The Green Man Festival 2011

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The Green Man Festival 2011

Friday 19th to Sunday 21st August 2011
Glanusk Park, Usk Valley, Powys, Wales, NP8 1LP, Wales MAP
£135 adult weekend ticket - SOLD OUT
Last updated: Mon 25th Jul 2011

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 ninth year, takes place at Glanusk Park, Usk Valley, Powys, Wales. The dates for The Green Man Festival 2011 are confirmed as Friday 19th to Sunday 21st 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.


Fleet Foxes, Explosions In The Sky, and Iron & Wine will headline, with Bellowhead, The Low Anthem, Villagers, The Burns Unit, The Ramshackle Union Band, Robyn Hitchcock, Sic Alps, The Gentle Good, The Travelling Band, Holy Fuck, Ellen and the Escapades, The Leisure socierty, Lia Ices, Hannah Peel, Admiral Fallow, Duotone, Driver Drive Faster, Ute, Oh Ruin, Polar Bear, Dry The River, Wild Nothing, The Avett Brothers, Destroyer, and more also confirmed. For the line-up details including day & stage splits please click here.


Early bird tickets were snapped up in five hours when they went on sale last year. Tickets have SOLD OUT and were priced at £135 for adults, £115 for students, £60 for teenagers, £50 for live-in vehicles, £35 for holiday tickets (bought in addition to a weekend ticket, allowing camping at Glanusk Park from Monday 15th August 2011 for 3 days before the festival opens), and £5 car parking.


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 Green Man's all-new adult-freeadventure zone, exclusively designed for young people of all shapes andsizes 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 productionskills using the very latest computer software.

There will be a line-up of live music showcasing the UK's best young hip hop, indie, grime, pop and rap acts, courtesy of Bristolyouth project New Generation Takeover.

There's a fancy dress fantasy world with professional costume makers and make-up artists, a chance to have your picture taken inside CamperObscura, paint your whole body and be a walking talking lizard or pirate, Take part in drama classes, make fancy dress masterpieces, learn circus skills and find the hidden performer inside.

There's also a Create Tent, Eco Tent, Media Tent, Sun Stage, plus Inflatables, Giant Buckaroo, swing boats, a maze,Gladiators, assault course, trampolines, football skills arena, GiantMouse Trap, giant dragon walkabout, the Future Generations library and more.


This year's films will be The Music Of Vernon Elliot performed by North Sea Radio Orchestra, an interactive sing-a-long screening of The Wicker Man, Apocalypse Now, The Man Who Fell To Earth, Source Code, The Beat Is The Law – Fanfare For The Common People, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde accompanied by Blue Roses, and Consumed - Inside The Belly Of The Beast.

Plus 7 Inch Cinema/Ghost Box Records by Belbury Youth Club, a host of DJs, a video disco and a selection of shorts and archive clips to quicken the heart and chill the soul. In Chapters - Cardiff arts collective present four hours of film, music videos and live music, featuring the launch of former Gorky's bassist Richard James' new album.

And more including new Efterklang film An Island and live audio/visual performances from Emily Barker, The Real Tuesday Weld and film composer Harry Escott featuring a string quartet!

Treasure Hunt

This year sees Green Man hold a Treasure Hunt over the site to test the cunning of every adventurous festivalgoer. 16 medieval characters and mythic events from the Mabinogion, the ancient book of Welsh folk tales, have mysteriously come to life. Stags, giants, badgers and boars...the festival is alive with weird and wonderful characters, hunters must find them all, and solve riddles, earn stamps and search high and low, near and far across the Glanusk Valley to win prizes.

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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