Green Man 2017


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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.


Saturday 19th August


Future Islands

Future Islands appearing at this event

Future Islands believe in true love, you can tell that because their songs speak through our lives. It's as if their music has always been with us, soundtracking every great hope, dawning realization and broken promise. Every fond embrace, each leap of faith. Baltimore's most quixotic and emotionally involving trio have maintained an admirable level of skill and pace, never slowing down for the corners. It's vocalist Samuel T. Herring, William Cashion (bass, guitars), and Gerrit Welmers (keyboards, programming, guitars) who find themselves responsible. Their sound is at once beguiling and irresistible. It's one part melancholic, one part euphoric; full of animated bass lines, robust drum machines and questing keyboards, all set off by Sam's remarkably distinct, soaring vocal and now legendary dance moves.

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Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams appearing at this event

Former guitarist and singer/songwriter for Whiskeytown, Ryan Adams revealed a closet folkie-side in his solo material, although he still writes as he performs - with his heart on his sleeve, and punk in his spirit. Mixing the heartfelt angst of a singer/songwriter with the cocky brashness of a garage rocker, Ryan is at once one of the few artists to emerge from the alt-country scene to achieve mainstream commercial success and the one who most strongly refused to be defined by the genre, leaping from one spot to another stylistically while following his increasingly prolific muse.

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PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey appearing at this event

Polly Jean Harvey first hit the music scene in the early 90s with her 'Dry' album. An original style, described as caustic, seductive, savage and ironic, propelled her into stardom and continues to do so, but she has remained unique and uncorrupted by commercial temptation. Her immense critical acclaim has seen her twice become a winner of the Mercury Music Prize, in 2001 for 'Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea' then again in 2011 for 'Let England Shake'. She has also received a total of six Grammy nominations, eight Brit Award nominations and in 2011 was awarded for Outstanding Contribution To Music at the NME awards.

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Ride appearing at this event

Oxford shoegaze legends Ride broke up in 1996, after a career that saw them release four critically acclaimed albums through Alan McGee's lauded Creation label. Their classic single, Vapour Trail, still regularly receives airplay on BBC 6Music and American campus radio, while Pitchfolk placed it in their Top 200 tracks of the 90s. Lead singer Mark Gardener pursued a solo career while guitarist Andy Bell went on to form Hurricane #1, played bass for Oasis and guitarist with Beady Eye. In 2014, Ride announced that they had reunited and booked a month-long world tour for the following year, including an appearance at the Primavera Sound Festival. The band also returned to the studio and Weather Diaries, their first album in 21 years, was released in 2017, and more live shows were booked in.

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Kae Tempest

Kae Tempest appearing at this event

Kae Tempest is a published playwright, poet and recording artist. Their playwriting credits include Wasted (Paines Plough) Brand New Ancients (BAC) and Glasshouse (Cardboard Citizens). They have written poetry for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Barnado’s, Channel 4 and the BBC. They have worked with Amnesty International to create a schools pack helping secondary school children write their own protest songs. Kae is a two times slam winner at the prestigious Nu-Yorican poetry cafe in New York and they have played all the major UK and European music festivals either solo or with their band Sound Of Rum. Their poetry book/CD/DVD package Everything Speaks In Its Own Way was published on their own imprint Zingaro in 2012. Kae's 2014 debut album Everybody Down became a Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize nominee. Each track on the album correlated with a chapter in their debut novel, The Bricks That Built The Houses, while the follow-up, 2016's 'Let Them Eat Chaos' entered the UK Top 30. 2019's 3rd album, The Book of Traps and Lessons, continues their rise to both critical and commercial success.

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Sleaford Mods

Sleaford Mods appearing at this event

Punk influenced duo from Nottingham, Sleaford Mods "deal in grotty, cheap, abrasive, two-bit punk ferocity" - NME. The duo has been favourably compared to The Streets with the humour and wit of Ian Dury, John Cooper Clarke and Half Man Half Biscuit.

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Moddi appearing at this event

Pål Moddi Knutsen comes from the remote and blustery northern Norwegian island of Senja, in the bipolar land of the summer Midnight Sun and winters of total darkness (only lit up by the Aurora Borealis). With a borrowed accordion and a sea-blue guitar, he began captivating listeners with music that has been described as a blend of Damien Rice and Bjork. The talented and original young musician's live performances – sometimes solo, sometimes with a band of string instruments, drums and piano – spellbind his audience into a silent trance, as they are drawn into the almost magical atmosphere of his music.

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Yorkston Thorne Khan

Yorkston Thorne Khan appearing at this event

Yorkston Thorn Khan is a new project from James Yorkston, Jon Thorne and Suhail Yusuf Khan. This hugely original collaboration has scored great acclaim since the release of their album ‘Everything Sacred' in January 2016. 'This is a hugely original, uncategorisable, hugely original concoction of folk forms.' Rolling Stone

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Timber Timbre

Timber Timbre appearing at this event

Canadian folk rock band, whose sole core member is singer-songwriter Taylor Kirk. 'Saxophones are smokin’ and guitars twang making Hot Dreams sound like the soundtrack to a Western directed by David Lynch' (The Guardian) '... concoction of folk blues, '50s Americana and not one but many cinematic atmospheres' (Drowned In Sound).

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Stevie Parker

Stevie Parker appearing at this event

Bristol-based ambient pop artist Stevie Parker is influenced by the rock and electro genres, making for a heady experience. Stevie is backed by a tight band with alluring synths and thrilling guitar lines, and when topped by Stevie’s divine vocal harmonies it will have you wanting more.

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Jae Tyler

Jae Tyler appearing at this event

Positively gleaming with charisma and outlandish outfits, Jae Tyler is an Oklahoma native who flips between inventive pop songs and weird-and-wonderful surf rock in one luxurious blink of an eye. He comes from the same musical lineage as maverick pop artists Ariel Pink, Conan Mockasin and a dash of Perfume Genius,

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Madonnatron appearing at this event

"Viciously audacious novices to electric noise we have crafted a merciless assemblage of leering disdain, Erotomania, Genocidal Lament, infanticide, calculated Matricide, funeral dodgers, dystopian angst and surreptitious worshipping at the altar of Bastet to flavour this record. We won't be making you a sandwich motherf*ckers". Their atmospheric, raw, and confrontational live shows deliver a sound reminiscent of early Joy Division, The Gun Club and The Stooges- these sirens will mercilessly lure you onto the rocks…

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Honeyfeet appearing at this event

A tuneful, joyous band from Manchester playing ethio-trad, folk-hop & barrelhouse-pop, inspired by artists as diverse as Mulatu Atstake, Flook and Junior Wells.

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K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade

K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade appearing at this event

Fronted by the brilliant K.O.G, this nine piece brings you incredible west African rhythms and then some. They promise an experience you'll never forget!

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The Comet Is Coming

The Comet Is Coming appearing at this event

The Comet Is Coming are a London-based band who incorporate elements of jazz, electronica, funk and psychedelic rock, with a love of all things outer space, science fiction and B-movies. The Guardian described them as "true heirs" to cosmic jazz pioneers Sun Ra.

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Mammal Hands

Mammal Hands appearing at this event

Mammal Hands are a trio with a wide range of influences including Jazz, World and Electronic music. They use keyboards, saxophone, guitar, drums, tabla, live sampling and electronics. Since forming in April 2012, they have quickly gathered a following of listeners, playing art's centres, clubs, and some festivals. For their live performances they sometimes work in collaboration with other artists including tabla maestro Sirishkumar.

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Honeyfeet appearing at this event

A tuneful, joyous band from Manchester playing ethio-trad, folk-hop & barrelhouse-pop, inspired by artists as diverse as Mulatu Atstake, Flook and Junior Wells.

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Jon Hopkins (DJ Set)

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Daniel Avery

Daniel Avery appearing at this event

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Josie Long

Josie Long appearing at this event

Claiming her first BBC Comedy Award by the age of 17, Josie returned to performing after finishing University, notably at the Edinburgh Fringe, where she carried on winning awards for 'Kindness and Exuberance' (Best Newcomer) and later in 2007/8 for 'Trying Is Good'. She regularly writes for The Guardian and has appeared on The Island (Channel 4), The Superhuman’s Show (Channel 4), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit. The Telegraph have described her as 'one of the most exciting female comics around'. Josie's humour is warm, optimistic and endearing, filled with rambling daft tales and all the things she likes in the world and which cheer her up. 'An original and unflagging spirit, oozing enthusiasm and intellect… Long builds delightful comedy worlds' (The Times) 'An absolute delight' (Time Out) 'An original and unflagging spirit... A passion for ideas and creativity... this is a lovely show' (The Guardian).

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Irvine Welsh

Born in 1961 in Muirhouse, Edinburgh he migrated to London to join the punk scene before returning to Scotland in the 80's. His first published book was a collection of short stories entitled 'The Acid House'. That was followed by 'Trainspotting' which launched his career and earned him a booker nomination. His subsequent works: 'Ecstasy', 'Filth' and 'Glue' have all recieved similar acclaim. His latest book called 'Porno', revisits the characters of 'Trainspotting'.

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Brecon Beacons

  • Brecon
  • SA19 9UN

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