A storm is coming
Kate Tempest is bringing her Mercury Prize-nominated tour de force ‘Let Them Eat Chaos’ to Portmeirion’s Festival N°6
Kate TEMPEST’S MUSIC fizzes with fury. She’s got a blasting lyrical flow and her spoken-word scrutiny of society’s imperfections makes her sound like a Dickens for 2017: a Dickens that writes songs called ‘Ketamine For Breakfast’ and ‘europe is
Lost’, in which she brutalises Britain’s fleeting concern with humanitarian crises in five words: “Massacres, massacres, massacres, new shoes.”
The raging concept album it’s taken from is shortlisted for the 2017 Mercury Prize – it tells the tales of damaged characters awake at 4.18am on one London street – and Tempest’s set at Festival N°6 is likely to be one of the most righteous slots at the Welsh festival. Headline shows will come from indie heroes
Bloc Party, psych weirdos Flaming Lips and mood kings Mogwai; elsewhere, look out for the best cover band in the uk – Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon – as well as swaggering synth guys Wild Beasts, thundering vocals from Laura Mvula and a contingent of newer talent led by Rag’n’bone Man, including Skott and Formation. There’s also a ‘Festival of Feasting’ at N°6, ensuring there’s always more than enough to tuck into.