As much as we’d love to provide everything for you, there are a few things you’re going to have to take care of yourself. We all love sleeping under the stars but these mountains fall cold at night, even during the summer, so a tent, a sleeping bag and plenty of warm clothes are a must. Don’t forget it's the Great British Summer, so we’re just as likely to fall prey to rain as we are to be graced by the sunshine, so come fully prepared for both! Other things to remember include all the basic survival tools; soap, loo roll, spare socks, a torch…anti-ageing moisturising wet wipes?
You will be able to buy plenty of emergency provisions on-site but, as the Scouts so eloquently told us, be prepared.
Whether it’s that pint of Welsh cider sipped in the sunshine or the spicy Dragon sausage bap munched first thing in the morning, you can sleep all the more sound knowing that every one of our traders and partners have been hand-selected for being independent or local, so you really are supporting local with every penny spent at and around the festival.
We love being green (it’s half of our name after all), so helping us to be a eco-friendly as possible is a massive helping hand. Avoid bringing plastics to the festival and recycle as much of your waste as possible - you’ll get some clear bags for recycling paper, cardboard, plastic, cans and glass, and they’ll be recycling wheelie bins throughout the arenas.
Join us on Sunday night, just after the roaring Mountain Stage headliner, as we set our Green Man effigy ablaze! The crackling flames and dazzling fireworks are just the way to close the weekend…
It’s hard to miss our Mountain’s Foot arena, framed by the majestic Brecon Beacons, but do get exploring all the weird and wild areas of Green Man. Whether you stumble upon some insightful debates in Babbling Tongues, hop in a bubbling hot tub in Nature Nurture or while away the afternoon sipping cider in the Walled Garden - there are entire worlds to unearth...
Unless you’ve been living on Mars since July 1st 2007 you’ll know that smoking in the UK is now banned in all public places. Luckily for those who like the odd puff, most of the festival happens outside and the only places you will be forbidden from smoking are inside the entertainment marquees. Areas where you cannot smoke will have “no smoking” signs, so please adhere to them. Cheers.
Guests may be searched on entry to Green Man and if you are in possession of any illegal substance you will be refused entry and may be arrested. Enough said.
We love fires! You’ll get to see just how much come the final night, however we do ask you not to take matters in to your own hands. Camping stoves, barbecues on legs are completely fine but please refrain from hosting your own campfire soirées or using disposable barbecues that ruin our luscious green carpet.
GLASS! It’s heavy and dangerous, so stick to cans and decant into reuseable bottles please. You’re more than welcome to bring your own assemblage of ales and tonics on to the site but please note that it won’t be permitted into the entertainment areas. We mentioned the vast array of ales, ciders, lagers and fully-stocked drinking-holes already, right? Right!
MUSIC! While it’s the bedrock of the Green Man shindig, we ask that you leave the entertainment to us. We’ll provide you with music all day and Green Man Radio will fill in all the gaps so please leave any amplified systems/hi-fis etc safely at home. The quiet of the mountains at night is a beautiful experience and one that us, and our neighbours, love to partake in, so please do respect that.
Things that are not permitted include: gazebos, fireworks or other explosives, pets (except guide dogs), generators, tin foil barbecues, weapons, bombs, etc...