'You'll see it in the future': Broadwick Live boss predicts Festival No.6 return

'You'll see it in the future': Broadwick Live boss predicts Festival No.6 return

The founder of Wales' Festival No.6 is confident the event will return in the future, despite it taking a hiatus this year

Organisers announced the festival's 2018 edition, headlined by Friendly Fires, The The and Franz Ferdinand, would be its last for the time being as it was "not sustainable" in its current format.

However, Broadwick Live CEO Gareth Cooper told Music Week we have not seen the last of the award-winning event, which brought the likes of Beck, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, London Grammar and Pet Shop Boys to the Welsh town of Portmeirion.  

“You won’t see it this year, but you’ll see it in the future,” he said. “I do know where, but I don’t know when. Obviously the ‘where’ will be Portmeirion, because there isn’t anywhere like that place.

“We just want to try and have a bit of time out with Festival No.6 and understand how best to execute it. We haven’t found that eureka moment yet, but I’m sure we will do. We’re very fond of Festival No.6, it’s something we’re very proud of because we think we’ve created a great brand and great content, but it’s a very expensive place to put on a show so we need to get the economics right.”

Click here to read the full interview with Cooper from this week's issue of Music Week.

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