The Village fete: a festival that takes no Prisoners
Primal Scream, New Order and Spiritualized have just been confirmed to headline the inaugural Festival Number 6 this September. Taking place in Portmeirion, North Wales, the festival is named after Patrick McGoohan's character in the cult sci-fi television show The Prisoner, which was filmed in the town in the 1960s. Just you try leaving early...
If the setting of a festival is as important to you as who's on stage, then you have no end of options: these days, they take place everywhere from out at sea to up mountains.
But if you're after something special, why not try Exit festival, set in the Petrovaradin Fortress, a 17th-century castle near the river Danube in Serbia? Or what about the rolling deserts of Mali, where local and international acts play the Festival au Désert? Robert Plant called it "one of the few honest things I have been part of in a long, long time".
For the more macabre among you, last year Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia ("the resting place for 70,000 souls") became an unlikely destination for music lovers after it hosted a weekend-long music festival called Tunes from the Tombs. You need never stand in a muddy field again.
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