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MANIC ATTACK; Legends launch surprise assault on Festival No6.

Byline: KELLY WILLIAMS

THE MANIC Street Preachers are breaking a two-year hiatus for a one-off exclusive performance at Festival No.6. The Welsh trio will headline one of the night's at this year's event.

The cover of their fifth studio album This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours was shot in 1998 on the beach at Portmeirion - home of Festival No.6 which falls on the 15th anniversary of the album's release. The Manic Street Preachers said: "Festival No.6 is the only thing that could break our self-enforced two year British gig ban. To be able to play in Sir Clough Williams-Ellis' iconic village is something of a dream for us. See you in September."

The musical bill will again combine a blend of iconic acts alongside the freshest emerging talent and a stunning DJ line-up.

Other live acts confirmed in the first wave of announcements for 2013 include James Blake, Everything, I Am Kloot, Aluna George, Laura Mvula, Mount Kimbie, Caitlin Rose, Chapel Club and Dutch Uncles.

A selection of the stellar DJ acts confirmed so far include Frankie Knuckles, Carl Craig, Andrew Weatherall, Gilles Peterson, Justin Robertson, Greg Wilson, Maxxi Soundsystem, Unabombers and Futureboogie.

Arts and culture is another integral part of Festival No.6, and this year's line-up is even stronger. Guests include John Cooper Clarke, the punk poet, award-winning novelist and Times columnist Caitlin John Cooper Moran and author Paul Morley.

Other highlights include talks and readings from Tracey Thorn (Everything but the Girl), John Niven, Bob Stanley (Saint Etienne) and Michael Smith as well as the return of the wonderful Jan Morris, one of the highlights of last year's No.6. Festival co-founder Gareth Cooper said: "We feel it's important to maintain Welsh heritage within our line up and entertainment and there is no bigger way to do it than by booking this band!" For tickets www.festivalnumber6.

com.

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The Manics said the chance to play Portmeirion was too good to miss

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James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers (main) will appear on the same bill as I am Kloot (inset top) and Caitlin Rose (bottom) at Festival No6
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