Green Man Festival 2013
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Green Man Festival 2013

at Glanusk Park, Crickhowell
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The Green Man Festival is an independent music festival held annually in the Brecon Beacons, Wales. It has evolved from a one-day, 300 capacity event in 2003, to a three-day festival with live music including psych, folk, indie, dance and Americana across five stages, as well as DJs playing everything from dub-reggae to electro and stoner rock, throughout the night.

Literature, film, theatre, ceilidhs, all-night bonfires, comedy and secret gigs are part of the festival's unique identity. The festival has carved a niche as a non-corporate and ethically-minded festival.

Visit www.greenman.net for further information.

Far Out Stage

Thursday 15th August

Chai Wallahs

Einstein's Garden

Talking Shop

  • Bob Stanley
  • Pete Brown
  • Owen Sheers
  • Jude Rogers
  • Rhian E. Jones
  • Robert Wyatt
  • James Yorkston
  • Pete Paphides
  • Mark Pilkington
  • Julian Cope
  • Frances Morgan

2013 Headliners

Saturday 17th August
Sunday 18th August

Headliners

Patti Smith

Patti Smith appearing at this event

One of the primary catalysts to the emergent New York punk scene, that in turn infiltrated London and beyond. If ever there was a contender for the mother of punk, Patti it is.

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Syd Arthur

Syd Arthur appearing at this event

Folk-tinged Rock n Roll, fiery funk infused with psych soul wigouts. Syd Arthur is brothers Liam Magill, Joel Magill (bass, vocals), and Josh Magill (drums) and Raven Bush (violin, keyboards, mandolin). Formed in Canterbury, England, in 2003, the band has explored the myriad possibilities of improvisation, taking an exceptional approach born of prodigious musicianship, elemental songcraft, and an unabashed spirit of adventure.

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A Cappella - The Improvised Musical

A Cappella - the improvised musical is your musical. Three improvisers, no musicians, and one title proposed by you, makes the extravagance happen. Watch the plot lines, characters and themes intertwine through a cappella songs. This high-energy, fully loaded, gargantuan pack of musical madness shall be improvised to move, amuse and emote for the onlookers.

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Sam Brookes

Sam Brookes appearing at this event

Sam Brookes songwriting, immaculate phrasing and powerful vocal delivery reach beneath the skin of an audience. Starting out on the acoustic music scene around his London home, Sam is now successfully spreading his wings across UK and Europe including high profile support shows for Newton Faulkner, Ray Davies, and Lucy Rose. "There is something of a Tim Buckley about Sam Brookes...a sense of powerful fragility...vast emotional reserves at work" - Andy Gill, The Independent ****

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Kid Canaveral

Kid Canaveral appearing at this event

Kid Canaveral are an alternative pop group based in Edinburgh, and the indiepop poster children of the Fence Records roster. They realeased their first single in 2007 and have to date released two critcally acclaimed albums- Shouting at Wildlife (2010) and Now That You Are a Dancer (2013) - on Fence Records. "They've evolved from DIY party-starters to serious contenders for the Scottish pop throne, with a glorious line in melodic alt-rock" The Herald

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Kings Of Convenience

Described as 'an elegant Belle and Sebastian', this intimate Norway-based indie pop duo are making refreshing waves in the genre. Combining warm mellow guitar melodies with lyrics that range from the quirky to the bittersweet, they create simple and affecting songs for the heart.

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Band Of Horses

Band Of Horses appearing at this event

Seattle's Band Of Horses, making dreamy psychedelic pop laced with indie overtones and lashing of seventies prog-rock. Deliciously melancholic and unmistakably American.

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Ben Howard

Ben Howard appearing at this event

This young BRIT Award winning singer/songwriter built up a hardcore fanbase simply by word-of-mouth, selling out shows both at home and across Europe. Raised by music-loving parents, Ben was introduced to the singer/songwriters of the '60s and '70s, with influences such as Nick Drake and John Martyn shining through his music.

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F*** Buttons

F*** Buttons appearing at this event

F*ck Buttons bring new sensibilities to the obscure art of noise. Using severely distorted children's keyboards, guitar, vocals and piezo contacts on metallic surfaces, they create a searing, painful yet passionate sound with interesting underlying aesthetics and a compelling stage presence.

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Villagers

Villagers appearing at this event

2010 Mercury Prize nominees Villagers, fronted by the captivating Conor O'Brien, were billed in 2009 as the 6th 'best Irish act right now' by the Irish Times, before they'd even released a single song. A year later and debut album 'Becoming A Jackal' met with great critical acclaim, a brooding collection of fragile, emotional, dark and heartfelt songs blending acoustic, modern folk and alt-rock elements. Fans of Sparklehorse and Neil Young will find much to love in Villagers, along with an inevitable comparison to Bright Eyes (both lead singers are even called Conor!).

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Swans

Swans appearing at this event

Swans are an influential American post-punk band initially active from 1982 to 1997, led by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira. The band was one of the few groups to emerge from the early 1980s New York No Wave scene and stay intact into the next decade. They reactivated in 2010 with live shows and have continued to play since.

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Rachel Zeffira

Rachel Zeffira appearing at this event

Rachel Zeffira is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist based in London. She is one half of pop duo Cat's Eyes.

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Allah-Las

Allah-Las appearing at this event

Allah-Las is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California formed in 2008. The band consists of Matthew Correia (percussion), Spencer Dunham (bass), Miles Michaud (vocals, guitar), and Pedrum Siadatian (lead guitar). When the band got together, three of them – Correia, Dunham and Siadatian – were working at Amoeba Music. They released their first 7-inch recording in 2011, Catamaran/Long Journey, produced by Nick Waterhouse for his Pres label. In 2012, they released a second single, Tell Me (What's On Your Mind)/Sacred Sands, produced again by Nick Waterhouse but this time for their new label, Innovative Leisure. One reviewer commented that "their sound is steeped in the pop sensibilities of The Zombies and The Kinks, laced with Northern Soul, lo-fi funk and the ever-enduring influence of Arthur Lee and Love". Allah-Las were featured in a Daytrotter session in May 2012 and their performance of Catamaran was named one of the top 200 Daytrotter songs of the year.

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Veronica Falls

Veronica Falls appearing at this event

With their debut album, Veronica Falls have crafted a brilliantly concise, superbly concentrated hit of spiky, marvellously contagious indie pop with a twist. These are songs which will lodge themselves in your head as well as your heart, with style and attitude to burn.

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Erol Alkan

Erol Alkan appearing at this event

Few come more certified than Phantasy Sound boss Erol Alkan. Founder of classic night Trash at The End which remains eulogised as a clubbing institution to this day, as well as his marathon all night sessions at Fire now the stuff of dance music folklore.

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Josh Widdicombe

Josh Widdicombe appearing at this event

Josh is best known as co-host of the twice BAFTA nominated and multiple Broadcast and RTS award winning show The Last Leg on Channel 4. With 14 critically acclaimed series under their belts Josh, alongside co-hosts Adam Hills and Alex Brooker, have been praised for their reaction and topical coverage of the weeks most harrowing of news stories, as well as their ability to open up the conversations surrounding disability through their coverage of the Paralympic Games and beyond. The Last Leg is currently in its 15th series, broadcast live at 10pm on Channel 4 on Friday nights. This series includes a Christmas Special on Friday 21st December and the show returns for a two hour long supersized edition at 9pm on New Year’s Eve where The Last Leg Of The Year will welcome 2019 in glorious fashion. Josh has made a number of other notable TV appearances including three series of his critically-acclaimed BBC sitcom JOSH which he created and starred in, team captain on BBC Two’s Insert Name Here as well as regular appearances on BBC’s Two’s QI, BBC One’s Have I Got New For You, Sky One’s A League of Their Own and on Dave’s Taskmaster (winner of series 1 plus crowned the Champions of Champions ultimate winner in 2017). Josh also hosts his own hugely successful 90’s football podcast Quickly Kevin, Will He Score? alongside Chris Scull and Michael Marden. In early 2019 Josh returns to DAVE to host the brand new series Hypothetical alongside James Acaster. Hypothetical is a brand new comedy panel show that tests two teams of comedians on their ability to deal with a series of ridiculous hypthetical scenarios.

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Band Of Horses

Band Of Horses appearing at this event

Seattle's Band Of Horses, making dreamy psychedelic pop laced with indie overtones and lashing of seventies prog-rock. Deliciously melancholic and unmistakably American.

See 2 tour dates featuring Band Of Horses

Ben Howard

Ben Howard appearing at this event

This young BRIT Award winning singer/songwriter built up a hardcore fanbase simply by word-of-mouth, selling out shows both at home and across Europe. Raised by music-loving parents, Ben was introduced to the singer/songwriters of the '60s and '70s, with influences such as Nick Drake and John Martyn shining through his music.

See 3 tour dates featuring Ben Howard

Glanusk Park

Brecon Beacons National Park
Crickhowell
NP8 1LP