Best boutique UK festivals in 2015: From Farmfest to Festival No. 6

Looking at those festivals off the beaten track

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Festival No 6 3-6 September

Portmeirion, Wales

This year Belle and Sebastian and Grace Jones are headlining. Other artists on the bill include James Bay, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Everything Everything and Kate Tempest. There will also be a talk with Trainspotting author, Irvine Welsh, and art installations including Greg Wilson and Kermit who present Super Weird Happening – a visual and interactive psychedelic DJ set.

The price: Adult weekend £150; ages 11-15 £80-£90; children aged 10 and under (Friday arrival) free. Booking fees apply.

 

Rhythms of the World 20-21 June

Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Led by volunteers, Rhythms of the World is a registered charity that aims to unite diverse communities through music and the arts, including world music, dance, arts, and cuisin, ROTW does not offer the most recognisable names of the music industry but instead picks an interesting and eclectic lineup which this year includes Specials member Neville Staple, and India's number one live performer, Raghu Dixit.

The price: Adults £15; ages 5-17 £6; under-5s free.

Farmfest 31 July-1 August

Gilcombe Farm, Somerset

Ten years old and still just £59 a ticket, Farmfest is far from fellow Somerset festival Glastonbury's proportions but the line-up has a few gems such as Portico (formerly Portico Quartet) and The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band, who are making their UK debut at the festival.

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A founder member of Mercury-nominated Portico Quartet, Nick Mulvey played Latitude in a solo capacity

The price: £59 for the weekend.

Festival guide: Big Festivals, Glasto to Reading
Festivals Abroad, from Benicassim to tommorowland
Day Festivals, from sound city to British summer time
Family Friendly festivals, from camp bestival to somersault
To more than the music, from latitude to bestival
Festival foods, from field day to port eliot

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