PorTmeirion, WaLes, 7-10 sePTem­ber.

Q (UK) - - Festival Guide 2017 -

The Vibe: There’s sur­re­al­ism for the whole fam­ily at this fes­ti­val in an Ital­ianate vil­lage in North Wales, where head­lin­ing in­die sta­ples dis­guise one of the most bril­liantly ec­cen­tric fes­ti­val line-ups in the UK, from psy­che­delic par­ties and high-brow chats to a rave for all-ages in the ded­i­cated kids’ area. Line-Up Picks: Portmeirion is the sort of place Wayne Coyne would’ve come up with if he’d gone into town­plan­ning, so it will be fas­ci­nat­ing to see The Flam­ing Lips drawn into its fan­tas­ti­cal world. Mog­wai will pro­vide a beau­ti­ful and noisy sound­track to after-dark shenani­gans. Likely To be Camp­ing next To: Par­ents ar­gu­ing over whose turn it is to stum­ble out of the House Of Rum at 4am. if You need a Time-out: Ex­plo­rations away from the main site is where No.6 comes into its own. There’s the Castell (left), which is like a cas­tle ex­cept it’s spelt wrong, and one of the stages has a swim­ming pool. You only get that at Read­ing when peo­ple start chuck­ing bot­tles of piss around.

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