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Green Man is a music festival set in the heart of the beautiful Brecon Beacons in Wales. The river Usk flows around the perimeter and the Black Mountains stand impressively as the backdrop to the 'Mountain Stage'.
Whilst the festival is 100% independent, it still draws what we think is a brilliant line up of performers each year, spanning the music spectrum- including indie, psychedelia, Americana, electronica and folk, as well as DJs playing everything from dub-reggae to electro and stoner rock.
There's also Comedy, Cinema, literature, Einstein's Garden, Nature and Nurture and many, many more magical surprises to make sure you have the most magical weekend of your year.
Visit www.greenman.net for more information.
Belle & Sebastian
Glasgow indie darlings Belle and Sebastian’s star has steadily risen from humble yet precocious beginnings. Their cult debut album ‘Tigermilk’ was devised as a school project in 1996, but it was follow up ‘If You’re Feeling Sinister’ that brought them to mainstream attention with their heartfelt and quirky lyrics appealing to lonely teenagers and music completists alike. Belle and Sebastian are an exciting and accomplished live act, and with a huge back catalogue of songs including hits ‘The Boy with the Arab Strap’ and ‘I’m A Cuckoo’ that sit comfortably next to obscure b-sides and special releases.
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Singer / songwriter Laura Marling was only 16 years old when she emerged on the British indie / folk scene in 2007 thanks to a handful of infectious singles made available on her MySpace profile. With a husky voice, acoustic guitar and a gift for building quirky, hooky folk songs (characteristics that find her compared favourably to artists such as Regina Spektor and Martha Wainwright), Marling quickly made a name for herself throughout England thanks to a heavy touring schedule and a few high-profile gigs, and since then has gone on to wow the world with her mature voice, musicianship and powerful lyrics. Combining commercial success with critical accolade, Laura's debut album 'Alas, I Cannot Swim', second album 'I Speak Because I Can' and fourth album 'Once I Was An Eagle' were all nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. She also won Best Female Solo Artist at the 2011 Brit Awards and was nominated for the same award in 2012, 2014 and 2016.
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Influenced by the likes of D'Angelo and Stevie Wonder along with Burial and Mount Kimbie, London-based producer, singer and songwriter James Blake first gave the world a taste of his quirky, R&B-sampling strain of dubstep in 2009 when his Air & Lack Thereof 12" appeared on the Hemlock label. He released his self-titled debut album in 2011 to critical praise, while the follow-up, 2013's Overgrown, won the prestigious Mercury Prize award. 2019 sees the release of his 4th album; Assume Form. He has also collaborated with artists including Mount Kimbie and Bon Iver, and has contributed production work to artists including Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Vince Staples, and Frank Ocean. Blake has also released remix work under the alias Harmonimix.
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Four piece pop group, Wild Beasts are a mix of many different styles with songs that sound as different from each other as possible, with some almost operatic style vocals. They dare to be different, not wanting to be pigeon holed or conform to any norms, which is reflected in their unusual choice of musical arrangements, vocal styles and lyrics.
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The Horne Section
Alex Horne has gathered some of the UK's finest jazz musicians and mixed them with the most exciting comics in the country to create some unique and hilarious noises. It's jazz-infused comedy; live and loud – part improvised, part honed, part performance, part party. 'We can't recommend The Horne Section highly enough – it's simply the best late-night show at the (Edinburgh Fringe Festival) and a gigantic heap of fun' (Time Out) 'An absolute blast' (Metro)
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Pete Brown was the first poet to read at Morden Tower on Bloomsday 1964, in Newcastle upon Tyne. He performed Kurt Schwitters’ poetry at Wholly Communion at the Royal Albert Hall in 1965. He met Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce at the Marquee Club in 1966, and wrote lyrics to Wrapping Paper.
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