The Green Man Festival 2017

The Green Man Festival 2017 - around the festival site
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The Green Man Festival 2017

Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th August 2017
Glanusk Park, Usk Valley, Powys, NP8 1LP, Wales MAP
£180 adult weekend ticket with camping - SOLD OUT
Daily capacity: 10,000
Last updated: Thu 20th Jul 2017

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 15th year, takes place at Glanusk Park, Usk Valley, Powys, Wales. The dates for The Green Man Festival 2017 are from Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th August. The festival offers live music with lots of folk and folktronica bands, plus film, literature, workshop and children's areas, and DJs.


Confirmed are the three main headliners of P J Harvey, Ryan Adams, Future Islands , with Ride as the Thursday headliner. Also on the bill are Michael Kiwanuka, Lambchop, the man behind the much-loved Bright Eyes Conor Oberst, British Sea Power, Angel Olsen, BadBadNotGood, Jon Hopkins (DJ Set), Field Music, This Is The Kit, Julia Jacklin, Fionn Regan, The Big Moon, Richard Dawson, Melt Yourself Down, and many more.

For all the acts announced so far including comedians, with day and stage splits where available, please see the line-up page. There's still day splits to be announced for Chai Wallahs and the Rising Stage. In total expect over 400 live performances across 17 stages.


Tickets are SOLD OUT. (Friday 2nd June).

Tickets are priced at £180 for the weekend including camping, £155 for a full-time student, £115 for a teen (aged 13-17), £20 for those aged 5-12, with under-5s free (but need a ticket).


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.

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).

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.

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.

The stage's events include conversations with Irvine Welsh, Charlotte Church, Iain Sinclair, Billy Bragg, Nikesh Shukla, Shirley Collins, Mojo with Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods, the Pop Quiz with Bob Stanley and Pete Paphides, and discussions entitled 10 Years of the UK Housing Disaster, Pete Brown matches beers and bands, Celebrating 15 years of Green Man, The Plural of Vinyl is Vinyl, Lets Get Lost

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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