Festival No.6 announces Sky Arts as official broadcast partner

Broadwick Live, the creative team behind the multi award-winning Festival No.6, has confirmed Sky Arts as its official broadcast partner for this year’s festival.   

Sky Arts will broadcast highlights of the festival produced by CC Lab, boasting headline acts The Flaming Lips, Bloc Party and Mogwai, on October 8th. Other performers on the bill include Laura Mvula, Kate Tempest, Irvine Welsh, Goldie & Mary Ann Hobbs, Maxine Peake and more.

Barbara Lee Commissing Editor for Sky Arts said: “Festival No.6 is a fantastic finale to the UK’s festival season, and by capturing all the highlights on and off the stage, Sky Arts will offer music fans the opportunity to watch the music they love, without actually having to be at the event.”

Festival Organiser, Luke Huxham said: “Sky Arts is a great alignment for our brand and we’re delighted to partner with them for this year’s event. Being able to reach a wider audience that wouldn’t normally be able to experience Festival No.6 first-hand, is really exciting.”

Festival No.6 is a bespoke banquet of music, arts, culture and gastronomy, taking place over the weekend of the 7-10 September in the magical village of Portmeirion, Wales, home of the cult TV series The Prisoner. With more live artists, DJ's, renowned chefs, speakers and surprises yet to be revealed the sixth Festival No.6 will undoubtedly be the most impressive to date.

Acts will perform across the entire site, by the whimsical Italianate architecture of the village, the historic town hall, piazza, Bristol Colonnade, beside the picturesque estuary, in the atmospheric woods and the promenade along the River Dwyryd.

Constructed between 1925 and 1975 by maverick architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, Portmeirion is a wonderfully bizarre and elaborate interpretation of a Mediterranean villa, nestled in the stunning mountains and forests of North Wales overlooking the expansive estuarial waters of the Irish Sea.

Sky Arts will present the best highlights from this year’s Festival No.6. The 90 minute highlights show will be shown on October 8th and available to watch on Sky Arts for one month after.