The Green Man Festival 2013

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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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 eleventh year, takes place at Glanusk Park, Usk Valley, Powys, Wales. The dates for The Green Man Festival 2013 are from Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th August. The festival offers live music with lots of folk and folktronica bands, plus film, literature, workshop and children's areas, and DJs.


Thursday night headliner is Patti Smith, Friday headliners are Kings Of Convenience, Band of Horses 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, and many more.

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


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The early bird tickets sold out in six hours. 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) will be priced at £40.


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'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.

The area of exploration and experimentation will be home to The Great British Printing Bee, The Spider Man Returns (Jim Bell), Action Science Theatre LIVE, Performing Surgery, Hormone Harmony, Ugly Animal Preservation Society, Simon Watt's Cracking the Code - Genetics of Superheroes, Mimina: For All Mankind, After Hours at the Pole Star Club, Zombie Science, Science Showoff cabaret, Being 747 present The Evolution of Science pt 2, 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 ever popular Wildlife Walks.

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 with Xbox/PS2 and Wii gaming on huge screens, musical instruments with a dedicated stage and PA system, Steam Punk 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 new 'Babbling Tongues' area and will be home to a line-up of authors, musicians, poets and playwrights including Robert Wyatt, Julian Cope, James Yorkston in conversation with Pete Paphides, The Wyrd with Mark Pilkington, Frances Morgan & Ghost Box Records, Bob Stanley's Pop Quiz, Rhian E Jones in conversation with Marie Nixon and Dr. Emma Jackson, Pete Brown, and Owen Sheers.

Last Laugh stage

Green Man's new comedy stage is located in the new 'Babbling Tongues' area and will be home to a line-up including Josh Widdicombe, Pappy's, Tom Deacon, Angela Barnes, Jarred Christmas, Suzi Ruffell, Joel Dommett, Mike Bubbins, Caroline Mabey, Tom Bell, Holly Burn, Gavin Osborn, and Elis James.

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.

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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

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