The Green Man in British folklore is a lord of misrule and renewal. With a reputation for having one of the most positive atmospheres among festivals in the U.K., Green Man Festival continues this tradition with aplomb. The award-winning festival brings a diverse selection of musicians, films, comedy, theatre and poetry to the heart of the Brecon Beacons during hazy days in mid-August, encouraging 20,000 people to come together for a four-day celebration of music, the arts and summer.
The first round of releases for Green Man has set out a strong line-up of musical acts with James Blake (whose next album will – hopefully — be out this year), Floating Points, Warpaint, Battles, White Denim and Unknown Mortal Orchestra providing a varied range of acts to the top of the bill. Continuing down the bill, Jagwar Ma, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Kamasi Washington, Julianna Barwick, Fews and The Magnetic North, a diverse range of acts, are all worth the effort to go and see.
Green Man has from its very earliest days sought to promote musical talent from the grassroots up. Green Man Rising provides under-the-radar musicians with the opportunity to play at the festival. Along with the strong line-up of films, including the David Bowie film, The Man Who Fell to Earth, and the further line-up of literature, theatre and poetry, the organisers of this festival show a commitment to creating a climate where the arts get a proper showcase.
For a taste of the music on offer at the festival, have a listen to our Green Man 2016 playlist below:
Tickets are currently on sale for £175 for adults, and £150 for students with an NUS card with an added booking fee. One day tickets are available for £60 for local residents. See the Green Man Festival website for more detail.