PORTMEIRION, Wales (CelebrityAccess) — Organizers for the Welsh outdoor music festival Festival No.6 announced that after a six-year run, the festival was going on hiatus after the completion of the 2018 event.
In a post to the festival’s website, a spokesperson for Broadwick Live spoke of “challenges” in organizing the event and said that Festival No. 6 was “just not sustainable in its current format.”
Billed as an annual art and music festival held in and around Portmeirion, Wales, the festival debuted in 2012.
The 2018 edition of the festival is set for September 6th-9th with a lineup that includes headliners The The, Franz Ferdinand, and Friendly Fires.
The complete statement by organizers:
We had one aim – to create a completely new type of festival in a location unlike any other, catering to a different type of audience. Over the past six years, we’ve done everything we can to bring you an unrivaled festival experience in a truly unique setting, driven by a desire to do things differently.
No.6 has always been more than just a music and arts festival. It’s the ultimate escape from reality, a place you can see your favourite artists in a breathtaking setting, or discover new acts you’ll want to see again and again, a place where performers are as inspired as the audience – a platform to present new work and collaborations in unique and intimate venues, a place like no other where like-minded individuals gather and embrace new ideas, inspired to take risks and push boundaries.
In six short years, the profile of the festival has far outgrown its intimate capacity, picking up numerous awards, gaining international recognition and becoming one of the world’s most unique festivals. We always knew we had something special but we never quite expected it to capture people’s imagination the way it has.
Running Festival No.6 hasn’t been without its challenges. Portmeirion is a complex site and we’ve had fun adapting and reinventing the festival every year but unfortunately, No.6 is just not sustainable in its current format and so we’ve made the difficult decision to take a breather – 2018 will be the last Festival No.6 for now. We will, of course, be throwing an almighty party this year and will make sure it’s the most outstanding No.6 to date!
We want to thank everyone who has been a part of the Festival No.6 journey so far, including all the incredible artists and performers, our brilliant crew who work tirelessly in challenging circumstances, our loyal suppliers, our team of forward-thinking programmers and partners, Gwynedd Council, the Welsh Government Major Events Unit, the local community and our good friends Portmeirion – without their trust and support No.6 would have never have happened in first place.
Most importantly, we want to thank everyone who has ever joined us at Festival No.6 over the years. Taking a break is the right decision but not all is lost, we’re already thinking about the future… As Sir Clough Williams-Ellis said ‘Cherish the past, adorn the present and construct for the future’.
There are still a limited number of tickets available to purchase on our website and we hope you will join us this September in Portmeirion for the seventh edition of Festival No.6.
Be seeing you…