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Manic Street Preachers to headline Portmeirion's Festival No. 6

The band have been on a "hiatus" from live performances in the UK since 2011 Credit: AP Childs/EMPICS Entertainment

The Manic Street Preachers have announced they will play a headline slot at this year's Festival No. 6 in Portmeirion, Gwynedd.

The festival - which runs from 13th - 15th September - will see the band's first live show in the UK since 2011.

"The band are currently recording their eleventh studio album - some of which may well be aired for the first time on holy Welsh soil at this one-off 2013 UK festival appearance", the band said on their website.

Video: see our report previewing last year's festival

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'Unique' Portmeirion depicted on postage stamp

Portmeirion depicted on a stamp
The village was designed and built between 1925 and 1975 Credit: Royal Mail

Portmeirion features as part of a new Royal Mail stamp collection, depicting 26 landmarks across the country.

One of Wales' top visitor attractions, the North Wales village was created by architect Clough Williams-Ellis in a Mediterranean style starting in the early 20th century.

Huw Jones, Chair of Portmeirion Ltd, said "Portmeirion is known far and wide for its beauty and character and it is very appropriate that these stamps will carry that message across the world for everyone to enjoy."

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