Wales’ biggest music festival Green Man continues into the next month and returns after a forced gap year due to the pandemic.
The festival will take place from August 19 to 22 in the vicinity of the Black Mountains, in the heart of the Brecon Beacons for its 19th edition.
The festival announced the first performers and details of this year’s event, including musical headliners Little Dragon, Caribou, Mogwai and Fontaines DC
While tickets for Green Man 2021 are already sold out because last year’s ticket holders switched to this year’s event, some tickets may be resold.
Ticket holders who are no longer able to attend this year’s festival will have the option to postpone or refund their ticket until Friday, July 23 at 5 p.m., with a subsequent resale of all refunded tickets taking place on Tuesday July 27 at 10 a.m.
Settler’s Pass holders can turn the festival into a week-long vacation, allowing early access to the site from August 16 and including workshops, music, discounts at local heritage sites, galleries, castles and more.
The magic of Green Man is not only in his landscapes and his music. Comprised of 10 individual zones, the festival also offers a diverse range of events to accompany its incredible lineup, with art installations spread throughout the tranquil valley, a beer and cider tent to enjoy a crisp Welsh pint, a pre history / Discovery and exploration area on the Land Before Little Folk theme for “little folk” and a relaxation and workshop area for teenagers. As well as a line-up of science, cinema, comedy and literature which will be unveiled soon.
Welsh acts confirmed for the 2021 event include Charlotte Church, Gwenno and Catrin Finch. Hailing from Flintshire, Kelly Lee Owens will also bring her own brand of techno pop to the Black Mountains event following the release of her second album “Inner Song”, as will Cardiff collective Melin Melyn. Also from Wales’ capital Buzzard, Buzzard, Buzzard will offer a new take on the classic rock model alongside Duski and H Hawkline, who are also joined by Swansea’s Gonhill and Wales / Sheffield group Sister Wives on of the 2021 event.
Known for his solo material and work with Super Furry Animals and Neon Neon, Gruff Rhys will perform on The Mountain Stage, as well as sets from Matt Maltese, This Is The Kit, Green Man Rising 2020 winners Nuha Ruby Ra, The Surfing Magazines, Azooga Boy, and more.
Excited to announce the return of Green Man in 2021, Fiona Stewart, Managing Director and owner of the festival, says: “Sometimes it seemed like a dream that we were back together in the fields, I can’t tell you how it is. means a lot to me, and to the thousands of people who rely on Green Man and make Green Man a reality, that it actually happens. We can’t wait to see people enjoy the festival again!
“I am very grateful for the support from the Welsh government which has given me the confidence to organize this year’s festival and the funding through CRF. Green Man is an independent festival run by a small company in Powys and we would have struggled without this help.
Hitting this year’s bill, Green Man is thrilled to once again welcome one of electronic music’s biggest names Caribou to headlining Friday night. The ensemble will see Caribou’s first songs from last year’s acclaimed album Suddenly, whose dreamy electronics resonating among the Black Mountains will sure be a highlight and special moment in his 20-year metamorphosed career.
Of the festival, Dan Snaith AKA Caribou says, “There is a kind of magic in Green Man – both that I myself have experienced in the past and that I hear about from friends who go there every day. year. I feel very lucky that we are headlining this year.
Famous for their undeniable presence and loud concerts, Fontaines DC brings this year’s festival to a close. The inimitable Irish five-piece continues the Green Man tradition of the festival’s first headline sets to perform songs from their acclaimed debut album Dogrel which earned them a Mercury Prize and Album of the Year nomination at BBC 6 Music and Rough Trade, and the intensely confident, patient and complex Grammy-nominated follow-up album A Hero’s Death that arrived bruised and bruised, albeit magnificent – a heady, philosophical take on the modern world.
Rock artists Django Django, who recently released their popular fourth studio album, Glowing In The Dark, also grace The Mountain Stage; two-time Grammy Award-winning musician Thundercat, hailed for his work with Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar and his witchcraft on bass; Nadine Shah, often described as a cross between PJ Harvey and Nick Cave, with her stunning sound and evocative social commentary; and The Staves’, whose stunning harmonies echoing across the mountains will no doubt be a highlight of this year’s festival.
Some of Green Man’s most unforgettable performances in recent years have come from jazz artists who are currently making huge waves in mainstream audiences, and this year shouldn’t be any different. KOKOROKO and London collective Steam Down, born out of weekly jam sessions and now renowned for their furiously energetic sets, are announced today to play Green Man ’21.
The Walled Garden will see performances by Jockstrap, Viagra Boys, Greentea Peng, The Orielles, Liz Lawrence, Sinead O’Brien, Hen Ogledd, Deep Throat Choir, Vanishing Twin, Pictish Trail. One of the most exciting stages of the festival, Rising Stage will host some of the most exciting upcoming artists on the scene including Egyptian Blue, Do Nothing, Lazarus Kane, Faux Real, The Goa Express, Drug Store Romeos, Prima Queen, and more.
To keep the party going until the early hours of the morning, The Walled Garden and Far Out stages will see post-headlining entertainment from electronic producer Ross From Friends (live); Hannah Holland’s electro-techo dancefloor; Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon, known as one of UK festival highlights over the years, awaits the music of David Bowie, Britney Spears, Beyonce, Rage Against The Machine, Missy Elliott and more; Deptford Northern Soul Club In an effort to bring Northern Soul back into the modern dance music conversation, expect quick and powerful soul hits, profuse sweating and dance moves you’ve never seen; and more.
The safety of ticket holders, artists, the crew and anyone who comes to Green Man is their top priority, so anyone over the age of 16 who frequents the festival site will also need to demonstrate that they have received a negative NHS lateral flow test within 48 hours of arrival, or demonstrate that they have received 2 vaccinations at least 14 days prior to arrival.
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