fab time - I love the picture of all the bubbles in the pond-thingy (I'm sure it's got a better name but I can't remember what it is!). I've been to Glastonbury this year and also the Great Dorset Steam Fair (like a festival for steam engines and old vehicles). Next year hopefully I'll be working at Glastonbury again and I'd quite like to go to FarmFest if we can fit it in! :-) xx

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  9. I've never been to Festival No.6, which is silly cause I live so close. I was away on that weekend this year but it's definitely on the list for next year.

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  10. I get quite grumpy and want to sit down all the time! x

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  11. I really want to work at festival one year, I think it would be a really fun way to experience thing! I felt quite proud of that photo *smug face* xx

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  12. It's on the same weekend next year, so cancel all your plans ;)

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  13. I would love to go to this festival. What an amazing venue!

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