Green Man

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We are always looking for new people to join the team. There would be no Green Man without all the amazing volunteers and workers who take part each year.

We are currently taking applications to volunteer on the steward and litter picking teams. We are also on the lookout for paid experienced bar staff at the festival and our Courtyard Welsh Beer and Cider festival in May.

All applicants must be aged 18 or over at the time of the event.


Bar Staff

As a member of the bar staff at Green Man you are at the very heart of the festival. Working in one of the five bars on site, this is an incredible opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a busy festival environment whilst making some fantastic new friends along the way.

To apply to be a member of the bar staff at Green Man or Courtyard Beer and Cider Festival you must be 18 or over and need to have a minimum of 6 months bar experience. At the festival you’re required to work a minimum of 22 hours across four days and will be paid an hourly rate.

Please apply - here



Want to volunteer at Green Man this year?

Stewarding applications are now open - apply here!

We’re looking for friendly, enthusiastic people age 18 or over to be stewards at Green Man 2017. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who would like to get involved with the festival and experience what it’s like behind the scenes. The role of stewarding mainly involves giving information to the public at the event: it’s a really important position because you will be the main point of contact between the festival and the public, so we need lots of happy, smiley people!

We recruit people on a voluntary basis, which means that you won’t be paid anything, but you will get a free festival ticket, plus one free meal per shift. Since volunteer stewards are not on duty any longer than three six-hour shifts across the entire festival weekend, this means that you’ll get time off to enjoy the event.* It’s really good fun being a steward – it’s sociable because you’ll get to meet lots of other like-minded people, and you’ll see some great music, all set in the stunning location of the Brecon Beacons.

Once again we are using this form for "Runners". These are young people doing the Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award who are not 18 but support the operation in non-stewarding roles. If you are applying to be a Runner your first referee must be your DoE Award Leader.

To volunteer at this event you must pay a deposit which will be refunded in cash on successful completion of your three shifts. At the end of this application form you will be redirected to PayPal. If for some reason your payment dors not got through you will have to start the application again.
New Stewards or those who have not stewarded the festival since 2008 - £185.
Stewards who have stewarded one year since 2009 - £120.
Stewards who have stewarded two years since 2009 - £90.
Stewards who have stewarded three years since 2009 - £70.
Stewards who have stewarded four years since 2009 -£45.
Stewards who have stewarded five years since 2009 your good name is your bond.
Runners £45.

If you are a new steward you will be expected to be on-site for registration before 5pm on Wednesday 16 August and the last shifts are allocated up to 7pm on Monday 21 August. We will try to let you know your shifts by 16 July 2016 and you are free to collect your deposit and leave site at the end of your last shift. If you have stewarded at the Green Man Festival since 2009 you can arrive later on Wednesday evening as long as you are available for a briefing before your first shift.

If you have any further questions please contact

*Unfortunately we can’t guarantee you time off to watch your favourite bands – it all depends on what shifts you’re allocated!


Creative ideas are the very fabric of Green Man! Ok so we book a lot of this ourselves, but we're always open to new ideas… do you have any? Maybe you're an installation artist, or a filmmaker, or a scubadiver… it doesn't matter — if you've got some fun ideas to share then feel free to do it.

If you have some thoughts about how an earth your idea could take place, all the better (and all the more likely that we'll be able to help you make it happen). Don't be shy, try us. Check out the links on the right for inspiration.

Applications for 2017's festival will open very soon.


Artist Residency, Light and Digital Artists

Light and Digital Artists, R&D Residency at Green Man

Call for Expressions of Interest.

Green Man festival invites artists working with light and/or digital technologies to submit expressions of interest to participate in a week long R&D residency at Green Man music festival. It will take place during festival and preceding week in 2017 with a view to artists submitting proposals for a number of commissions at Green Man 2018.

Green Man commissions are situated outdoors in the natural environment of a pine copse or within the temporary city that constitutes the festival site.

Artists will be in residence throughout the build and break period at the festival from 14-21 August gaining first-hand experience of installing work outdoors on a working event site. Applicants must be available on these dates. Each artist will be assigned an artist exhibiting in the 2017 programme to shadow, helping them to install work. Artists will form a peer group and attend a structured programme of talks and discussions led by curators and producers throughout the live days of Green Man 2018, camping together on-site in Wales.

The residency is supported by Arts Council England and there is an artist fee of £500 and subsistence.

Green Man is interested in visually striking artworks that make a marked impact on the festival site and audience by changing the perception of space or adding a new visual experience. We are seeking projects that express or explore ideas grounded in a robust and critically engaged line of artistic enquiry, going beyond the aesthetic application or effects of technology, and participatory features.

There is no curatorial theme and artists are invited to consider the specific context of Green Man, a temporary cultural hub situated on a historic estate, and why this would be an interesting site for their work. Green Man has associations with music, contemporary culture, science, the natural world, and myth/legend of Wales. Most works are situated in a pine copse, a quieter area of the festival.

To apply please send the following to by midnight Wednesday 28 June:

  • A link to your website/shared file with images/video

  • A single PDF containing:

  • A 250 word (max) artist statement

  • A 250 word(max) statement outlining how this opportunity would further your practice and be relevant to you at this time

  • A CV


Band submissions

Discovering new artists and supporting them is a passion for both the organisers and the music loving Green Man audience. We are delighted that stalwarts such as Mumford and Son, Laura Marling, Bon Iver, Ben Howard and many many more first started with Green Man and the festival is known as the place to see new and emerging talent.

So if you want to be part of this then please apply. Although we listen to everything that is sent you may not be chosen to play. Please do not be disheartened by this, having a go is part of the process of performance and for all the people who do make it they have this in common with all musicians: sometimes people say no. As well as the festival we run an unsigned online band competition which is open to everyone.

To apply please send a SoundCloud link and a brief biog to

Performing Arts & Walkabout

Performing Arts & Walkabout

Green Man is a celebration of absolute freedom and hedonism set in a spectacular natural environment. If you can bring performance, games and happenings to embrace and add to this and with it an element of surprise then we cannot wait to hear from you.

Please complete the Green Man 2016 application form here


Einstein’s Garden Science Stalls

Einstein’s Garden is Green Man festival’s area of science and nature where art and science collide to bring an exciting and unique line up. We have a diverse programme of performances, workshops and installations that use creativity, play and participation to engage people with science and research in unexpected ways.

We’re on the look out for organisations interested in bringing a stall to Einstein’s Garden with the aim of engaging festival audiences with science. Stalls could explore fundamental scientific ideas or phenomena, the process of science or current scientific research. It is essential that stalls include as much interactivity and participation as possible for festival goers and that they embody the creative and playful spirit of Einstein’s Garden.

The Einstein’s Garden theme for 2017 is (MIS)BEHAVIOUR. It is not essential for science stalls to directly relate to the theme, but it may help to shape your ideas.

Please apply here.

Applications close Friday 24th March.