We’re big fans of Festival No.6 here at NorthWales.com and always advocate for people to make their way to the usually sleepy town of Portmeirion to get their yearly fix of music, performance and eccentricities. 2014’s edition of the much-loved weekend was just as good as the two before it.
Brief bursts of rain did little to dampen the spirits of visitors and music lovers who were treated to fine performances from the likes of Beck and London Grammar, but it was Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook who started the occasion perfectly with his rendition of ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’.
Thousands of fans were treated to intimate performances from some of their favourite artists with Friday seeing the debut of Los Campesinos! and London Grammar, both featured on our list of 5 Acts You Need to Catch at Festival No. 6. No doubt the audience will have enjoyed the contrast of the former’s raucous energy top the latter’s chillingly beautiful refrain.
Saturday brought with it Beck, who was charmingly referred to as “elfin” by The Daily Post. There was nothing meek about his performance though as he made his way through an expansive and exciting back-catalogue. Tom Odell also delighted the crowd on the coast.
Proceedings came to a close on the Sunday with exceptional performances from Kelis, The Undertones and headliners Pet Shop Boys. The 80’s kings played their biggest and the best hits and you couldn’t have asked for a more entertaining finale.
Here are some of the best tweets and reactions from the festival:
— Aldo Wan Kenobi (@AldoWanKenobi) September 7, 2014
— Hayley Taylor (@shotbyhayley) September 8, 2014
— Bird to Beast (@birdtobeast) September 7, 2014
“Festival No.6” by www.flickr.com/photos/brynjones, license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0 – 08/09/2014
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