The Green Man Festival 2016

The Green Man Festival 2016 - around the festival site
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The Green Man Festival 2016

Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st August 2016
Glanusk Park, Usk Valley, Powys, NP8 1LP, Wales MAP
£175 adult weekend ticket - SOLD OUT
Daily capacity: 10,000
Last updated: Mon 8th Aug 2016

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.

This folk-tinged event, in its 14th year, takes place at Glanusk Park, Usk Valley, Powys, Wales. The dates for The Green Man Festival 2016 are from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st August. The festival offers live music with lots of folk and folktronica bands, plus film, literature, workshop and children's areas, and DJs.


Latest additions Factory Floor, MeatRaffle, Loose Meat, H.Hawkline, Laura J Martin, Farm Hand, Tender Prey, Droor, Plu, Ysgol Sul, Bryde, Ani Glass, Paradisia, HMS Morris, Fish, Janileigh Cohen, Hippies Vs Ghosts, Uumar, Kidsmoke, Climbing Trees, Valleyers, Tom Low, Goat Girl, Huw Stephens, Tom Ravenscroft, Pete Fowler, Gypsies of Bohemia, Agbeko, The Gene Dudley Group, Cocos Lovers, The Gin Bowlers, Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow, Scarecrow, Dojo, Inc.A, Time for T, Waterbirds, K.O.G & the Zongo Brigade, Jenna & the G's, and The Eskies.

Headliners Belle & Sebastian, James Blake, Laura Marling, and Wild Beasts are joined by Warpaint, Grandaddy, Kamasi Washington, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Dungen, Gengahr, Yorkston / Thorn / Khan, The Moonlandingz, Awesome Tapes From Africa, White Denim, Battles, Floating Points, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Jason Isbell, Julia Holter, Michael Rother, Songhoy Blues, Ezra Furman, Jagwar Ma, Cate Le Bon, Fat White Family, The Weather Station, Emma Pollock, Whitney, Gun Outfit, The Magnetic North, The Membranes, Fews, Amber Arcades, Steven James Adams, Oliver Coates, Miracle Legion, Lush, Connan Mockasin, Charlotte Church's Late Night Pop Dungeon, Vessels, Blanck Mass, Malcolm Middleton, Black Peaches, Pete Paphides, Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog, Haiku Salut, Exploded View, Bill Baird, Margaret Glaspy, Sea Pinks, Meilir Tomos, Matt Maltese, Earth Recordings, Akua Naru, 47soul, Asbo Disco, By The Rivers, The Carny Villains, ChainSka Brassika, The Diplomats of Sound DJs, The Future Dub Project, Gringo Ska, Guts, Hot Feet, Luke Potter, Makuti, Parker & Moneyshot, Sam Green & The Midnight Heist, Sheelanagig, Spinx, The Urban Folk Quartet, Will Varley, The Besnard Lakes, Nikki Lane, Phil Cook, Joan Shelley, Meilyr Jones, Daniel Norgren, Trader Horne, Formation, Mothers, Sunflower Bean, Kelly Lee Owens, Palace Winter, Ardyn, Deep Throat Choir, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Tindersticks, The Unthanks, Slow Club, Suuns, BEAK>, Kevin Morby, Cavern Of Anti-Matter, Cigarettes After Sex, BC Camplight, Pictish Trail, Sam Lee, Clare Maguire, The Oh Hellos, All Them Witches, Wesley Gonzalez, Trevor Sensor, Flamingods, I See Rivers, Baba Naga, and more.

In total expect over 400 live performances across 17 stages.

For the line-up details as available see The Green Man Festival line-up page.


Tickets have sold out. An adult weekend ticket was priced at £175 for adults, £150 for students, £105 for teenagers (aged 13 to 17 years), and £20 for children aged 5 to 12 years, infants and 4 and under can attend free, but need a ticket. A live-in vehicle ticket was priced at £75-£90 and a car park pass is £10 for the weekend. Prices do not include booking fees.

Organisers also introduced a Settler's Pass, an all-in-one holiday and festival ticket, offering seven days of camping AND entry to the festival fat the following, all-inclusive prices:

An Adult Settler's Pass wass priced at £220, a Student Settler's Pass £195, Teen Settler's Pass £150, Child Settler's Pass £30, and Infant Settler's Pass is free.


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.

The event also has 'Little Folk' for tiny tots to 12 year-olds with circus skills, a making things tent, fancy dress and musical storytelling.

Back of Beyond

Behind the Walled Garden and nestled within Fortune Falls, will be a performing arts area 'Back of Beyond' hosting circus and dance, mischievous encounters and make believe moments with Citrus Arts, Circomedia, Flossy & Boo, Kitsch n Sync Collective, Tin Shed Theatre, National Dance Company Wales, Wet Picnic, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Taking Flight Theatre, Clik Clik Collective's Cabinet of Strange Reflections, Sparkles Hoop Troupe, Salon Mirela, Folk in a Box, Burnt Toast, Mariachi El Pinche Gringo and Gwent Young People's Theatre.

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).

Guest include OKIDO, Star Seekers, Jungle Calling, Hunting the Higgs, Planets Collide, Level Up Human, Steve Cross, Matt Allinson, Jack Heal, Cat Rogers, Professor Karmadillo, OK2, Poco Drom, Science Ceilidh Band, Galapagos Finch, Louisa Ashley, Josh Coates, Heg & The Wolf Chorus, Something & Something, The Minke Whales, Wildlife Walks, and The Human Library.

Teen area

'Somewhere' is an exclusive multimedia adventure zone for teenagers open until 10pm every night with activities, arts, dance, music and film just for teens with music video making, juggling, light graffiti, scriptwriting, sorb football and even sock wrestling!


Green Man have teamed up with Little White Lies to bring thought-provoking dramas, cult favourites and family-friendly features to the 24-hour Cinedrome. Showings include A Bigger Splash, High-Rise, Inside Out, Fantastic Planet (with Asteroid Deluxe), Metropolis (with Dmytro Morykit), Where You’re Meant To Be (with Aiden Moffat), Janis: Little Blue Girl, Green Room, Expresso Bongo, and The Man Who Fell To Earth (with Let's Dance our Late Night David Bowie Disco). .

Talking Shop stage

Green Man's new spoken word and literature stage is located in the 'Babbling Tongues' area and will be home to a line-up of authors, musicians, poets and playwrights.

Last Laugh stage

Green Man's comedy stage is also located in the 'Babbling Tongues' area.

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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