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.
Could there be a more fabulous location for a festival than the Glanusk Park Estate in the breathtaking Brecon Beacons? We don’t think so, so help us keep the site looking beautiful and treat the land with the respect it deserves!
Recycling bins will be available in the campsites and throughout the festival site for recycling plastic, card and tin. You’ll be given special green bags for recycling and black bags for general rubbish when you arrive, so start as you mean to go on!
Absolutely no glass whatsoever is allowed on the entire festival site, including the camping areas, so please decant any wine or spirits into plastic bottles before you pitch your tent.
We have a large team of litter-pickers and recyclers who will be on hand to sort through the rubbish, but we rely on your help to make their job manageable so please do your bit and tidy up after yourselves. Thanks a million!
Green Man takes place in an amazing land of very ancient trees. We've been asked by the Glanusk Estate (who are responsible for the upkeep of the site all year round) to pass on this message to all of you coming to Green Man this year.
“Many of the trees at Glanusk are well over 100 years old. With age brings about some weakness and deterioration so some of the branches are unstable. These trees have signs on them and are roped off by the Glanusk Estate so in the interests of your safety can you please not cross the rope or enter the roped off area for any purpose or climb any individual trees which are not roped off."
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 .
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