In the shadows of the Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons hosts a festival called Green Man, where man, women, child, dog, cat, hamster all converge on the Welsh valley to celebrate our existence and how to continue it.
Green in name and Green in nature, the ethos is one of sustainability, recycle and carbon footprint, with a ginormous smorgasbord of bands, artists, novelists, comedians and poets to entertain and enthrall.
Headliners include Father John Misty, Four Tet, Yo La Tengo, Idles, Carseat Headrest and Maribou State with a plethora of stages and acts to choose from boasting the likes of Villagers, Stereolab, Sharon Van Etten, Eels, Aldous Harding, Big Thief, Julia Jacklin, Stella Donnelly, Self Esteem, Marika Hackman, The Big Moon, Squid, Jesca Hoop and many many many more.
Make sure you check out the Rising competition winners Jerry who are opening up the Mountain Stage on Friday and also the other finalists Rosehip Teahouse, Wych Elm, Peaness and PVA.
Possibly the most beautiful festival in the UK and almost definitely the cleanest and environmentally conscious, Green Man is sure to be absolutely sodden. We’ll be wellyed up, pacamacked up to the eyeballs, with stupid hats, glitter and boxes of wine. Be prepared for some slightly inebriated live tweeting.
Please read the Green Man guide to being green at the festival here