Amazing opportunity for local musicians and songwriters at Festival Number 6 in Portmeirion through community music group CEG

Date 23/08/2017
Billy Bibby

North Wales community music collective, CEG, with the support of Gwynedd Council, will be showcasing talent from Snowdonia at the bilingual ‘The Woodcutter’s Lodge’ Stage at the incredibly unique and biggest North Wales arts and music festival - Festival Number 6 in Portmeirion, from 8 to 10 September.

This is a big step for the group, who have been working hard on a voluntary basis to represent the wide-range of music being created in north-west Wales over the past two years. This opportunity will see them sharing the ‘Lost in the Woods’ stage with three other stages representing music from Wales, BBC Gorwelion/Horizons, Nyth Gwydir a Sŵn, with CEG specifically showcasing young talent and independent artists from Gwynedd and north Wales.

From 12-8pm each day, acts will range from the newest and rawest young talent from Gwynedd just starting on their musical journey, coming through CEG’s Yn Y Golau Project, and grasping at this opportunity with both hands, to acts that have seen increasing success in 2017, such as former Catfish and The Bottlemen member Billy Bibby & the Wry Smiles; SERA, who played live on BBC Radio 2 and will be headlining the North American festival of Wales in New York, just a week before the festival. They will range from authentic singer-songwriters such as Courteous Thief and Ap Cooper to folk troubadours Paul Bodwyn Green, spoken word with world champion beatboxer Mr Phormula, and not one but two Poet Laureate’s Martin Daws and Sophie McKeand, to Gypsy-jazz from The Bortowski Swing and popular band Calfari. All performing at the same festival as huge acts like Rag ‘n’ Bone Man to Flaming Lips.

 Councillor Ioan Thomas, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member for Economic Development said: “As a Council, we are pleased to be supporting this opportunity for local artists to perform at Festival Number 6. It will certainly be a fantastic experience for these performers and provides a great opportunity to reach a new audience. We wish all the local artists that will be performing this year all the best and I’m sure that the experience will benefit them all in the future.”

 Over 20 acts, so varied, but share the ethos of being collaborative, exciting, talented and based in north Wales. Head into the woods at the festival to be blown away by the musicians living on your doorstep in Snowdonia.

 CEG have been working together for the last two years, voluntarily, to find great showcasing opportunities for local musicians and have recently launched a Record label.

 Find out more and how to get involved at www.cegrecords.com or on Facebook.

 Get your festival tickets from www.festivalnumber6.com

 For more information contact CEG on ceg.cymru@gmail.com / 07800761533