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. Now, we all love sleeping under the stars but these mountains fall cold at night, even during the summer months, so a tent, a sleeping bag and plenty of warm clothes are a must. Don’t forget that this is a UK 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. Wellies and sun-cream, waterproofs and sun hats – ahh, the Great British Summer! 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.
There are a few FORBIDDEN ITEMS too. The FORBIDDEN ITEMS are: Fireworks or other explosives, pets (except guide dogs), sound systems (there are loads here!), glass bottles, open fires, generators, tin foil barbecues, weapons, bombs etc...
As someone far more enlightened than us once professed: food, glorious food. Taking that assertion and joyously running with it, Green Man Festival offers copious amounts of nourishment, including speciality dishes from all corners of the globe. Better still, all of your dietary needs will be catered for and all fresh ingredients will be locally sourced.
Now, there’s little use in a 24-hour license if you have nothing to stock the bars with – so how does this sound? Our very own beer festival, featuring ninety-nine ales, ciders and perries sourced from over twenty Welsh breweries. Silly question – it sounds glorious, we know.
Eight bars, open around the clock, serving our own festival brew, hot toddies, cocktails and anything else you might want or need. Sadly, we can’t allow you to bring your own booze in to the entertainment areas but, as you can see, you’re not going to need it.
We don't want anybody feeling that they can't enjoy Green Man. We put a lot of effort into making sure we can achieve great disability access wherever we possibly can on site. We recommend checking out the full details of our access before buying a ticket — have a read of the information here on the right.
With so many lovely faces on the Green Man site, it’s understandable that more than half of the waste generated at the festival both comes from our guests, and is left within the campsite areas. However! All this means is that you can make a huge difference to the mess that’s left behind - and we would really appreciate your help in keeping Green Man green!
We wouldn’t dream of asking you to take all your rubbish home with you, so we’ve done our best to arrange for its disposal in the greenest and most cost effective ways. Which is where you come in!
Can’t take it home?
Should you have any equipment or supplies that you want to leave, then please put them in a clear bag and leave it at Keep Green Man Green stall or the Stewards point in Settlement. We will up-cycle them with local charities wherever possible!
Please consider what you bring with you and try and reduce it as much as is reasonably possible. Consider the packaging and leave as much as possible in your bins at home. This means less to carry too!
Nappy bins are provided within the family campsite and the accessible campsite. By making the extra little effort to keep these separate from all other waste you are helping us to keep our excellent litter pickers happy and hygienically safe - so a big thank-you from them in advance.
Please use the cigarette butt pouches, available from the concession stalls, rather than dropping them! They all have to be picked up so please do your best to help us out.
Drinking water is provided throughout the festival site. You do not need to bring numerous heavy loads of water and hence plastic. Bring your own bottles to refill or purchase one at the Green Man shop. Plan to eat out at the various amazing food stalls as much as possible when onsite, all of which provide compostable food ware and fair trade produce!
Upon arrival you will be provided at the box offices with several plastic bags:
Clear bags are for recycling! Paper, Cardboard, Plastic, Cans and Glass.
Black bags are for non-recyclable waste e.g everything else!
Please try and separate all your recyclables from non-recyclable waste! Perhaps share common bags with your neighbours; rubbish is always a good way of breaking the ice!
Please leave your clear and black bags separately at the rubbish holding points located throughout the campsites. Also remember that you can take your full clear bags to the Keep Green Man Green stall (located near the steps) during the festival for a small prize in return. If you need more bags you can get these from the Box offices, Keep Green Man Green stall, the Stewards point in Settlement or from any Litter pickers you see; so please just ask us.
Arena areas will be well furnished with waste bins (oil drums) and recycling bins (wheelie bins). Again, please try your hardest to put your rubbish in the correct means – it makes a huge difference!
If you have any questions regarding your ticket order, please contact Ticketline with your ticket reference number at the ready.
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 – Green Man is not immune to the law. 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.
FIRES! 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 cheap disposable barbecues that ruin our luscious green carpet.
GLASS! It’s heavy and dangerous, so stick to plastic and cans 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 in to the entertainment areas. We mentioned the vast array of ales, ciders, lagers and fully-stocked, 24-hour 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 .