The Green Man Festival 2023

The Green Man Festival 2023 - around the site
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The Green Man Festival 2023

Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th August 2023
Glanusk Park, Usk Valley, Powys, NP8 1LP, Wales MAP
SOLD OUT
Daily capacity: 10,000
Last updated: Fri 21st Jul 2023

The Green Man Festival will take place from Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th August 2023, at Glanusk Park, Usk Valley, Powys, Wales.

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 psychedelia, dub-reggae, modern electro and stoner rock right through the night, plus film, literature, workshop and children's areas, and DJs.

Line-up

The acts announced so far include Self Esteem, First Aid Kit, Devo, Spiritualized, Amyl and the Sniffers, Slowdive, The Walkmen, Young Fathers, Confidence Man, Goat, The Comet is Coming, Squid, Lankum,  Horace Andy, Sudan Archives, Snail Mail, Warmduscher, The Delgados, Les Savy Fav, Beth Orton, Daniel Avery, Gill a Band, Jockstrap, Obongjayar, James Holden, Bob Vylan, PVA, and many more.

For the full list of all acts announced so far, please see the line-up page.

Tickets

Tickets have now sold out.

Tickets were priced as follows:-
adult weekend: £195
student weekend: £170
Teen (13-17) weekend: £130
Little folk (5-12) weekend: £30
infant: free (but needs ticket)
car parking: £20
campervan: £95
Motorhome: £120
All tickets include camping.

About

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.

The kids theme this year has not yet been announced.

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!

Cinedrome

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.

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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