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Go to a hidden woodland rave in rural Wales this weekend

By Grace Allen

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The slightly surreal Tuscany-esque Welsh village of Portmeirion inspired the conception of Festival No.6, and it’s within this pretty mash-up of sub-tropical vegetation, colourful architecture and rural Snowdonia beauty that the three-day extravaganza takes place.

With a spectacular setting beside the sea, Festival No.6 plays host to everything from Welsh choirs to hidden woodland raves, screenings and installations to feasts, cabaret, comedy and luxe spa treatments.

Previous artists to have stalked the main stage include Beck, Kaiser Chiefs and Grace Jones – this year Friendly Fires and Franz Ferdinand are headlining.

The festival’s founders have announced that they will be taking a ‘breather’ after this year’s shindig, so try and snaffle a ticket for this creative culture-fest while you still can. 

Sep 6-9. £59-£69 (day), £195-£205 (weekend). Find more information here.

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