What started in 2003 as a one-day event for only 300 people is now, arguably, the biggest music festival in Wales. Green Man Festival takes place in the simply stunning surroundings of Brecon Beacons across three days this August and boasts a typically eclectic line-up of attractions.
The independent festival prides itself as an alternative to the saturated crowded festival circuit and can boast several music stages, both cinema and comedy tents and many acts which place a focus on literature. This all forms part of the festival’s unique identity that’s seen it’s profile sky-rocket in recent years.
While it started with it’s lineup being predominantly folk orientated, the festival has expanded it’s taste in the last few years, with Fleet Foxes headlining the 2011 festival alongside credible acts like Explosions in the Sky and Iron & Wine. This time around, organisers seem certain to keep the successful recipe of authentic, mainstream bands and underground acts that deserve attention.
This year, Mogwai find themselves at the top of the bill, with the likes of Junior Boys, Metronomy and the exceptional Ghostpoet further down the bill. The inclusion of Van Morrison will also catch casual eyes, with the evergreen Northern Irishman set to delight the crowds.
For more information on what Green Man Festival has to offer, visit their website.
Here’s what Green Man had in store for 2010 – let’s hope this year’s can go one better!