Green Man

Coach

Getting here

National Express will be running dedicated coaches to Greenman Festival 2017, to an on-site coach park from 15 locations around the UK. Great value fares are available from across the country, starting at just £28 return. A discount of 25% for those travelling in a group of 4 or more is also available making it even easier to get to the festival. Coach travel is one of the greenest modes of transport, generating around five times less CO2 emissions per person, compared to those travelling to the festival in a car alone.

Here are FIVE simple reasons why you should take the coach...

  1. It's direct. You'll get dropped off and picked up from the festival site.
  2. You won't have to listen to the woman on the sat nav or try reading an upsidedown map whilst driving - the lovely drivers at National Express know exactly where they're going.
  3. You'll be tired. After a weekend of late nights it's safer to let someone else do the driving.
  4. The fun can begin as soon as you get on the coach, it'll be full of your fellow festivalers.
  5. The coach is greener than separate cars. Less impact on the environment.

Vehicle

Directions

All Cars require a Car Park ticket, tickets cost £15 each in advance and £20 on the door, our Park and Ride service costs £5.

Please choose the route to your gate: there are separate ones for Blue, Orange, Park and Ride and Live in Vehicles. While travelling please follow the temporary Green Man Festival road signs to the correct car park as you may find alternate routes blocked due to heavy traffic.

Park and Ride is situated a few miles from the festival site and we will be running shuttle busses to and from the festival from 10am -1.30am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and Sunday and from 6am - 2pm on Monday.

Drop Offs - If you are dropping people off or being dropped off you must head to the Park and Ride, no drop offs will be permitted at the festival site.

Please choose the route to your gate: there are separate ones for Blue, Orange, Live in Vehicles and Park & Ride. While travelling please follow the temporary Green Man Festival road signs as you may find alternate routes blocked due to traffic flow.

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Blue car park

BLUE CAR PARK - Please head here if you have a Blue Car Park Pass, if you have a Settlers Pass, or if you have a Accessible Camping Pass.

Please follow these directions, which have been agreed with the Council and Police and should avoid traffic jams due to the increased number of cars coming to the festival. Please head to the Blue Gate on the B4558, if you are using a sat nav please head towards Crickhowell until you see signs for the event.

From the South & East / A40:

Coming from the East along the A40, just before you get to Abergavenny take the 2nd Exit off the roundabout onto A465 towards Merthyr Tydfil. After approx 3 miles take the 3rd exit off the roundabout onto the A4077 towards Gilwern and Crickhowell. Drive through Gilwern following the A4077 as it turns off to the right. After approx 2.5 miles you'll come to a set of traffic lights with Crickhowell to your right. Continue straight over onto the B4558 for approx 1.5 miles and the Blue Gate is on your right.

From the North & West / A40:

Drive South down the A40 from Brecon towards Crickhowell. At LLansantffraed turn off right towards Talybont, as you come into Talybont turn left along the B4558. Continue along the B4558 for 6 miles, drive past the Orange Gate on you left and the Blue Gate is a further 900 meters on your left.

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Orange car park

ORANGE CAR PARK - Please head here if you have an Orange Car Park Pass or an Artist or Crew Park Pass.

Please follow these directions, which have been agreed with the Council and Police and should avoid traffic jams due to the increased number of cars coming to the festival. Please head to the Orange Gate on the B4558, if you are using a sat nav please head towards Crickhowell until you see signs for the event.

From the South & East / A40:

Coming from the East along the A40, just before you get to Abergavenny take the 2nd Exit off the roundabout onto A465 towards Merthyr Tydfil. After approx 3 miles take the 2nd exit off the roundabout continuing on the A465. After approx 4.5 miles, turn right at the roundabout continuing on the A465. After approx 1.5 miles take a left sign posted Llangynidr, at the top of the slip road take a right. Continue for approx 6 miles over the mountains, taking a right at the bottom. After approx 1 mile carry on over the hump­back bridge. The Orange Gate is approx 0.5 miles on your left.

From the North & West / A40:

Drive South down the A40 from Brecon towards Crickhowell. At LLansantffraed turn off right towards Talybont, as you come into Talybont turn left along the B4558. Continue along the B4558 for 6 miles the Orange Gate is on your left.

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Live-in vehicles

Live-In Vehicle Gate - Live-In Vehicles only (Settler's Pass Live in Vehicles, please go to Blue Gate)

Live In Vehicles Definition: Live in Vehicles are: campervans, caravans, trailer tents, buses and vehicles specifically adapted for sleep.

From the South & East / A40

Coming from the East along the A40 drive through Crickhowell, continue along the A40 for 2 miles go past the festival and the signs for the Bus Gate on your left, continue for approx 0.3 miles and the Live In Gate is on your left.

From the North& West / A40

Coming from the West along the A40 drive through Bwlch, continue along the A40 for approx 3.5 miles (ignore the turning for other festival traffic on your right) until you see signs for the Live In Gate on your right.

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Park and Ride

Park and Ride - Park and Ride Passes and all drop offs.

The Park and Ride is situated a few miles from the festival site and we will be running shuttle busses to and from the festival from 10am -1.30am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and Sunday and from 6am - 2pm on Monday.

Drop Offs - If you are dropping people off or being dropped off you must head to the Park and Ride, no drop offs will be permitted at the festival site.

Extra seats in your car

Why not put the “green” into Green Man by sharing your journey to the breathtaking Brecon Beacons with some like-minded friendly folk?

If you are driving to Green Man 2017 why don’t you add any potential spare seats you have on GoCarShare? They connect you with people looking for a ride who contribute to your journey costs.

GoCarShare uses Facebook, so you can see if you share friends or like similar music to your potential car share buddies. It’s a great fun, green and cost effective way to travel to Green Man, so please add your journey and spare seat capacity to the website!

Car park

Please be aware that if you’re travelling to Green Man by car you need to purchase a Car Park Ticket, these can be bought in advance or for £5 more on the door.

Blue Car Park
This car park is well suited for the Family and Settlement Camping areas in particular. This is also the car park you need to head to for Accessible Camping. This car park sells out in advance and you won't be able to buy a pass to park here on the day.

Orange Car Park
This car park is well suited for General, Quiet and Boutique Camping. If you don’t buy a Car Park Ticket in advance you’ll be able to pay £20 cash to park here on the day.

Park and Ride
Is situated a few miles from the festival site and we will be running shuttle busses to and from the festival from 10am -1.30am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and Sunday and from 6am - 2pm on Monday. Tickets are available in advance or you can pay £10 cash on the door.

Motorbikes
Motorbikes should use the Orange Car Park. There is no parking charge for motorbikes, mopeds or scooters but please be aware all the parking is on grass – there is no hard standing.

Bicycles
Please head to the Bus Gate. You can store your bicycle free of charge in the CND Lockup in the Accessible Camping area.

Drop-offs
If you’re being dropped off by car then please head to the Park and Ride, dropping off is not permitted at the festival site.

Opening Times
Blue Car Park opens at 10am on Monday August 14 for Settler's Pass holders and at 10am on August 17 for all other ticket holders. Orange Car Park and Park and Ride open at 10am on Thursday August 17. The car parks will remain open 24 hours throughout the festival and will close at 3pm on Monday August 21.

Re-entry
You are free to leave the festival site during the event and return as long as you retain your car parking ticket and wristbands for all passengers. Please note that the routes into the festival can be narrow so to avoid delays and traffic jams it is advisable not to leave or re-enter the site during busy periods.

Trolley Hire
There is a trolley hire service run by Mr Trolley in both car parks and at the Bus Gate. You can hire trolleys for £5 per half hour to carry your possessions to and from the campsites.

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More information

Mr Trolley's hire service will be back once again to help you carry all your kit from your car to where you decide to camp.

Hire points are located in the car parks, this is where you can hire a trolley, load up and ease into the festival.

First a hire form must be completed and a deposit taken. Then a trolley is provided with bungees and safe use is explained. When the trolley is returned, the duration of the hire and price is calculated, the cost of the hire is then deducted from the deposit and the remainder returned.

Overnight Hire

If you have children with you, from Friday 6pm, you will be able to hire a trolley overnight to wheel the little ones around in. Allowing you to catch the late performances whilst they are either enjoying the ride or asleep, safe and sound, right by your side. In addition to a trolley you can hire a wagon conversion – a trolley with cushions and a canopy with sides that go up or down. Choose between a trolley or a wagon, in 4 colours, pay for the hire plus the deposit and off you go.

We have a limited amount of trolleys and wagons to pre-book for overnight hire.

They will be ready for you to collect from Friday 6pm and are to be returned by Monday 9am (£2 booking fee applies).

Pre-bookings

You can pre book your trolley or wagon before the festival.

Pre-bookings will be taken up until Monday 11th August.

Daytime Hire Charges

Getting in and out of the festival: £5 for 30 mins (minimum hire) (deposit £50)

Overnight Hire Charges

Wagon conversion: 1 night £25, 2 nights £45, 3 nights £65 (deposit £100)

Trolley: 1 night £15, 2 nights £25, 3 nights £35 (deposit £50)

Opening times

Thursday: gates open - 9pm

Friday: 8am - 9pm

Saturday: 10am - 2pm

Sunday: 10am - 6pm

Monday: 7.30am - 3pm

For further information, please visit Mr Trolley

Train

Getting here

The closest station to Green Man is ABERGAVENNY.

Shuttle Bus

Free shuttle buses run to and from Abergavenny train station from 10am to 11pm on Thursday and Friday, from 9am to 10pm on Sunday and from 6am until early afternoon on Monday. Please allow up to 90mins for your journey.

When leaving site, please be advised to leave approx. 1.5 hours to get from the festival site to the train station.

If you are coming from London / The East, connecting trains from Newport get very crowded. You may find it easier to travel to Hereford and change there, although there are not many trains that run this route.