First up, we are thrilled to announce ‘Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabor’ will be bringing the party to the Mountain Stage on the Friday night. Atomic Bomb! celebrates the music of enigmatic Nigerian synth-funk pioneer William Onyeabor and is performed by the Atomic Bomb! band featuring a constantly revolving collective of internationally acclaimed musicians.
Making a welcome return to Green Man this August are Villagers – with the Black Mountains as your backdrop, where better to take in Conor’s poetic and wistful alternative folk?
Plus… Patrick Watson brings his energetic pop, rich orchestration, and spine-tingling lyrical musings to Green Man. Joining him are staggering, multi-layered Brooklyn three-piece The Antlers; the legendary Tom Robinson Band; festival favourites Teleman; trippy danceable falsetto melody makers All We Are and a massive bunch more.
We are also delighted to welcome Meic Stevens, the Welsh singer-songwriter often fondly referred to as the ‘Welsh Dylan’!
Our inimitable festival atmosphere has always left Green Man guests with hazy, happy memories, and this year will be no exception. Experienced vibe-setters Chai Wallahs are delivering the goods with a heady mix of live acts and DJs from around the globe – including afrofunk nine-piece Jungle By Night, Dizraeli & The Small Gods, Birth of Joy and psychedelic jazz quartet Syd Arthur.
Stay tuned for more acts coming very soon (including our yet to be revealed Thursday night headliner) and don’t forget to buy tickets to join us for what’s shaping up to be the party of the summer.
New additions in full: Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeobor, Villagers, Patrick Watson, The Antlers, Teleman, All We Are, Meic Stevens, Black Yaya, Tom Robinson Band, Midland, Colorama, C Duncan, Landshapes, Hannah Lou Clark, Rozi Plain, Vok, Aurora, Anna B Savage, Deep Throat Choir, Chelou, Benedict Benjamin, Declan McKenna, Toby Hay, Emily Davies, Palenco, Jungle By Night, Dizraeli & The Small Gods, Syd Arthur, Birth of Joy, Stuff, Fingathing, Low Leaf, Cocos Lovers, Loyle Carner, The Moulettes, Will Varley, Moneyshot & Cheeba, Sam Brookes, Sola Rosa, Bombs, Gringo Ska, Gypsies of Bohemia
Soundtracking the EE main stage will be an international melting pot of two-ton heavyweights, including The Netherlands’ groove master Joris Voorn, Panorama Bar resident and EE favourite Cassy, king of tech house Matthias Tanzmann, the deep thrills of Guti live, as well as DJ sets from German techno staple Nick Curly and the man behind Fuse London’s unique brand of East London hedonism, Enzo Siragusa. Closing the festival once again is icon of the scene Jamie Jones, a true innovator who will no doubt deliver another unforgettable sun down set.
Over at the Big Top, Skreamizm in full effect will showcase the man himself in house head mode alongside unbridled force of nature Boddika, electronic wunderkind Midland, Detroit royalty Robert Hood as Floorplan, Hot Creations / Paradise main man Richy Ahmed and Jasper James from Glasgow’s finest Sub Club.
Global underground goddess, tINI is bringing a very special gang to everyone’s favourite open air stage, The Switchyard including Australia’s most recent break out star and ENTER. affiliate Bella Saris, godfather of Detroit house Delano Smith and a live performance from techno maverick Jichael Mackson. Also joining tINI are Fuse London residents Seb Zito & Rossko and DJ collective Die Holländer from Berlin’s Club De Visionaire.
Sankeys presents another killer line-up headlined by vIVA chief and Ibiza warrior Steve Lawler, and starring Outcross Records boss and Hot Creations family Miguel Campbell plus a selection of the hottest underground talent including Hamburg’s chart topping Sidney Charles, Berlin’s Santé, plus two of Sankeys’ beloved residents Jozef K and Manu Gonzalez.
Revolutionary UK label Black Butter Records will be bringing a bass-laced edge to proceedings in the Forest, featuring the irrepressible UK garage pioneer DJ EZ as well as a host of the imprints’ break out stars, Melé, My Nu Leng, Applebottom, Woz, Wayward and Tazer. Blowing up the scene and the mainstream charts over the last couple of the years, Black Butter’s fusion of styles represents all that’s fresh and exiting about UK dance music and their Eastern Electrics debut is sure to be unmissable.
Perhaps the most decadent stage you’ll encounter all day, XOYO & Sink The Pink present Gloria’s Cabaret featuring world-class producer Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and his eclectic boogie selections, DJ Mag’s breakthrough producer of 2013 Citizenn, plus a DJ Set from dance music’s super group Crazy P. Godfather of House Lil Louis will be delivering an electrifying performance like only he knows how, alongside Horse Meat Disco’sSeverino, a DJ Set from The 2 Bears (Raf Rundell and Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard) and some deep grooves from newcomer Joshua James – all wrapped in the kinky embrace of Gloria and her favourite London Queens.
Presiding over the Star of EE Pub will be whole host of musical legends including UK garage hero Matt Jam Lamont, Mike Skinner bringing his DJ skills to the fore, and pillar of UK clubland Jon Carter. Also bringing the heat will be Bristol heads Waif & Strays, BBC Radio 1’s Jaymo & Andy George, Vitalik boss Ryan O Gorman, and London party starters Michael Bibi, Two and Eight, Capulet and Eastern Electrics protégé Jordan Mina.
Over in the VIP area, Kubicle will be dishing out the disco thrills in a sea of glamazons with Miguel Campbell delivering a special hip hop set, Leftroom boss and EE regular Matt Tolfrey back to back with Geddes of mulletover / nofitstate fame, Colors LDN’s Remi Mazet and Kubi regulars Robert Outch,Andrew Baxter and Johnny Hunter bringing the vibes all day.
Safe in the knowledge that the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down, Eastern Electrics will be hosting not one but TWO after parties, one in Hatfield ending at 6AM and one in King’s X London, less than an hour away from the main event and going off until 10AM! Watch this space for more info…
Adam Shelton / Andrew Ashong (Live + DJ) / Artwork / Brawther Craig Richards b2b Ben UFO / dBridge / FaltyDL / Frank & Tony Hunee / Leon Vynehall / Marcellus Pittman / Margaret Dygas
Maxxi Soundsystem / Midland / Motor City Drum Ensemble
Mouse Outfit (Live) / Move D / Om Unit / PBR Streetgang
Point G (Live) / Radioactive Man / Ralph Lawson / Subb-an
Tornado Wallace / Zenker Brothers / Zip
2 Bad Mice / Al Dobson Jr / Alex Arnout / Alex Jones / Bad Passion
BEHR (Live) / Bell Towers / Blackhall & Bookless / Bradley Zero / Brinsley
Casino Times / Cassio Kohl / Cedric Maison / Chimpo / Cottam / Denney
Dom Chung / eLDOKO / Francis Inferno Orchestra / Futureboogie DJ's
General Roots (Live) / Hesseltime / Ishmael / Josh Tweak / Lee Coombs
Luv*Jam / Michael James / Morris Cowan (Live) / Nils Diezel / Prequel
Real Nice / Red Eye Hi-Fi (Live) / Romare / Ruf Dug / Sean Brosnan
Sisterhood / Soul Jazz Soundsystem / Sounds Of The Universe DJ's
Steevio (Live Modular) / Tenderlonious / Tristan Da Cunha
Wolf Music / Zoo Look
Amongst the delicate balance of DJs and live acts, there's upcoming talent and established names in equal measure. Gottwood favourite and host of this year's new 'The Nothing Special' stage, Fabric's Craig Richards will be joined by the returning Hessle Audio co-founder Ben UFO for a special back to back set.
Perlon head honcho Zip, pioneer of the microhouse and general minimalist sound is making a rare UK festival appearance alongside Panorama Bar bi-monthly resident Margaret Dygas. In addition to this Gottwood welcomes globally profiled DJ and producer Motor City Drum Ensemble, renowned for his eclectic taste in music and his technical production wizardry.
Germany's Move D will be bringing his own inimitable style to the forest, with the diverse live performance on par if not superior to his studio work. In addition to the house and techno mainstays Exit Records boss dBridge, NYC's genre hopping FaltyDL, live Mancunian hip-hop act Mouse Outfit and Metalheadz Om Unit are ensuring all corners of the musical spectrum are covered.
Gottwood is known not only for its ambitious and credible bookings, but also its carefully curated party vibes that are this year being delivered by Futureboogie's Maxxi Soundsystem, fast rising star Tornado Wallace and the Detroit veteran Marcellus Pitttman.
The now legendary London record store Sounds of the Universe are programming a day of live music next to the picturesque Gottwood Lake, the Gilles Peterson favourite and Theo Parrish collaborator Andrew Ashong is closing affairs with the 22a and Rhythm Section regular Al Dobson Jr providing an eclectic afternoon soundtrack. Acts returning to Gottwood following the Festival's 5th Birthday earlier this year include Futureboogie label regulars PBR Streetgang, Artwork, Ilian Tapes co-founders Zenker Brothers and 2020 Vision records owner Ralph Lawson.
Other names on the bill include One Records stage hosts Subb-an and Adam Shelton, Rush Hour Record's Hunee, AUS's Midland, Boilerroom host Bradley Zero, France's Point G and the highly regarded Leon Vynehall.
Determined to bring the finest of underground talent to their coastal woodland location, Gottwood will host stages from – Back To Basics, Bad Passion, Bade Records, Brotherhood Soundsystem, Butterside Up, Dog Eat Dog, Future Disco, Futureboogie, Fresh Out The Box, Hit & Run, Hypercolour, Jaunt, Jigsaw Presents, Louche, Nixwax, One Records, Percolate, Real Nice Presents, Rhythm Section, Road To Nowhere, Sounds Of The Universe, Studio 89, The Nothing Special, Tief, Waxxx, Wigflex, Wolf Music.