Festivals: Green Man Announce 2019 Lineup!

Our favourite music festival, Green Man, has announced the first details of this year’s lineup, returning once again in the epic surroundings of the Black Mountains – deep in the heart of the Brecon Beacons – for its 17th year

The full first line-up announcement is as follows…

On this year’s bill, headliner Four Tet will take to the Green Man stage for a third time with a UK festival exclusive live set of carefully curated dance tracks. Another making a reappearance is Father John Misty, who last graced the Green Man stage in 2015. The American singer-songwriter, who is best known for critically-acclaimed albums I Love You, Honeybear and Pure Comedy, will inevitably wow crowds in what’s set to be an unforgettable headline performance

Following the release of her wonderfully atmospheric album Remind Me Tomorrow,this month, Sharon Van Etten and her powerful storytelling will return to Green Man for the first time since 2014. Also joining the lineup are the iconic Stereolab, following a ten year hiatus, and for the first time in their 20 year career, Green Man will also welcome Canadian indie-rock collective Broken Social Scene

Formed in Bristol, IDLES will be making the short drive over the Severn Bridge for their debut Green Man appearance. The punk-rock band enjoyed an incredible 2018 following the release of their second album Joy As An Act of Resistance. Green Man are also welcoming one of indie-rock’s biggest breakout bands of recent years, Car Seat Headrest, to the Brecon Beacons this year

Also appearing in 2019, Amadou & Mariam, the five-times-Grammy nominated duo from Mali, will head to Green Man following their residency at the Barbican in July. Alongside them, Texan band Khruangbin, which literally translates as “engine fly”, will bring their Zane Lowe and Cerys Matthews-approved bassy, experimental sound to the Black Mountains for their Green Man debut

The excellent country-soul band Whitney will be joining for the third time in four years; as will Big Thief, who are going on a UK tour in May which includes a huge date at London’s Roundhouse. A favourite from Green Man 2017, Julia Jacklin makes the trip from New South Wales to the idyllic setting in South Wales to perform her new album Crushing – out in February 2019, whilst another from the Southern Hemisphere, Aldous Harding, makes her second appearance at Green Man. Meanwhile, legend Richard Thompson will return to Green Man for the first time since 2008

Tickets are on general sale now, with early bird tickets having sold out in record time. Last year’s Green Man sold out quicker than ever, so we recommend not delaying and picking them up as soon as possible! For those looking for the full Green Man experience, the Settler’s Pass is available, which turns the festival into a week-long holiday, allowing early access to the site from Tuesday 13th August, and including workshops, music, discounts on local heritage sites, galleries, castles and more

The magic of Green Man lies not just in its scenery and music. Made up of 10 individual areas, the festival also offers a diverse range of events to accompany its incredible line-up, boasting art installations spread throughout the tranquil valley, a beer and cider tent to enjoy a crisp Welsh pint, an outer-spaced themed area of discovery and exploration for the ‘little folk’ and a relaxation and workshop space for the teenagers. As well as a line up of science, film, comedy & literature that will be revealed in the coming months

Plus there’s still another headliner and a whole host of other artists to be announced! Keep your eyes peeled for further announcements…

Green Man ’19 runs from Thursday, August 15th to 18th