Until Sun Aug 18
Time Out says
Wed Feb 20 2013
Patti Smith, Kings Of Convenience, Band Of Horses, Phosphorescent, Ben Howard, The Horrors, Local Natives, Edwyn Collins, Roy Harper, Villagers, Steve Mason, Beak, Stornoway, Fuck Buttons, Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit, Melody's Echo Chamber,Erol Alkan & Daniel Avery, Public Service Broadcasting, The Pastels, Julia Holter, Archie Bronson Outfit, Woods, Veronica Falls, James Yorkston, Ólöf Arnalds, Unknown Mortal Orchestra Andrew Weatherall, Peggy Sue, Jon Hopkins, Matt Berry Moon Duo, Arbouretum, This Is The Kit, Rachel Zeffira, Parquet Courts, Half Moon Run, Buke & Gase, Fossil Collective, Sweet Baboo, Jacco Gardner, Ryan Francesconi/Mirabai Peart, Teleman, Girls Names, Revere, Landshapes, Joe Banfi, Denai Moore, Ellen And The Escapades, Bear's Den, Rozi Plain Blaenavon, Zervas & Pepper, Wild Smiles, Trwbador, Fist Of The First Man, Dj Fitz, Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog, Huw M, Annie Eve, Annie Dressner, Mo Kenney.
Green Man wins our unofficial prize for best festival setting: it's in parkland not usually open to the public, nestled in the resplendent Brecon Beacons. The beauteous, chlorophyllic location underlines the festival's staunchly eco-friendly ethos, and the predominately folkie bill befits the vibe. Still, there's no purism here, with plugged-in bands and electro DJs playing alongside earthy, autoharp-wielding balladeers. As part of its annual commitment to home-grown, organic talent, Green Man run a competition for an unsigned band to open the festival.