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The Green Man Festival 2014

buy tickets now > Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th August 2014
Glanusk Park, Usk Valley, Powys, NP8 1LP, Wales MAP
£159 adult weekend ticket + booking fees
daily capacity: 10000
last updated: Thu 17th Apr 2014

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A four day event with three days of music and more than 100 acts playing indie, psychedelia, Americana, and folk across 5 stages, while DJs playing everything from psychedlia, dub-reggae, modern electro and stoner rock right through the night.

This folk-tinged event, in its 12th year, takes place at Glanusk Park, Usk Valley, Powys, Wales. The dates for The Green Man Festival 2014 are from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th August. The festival offers live music with lots of folk and folktronica bands, plus film, literature, workshop and children's areas, and DJs.

Line-up

Latest additions are The War on Drugs, The Waterboys, Neko Case, Panda Bear, Other Lives, Sun Kil Moon/Mark Kozelek, Jonathan Wilson, The 2 Bears, Mutual Benefit, Stanley Brinks, Womans Hour, Zachary Cale, Gareth Bonello, My Sad Captains, Farao, Highasakite, Famy, Michael A Grammar, We Are Catchers, and The May Birds also confirmed.

The first acts confirmed were headliners Beirut, and Neutral Milk Hotel, plus First Aid Kit, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Daughter, Polica, Anna Calvi, Sharon Van Etten, Jeffrey Lewis, I Break Horses, Tunng, Toy, Lanterns on the Lake, Ry X, Fat White Family, Speedy Ortiz, William Tyler, Frank Fairfield, Georgia Ruth, All We Are, Happyness, Plank!, Michael Chapman, Eaves, Sons of Noel & Adrian, Bill Callahan, Caribou, Real Estate, Mac Demarco, Hamilton Leithauser, Simian Mobile Disco, Angel Olsen, Boy & Bear, Nick Mulvey, Francois & The Atlas Mountains, Teleman, East India Youth, Belinda O'Hooley & Heidi Tidow, Adult Jazz, 9 Bach, Samantha Crain, Samaris, Laura Groves, Alice Boman, Hockeysmith, The Rails, Babe, and John Mouse. Expect over 400 live performances across 17 stages.

Plus comedians Josh Widdicombe, Pappy's, Joe Lycett, Jo Neary, Holly Burn, Gareth Brand, and Gavin Osborn.

Tickets

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An adult weekend ticket is priced at £159 for adults, £135 for students, £85 for teenagers (aged 13 to 17 years), and £5 for children aged 5 to 12 years, infants and 4 and under can attend free, but need a ticket. A live-in vehicle ticket is priced at £60 and a car park pass is £5 for the weekend. Prices do not include booking fees.

Organisers have also introduced a Settler's Pass, an all-in-one holiday and festival ticket, offering seven days of camping AND entry to the festival fat the following, all-inclusive prices:

An Adult Settler's Pass is priced at £185, a Student Settler's Pass £199, Teen Settler's Pass £125, Child Settler's Pass £5, and Infant Settler's Pass is free. A live-in vehicle ticket is priced at £70 and a car park pass is £5 for the weekend.

About

As well as the music there will be art installations, literature and film tents, Welsh poetry, art and music, ceilidhs, poetry, theatre, science, comedy, Nature and Nurture massage area, a daily dusk till dawn bonfire, impromptu jamming sessions, and food stalls offering a wide range of cuisine most of which is locally sourced and organic. The festival also has an array of quirky bars dotted around the site with the a 24 hour drinks licence, serving everything from real ale and cider, wine, to hot toddies, and cocktails.

Kids area

FutureGenerations (formerly the Kids Area) is exclusively designed for young people of all shapes and sizes under the age of 18 - from toddlers to teens and everyone in between across six activity areas. Offering a chance to join the circus, learn to DJ, be part of a film crew, create amazinganimations, make monster hand puppets or hone music production skills using the very latest computer software.

Einstein's Garden

Experience the wonders of science and nature in the 'science' themed Einstein's Garden.The area is home this year to over 100 performances, from live comedy, music and theatre to walks, talks and interactive installations across three sustainably powered stages - The Solar Stage (sun), The Workshop Dome (pedal) and The Omni Tent (hydrogen fuel cell). 

This year there's the chance to hear the story of climate change with Change Ringing, improve your balance with The Slackline School, support nature's less fortunate with the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, take part in three dimensional games with The Apple Cart and indulge your ears with “freak-folk” innovator Seth Faergolzia.

Teen area

'Somewhere' is an exclusive multimedia adventure zone for teenagers open until 10pm every night with activities including Parkour & Free-running Workshops, FotoDome Media Tent, street theatre, acrobatics, acting and general tomfoolery, Big Screen Gaming, musical instruments with a dedicated stage and PA system, Costume Workshop & catwalk, hands-on interactive sound installations, performance workshops and unique musical instruments, climbing wall, MP3 chill out zone, circus skills workshops, beat boxing, DJ mix desks, drama, singing, body painting and host of traditional games including ping pong, indoor cricket, and an outdoor football arena.

Talking Shop stage

Green Man's new spoken word and literature stage is located in the 'Babbling Tongues' area and will be home to a line-up of authors, musicians, poets and playwrights including Viv Albertine, Patrick Keiller, Scritti Politti singer Green Gartside, Howard Marks, Peter Howell (BBC Radiophonic Workshop), Matt Sewell, Owen Hatherley, Bob Stanley and Pete Paphides bring you the Pop Quiz to end all pop quizzes, Pete Brown matches Green Man booze with Green Man bands, Will Hodgkinson reads from his family memoir, author Andy Miller invites you to Read Y’self Fitter, cultural critics Agata Pyzik and Alex Niven in conversation and JP Bean reading from Singing From The Floor.

Last Laugh stage

Green Man's comedy stage is also located in the 'Babbling Tongues' area.

Green issues

The festival is keen to support the environment so they are introducing a greener way for everyone to travel to and from the festival. The 'Green Bus' will travel right into the festival site from most City destinations. Plus there is a free shuttle bus service from Abergevanny Train Station to and from the festival site for all festival goers coming by train.

Green Poll

Green Man has an annual search for a band to open the festival - Green Poll. Any band can register and the public vote for the bands they like. Top bands then go through to a live final in Camden, London where the judges choose the band to open the festival.

More information will be here when available.



buy tickets now > Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th August 2014
Glanusk Park, Usk Valley, Powys, NP8 1LP, Wales MAP
£159 adult weekend ticket + booking fees
daily capacity: 10000
last updated: Thu 17th Apr 2014


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