Disability Access

We don't want anybody feeling that they can't enjoy Green Man so we put a lot of effort into making sure it is as accessible as possible and can achieve great access wherever we possibly can onsite. Attitude is Everything, a charity improving deaf and disabled people's access to live music has just awared us with a Silver Award for our efforts! We recommend checking out the full details of our access before buying a ticket — have a read of the information below. All the information listed below is also available as a PDF download here.

Contact details

If you have questions about the information below please contact the accessibility team via email: accessibility@greenman.net

Access around the site

The Estate is set amongst the beautiful Brecon Beacons. The park is surrounded by woodland, the river Usk, open grass land and a deer park.

Ground surface

The majority of the festival site ground surface is grass. In wet conditions the ground can become very muddy. A tarmac covered road links the entertainment areas at the middle level of the event site, and there is now some hardstanding and trackway leading up to the higher level (Far Out area), although the field itself is on an upward slope. Please be aware that you will still need to cover some grassy areas once you leave the roads to enter each of the areas.

Distances

The festival is small but spread out over quite a distance.

Event Mobility Scooters

Mobility scooters are available for hire at Green Man. Please click this link for more information https://www.eventmobility.org.uk/green-man-festival. Hire is undertaken directly with users at the festival and Event Mobility and is not organised by the festival.

Gradients

The site is set out over three levels - Camping, Little Folk and the Mountain Stage are situated at the lower level, Walled Garden Stage, Last Laugh and Talking Shop are situated at a middle level, with the Far Out, Chai Wallahs, Round the Twist, and the Cinedrome at a higher level.

The gradients between different areas of the festival depend on which route you take, and we advise people with mobility impairments wishing to reach the middle level from the lower level to go via the camp-site and up through the left of the stable area when going up the hill as the gradient is easier to access.

Regardless of the route taken, the natural gradients involved may present a significant barrier for people who make use of manual wheelchairs and those with serious mobility impairments. Electric wheelchairs can tackle most areas without too much hindrance but the ground is quite uneven in places. We operate a 2:1 personal assistant scheme; see below for more info.

BOOKING ACCESSIBLE FACILITIES

Customers can book the following access facilities via the festival:

1. 2:1 ticket for a personal assistant (evidence required)

2. Accessible campsite vehicle pass

3. Accessible car park pass

4. Viewing platform wristband

It is not necessary to book a pitch in the accessible campsite, see ‘Additional Access Information’ below for more details.

1) Personal assistant 2 for 1 ticket scheme

We operate a ‘2 for 1’ scheme where you are able to bring a Personal Assistant who gets free entry. This scheme is for the exclusive use of people who would otherwise be unable to attend Green Man unless they have the assistance of another person on site. Tickets for personal assistants are posted out a month in advance of the festival, and evidence is required in order to be granted a ticket – see Applying for accessible facilities below.

2) Accessible Campsite Vehicle Pass

An accessible campsite vehicle allows you to park your car next to your tent OR have a live in vehicle within the accessible camping area.

3) Accessible Car Park Pass

The accessible car park is 100m from the box office and accessible campsite. Stewards will be on hand to assist with baggage if required.

4) Viewing platform wristband

There are viewing platforms at the Mountain Stage, Far Out Stage, Walled Garden and Chai Wallahs. These platforms are solely for the use of disabled festival goers plus their personal assistant or a companion. Please note that if these platforms are extremely busy, companions may be asked to leave the platform so there is enough room for everyone who needs to use it. Accessible toilets will be located next to each viewing platform.

Travel

An accessible drop-off point is located at the accessible car-park, stewards will be available should you require help.

Accessible Campsite

General camping facilities are spread over a significant area of the park and everyone is free to choose where they camp however, careful consideration should be given to the choice of camping area. The distance to and from the general camping areas is great and in places the gradients are severe. Not all of the paths or roads are tarmac or trackway.

The Accessible Camping Area is positioned next to the Family Camping Area and is in the most logical place for anyone with physical access requirements. It is about 5 minutes from the main arena and close to a tarmac road that leads into various parts of the festival.

Facilities available in accessible campsite:

  • Wheelchair accessible showers
  • Wheelchair accessible toilets
  • 24-hr covered charging point for power chair batteries. (Charging equipment is supervised but is not secured by the festival, so is left at the owner risk.)
  • Lowered sink and water points
  • Accessible information point
  • Fridge to store medication

Please note that access toilets & showers in the accessible campsite will be locked with Radar Keys, which are available from the Accessible Information Point.Some people are worried that the Accessible Camping Area might be too close to the main stage and therefore noisy at night. It is not that close so this won’t be a problem but festivals are noisy by nature, so it is always advisable to bring ear plugs along with you to the festival, just in case.

Groups can camp together in the Accessible Camping Area, but this must be arranged when purchasing your ticket.

You are not able to camp next to a vehicle without an Accessible Campsite Vehicle Pass which must be applied for.

Accessible Car Park

The accessible car park is only 20m from the campsite.

Applying for bookable access facilities

If you wish to make use of any of the facilities listed above, please follow the steps below:

1. Purchase a standard ticket for Green Man

2. Fill out our Accessibility Facilities Application form here in which we will need your booking reference number, confirmation of what facilities you require, and evidence that you are eligible for the 2:1 scheme if applying


3. Once your request has been confirmed, we will send you confirmation via email. You can then expect to receive tickets and passes a month before the festival.

Evidence Accepted

A photocopy/scan of one of the following official documents (dated within the past 12 months if DLA or Attendance Allowance) makes you automatically eligible for the 2:1 Scheme. Please do not send the original copy.

Front page of DLA letter
Front page of Attendance Allowance letter
Evidence that registered severely sight impaired (blind)
Disabled Identification Card (DID)
Recognised Assistance Dog ID card
In addition, copies of the following two pieces of evidence are required in order to reserve an accessible parking space:

Valid Blue Badge
Photo ID
Please note: We aim to operate on a case-by-case basis as we appreciate that each guest may have different requirements. If you have any questions, have a requirement that hasn’t been catered for in these details or want to submit another form of evidence which is not outlined in this page then please use the access requirement form to tell us or email details via accessibility@greenman.net