The hikers paradise of Brecon Beacons isn’t just famed for its idyllic forestlands, breathtaking mountain ranges, and Neolithic history, it is also the home to one of the most renowned alternative music and art festivals in England – Green Man.
Sporting seminal indie rock A-listers like Wild Beasts, Fat White Family and Belle and Sebastian, the festival in its 14th year continues to attract the newest and most exciting acts from the alternative scene. Highlights of its 2016 line-up also include the debut tour of the ambient jazztronics Floating Points, as well as the return of highly anticipated artists like math rock pioneers Battles and the lo-fi motown psychedelia of Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
In an age where the festival experience has become a high grossing industry in its own right, Green Man’s highly ethical, non-corporate convictions have managed to maintain themselves in the face of such growing profiteering. Even with its increased popularity and scale, Greenman still seems undiluted by commercialism, remaining one of the cheapest, most environmentally conscious large music festivals in the UK. These dying traditions really shine at the heart of what Green Man is about.
Boosting both highly praised critical receptions in the Guardian, and a number of organizational awards (including the UK Festival Award for Best Medium sized festival), Green Man definitely warrants being checked out this year for anyone wanting get as close to the authentic, old school festival experience as possible.
For more information on the line-up, tickets and venue, visit Green Man Festival’s website via this link.