Green Man reveals their Einsteins Garden line-up

a heroic line-up of science and nature fun

published: Mon 29th Apr 2013

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Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th August 2013
Glanusk Park, Usk Valley, Powys, Wales, NP8 1LP, Wales MAP
£145 adult weekend ticket
daily capacity: 10000
last updated: Wed 7th Aug 2013

The Green Man Festival has announced that regular feature Einstein's Garden will return to boggle festivalgoers brains with "mind-melting science".

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The festival's fusion of science, art and nature is still fairly unique and mixes live music, live theatre, live comedy, live animals and best of all a few explosions. 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's theme is 'heroes', and sees the leafy arbors and fragrant rosebeds home to superheroes, cult heroes, unlikely heroes, heroes of the animal world, Greek gods, eco-warriors and scientific heroes including Albert Einstein himself.

Festivalgoers are asked to, "Get your cape on, wear your pants over your trousers and come and be a hero in Einstein's Garden – we guarantee you won't experience anything like it anywhere else this summer!"

The area of exploration and experimentation will be home to Hormone Harmony where the gods and heroes of Ancient Greece will help Gardeners discover how hormones affect our lives in an interactive performance supported by The Physiological Society.

Stand-up comedy with the Ugly Animal Preservation Society offers a conservational twist as a line-up of comedians each champion one of Mother Nature's unsung heroes.

Biologist and TV presenter Simon Watt investigates the science behind the Genetics of Superheroes in Cracking the Code and wonders if genetics could make us superhuman.

Einstein's Garden will host an atmospheric re-scoring of dramatic 1960's Apollo moon mission footage with Mimina: For All Mankind, as well as storyteller Christine Watkins, the universe-mapping artist Maria Hayes and vocal violinist extraordinaire Sianed Jones in After Hours at the Pole Star Club.

Festival favourite Zombie Science makes a return with theoretical Zombiologist Doctor Austin for a spoof multimedia tutorial exploring the real science behind a gruesome Zombie epidemic, and there's a Science Showoff cabaret where performers attempt to blow the audience's mind before the Showometer counts down and they get kicked off the stage.

Also returning are Yorkshire 'EduPop' trio Being 747 presenting The Evolution of Science pt 2: 'The Invisible Stuff' continuing their ambitious attempt to map the history of science through the medium of jaunty rock music.

That's not all, also confirmed to appear at Glanusk Park, Usk Valley, Powys, Wales over the weekend of Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th August are A Cappella - The Improvised Musical, Bert Miller and the Animal Folk, Buzz Words & The Bee Ceilidh, Minima, Mogees, Paul Mosley,Nuala Honan, Polly & The Billets Doux, Rattle Tales, Science Showoff, Sculpting Nature with Mike Hartley, The Incurable Imagination of Anthony Jones, The Rise of the Insect Superpowers, Why We Die and the popular Wildlife Walks.

Previously announced are Friday headliners Kings Of Convenience, Band of Horses who headline Saturday night (both UK festival exclusives), and Ben Howard is Sunday night headliner. Also confirmed Midlake, John Cale, Swans, The Horrors, Local Natives, Edwyn Collins, Roy Harper, Fuck Buttons, Villagers, Stornoway, Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit, Erol Alkan & Daniel Avery, Veronica Falls, The Pastels, Archie Bronson Outfit, Woods, James Yorkston, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Andrew Weatherall, Jon Hopkins (live), Matt Berry, Moon Duo, Phosphorescent, Steve Mason, BEAK>, Melodys Echo Chamber, Public Service Broadcasting, Ellen & The Escapades, Low, Lord Huron, Darkstar, Lau, Allah-Las, Sam Amidon, Mikal Cronin, Darren Hayman, Fernhill, Anna von Hausswolff, Gulp, Marika Hackman, Thought Forms, Grass House, Keston Cobblers Club, Man's An Idiot, Buke & Gase, Bear's Den, Fossil Collective, Rozi Plain, Rachel Zeffira, Half Moon Run, Sweet Baboo, Jacco Gardner, Teleman, Annie Dressner, Blaenavon, Zervas & Pepper, Trwbador, Wild Smiles, Fist of the First Man, DJ Fitz, Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog, Huw M, and Annie Eve.

For the line-up details as available please click here.

The Green Man Festival is 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.

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

An adult weekend ticket is on sale priced at £145 for adults, £125 for students, £75 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 holiday tickets (bought in addition to a weekend ticket, allowing camping at Glanusk Park from Monday 12th August for 3 days before the festival opens) are priced at £40.

To buy tickets now, click here.

Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th August 2013
Glanusk Park, Usk Valley, Powys, Wales, NP8 1LP, Wales MAP
£145 adult weekend ticket
daily capacity: 10000
last updated: Wed 7th Aug 2013


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