Sŵn curate the Friday Clough Stage at Festival No.6 2013
13, 14, 15th September '13
Tickets from www.festivalnumber6.com
Sŵn are curating Friday night on the new Welsh & International Clough Stage at Festival No.6.
Organisers have specifically created the Clough Stage as a platform for the best in Wales to perform across the weekend. In addition they have also pulled in the expertise of John Rostron and Huw Stephens from Sŵn Festival, the Cardiff music festival dedicated to showcasing Welsh music of all kinds, and bringing the best international music into Wales.
Said John Rostron: "Sŵn is pleased to be part of this years Festival No. 6 with an all Welsh line up featuring wonderful musicians. Geraint Jarman has been an influence and inspiration for decades in Wales, a poet, barrier breaker and new music supporter. Yr Ods have played Sŵn many times and are one of Wales' finest young guitar bands. Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog are a revelation, beautiful folk and country musicians and were nominated for the Welsh Music Prize 2012. Finally Georgia Ruth has released one of our albums of the year, Week of Pines, supported by Steve Lamacq and Jo Whiley and is another Sŵn favourite."
Robin Llewelyn of Portmeirion added: “Festival No.6 is all about creating a sense of place and of being part of a celebration of the creative arts in a unique environment. It is fitting that the festival should reflect and celebrate the best of contemporary Welsh culture in all its diversity; this gives the festival a sense of belonging and an identity or character all its own. Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis, who designed the beautiful italianate village of Portmeirion in the 1920's was proud of his association with the bards and musicians of his native land and claimed that ‘…as much literary talent and poetic genius seethes within twenty miles of Portmeirion as could be found in Bloomsbury, Boar’s Hill and Sussex all rolled into one.’ This culture, once hidden from view, is proudly presented to a diverse audience. Clough would be delighted to see Festival No.6 give so much pleasure and inspiration to so many.”