Green Man has revealed the final wave of 49 music acts scheduled to perform at this year’s festival. Green Man 2018 (16th – 19th August) follows last year’s special 15th anniversary. Tickets are close to completely selling out again this year as the last names heading to the the Black Mountains, deep in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, are revealed.
Joining the Green Man line up are legendary Scottish quintet Teenage Fanclub, who’ll draw from their 10 acclaimed studio albums of masterful power-pop. Two-piece psychedelic punk rock band The Lovely Eggs come aboard with a charmingly skewed lo-fi set; dexterous American musician Frankie Cosmos also joins the bill; as does former Fiery Furnace and now creator of fizzier, synthier, cinematic pop Eleanor Friedberger. If that wasn’t enough, enigmatic Mancunian psychedelic pop group Whyte Horses will appear along with Insecure Men, the project of fiercely talented Fat White Family member Saul Adamczewski and his former schoolmate, Childhood’s Ben Romans-Hopcraft; Chilean band Föllakzoid who specialise in pillowy rock music; and Bella Union’s Texan singer-songwriter Ari Roar aka Texan Caleb Campbell.
Also announced are J. Bernardt, Jinte Deprez’s solo project, which sees him explore evocative synth beats drawn from a range of influences, Black Midi, the most thrilling new band to emerge from the Brixton Windmill scene which spawned Shame, Jerkcurb featuring Peckham project Horsey, as well as Squid and The Cosmic Array on the Rising Stage line up.
Joining John Talabot and others on the After Dark DJ lineup is drum and bass pioneer High Contrast. BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 6 Music tastemaker Tom Ravenscroft, the ever-reliable party starters Heavenly Jukebox, plus Alfresco Disco, Lycra, Dutty Disco, Big Jeff, and Fever Club.
Chai Wallahs is also back, bring with them 26 jazz, ska and roots acts, including Holly Holden who will bring her Cuban infused sound to the Brecon Beacons and Will Varley, amongst some other party time gems.
The new additions join previously announced acts including The War on Drugs, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Fleet Foxes, John Grant, Grizzly Bear, Jane Weaver, Cate Le Bon and many more.
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.
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, and having sold out in record time last year, we recommend snapping them up as soon as possible! Also on sale once again is the famous 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 full holiday experience from Green Man 2018.
Green Man 2018 runs from Thursday August 16th to 19th. Tickets are on sale now.