The first Festival No.6 announcement reveals unique headliners

Mogwai and Bloc Party are UK festival exclusives alongside fellow headliners The Flaming Lips


The first wave of bands for Festival No. 6 has been released, featuring Mogwai and Bloc Party.

Both are UK festival exclusives for the cult Wales event, taking place toward the end of the 2017 festival season in September.

The Flaming Lips will also headline a lineup that includes indie rock band The Cribs, R&B artist Laura Mvula and breakout star Rag’n’Bone Man.

The surprisingly deep lineup also includes James Vincent McMorrow, Wild Beasts, Vaults and performance poet Kate Tempest.

Also appearing are The Beatles tribute Bootleg Beatles, performing with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to celebrate 50 years of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Bloc Party headline at the Albert Hall Manchester on 8 February 2017
Bloc Party headline at the Albert Hall Manchester on 8 February 2017. Photo: Katy Blackwood

Festival No. 6 takes place in Portmeirion, Wales between 7-10 September on the penultimate weekend of the core UK festival season.

Despite being remotely located, it’s become a popular event due to its friendly atmosphere and popularly eclectic lineups.

Beyond the headliners, the depths of this year’s lineup includes much-hyped new artists ISLAND, Tom Grennan and Cabbage and the reinvigorated Superfood.

Nu-disco band Hercules and Love Affair and indie rock band PINS will make relatively rare 2017 festival appearances, alongside the more prolific Honeyblood.

Toy, Klangstof and Jagwar Ma are other noted performers to date.

Adult weekend tickets – excluding Thursday – are £190 with camping and £180 without.

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Katy Blackwood
Katy Blackwood is the Editor of FEISTY. She's been a self-confessed music geek, stan and encyclopedia since her childhood, loving both new and older sounds alike. Katy started out as a contributor to various magazines before founding FEISTY as an independent, female-led platform for new music.

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