Green Man has revealed its second wave of music acts heading to the surroundings of the Black Mountains, deep in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, to perform at the festival from the 16th to the 19th of August.
Joining the Green Man line up as the Friday night headliner are the formidable King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard who will bring their psychedelic rock to the Brecon Beacons after releasing no fewer than five studio albums in 2017. No strangers to festivals, 2015 and 2016 saw King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard curate their own festival Gizzfest in their native Australia, but Green hosts the bands first ever headline slot.
The festival also welcomes back Cate Le Bon to the Brecon Beacons, to sing in both Welsh and English. BRIT and Mercury Prize-nominated Anna Calvi is also returning, having last performed at Green Man in 2015 and proven herself time and time again, across two albums and two EPs, to be a one-of-a-kind artist and performer. Joan as a Policewoman‘s twenty-five year career spans seven albums and includes work with the likes of Lou Reed, Elton John, Rufus Wainwright and Sheryl Crow also joins the line up, along with Black Angels who will make an electric Green Man debut following the release of their fifth album Death Song last year.
Joining them are Floating Points, the DJ whose cross-genre productions encompass jazz, soul and classical music refashioned into unstoppable house bangers and John Maus, whose acclaimed fourth studio album Screen Memories was released at the end of 2017 and will be followed in April this year by Addendum, a vinyl-only album comprised of songs that were left off Screen Memories. Electronic duo Simian Mobile Disco have changed the face of techno and will perform at Green Man alongside Hackney’s all female Deep Throat Choir, with Baltimore’s Wye Oak also on the line up, celebrating their album The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs which is due for release in April this year. Newly announced acts also include Susanne Sundfør, whose mix of electronic pop and folk has made her one of Norway’s biggest stars; Welsh nurse turned critically acclaimed pop powerhouse Kelly Lee Owens; and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, the Australian outfit who are spending 2018 touring with Boy Azooga and Stella Donnelly.
The new additions join previously announced headliners Fleet Foxes, and The War On Drugs making their return to Green Man fresh from releasing their fourth album, A Deeper Understanding, last summer. Also appearing in 2018 are John Grant, back to the Brecon Beacons for the first time since 2010; Grizzly Bear, who have across five albums proved themselves to be consistent purveyors of modern rock magic; Jane Weaver brings her warped and wonderful cosmological psych-pop, following the release of her magnificent seventh album, Modern Kosmology; Dirty Projectors will supply brooding art-rock mastery, alongside Public Service Broadcasting who return with their concept album based on the Welsh mining industry; Mount Kimbie promise to enthral with their dense electronica, and Phoebe Bridgers, Courtney Marie Andrews, and Howling Bells’ Juanita Stein will offer something altogether more refined and introspective.
More than just a music festival, Green Man is built around 10 unique areas, offering enchanting worlds to be explored, taking in late-night revelry and day time relaxation, including a full beer and cider festival, science and discovery areas for the kids, and dedicated film, art, and literature events that run alongside the dazzling display of music. The comedy and literature line up will be revealed on 21st March, with the arts line up to follow later in the year.
With early-bird tickets selling out in record time, this year’s festival will be as busy and brilliant as ever-before, welcoming a striking array of talent from all over the globe to our beautiful Welsh home in the heart of the Black Mountains.
Tickets are on general sale now, also on sale once again is the Settler’s Pass, a special ticket which allows early access to the site from Monday 13th August, and includes discounts on local heritage sites, galleries, castles and more, for those wanting the the full holiday experience from Green Man 2018.