Wales’ largest music festival, Green Man, has announced the first details of this year’s festival, returning once again in the epic surroundings of the Black Mountains deep in the heart of the Brecon Beacons for its 17th year.
Tickets are on general sale now, with early bird tickets having sold out in record time. Last year’s Green Man sold out quicker than ever.
For those looking for the full Green Man experience, the Settler’s Pass is available, which turns the festival into a week-long holiday, allowing early access to the site from Tuesday 13th August, and including workshops, music, discounts on local heritage sites, galleries, castles and more.
The magic of Green Man lies not just in its scenery and music. Made up of 10 individual areas, the festival also offers a diverse range of events to accompany its incredible line-up, boasting art installations spread throughout the tranquil valley, a beer and cider tent to enjoy a crisp Welsh pint, an outer-spaced themed area of discovery and exploration for the ‘little folk’ and a relaxation and workshop space for the teenagers. As well as a line up of science, film, comedy & literature that will be revealed in the coming months.
On this year’s bill, headliner Four Tet will take to the Green Man stage for a third time with a UK festival exclusive live set of carefully curated dance tracks. Ten years on from his last appearance at Green Man, Four Tet has released five acclaimed albums, collaborated with Burial, and remixed an array of other artist’s work including Floating Points – one of last year’s highlights.
“It’s great to be doing the Saturday night Mountain Stage slot at Green Man 2019!” says Four Tet. “I first played Green Man in 2004 and have always had good times there.”
Welsh bands appearing at this year’s Green Man, include Gwenno who will be playing the Far Out stage. Her 2014 debut album, Y Dydd Olaf is 100% Welsh language. Raised with Welsh and Cornish as her first and second languages, Gwenno explores the creative possibilities of using these time-worn tongues.
Welsh legend Meic Stevens will adorn the Mountain Stage with his music, achieving a timeless mysticism that perfectly suits the ancient hills and mountains encircling Green Man. Dubbed “the Welsh Dylan”, Meic has been a massive influence on home-grown bands such as Super Furry Animals and Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci.
Valleys guitarist Gwenifer Raymond harnesses the raw elements of American Old West music and makes them personal by adding her own intricate Welsh folk sound. She released her debut LP, You Never Were Much Of A Dancer, in 2018. Hopefully, she’ll do a bit of dancing in her first Green Man appearance on the Walled Garden stage this summer.
The full first line-up announcement
Four Tet (live) | Father John Misty | Idles | Sharon van Etten |
Broken Social Scene | Stereolab | Amadou & Mariam | Maribou State | Khruangbin |
Car Seat Headrest | Whitney | Big Thief | Richard Thompson | Aldous Harding |
Ezra Collective | Gwenno | Steve Mason | Sons of Kemet | The Comet is Coming |
Lee Fields & The Expressions | Julia Jacklin | Foxwarren | Jesca Hoop | James Yorkston |
Bridget St John | Tiny Ruins | Pictish Trail | Durand Jones & The Indications |
Anais Mitchell | Meic Stevens | Stella Donnelly | Avi Buffalo | Nilufer Yanya | Skinny Pelembe |
Pigs x 7 | A Certain Ratio | Bodega | Stealing Sheep | Hen Ogledd | Willie J Healey | Anna St Louis | Mapache | The Mauskovic Dance Band | Audiobooks | James Heather | Beabadoobee |
Tamino | Chloe Foy | TVAM | Squid | Penelope Isles | Malena Zavala | Art School Girlfriend |
Pottery | Grimm Grimm | Gwenifer Raymond | Black Country New Road | Scalping |
Chappaqua Wrestling | Just Mustard | Pig | Porridge Radio | Molly Payton | Pozi
Green Man ’19 runs from Thursday August 15th to 18th. Tickets are on sale now.