Festival No.6 in Wales recently announced that it is teaming up with BBC Radio 6 Music as part of their Autumn Live Music Programme to transmit exclusive performances from some of the acts performing at this year's event. To celebrate New Order headlining the first year of the UK's newest festival and the Radio 6 Music partnership, the Brythoniad Male Voice Choir were commissioned by Festival No.6 to record a unique version of Blue Monday, the biggest selling 12” of all time.
The 60 members of the Brythoniad Male Voice Choir, formed in 1964 in Blaenau Ffestiniog, squeezed in to the studio to record their interpretation of the seminal track, then filmed a stunning video in Portmeirion. The Brythoniad’s amazing new version of Blue Monday reflects the mix of contemporary music and Welsh heritage behind Festival No.6 and the jaw-dropping location of Portmeirion, one of the most unique settings for a festival the UK has ever seen. For full line-up, dates and BBC Radio 6 Music programming, check out: www.festivalnumber6.com