An Early Green Man Festival Guide – Wales’ Greatest Music Festival

Dates: Thursday August 15th – Sunday August 18th 2013
Location: Glanusk Estate, Black Mountains, Wales

Green Man site from the air! ©

Green Man site from the air! ©

When the Green Man festival first started out in 2003 just 300 people attended. Nearly a decade later the festival has now grown to become one of the biggest music events in Wales, attracting over 20,000 people. Situated in the picturesque Usk Valley with Sugar Loaf mountain in the backdrop, there aren’t many other festivals that can boast such a unique location. Preparation is now underway to put on another great show in 2013, after the 2012 festival proved such a success with the likes of Van Morrison helping to create yet another legendary year for the festival.
Green Man is back with an action-packed first announcement for 2013, starting with the incredible Band of Horses, their superb Saturday night headliners and this is a UK festival exclusive!!

Green Man Mountain Stage ©

Green Man Mountain Stage ©

The festival organiser are also thrilled to announce 30 wonderful acts which is just the tip of the iceberg of with many more to come…
The Horrors. Local Natives. Edwyn Collins. Roy Harper. F*ck Buttons, The Pastels. Archie Bronson Outfit,  Woods, James Yorkston, Unknown Mortal Orchestra,  Andrew Weatherall, Jon Hopkins (live), Matt Berry, Moon Duo, Arbouretum, This is the Kit, Ellen & The Escapades, Buke & Gase, Bear’s Den, Fossil Collective, Rozi Plain, Blaenavon, Zervas & Pepper, Trwbador, Wild Smiles, Fist of the First Man, DJ Fitz, Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog, Huw M, and Annie Eve

The award-winning Green Man, the go to festival to see new and emerging talent, returns to the beautiful Glanusk Park, Wales, from August 15-18. Buy your tickets here:

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Information on the line-up for the 2013 festival… 

GreenMan2013 band of horsesBand of Horses the Grammy-nominated Seattle four-piece have made some of the most anthemic, affecting and downright life-affirming American music of recent times – from acclaimed 2007 breakthrough Cease To Being to last autumn’s supremely confident Mirage Rock.

The Horrors released their imperious third album Skying in 2011 to universal acclaim, at once confirming their status as one of the UK’s most magnetic, ‘must-see’ live bands – see you down the front.

Local Natives have just released their new album Hummingbird, the follow up to the the band’s critically-acclaimed debut album. Fresh from supporting the likes of Arcade Fire and The National the band will be heading to the Black Mountains this August and we cant wait

Edwyn Collins ©

Edwyn Collins ©

Edwyn Collins is the former frontman of Orange Juice and a bona fide indie legend. With a new solo album due out in March, expect timeless songs of hope, despair and no little wit. We’re thrilled to welcome him.

Roy Harper is a British institution – a survivor from the golden age of folk-rock whose single-mined integrity is stamped on a body of work lauded by Fleet Foxes, Led Zep, Kate Bush and many more.

Fu*k Buttons return to Green Man after an unforgettable Far Out headline set in 2011 (not to mention an unlikely cameo in the Olympics opening ceremony). Brace yourself for euphoric melodies and gut-busting beats galore.

The Pastels make a rare live appearance with the aptly named Slow Summits – their first studio album in 16 years –and a lifetime of cult acclaim from Teenage Fanclub, Sonic Youth, Kurt Cobain and others.

Archie Bronson Outfit’s last album Coconut was released back in March 2010 and we’re welcoming them back with open arms! They last played the festival in 2008, so their performance this year is highly anticipated

JamesYorkston ©

JamesYorkston ©

James Yorkston is an integral addition to any line-up of the UK’s Best Grass Roots Festival; like catching up with an old friend over a whisky beside a roaring log fire.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra are one of the best new bands to emerge so far this year, arriving from New Zealand via Oregon and riding the crest of the neo-psychedelic wave.

Andrew Weatherall need no introduction. He has already provided us with more than our fair share of Green Man moments over the years – got room for one more?

Jon Hopkins is an electronic artist whose gift for compelling collaborations reached new heights with King Creosote and the Mercury-nominated album Diamond Mine in 2011.

All of this plus must-see sets fromWoods, Matt Berry, Moon Duo, Arbouretum, This is the Kit, Ellen & The Escapades, Buke & Gase, Bear’s Den, Fossil Collective, Rozi Plain, Blaenavon,  Zervas & Pepper, Trwbador, Wild Smiles, Fist of the First Man, DJ Fitz, Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog, Huw M and Annie Eve.

Buy your tickets here:

Visit the new look Green Man website for more information on all these great artists – and stand by for more exciting news as we reveal our second headliner next week!

More about the festival:

Wales’ leading award winning contemporary music and arts festival located in the stunning Brecon Beacons – the river Usk flows around the perimeter and the Black Mountains stand impressively as the backdrop to the ‘Mountain Stage’. Whilst the festival is 100% independent, it still draws a stellar line up each year with over 400 acts performing over nine stages. Plus comedy, literature, cinema, Einstein’s Garden, Chai Wallahs, massage & therapy, art installations, dusk til dawn bonfire, 7 day camping option, over 100 activities for kids & teens, 24hr bars serving local ales and cider, gourmet food & local produce, idealic camp-site with hot showers and stunning views.

2012 UK Festival Awards ‘Grass Roots Festival Award’ winner:

The Grass Roots Award is “for festivals that should be celebrated, not just for the courage, vision, commitment and often personal sacrifice invested by their organisers, but also because they never forget where they’ve come from, supporting their local communities and new music along the way while retaining an independent spirit and resisting commercial saturation.” – The UK Festival Awards

Tickets (Please note that all our ticket prices exactly the same as 2012):

Green Man 2013 Festival Ticket

Adult = £145
Student = £125
Teen (13-17yrs) = £75
Child (5-12yrs) = £5
Infant (0-4yrs) = FREE but ticket required
Live In Vehicle = £60
Family Camping Car Park = £5 (all cars require ticket)
General Camping Car Park = £5 (all cars require ticket)

Get tickets by clicking here.

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One Response to An Early Green Man Festival Guide – Wales’ Greatest Music Festival

  1. missmadaboutravel says:

    Great line up! 😉

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