Mogwai set to headline Friday night at Green Man

Mogwai set to headline Friday night at Green Man


Instrumental rock juggernaut that is Mogwai are set to headline Green Man 2012 on the Friday evening. They join co-headliners Van Morrison and Feist in Wales’ breathtaking Black Mountains from August 16th-19th. Green Man have also announced that Dexys, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Lower Dens, King Charles, Cate Le Bon and more also join the bill for this year’s festival!

Formed in 1995 in Glasgow, Mogwai are famed for performing lengthy instrumentals with melodic bass lines, dynamic contrasts and heavy use of distortion and effects pedals. From classic debut Mogwai Young Team to supporting the Pixies and composing the soundtrack to a film about Zinedine Zidane, this is a band that never rests on its laurels.

Mogwai’s 10th album – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will — was released last year. Their headline set (the band’s only UK show this summer) is sure to bring Friday night on the Mountain Stage to a suitably epic conclusion beneath the moonlit silhouette of the Sugar Loaf.

Also newly-added to the ever expanding Green Man 2012 line up are: Dexys *Reformed incarnation of legendary ’80s soul pop pioneers Dexys Midnight Runners, led by the great Kevin Rowland. With a new look inspired by 1940s noir the album One Day I’m Going To Soar, which is out on Monday.

Benjamin Francis Leftwich* The Yorkshire-born singer/songwriter’s melancholic brand of acoustic folk-pop has drawn comparisons with the likes of Jose Gonzalez and Iron & Wine. Inspired by Elliott Smith and Bruce Springsteen, he taught himself to play the guitar aged 10. He made his Green Man debut in 2011 after releasing acclaimed first album Last
Smoke Before the Snowstorm.

Lower Dens Swarming guitar fuzz, bass waves and insistent drum throbs from the Baltimore new wave drone pop outfit, fronted by Jana Hunter.

King Charles produce British psych-inflected pastoral whimsy from the dandy West Londoner currently promoting debut album Loveblood.

Cate le Bon Welsh songstress currently residing in Cardiff’s infamous French quarter — as befits a songwriter whose music is heady and highly personal. Her new album Cryk is out now.

Withered Hand’s heartfelt acoustic loveliness from the Fence Records endorsed quartet, led by fragile-voiced Scottish songwriter Dan Willson. Also announced are Paul Thomas Saunders, Crybaby and Stuff.

Green Man have put together a playlist to give you a taste of what’s to come at this year’s Green Man. You can listen to the playlist by clicking here:


*Van Morrison / Feist / Mogwai / Special Guest TBA / The
Walkmen / Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks / Dexys / Yann Tiersen /
The Tallest Man On Earth / oF Montreal / Jonathan Richman /
tUnE-yArDs / Michael Kiwanuka / The Felice Brothers / King
Creosote & Jon Hopkins / The Bees / Scritti Politti / Junior Boys
/ Mr Scruff – Keep It Unreal / James Blake (DJ) / The Time & Space
Machine / Benjamin Francis Leftwich / Damien Jurado / Field Music
/ Lower Dens / Friends / Bowerbirds / Slow Club / Ghostpoet /
Cass McCombs / Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny /
Bullion / Dark Dark Dark / Three Trapped Tigers / Daughter /
Willy Mason / King Charles / The Staves / Trembling Bells / Joe
Pug / Lucy Rose / Peaking Lights / Islet / Megafaun / Cate Le
Bon / Cashier No.9 / TOY / Alt-J / The Wave Pictures / Kwes
/ Vondelpark / Lone / Gang Colours / Laura J Martin / Jamie N
Commons / Stealing Sheep / Steve Smyth / Vadoinmessico /
Psychemagik (DJ) / Richard Norris / Rocketnumbernine / Ahab /
The Pictish Trail / Teeth of the Sea / Treetop Flyers / Sweet
Baboo / Tiny Ruins / Pen Pastwn (Richard James) / Mowbird /
Seamus Fogerty / Withered Hand / Goodnight Lenin / Paul Thomas
Saunders / RM Hubbert / Airhead / Pete Paphides – Vinyl Revival
/ Crybaby / Richard Warren / The Perch Creek Family Jug Band / No
Thee No Ess / Chailo Sim / Georgia Ruth / David McCaffrey /
Alaska / Joanna Gruesome / Sen Segur / Stuff / Greta Isaac /
One Sixth Of Tommy

COMEDY – BUG with Adam Buxton / Josie Long / Rubberbandits / Zoe Lyons /
Robin Ince / Holly Walsh / Mike Woznia / Mark Allen / Behemoth / Delete
The Banjax / Brian Gittins / Henry Paker / Edward Aczel / John-Luke
Roberts / Mark Olver / Michael Fabbrik… plus many more TBA

EINSTEIN’S GARDEN – A Supercollider For The Family / Andy Hickie /
Bright Club / Bronze Medallists /Being 747 present ‘The Clockwork
Universe’ Black Mountains Falconry / Green & Pleasant Land Epic / Greg
Hall / Elfic A Showdown with Gravity /Jamie Gallagher / Jonny Berliner /
Lori Campbell / Mimina / MJ Hibbett & the Validators: Dinosaur Planet /
Nic Harrigan: Don’t Try This At Home/Quantum Magic / Polar Explore /
Puppets & Pandemonium: Green Finger / Rosie Wilby: The Science Of Sex /
Science at Play / Simon Watt: Dissections Uncut – Channel 4?s “Inside
Nature’s Giants” / The Alien Hunter’s Handbook / The Woven Project /
Theoretical Girl / Unlimited Theatre / Wildlife Walks / Will Jeffery…
plus many more TBA

LITERATURE – James Fearnley / John Peel’s Shed by John Osborne / Jim Bob
/ Robin Ince / John Jeremiah Sullivan / Richard King / Stella Duffy /
The Story of Wales With Jon Gower… plus many more TBA

Once again we are offering our Holiday Ticket, where for only an extra £40 you can arrive on site on Monday 13th and camp in Glanusk Park for 3 days before the festival opens. This exclusive offer enables you to stay on site for a full week and experience all the wonderful activities on offer in the surrounding Brecon Beacons including fishing, hiking,
climbing, riding and exploring the incredible countryside.

You will be camping in the festival campsite so will be able to pitch your tent and stay in the same place throughout the festival. The campsite will have its own regularly cleaned toilets, hot showers, a small bar serving a great range of drinks and a food outlet selling tasty meals throughout the day. There will also be a fire area set slightly away from the tent and an ample supply of firewood, we would like to encourage people to bring their instruments with them and join in with the Green Man tradition of jamming sessions around the campfire.

Adult Ticket £145
Student Ticket £125
Teen Ticket £75
Child Ticket £5
Live-In Vehicle Ticket £60
Holiday Ticket £40
Car Park Ticket £5
Resident Day Ticket £50

Tickets are available from Ticketline – / 0871 424 4444

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