FESTIVAL NUMBER 6

FESTIVAL NUMBER 6

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to spend a long weekend in the beautiful Portmeirion in North Wales – which is a gorgeous tourist village, designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village, and is now owned by a charitable trust.

Its also the venue for the incredible Festival Number 6 – which is to date the most stunning music festival I have ever been to. There were so many elements to the festival – it was like entering a magical theatre set, where at times ones surroundings didn’t even seem real, it was that beautiful. The festival is not massive, capacity wise, yet its spread out across several areas; the village, the fields (where all the main music acts performed), the forest (with rave tents and small stages), the beach, the pool area, a castle… The list goes on. From start to end, the mixture of people both working and attending the event, was a collection of happy, positive and care free (which is a far cry from how some music festivals can be) – which along with the unique setting, really made the festival even more memorable and enjoyable.

I could gladly go more into detail, but left with over 300 photos from the weekend, I will let these pictures do the rest of the talking…


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We were fortunate enough to stay in one of the beautiful cottages in the small little village. The view was pretty spectacular (an understatement, to say the least).

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One of the stages in the forest…

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The Village Green, with a mini pool, bars, stage and deck chairs to relax in the sun…

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The food was another highlight of the festival – so much fresh and healthy to choose from (as well as comforting grub for the night such as Mac n Cheese & Churros).

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The main stage – where we saw James Bay, James Morrison, Rae Morris, Years & Years, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Metronomy, Belle and Sebastian, and the legendary Grace Jones!

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In vintage heaven…

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We spent a lot of time in The Castell Garden (Burger & Lobster played a big part in that), which was a bit more subdued with lounge music and a chill out area.

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Massimo Dutti Poncho
ASOS Top & Jeans
Converse Shoes
Gucci Sunglasses


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Savoury Buckwheat Pancakes with Super Greens… Nom nom!

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Al fresco banquet dinner with Michelin starred chefs… Not your average festival then!

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Fancy a chop?

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Daniel Wellington Watch

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You might have noticed my new hair style by now? I had it cut and coloured the day before the festival, at my trusted Sassoon Salon in Covent Garden.

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All the pretty houses…

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Espresso Martini – my favourite!

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Massimo Dutti Gilet (similar here) & Leather Biker Jacket 
ASOS Jeans
Seven Boot Lane Boots
Boden Bag


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The pool area…

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Massimo Dutti Cardigan, Boots & Bag
ASOS Top & Jeans
Polaroid Sunglasses
Daniel Wellington Watch 


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The lighthouse & serene chill out area by the beach (when you want a little break from the music and dancing).

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Some of my Festival Essentials

Massimo Dutti Bag, ASOS Denim Shorts, Seven Boot Lane biker boots, Polaroid Sunglasses, Daniel Wellington Watch and my trusted Olympus Pen E-PL7.

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There was paddle boarding and yoga every morning…

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In smoothie and green juice heaven!

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The rave area in the forest…

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Massimo Dutti Leather Biker Jacket
ASOS Jeans
Converse Shoes
Gucci Sunglasses
Boden Bag


A beautiful weekend! I can’t wait to go back next year. Early bird tickets for 2016 are on sale here

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9 Comments

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      October 21, 2015 / 10:59

      So delicious!

  1. Eileen
    September 26, 2015 / 12:50

    Looks gorgeous!

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      October 21, 2015 / 10:59

      Thanks Eileen, it really was!

  2. Fashion40ish
    September 26, 2015 / 16:09

    My friends (Browsers Bookshop) have a stall there every year. They had a brilliant time and managed to get preview copies of the new Howard Marks book. He was very obliging and signed copies in their little corner of Portmeirion. Love the photos, I am sorry I couldn’t make it now. :0(
    H x

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      October 21, 2015 / 10:57

      Thanks so much, it really is the best festival! x

  3. Tatjana
    September 29, 2015 / 09:20

    Beautiful pictures Anneli! May I ask which camera are you using?

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      October 21, 2015 / 10:57

      Hi Tatjana, thank you! I used a combination of Canon 600D and an Olympus PEN E-PL7 x

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