Hello friends, happy St David’s Day to you! This celebratory day feels fitting for the second round of wonderful acts, for our 15th anniversary, GREEN MAN 2017 festival. We’re bloomin’ excited and hope you agree that it’s shaping up to be an extra-special party this year! Tickets are flying out - so snap yours up now and join us for the Brecon Beacons’ biggest party!
Ahead of an eagerly awaited fifth album, we’re ecstatic to welcome THE SHINS and their enviable back catalogue of beautifully crafted guitar pop for their only UK festival show this year. Poet and musician KATE TEMPEST, whose personal, spine-tingling way with words has found its way into albums, books and startlingly original adaptations of Shakespeare. Kate last played Einstein’s Garden way back in 2009 and, needless to say, we’re super happy to have her back! SLEAFORD MODS bring their direct, stripped back political exultations and electrifying live show to fly the flag for punk music in 2017. We really can’t wait.
PLUS plus plus!.. San Francisco’s blistering, garage rock pioneers THEE OH SEES, iconic US legend DANIEL JOHNSTON, the very special SHIRLEY COLLINS returning following her Babbling Tongues talk in 2014, with wonderful new material. We welcome the original ARCHDRUID - JULIAN COPE. And if that wasn't enough.. Newly-styled, endearing folk-rock from JOHNNY FLYNN & THE SUSSEX WIT, celebrate 25 years of Foxbase Alpha with SAINT ETIENNE, synth-jabbing punk rock freakkouts from LIARS AND a DJ set from certified dance music legend RONI SIZE, 20 years on from releasing classic record “New Forms”.
Get on the official #GreenMan17 playlist here - http://gmfe.st/17spot
Oh and it might be worth taking a look over on our facebook page..
The 40+ New additions in full (We're spoiling you all now..):
The Shins, Kate Tempest, Sleaford Mods, Thee Oh Sees, Daniel Johnston, Shirley Collins, Saint Etienne, Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit, Julian Cope, Liars, Roni Size, Fruit Bats, Andy Shauf, Timber Timbre, Yorkston Thorne Khan, Anna Meredith, Pictish Trail, Moddi, Pumarosa, Moses Boyd Exodus, Alasdair Roberts, Charlie Cunningham, Julie Byrne, Holly Macve, Trembling Bells, Circulus, Aldous Harding, Nadia Reid, Happyness, Kikagaku Moyo, Warm Digits, Benedict Benjamin, Nathan Ball, Jim Gehdi, Lice, Aled Rheon, H.Grimace, Gintis, Tom Ravenscroft (DJ), Huw Stephens (DJ), Earth Recordings (DJ) PLUS LOADS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!
Oh, and we've still got a THURSDAY NIGHT HEADLINER up our sleeves plus an INCREDIBLE line-up from all across the festival - including a humungous Comedy and Literature line-up, a selection of the best cult, indie and completely new films in the Cinedrome and a burgeoning selection of over 100 Welsh Beers and Ciders in the Courtyard to wash it all down with! Diolch!
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.