Preview: Saturday at Green Man 2

Preview: Saturday at Green Man


Nisha Bhakoo delivers our second day preview of this year’s Green Man festival which takes place this coming weekend.
Van Morrison: Mountain Stage

Belfast-born “Van the Man” is someone both you and your grandparents can sing-a-long to. He’s penned hundreds of songs since starting his career in the late 1950s. “Brown Eyed Girl” and “Moondance” are songs of legendary status that deserve to be heard live at least once.

Metronomy: Mountain Stage

Specialising in summery synths, it’s no surprise that Metronomy are doing the festival circuit once again. Joe Mount’s ever-evolving pop project lacks the folky spook of a typical Green Man big name but will undoubtedly help in fighting your second evening fatigue by providing an upbeat hour or so.

Willy Mason: Walled Garden

Mason beautifully illustrates that insight, soul and disillusion are not exclusively owned by the those born before 1970. The amiable 27-year-old singer-songwriter from Martha’s Vineyard has only released two albums in eight years but has managed to earn himself a string of impressive cheerleaders from Radiohead to Zane Lowe.

The Staves: Mountain Stage

These three Watford sisters, Emily, Camilla and Jessica Staveley-Taylor have recently returned from supporting Bon Iver on their North American tour, and now plan to exhaust themselves further with a slew of festival dates. Only years of bedtime practice could create this pretty mesh of chaste lullabies.

Dark Dark Dark: Mountain Stage

It’s difficult to work out a band like Dark Dark Dark. Vocalist’s Nona Marie Invie’s vocals are strangely nomadic and appear to stand outside of time. There are touches of many great artists in the sounds of this Minneapolis outfit – you sometimes trace a bit of PJ Harvey, a minute later you hear Regina Spector. How could this be a bad thing?

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