The Green Man Festival 2009

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The Green Man Festival 2009

Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd August 2009
Glanusk Park, Usk Valley, Powys, Wales, NP8 1LP, Wales MAP
adult weekend £115, teen £50 (children aged 12 & under are free) - SOLD OUT
Last updated: Wed 19th Aug 2009

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.

The festival which takes place at Glanusk Park, Usk Valley, Powys, Wales. The dates for The Green Man Festival 2009 are confirmed as Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd August. The festival is organised by folk duo It's Jo and Danny, there's live music with lots of folk and folktronica bands, plus film, literature, workshop and children's areas, and DJs.

The line-up includes Friday headliners Animal Collective, Saturday is Jarvis Cocker, and Sunday is topped by Wilco, they are supported by acts including Bon Iver, Wooden Shjips, British Sea Power, Errors, The Fence Collective presents Rozi Plain / The Three Craws / The Pictich Trail, James Yuill, Hawkwind, Emmy The Great, Noah And The Whale, Swanton Bombs, The Aliens, Four Tet, Grizzly Bear, The Phantom Band, Andrew Bird, Dirty Three, Beth Jeans Houghton, The Leisure Society, Peggy Sue, Megson, Pivot, It's A Buffalo, She Keeps Bees, Golden Animals, 6 Day Riot, No Thee No Ess, The Soundcarriers, Martin Carr, Beach House, Peter Broderick, and others. Also appearing will be The Amorphous Androgynous (AKA Future Sound Of London) taking you on a Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding In Your Mind for 7 hours of live acts and DJs. For the line-up details as available please click here.

Tickets have sold out. Adult weekend camping tickets were priced at £115 for the weekend. Weekend teenager tickets (ages 13-17 years) were priced at £50, with children aged 12 and under free. All teenagers and children must be accompanied by a ticket playing adult. Live-in vehicles were an additional £35, and car park tickets are priced at £5. This year organisers are offering a Holiday Ticket, where for only an extra £30 festival goers can arrive on site on Monday 17th and camp for a further 3 days in Glanusk Park.

New surprises for this year are 'Einstein's Garden', which will introduce thought provoking green issues in a fun, informative way, and 'Little Folk', which is a larger children's area with even more workshops, entertainment, and stuff to do. Plus this year Chai Wallah's host their own mini-festival.

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.

This year the kids' area has been moved to an even bigger space just a two-minute toddle from Family Camping (Opening times: 10am to 6pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday). A full weekend of activities includes story-telling, arts and crafts, face painting, music workshops, puppet making, puppet shows, mask making, comedy and clowning, an opportunity of taking part in the green man children's parade on Sunday, film making workshops and a chance to have your own animation shown in the film tent. An electronic tracking service is available for hire for parents who are worried that their child may become lost at the festival.

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.

More information will be here when available.

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