We are beyond ecstatic to welcome PJ HARVEY to the Mountain Stage. The sheer thought of it is already giving us goosebumps! Having notched up two (!) Mercury Prizes, plus album-after-album of inscrutable beauty, Polly Jean Harvey is an icon of understated, emotive reveries. This is Polly’s only UK show of 2017!!
The iconic, incredible RYAN ADAMS has built a dreamy back-catalogue that few can match. Mastering moody, devilish journeys through alt-country music and Americana, we couldn't be more excited to finally welcome him to the Black Mountains.
Last but by no means least.. the phantasmagorical FUTURE ISLANDS bring their silky, sexy synth dappled grooves from the States to Wales for the first time ever. We’re psyched to welcome the Baltimore-based trio to kick-start the Friday night party with songs from their upcoming album.
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So that’s three headliners! And you won't see any of them at ANY other UK festival this year. Tickets are on sale NOW, so move quickly folks!
But of course that isn’t it. Our two time Mercury nominated friend Michael Kiwanuka returns to GM for the third time to transfix with his panoramic, soul-stirring exaltations, from last year’s number one record, 'Love & Hate'. Plus, we welcome the magisterial melancholy of the legendary Lambchop, following 2016’s triumphant return with new album ‘Flotus’. Conor Oberst – the man behind the much-loved Bright Eyes – will be stirring up misty-eyed Black Mountain moments and Angel Olsen returns following a clean sweep of critical adulation for 2016’s ‘MY WOMAN’. We love Angel.
With a whole load more eye-catching propositions – like BBC 6 Music’s album of the year makers, jazz wizards BadBadNotGood, a DJ set from long time GM pal Jon Hopkins, the ever excellent Field Music, Julia Jacklin and much, much more to be added to the bill.
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Green Man 2017 Line-Up so far:
PJ Harvey, Ryan Adams, Future Islands, Michael Kiwanuka, Lambchop, Conor Oberst, Angel Olsen, BadBadNotGood, Jon Hopkins (DJ), Field Music, This is the Kit, Julia Jacklin, Fionn Regan, The Big Moon, Richard Dawson, Melt Yourself Down, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Laura Gibson, Sunflower Bean, Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band, Jessica Pratt, Karl Blau, Grumbling Fur, LVL UP, Shame, Wolf People, Big Thief, Gill Landry, Michael Chapman, Doomsquad, Deep Throat Choir, Girl Ray, Gaelynn Lea, Warhaus, The Orielles, AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!
Oh and we still have a Thursday night headliner tucked away up our sleeve, plus plenty more amazing acts (including a party-starting programme for the After Dark) to be announced. All of this teamed with over 99 beers & ciders in The Courtyard, the best comedy in Last Laugh, the best festival food in the world (or Wales at least), Einstein’s Garden, the newest and most thought-provoking films in the Cinedrome, as well as tonnes for kids and teens in Little Folk and Somewhere. This year’s festival will be a birthday to remember.
Stay tuned for more news very soon!
A big thank you to everyone who snapped theirs up today!
Wow!! What an incredible FIFTEENTH birthday that was.. Our hearts are full of love and we're so thankful to you for making this weekend the most special, unforgetable weekend ever.
Back of Beyond makes a triumphant return at Green Man 2017 with an incendiary assortment of dance, circus and performing arts. This year, the area is located in the alluring shadows of the Green Man, awakening the lively spirit of the Black Mountains with a rambunctious roster of legend-themed performance.
As well as being the year of our 15th birthday (!!!), 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of Green Man Rising: our annual showdown between the best unsigned acts in the UK. ️
We're often asked what the Settlement is all about.. Here's a beautiful film shot during last year's Settler's Pass to give you a good idea!
Our fabulous fifteenth birthday marks our earliest ever sell out! We’re chuffed that so many of you lovely festival folk will be joining us to celebrate in the beautiful black mountains.