Destroyer, Josh T. Pearson, Alessi’s Ark amongst new names for Greenman


Destroyer, Josh T. Pearson, Alessi’s Ark and Matthew & The Atlas are amongst the new names for added to a superb looking line up for Greenman Festival 2011.

The sun keeps shining and the great music keeps coming as Green Man announces yet more brilliant acts for his 2011 summer shindig!

There is no harmony like brotherly harmony, and few do it better than North Carolina’s incredible Avett Brothers.

Discovered by the legendary Rick Rubin, siblings Scott and Seth Avett will keep the Green Man family vibe going in the beautiful Brecon Beacons this August.

Major label debut I and Love and You, produced by Rubin, is packed with raw emotion and naked honesty and finds the brothers poised to breakthrough to the wider audience their songwriting deserves.

The unbridled energy of their self-styled “punkgrass” live show is a must-see – expect raw emotion, some stomping singalongs and the odd snapped banjo string!

Destroyer – aka multi-talented master craftsman and arranger extraordinaire Dan Bejar – headlines the Far Out Tent at Green Man on Saturday.

The Canadian’s ninth album Kaputt is an opulent, lyrical, game-changing masterpiece – elaborate, funny and funky early ‘80s pop songs brought to life by an eight-piece touring band. With a flurry of five star reviews and comparisons to Roxy Music and David Bowie, this astonishing record has rightly been hailed as “a retro dance soundtrack for disco fans”.

You can download the totally ace taster Chinatown for free by clicking here:

Josh T. Pearson’s acclaimed solo debut Last Of The Country Gentlemen is quite possibly the bravest album you’ll hear in 2011.

A collection of seven songs drawn from the lessons of what he describes as “a rough year”, this is personal, powerful, painful, music to melt the heart of the most hardened cynic. If you managed to catch Josh’s spellbinding appearance on Later With Jools Holland last month, you will be licking your lips in anticipation…

Alessi’s Ark is the stage name of West Londoner Alessi Laurent-Marke, whose 2009 debut was produced by Bright Eyes member Mike Mogis in Conor Oberst’s own studio. Now the prodigious 20-year-old is back with the follow-up Time Travel, released last week on the ever-excellent Bella Union.

Matthew And The Atlas have played in some of the UK’s most iconic venues thanks to a support slot last year with Mumford and Sons – not least the Green Man Boat party! Led by gravel-voiced singer Matt Hegarty, the band are now emerging in their own right as one of the brightest stars on the UK folk scene.

Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog – brothers Iwan, Aled and Dafydd Hughes – continue the family theme. Formed in 2006 between the predominantly Welsh-speaking villages of Botwnnog and Llaniestyn in the Lynn Peninsula, the band’s beautiful, rootsy, country-tinged sound is quickly attracting an ever-growing following.

You can discover Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog and scores of other amazing, upcoming new acts lovingly hand-picked by Green Man himself in the Brecon Beacons from August 19th to 21st.

And if you’re lucky, we might even have some more exciting news on the welcome return of one of Green Man’s very good friends up our sleeves for a rainy day…

Don’t miss out on tickets to Green Man 2011.

Line-up so far:
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Alessi’s Ark
Avett Brothers
Bellowhead –
Benjamin Francis Leftwich –
Bleeding Heart Narrative –
Chailo Sim –
Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog
Dry The River –
Ellen and the Escapades –
Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo –
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Fleet Foxes –
Gruff Rhys –
Holy Fuck –
Iron & Wine –
James Blake –
James Vincent McMorrow –
James Yorkston –
John Mouse –
Josh T. Pearson
Mancub Babywoman –
Marcus Foster –
Matthew And The Atlas
Moddi –
Neverest Songs –
No Thee No Ess –
Noah And The Whale –
Our Broken Garden –
Polar Bear –
Robyn Hitchcock –
Sic Alps –
The Antlers –
The Bleedin’ Noses –
The Burns Unit –
The Cave Singers –
The Gentle Good –
The Low Anthem –
The Ramshackle Union Band –
The Sleeping Years –
The Travelling Band –
Thomas Dybdahl –
Treefight For Sunlight –
Tweak Bird –
Villagers –
Wild Nothing –

The Festival Site:
The Green Man Festival site is situated in the Brecon Beacons, crossed by the River Usk and enveloped by rolling countryside and breathtaking mountains and hills. It is, in a word, idyllic. We encourage everyone to explore this wonderful site, and make the most of the surroundings. Wide open spaces contrast with intimate moments. Natural beauty blends with community spirit. Camping is limited to one week of the year – Green Man festival. It’s a unique opportunity to camp in surroundings unlikely to be found at a commercial campsite.
The Main Stage is located in a natural grassy amphitheatre. Sprawl out on lush green slopes while watching world-class artists perform against the mystical backdrop of Sugar Loaf Mountain. The formal gardens are used for Einstein’s Garden where art installations, stalls and entertainment are positioned between rose arbours and flowerbeds.
The Courtyard Bar is situated in a Gothic Victorian Stables (keep your eyes peeled for the bats at night) and makes for an ideal halfway meet-up point for the festival. From the Stables you can follow an avenue of ancient trees decorated with garland lights where stalls sell delicious global food and quality crafts. From the avenue, you can enter the walled garden where the Green Man Pub hums until the wee hours. The Green Man Pub is an intimate space where you can drink a superb selection of ales, beers, cider and cocktails while relaxing at sturdy wooden tables and chairs as glorious music wafts across from the Pub Stage. After the avenue of trees, the space opens up to the Science and Literature tents. Near here is the bonfire area, a focal point for late-night jamming from dusk till dawn. The Far Out big top is also nearby, and when the sun goes down the Far Out After Dark keeps the fun alive long past the witching hour, fuelled by the nearby End Up Bar which is open very, very late indeed.
And once you’ve got your bearings, why not pay a visit the all-seeing, all-knowing Green Man himself? He might just make you wish come true…

Ticket Details:
– Adult weekend pass £135.00 (18 and over)
– Student £115 – can only be purchased with proof of an NUS card or ISIC card.
– Teenage ticket (13 – 17) SOLD OUT
– Holiday ticket (£40.00) can only be purchased with a weekend adult pass. It enables people to arrive four days early, camp in the Green Man’s spectacular site in the Brecon Beacons National Park, and combine the festival with a holiday in magical Wales.
– Children 12 and under go free but must be accompanied by an adult (18 and over)
– Camper Van SOLD OUT
– Car park £5.00

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