Blockbuster lineup of cinema at this years Green Man Festival

There’s a little celluloid something for everyone this summer in a packed programme of mind-bending movies and live music guaranteed to stimulate your senses – whatever time of day (or night) it is!


The Music Of Vernon Elliot performed by North Sea Radio Orchestra
Step back in time with The Clangers, Ivor The Engine and Bagpuss in a celebration of music from the classic kids TV shows made by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin’s legendary Smallfilms Productions.

Optimum Classics
Late-night screenings of classics including Apocalypse Now, starring Marlon Brando, David Bowie in The Man Who Fell To Earth and hit thriller Source Code.

The Beat Is The Law – Fanfare For The Common People
Documentary charting Pulp’s rise from ‘80s Sheffield obscurity to Glastonbury headliners, featuring interviews with Jarvis Cocker and Richard Hawley.

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde accompanied by Blue Roses
Celebrated Yorkshire folk songstress Blue Roses performs a live musical accompaniment to MGM’s seminal silent horror film.

Consumed – Inside The Belly Of The Beast
The UK premiere of a challenging and eye-opening new documentary about modern consumerist culture.

7 Inch Cinema/Ghost Box Records
Featuring the talents of 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.

Dust down your best Scottish accent and get your Pagan hymnbook primed for an interactive sing-a-long screening of classic cult horror film The Wicker Man.

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.

PLUS much, much 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!

Whether it’s cartoons with the kids in the morning or losing yourself in a darkened room with a late-night cider, you can be sure it’s showing on Green Man’s silver screen this summer!


More comedy acts announced for Green Man Festival

Grab yourself a cider in our magnificent marquee of merriment as some of the best stand-ups in the business take the mike from 7pm to 2am daily!

There’s so more to Green Man than the fantastic music – we’ve got three nights of brilliant comedy lined-up from an amazing array of acts including:

Tom Wrigglesworth – the national have-a-go-hero who rescued a little old lady from the jaws of Virgin train bureaucracy, only to be arrested for begging. The resulting sell-out show bagged him a prestigious Chortle award and his own BBC Radio 4 series.

Tony Law - an Edinburgh Festival favourite whose self-styled “acid-casualty” approach to stand-up is as laid-back as it is hilarious. The Canadian’s scorching jokes and incisive wit made him the perfect choice to support Stewart Lee on his recent UK tour.

Trevor Lock – among the most intelligent, original and exciting acts in comedy today. His ability to improvise whole routines with cleverly crafted wordplay and stream of consciousness ad-libbing has gained him a worldwide cult following.

Alistair Barrie – one of the most in-demand MCs on the international circuit. He hosted and helped organise Bye George, the comedians farewell to George W. Bush at London’s Southbank Centre, alongside Rory Bremner, Mark Thomas and Marcus Brigstocke.

Gary Delaney – a razor sharp comedian widely regarded as being the most quotable stand-ups on the circuit. His high-volume, high quality one-liners have left audiences reeling, from rowdy clubs to bizarre corporate gigs at the Labour Party Conference.
Ben Clark and Tom Parry – the two tallest members of acclaimed sketch group Pappy’s. Their unique brand of silly comedy has won rave reviews at Edinburgh, a Chortle award for Best Sketch Act and slots on BBC Radio 4 and Channel 4. 

PLUS sets from Mike Wozniak, Helen Arney, Maeve Higgins, Mark Olver, Bec Hill, Tom Bell, Terry Saunders and many, many more yet to be announced.

With around 50 hilarious comedians waiting to tickle your funny bone in the breathtaking Brecon Beacons, isn’t it time you booked your tickets for Green Man 2011? It will be no laughing matter if you miss out…

Ticket Details:
 - Adult weekend pass £135.00 (18 and over)
 - Student £115 – can only be purchased with proof of an NUS card or ISIC card.
 - Teenage ticket (13 – 17) SOLD OUT
 - Holiday ticket (£40.00) can only be purchased with a weekend adult pass. It enables people to arrive four days early, camp in the Green Man’s spectacular site in the Brecon Beacons National Park, and combine the festival with a holiday in magical Wales.
 - Children 12 and under go free but must be accompanied by an adult (18 and over)
 - Camper Van SOLD OUT
 - Car park £5.00

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The Avett Brothers, Destroyer and more for Green Man Festival

There is no harmony like brotherly harmony, and few do it better than North Carolina’s incredible Avett Brothers.

avett brothersDiscovered by the legendary Rick Rubin, siblings Scott and Seth Avett will keep the Green Man family vibe going in the beautiful Brecon Beacons this August.

Major label debut I and Love and You, produced by Rubin, is packed with raw emotion and naked honesty and finds the brothers poised to breakthrough to the wider audience their songwriting deserves.

The unbridled energy of their self-styled “punkgrass” live show is a must-see – expect raw emotion, some stomping singalongs and the odd snapped banjo string!

Destroyer – aka multi-talented master craftsman and arranger extraordinaire Dan Bejar – headlines the Far Out Tent at Green Man on Saturday.

The Canadian’s ninth album Kaputt is an opulent, lyrical, game-changing masterpiece – elaborate, funny and funky early ‘80s pop songs brought to life by an eight-piece touring band. With a flurry of five star reviews and comparisons to Roxy Music and David Bowie, this astonishing record has rightly been hailed as “a retro dance soundtrack for disco fans”.

You can download the totally ace taster Chinatown for free by clicking here:

Josh T. Pearson’s acclaimed solo debut Last Of The Country Gentlemen is quite possibly the bravest album you’ll hear in 2011.

A collection of seven songs drawn from the lessons of what he describes as “a rough year”, this is personal, powerful, painful, music to melt the heart of the most hardened cynic. If you managed to catch Josh’s spellbinding appearance on Later With Jools Holland last month, you will be licking your lips in anticipation…

Alessi’s Ark is the stage name of West Londoner Alessi Laurent-Marke, whose 2009 debut was produced by Bright Eyes member Mike Mogis in Conor Oberst’s own studio. Now the prodigious 20-year-old is back with the follow-up Time Travel, released last week on the ever-excellent Bella Union.

Matthew And The Atlas have played in some of the UK’s most iconic venues thanks to a support slot last year with Mumford and Sons – not least the Green Man Boat party! Led by gravel-voiced singer Matt Hegarty, the band are now emerging in their own right as one of the brightest stars on the UK folk scene.

Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog – brothers Iwan, Aled and Dafydd Hughes – continue the family theme. Formed in 2006 between the predominantly Welsh-speaking villages of Botwnnog and Llaniestyn in the Lynn Peninsula, the band’s beautiful, rootsy, country-tinged sound is quickly attracting an ever-growing following.

You can discover Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog and scores of other amazing, upcoming new acts lovingly hand-picked by Green Man himself in the Brecon Beacons from August 19th to 21st.

And if you’re lucky, we might even have some more exciting news on the welcome return of one of Green Man’s very good friends up our sleeves for a rainy day…

Don’t miss out on tickets to Green Man 2011.

Line-up so far 

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Alessi’s Ark
Avett Brothers
Bellowhead –
Benjamin Francis Leftwich –
Bleeding Heart Narrative –
Chailo Sim –
Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog
Dry The River –
Ellen and the Escapades –
Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo –
Explosions In The Sky -http://
Fleet Foxes –
Gruff Rhys –
Holy Fuck –
Iron & Wine –
James Blake –
James Vincent McMorrow –
James Yorkston –
John Mouse –
Josh T. Pearson
Mancub Babywoman –
Marcus Foster –
Matthew And The Atlas
Moddi –
Neverest Songs –
No Thee No Ess –
Noah And The Whale –
Our Broken Garden –
Polar Bear –
Robyn Hitchcock –
Sic Alps –
The Antlers –
The Bleedin’ Noses –
The Burns Unit –
The Cave Singers –
The Gentle Good –
The Low Anthem –
The Ramshackle Union Band –
The Sleeping Years –
The Travelling Band –
Thomas Dybdahl –
Treefight For Sunlight –
Tweak Bird –

Villagers –

Wild Nothing – so far: