Lo­cal bands get Fes­ti­val No 6 slot

Spe­cial wood­land stage will show­case Snow­do­nia ta­lent

Caernarfon Herald - - NEWS - Get your fes­ti­val tick­ets from www.fes­ti­val­num­ber6.com. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact CEG on ceg.cymru@gmail.com or call 07800 761 533.

NORTH Wales com­mu­nity mu­sic col­lec­tive, CEG, with the sup­port of Gwynedd Coun­cil, will be show­cas­ing ta­lent from Snow­do­nia at the bilin­gual The Wood­cut­ter’s Lodge Stage at Fes­ti­val Num­ber 6, the “in­cred­i­bly unique and big­gest North Wales arts and mu­sic fes­ti­val”, which takes place in Port­meirion, from Septem­ber 8 to 10.

This is a big step for the group, who have been work­ing hard on a vol­un­tary ba­sis to rep­re­sent the wide-range of mu­sic be­ing cre­ated in north-west Wales over the past two years.

This op­por­tu­nity will see them shar­ing the “Lost in the Woods” stage with three other stages rep­re­sent­ing mu­sic from Wales, BBC Gor­we­lion/ Hori­zons, Nyth Gwydir a Sŵn, with CEG specif­i­cally show­cas­ing young ta­lent and in­de­pen­dent artists from Gwynedd and North Wales.

From 12-8pm each day, acts will range from the new­est and rawest young ta­lent from Gwynedd, just start­ing on their mu­si­cal jour­ney, to acts that have seen in­creas­ing suc­cess in 2017, such as for­mer Cat­fish and The Bot­tle­men mem­ber, Billy Bibby & the Wry Smiles, and SERA, who played live on BBC Ra­dio 2 and will be head­lin­ing the North Amer­i­can fes­ti­val of Wales in New York, just a week be­fore the fes­ti­val.

Also ap­pear­ing will be singer­song­writ­ers such as Cour­te­ous Thief and Ap Cooper, folk troubadours Paul Bod­wyn Green, world cham­pion beat­boxer Mr Phor­mula, Poet Lau­re­ate’s Martin Daws and So­phie McKe­and, Gypsy-jazz from The Bor­towski Swing and pop­u­lar band Cal­fari, all per­form­ing along­side fes­ti­val head­lin­ers Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and Flaming Lips.

Gwynedd Coun­cil Cab­i­net Mem­ber for Eco­nomic De­vel­op­men, Cllr Ioan Thomas, said: “As a coun­cil, we are pleased to be sup­port­ing this op­por­tu­nity for lo­cal artists to per­form at Fes­ti­val Num­ber 6.

“It will cer­tainly be a fan­tas­tic ex­pe­ri­ence for th­ese per­form­ers and pro­vides a great op­por­tu­nity to reach a new au­di­ence. We wish all the lo­cal artists that will be per­form­ing this year all the best and I’m sure that the ex­pe­ri­ence will ben­e­fit them all in the fu­ture.”

Head into the woods at the fes­ti­val to be blown away by the mu­si­cians liv­ing on your doorstep in Snow­do­nia.

CEG have been work­ing vol­un­tar­ily to­gether for the last two years to find great show­cas­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for lo­cal mu­si­cians and have re­cently launched a record la­bel. See www. ce­grecords.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

● Billy Bibby and the Wry Smiles will be play­ing at Fes­ti­val Num­ber 6, as well as lo­cal tal­ents SERA (bot­tom left) and Ffra­cas (bot­tom right)

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