The Green Man Festival 2010

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The Green Man Festival 2010

Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd August 2010
Glanusk Park, Usk Valley, Powys, Wales, NP8 1LP, Wales MAP
£120 adult weekend ticket - SOLD OUT
Last updated: Mon 12th Jul 2010

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.

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This folk-tinged event, in its eighth year, takes place at Glanusk Park, Usk Valley, Powys, Wales. The dates for The Green Man Festival 2010 are confirmed as Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd 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.


Doves, The Flaming Lips, and Joanna Newsom will headline the festival, with Tindersticks, Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling, Efterklang, Wild Beasts, Fuck Buttons, Girls, Steve Mason, These New Puritans, Erland And The Carnival, Egyptian Hip Hop, Alasdair Roberts, An Horse, Beirut, Billy Bragg, Cass McCombs, Field Music, Fionn Regan, First Aid Kit, The Unthanks, and more all confirmed. With more acts still to be announced.

For the line-up details, and day splits as available please click here.

John Cooper Clarke, Stuart Maconie, Rob Chapman's Biography of Syd Barrett 'A Very Irregular Head', David Quantick, Rachel Trezise, Philip Wilding and Laura Dockrill have been announced for the Literature Tent.


The early bird ticket offer has ended. Tickets have SOLD OUT, they were priced at £120 for adults, £104 for students, £50 for teenagers, £45 for live-in vehicles, £35 for holiday tickets (bought in addition to a weekend ticket, allowing camping at Glanusk Park from Monday 16th August 2010 for 3 days before the festival opens), and £5 for car parking.

To buy car parking tickets, click here.

Expect more fantastic music, amazing food, comedy, cinema and family fun in 2010.


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

This year the kids' area is expected to return in the same place, 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.

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 launched its 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.

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