Returning to Festival No.6 for its fourth year, Horizons, BBC Wales and Arts Council Wales’ music project, opens the Lost in the Woods stage on Friday; hosting acts nominated by BBC Wales’ specialst music radio DJs and producers. Acts including Llangollen-based Campfire Social, Wrexham’s indie-pop sensation Kidsmoke, Cardiff’s art-rock theatrics of Palomino Party, Caernarfon’s psychedelic favourites Castles, post-rock girl group Adwaith, electro-pop maverick Griff Lynch, folk rock duo Zervas & Pepper, anthemic rock from Climbing Trees, blues-tinged indie rockers Candelas and Sweet Baboo – who recently released his first out of a three part trilogy studio album, ‘Wild Imagination’.
Building on the success of last year, Welsh music specialists Huw Stephens and John Rostron from Sŵn Festival based in Cardiff have curated a bespoke mix of Welsh artists and collaborators. Saturday’s highlights include electronic pop musician and producer Ani Glass, Argrph, Chroma, DJ Elan Evans, rising Welsh artist Greta Isaac, Lastig Band, sets by Swn DJ’s, Toby Hay and Twinfield.
Nyth Gwydir will be hosting a collective blend of Welsh and international artists for Sunday including guitar-slinging singer-songwriter and winner of Y Selar’s Best Album of 2014 Yws Gwynedd, Yr Eira, Carcharorion, Welsh folk-rockers Bob Delyn a’r Ebillion, Alys Williams, alternative folk trio Plu and a number of sets by Nyth DJ’s.
Festival No.6 is also proud to host CED Music who has curated an audio feast each day with some of the most talented, unsigned artists across the Welsh musical spectrum. Highlights include songwriter AP Cooper, four-piece rock band Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles, Bonnie Pilgrim, Calfari, Climbing Trees, Corteous Thief, Deckchair Protest, Hannah Willwood, Magi Tudur and Paur Green. The stage will also play host to singer-songwriter Sera, Welsh poet Sophie McKeand, Synnwyr Cyffredin, The Bortowski Swing, The Secret, Velvet, Xtacsi and Wil Williams & The Continentals who’s set will offer a lively mixture of original material and fantastic covers.
The Welsh programme joins an already impressive music bill featuring headliners The Flaming Lips, Bloc Party and Mogwai. With more incredible acts, DJs, happenings, activities and installations still to be announced the special sixth edition of Festival No.6 will be truly unmissable.