In case you hadn’t heard, it’s Green Man's birthday - they’re turning 15 and are adding a brilliant, barnstorming bunch of musicians to the already-amazing #GreenMan17 line up! Tickets are flying out - so snap yours up now and join us for the Brecon Beacons’ biggest party!
With Green Man being Wales’ biggest music festival, it only seemed right to get some of the some of the biggest names in independent, electrifying music. Ahead of an eagerly awaited fifth album, they’re ecstatic to have THE SHINS showcase their enviable back catalogue of beautifully crafted guitar pop for their only UK Festival show this year.
Not only that, but they’ve got two fierce, outspoken artists to fire up and inspire you. Firstly, there’s poet and musician KATE TEMPEST, whose personal, spine-tingling way with words has found its way into albums, books and startlingly original adaptations of Shakespeare. Kate last played Einstein’s Garden way back in 2009 and, needless to say, they’re super happy to have her back! SLEAFORD MODS bring their direct, stripped back political exultations to fly the flag for punk music in 2017. Their electrifying live shows being where their bristling, confrontational energy shines brightest, we really can’t wait.
Off the back of two (!) new albums in 2016, they’ve also got blistering San Francisco’s garage rock pioneers Thee Oh Sees joining the party. And, a legend from the States, in the shape of Daniel Johnston:- a truly outsider artist, who’s spent decades finding new possibilities in the space between art and music. Shirley Collins, a true legend, celebrated for her part in the English folk revival, returns having spoken in Babbling Tongues back in 2014. Julian Cope, veteran, trailblazing voice for anti-establishment punk ideals, we’re expecting a wild, bumpy Far Out ride of a show.
With the three headliners already confirmed, in PJ Harvey, Ryan Adams and Future Islands (their only UK festival!), they’re blessed with transcendent, all-star songwriters to preside over their magnificent Mountain Stage.
The Green Man 2017 birthday bash line-up in full (so far!):
PJ Harvey, Ryan Adams, Future Islands, The Shins, Michael Kiwanuka, Kate Tempest, Sleaford Mods, Thee Oh Sees, Lambchop, Angel Olsen, Conor Oberst, Daniel Johnston, Shirley Collins, Saint Etienne, Liars, Julian Cope, Johnny Flynn, BadBadNotGood, Roni Size, Jon Hopkins (DJ), Fruit Bats, This is the Kit, Field Music, The Big Moon, Andy Shauf, Julia Jacklin, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Timber Timbre, Fionn Regan, Yorkston Thorne Khan, Anna Meredith, Pictish Trail, Jessica Pratt, Richard Dawson, Moddi, Melt Yourself Down, Wolf People, Pumarosa, Sunflower Bean, LVL UP, Grumbling Fur, Michael Chapman, Moses Boyd Exodus, Alasdair Roberts, Laura Gibson, Karl Blau, Charlie Cunningham, Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band, Julie Byrne, Gaelynn Lea, Holly Macve, Gill Landry, Girl Ray, Trembling Bells, Circulus, Aldous Harding, Nadia Reid, Big Thief, Happyness, GospelbeacH, Kikagaku Moya, Shame, Doomsquad, Deep Throat Choir, Warm Digits, Benedict Benjamin, Warhaus, Nathan Ball, The Orielles, Jim Ghedi, Lice, Aled Rheon, H.Grimace, Gintis, Huw Stephens (DJ), Tom Ravenscroft (DJ), Earth Recordings (DJ)
+ LOADS MORE STILL TO BE ANNOUNCED!