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Virgin Trains Offering Half Price Priority Fares to Festival No.6 Goers

Press Release   •   May 17, 2016 08:58 BST

Virgin Trains Offering Half Price Priority Fares to Festival No.6 Goers

Virgin Trains is the official travel partner for Festival No.6 2016

Customers can save up to 50% on return fares to Bangor from 13th May until 20th June

Headline acts include Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Hot Chip and Bastille

Virgin Trains has created exclusive Festival No.6 Priority Fares that are live now with prices starting from £10. It is offering up to 50% off train travel to Bangor (closest Virgin Trains stop to the festival) and is adapting its current timetable to accommodate festival goers, with more direct services from London Euston to Bangor and ensuring that services across the country are connected. There are a limited number of these discounted seats for a limited period only. To purchase the early bird tickets, customers must book via the Festival No.6 website before the 20th June, after which seats go on general sale.

Priority fare holders will be treated to free cocktails and surprises along the way to get them in the festival mood. Accreditation will also take place onboard saving festival goers those long queues for their wristbands on arrival. Also as part of the award-winning partnership the Virgin Trains Village Limits in the woods will be once again host to acclaimed DJs during the festival.

Held in the magical Portmeirion, North Wales between 1st and 4th September, headline acts at the art and music festival include Noel Gallagher, Bastille and Hot Chip.

Discounted fares include the below Priority Fare tickets with discounts up to 50%:

Standard Class Return Fares

-From North Wales: £10

-From the North West: £25

-From the West Midlands £25

-From Scotland & North England: £50

-From London & South East: £50/£90*

First Class Return Fares

-From the North West: £50

-From the West Midlands £50

-From Scotland & North England: £90

-From London & South East: £90/£130*

*prices if departing London between 8am-9am or arrive into London before 9am Mon - Fri

Adrian Varma, Head of Regional Marketing at Virgin Trains said: ‘’We are absolutely thrilled to once again be the official travel partner of Festival No.6 for 2016. For the last two years, we have been sending festival goers to Bangor in style and we are looking forward to giving our customers a great start to No.6 this September. With amazing value Priority Fares on offer and even more services, customers can enjoy speedy, scenic trips to a truly unique festival, with a few VIP surprises thrown in along their journey.’’

To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit www.virgintrains.co.uk/festivalnumber6

ENDS

About Virgin Trains

Stagecoach and Virgin are working in partnership to operate the East Coast and West Coast inter-city routes under the Virgin Trains brand. Together, they are on track to revolutionise rail travel across the UK.

The combined network connects some of the nation’s most iconic destinations including Glasgow, Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, York and London.

Virgin Trains is committed to delivering a high speed, high frequency service, offering shorter journey times, more comfortable travel and excellent customer service. Customers consistently rate Virgin Trains as one of the top long-distance rail franchise operators in the National Rail Passenger Survey (NRPS) commissioned by industry watchdog, Transport Focus.

On the East Coast route, £140m is being invested to create a more personalised travel experience. This includes a major fleet revamp, smarter stations and exciting new routes. From May 2016, there will be 42 additional services (22,000 extra seats) per week between Edinburgh and London.2018 will see the introduction of completely new Azuma trains being built in the UK by Hitachi.

The West Coast route has a proud record of challenging the status quo - from introducing tilting Pendolino trains, to a pioneering automated delay repay scheme and becoming the first franchised rail operator to offer m-Tickets for all ticket types.

Visit the Virgin Trains Media Room - www.virgintrains.co.uk/mediaroom - for the latest news, images and videos. Subscribe here for regular news from Virgin Trains.

Press Office: 0845 000 3333. Company website: www.virgintrains.co.uk.

About Festival No.6

Festival No.6 is a bespoke banquet of music, arts, culture and gastronomy, taking place over the weekend of the 1-4 September in the magical village of Portmeirion, Wales, home of the cult TV series The Prisoner.

During the festival the village and the surrounding woods come alive with a unique series of inspiring venues including the Central Piazza, the picturesque Estuary stage, The Village Green, the Late Night Pavilion, Castell Gardens, the historic Town Hall, The Tangled Woods, a floating dancefloor and much more hosting everything from main stage moments to intimate performances from iconic bands, world class DJ's and an unparalleled arts and culture programme.

Constructed between 1925 and 1975 by maverick architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, Portmeirion is a wonderfully bizarre and elaborate interpretation of a Mediterranean villa, nestled in the stunning mountains and forests of North Wales overlooking the expansive estuarial waters of the Irish Sea.

For further information please contact:

Jessica Balodis, Joe Earnshaw or Gawen Higgins at Carousel PR

07876 747 345

jessica@carouselpr.comgawen@carouselpr.com

About Virgin Trains

Stagecoach and Virgin are working in partnership to operate the East Coast and West Coast inter-city routes under the Virgin Trains brand. Together, they are on track to revolutionise rail travel across the UK.

The combined network connects some of the nation’s most iconic destinations including Glasgow, Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, York and London.

Virgin Trains is committed to delivering a high speed, high frequency service, offering shorter journey times, more comfortable travel and excellent customer service. Customers consistently rate Virgin Trains as one of the top long-distance rail franchise operators in the National Rail Passenger Survey (NRPS) commissioned by industry watchdog, Transport Focus.

On the East Coast route, £140m is being invested to create a more personalised travel experience. This includes a major fleet revamp, smarter stations and exciting new routes. From May 2016, there will be 42 additional services (22,000 extra seats) per week between Edinburgh and London. 2018 will see the introduction of completely new Azuma trains being built in the UK by Hitachi.

The West Coast route has a proud record of challenging the status quo - from introducing tilting Pendolino trains, to a pioneering automated delay repay scheme and becoming the first franchised rail operator to offer m-Tickets for all ticket types.

Visit the Virgin Trains Media Room - www.virgintrains.co.uk/mediaroom - for the latest news, images and videos. Subscribe here for regular news from Virgin Trains.

Press Office: 0845 000 3333.