This year the Black Mountains of the Brecon Beacons welcome the fifteenth edition of Green Man Festival. Dwarfed by the likes of Glastonbury and the Leeds and Reading events that bookend the UK festival scene, the Welsh festival has a much more laid back vibe, making it the destination of
From humble beginnings, The Green Man Festival has grown to become the largest festival in Wales. Although crowds will swell to 20,000 when this year's four-day event kicks off on Thursday, the festival still manages to retain the independent spirit that it was founded upon, offering a more intimate alternative
*** St. Vincent, Father John Misty, Public Service Broadcasting, The Antlers, Matthew E. White, Landshapes, The Staves *** The incessant rain from the night before proves to be relentless as daylight breaks and I emerge from the damp confines of my tent to find that the site is beginning to break down into
*** This is the Kit, Sturgill Simpson, Marika Hackman, Hannah Lou Clark, Colorama *** The highlight of the festival today is initially the weather. The persistent drizzle is banished for the time being and is replaced by gorgeous, life-affirming sunshine. The unflattering plastic ponchos we have all been forced to wear are now
*** Mew, Joe Pug, Villagers, Natalie Prass, Emmy the Great, Dan Deacon, Strand of Oaks, C. Duncan, Hunck *** The literary genius J.R.R Tolkien drew much inspiration from South Wales and particularly the Brecon Beacons when he was constructing the landscapes of his famous novels, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.