Nestled in the Brecon Beacons, Green Man Festival is less than two hours away on the train and just over an hour’s drive in the car. However, despite its close proximity to Bristol, the rolling hills and secluded location of the festival means it’s like entering a different world for a few days each August.
Now in its 17th year, the festival’s 2019 lineup spans nearly a dozen areas, from comedy to film to science.
There’s an excellent array of music to enjoy as well, with Father John Misty among headliners and Bristol’s Idles also playing. The festival true to its Welsh roots as well, welcoming Bill Ryder-Jones and Gwenno to the stage.
Additional gems among the music lineup include Yak, the noisy guitar band who always ensure a good show, Marika Hackman, whose soft rock has gained her widespread acclaim, and Pigs x 7, who packed out Bristol’s Exchange in March 2019.
As well as great music, expect comedy from the likes of local funnyman Mark Olver and Kiri Pritchard-McLean, who was raised near to the where the festival takes place in the Breacon Beacons.
The literature stage welcomes Jarvis Cocker and Caitlin Moran and the film area will show a stellar range of independent films, including Amazing Grace and Missing Link. Expect art installations, performing arts and a science area as well.
Children and teenagers aren’t forgotten either, with activities such as flag making, ‘toddle bops’ and circus activities taking place in the Little Folk area, for children, and Somewhere area, for teenagers. Family camping also ensures that all ages can enjoy the festival – with added nappy bins and a peaceful, chilled vibe.
With great food and and more still to be announced, a strong environmentally-friendly ethos and a beautiful site to enjoy, Green Man is the ultimate feel-good festival.
The festival takes place from August 15-18 2019. Find out more at www.greenman.net
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