Green Man

Tents & Camping

Green man has separate areas for General Camping, Family Camping, Quiet Camping, Live-in Vehicle Camping and Disabled Camping - all equipped with plentiful toilets (cleaned at regular intervals to prevent nasty niffs) as well as hot showers, fresh water taps and rubbish and recycling facilities.

Please note that all campsites close and must be empty by midday (12noon) on the Monday 24th August following the festival, so raging hangover or not, don’t get locked in and left behindth!

Please be a happy camper and clean up after yourself to leave our beautiful site as near as possible to how you found it. Leaving tents/airbeds/people behind is not big or clever

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Property Lockup

The Safe and Sound Property Lock-up is brought to you by volunteers from the Greater Manchester Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). It’s open 24 hours a day until 12 noon on Monday in the big, white marquee next to the food stalls in the Disability Camping Area. Property lock-ups are free and they also charge phones for the bargain price of just £3, with all proceeds going to CND.

Stuff we store: bikes, bags, instruments, wallets, keys, mp3 players, anything inanimate.
Stuff we don't store: pets, kids, bombs, guns or other animate or angsty things.

But we’re not just here to raise money - we’d also like you to get a flavour of what we do.

A bit about the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament is as relevant now as it was when it was formed 50 years ago. One of our slogans is 'Now More Than Ever' and over the past year when students have been occupying their universities protesting about the hike in fees; when people have been out on the streets protesting about the closure of advice centres, libraries, SureStart centres, maternity units, A&E units, etc, etc, the UK government is still spending £2 billion a year maintaining the Trident nuclear weapons programme.

By scrapping nuclear weapons and the replacement programme for Trident, we would save over £100 billion. Instead, we could invest in the development of marine energy technology and other forms of sustainable energy, providing alternative employment for defence workers and creating tens of thousands of new jobs. It would help meet our carbon emission targets and help meet the TUC’s commitment to the creation of 1 million climate jobs.

This is the sane way forward.

Call in to the Lock Up at the festival to pick up more information on CND's anti-Trident campaign and more. Or visit our website at www.cnduk.org

Camping in style!

Come rain or shine, festivals are all about great music, great friends, great times - and with the help of the tent fairy, Tangerine Fields can make things extra special and ultra easy.

Imagine arriving at Green Man in the dead of night to find a field of ready-pitched tents and tipis filled with the cosy comforts of brand new air beds, gazebos, sleeping bags and pillows...All you have to do is reserve your tent in advance and carry your beer/children!

Tangerine Fields makes the lugging, the hunting and the pitching a thing of the past. If you choose to book a big group, they can guarantee a great spot where you're all camped together, no matter how late you turn up. The sleeping bags are yours to take home and any left behind are donated to various local, national and international charities including Oxfam and Shelter.

Settler's Pass

Stay for a whole week!

Stay for a whole week! Your ticket to an adventure longer and more fruitful than you could ever have imagined; deep into the verdant heart of Green Man Land.

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More Info

You will be camping in the festival campsite so will be able to pitch your tent and stay in the same place throughout the festival. The campsite will have its own regularly cleaned toilets, hot showers, a small bar serving a great range of drinks and a food outlet selling tasty meals throughout the day. There will also be a fire area set slightly away from the tent and an ample supply of firewood, we would like to encourage people to bring their instruments with them and join in with the Green Man tradition of jamming sessions around the campfire.

Please bear in mind that during this time and the festival will still be being built, so you will not be able to go into the main event area. If you have a car you will be able to come and go as you please, however if you are in a campervan, once you have parked in the campsite you won’t be able to move it until after the festival finishes (this is to prevent damage to the ground before the festival starts).

Why a week is worth it

Remember that haunting feeling that your Green Man stay was too brief? Well we've taken that very feeling and turned it into something positive. Something truly special.

With a Settler's Pass you can extend your Green Man experience to seven sacred days. Camp with us. Eat, drink and be merry. Breathe in the wild Welsh air. Look up at the stars and let us teach you about them. Share stories, laughter, moments that become memories. Memories that become legends. We are the special ones; the Green Man's Settlers.

Hotel Bell Tent

Stay with us at Hotel Bell Tent for luxury, comfort, fun and frivolity! Whilst likened to staying in a boutique hotel, you will be in a beautiful Bell Tent situated in the beautiful Brecon Beacons and moments away from all of the action of Green Man festival.

Hotel Bell Tent is ideal for groups of friends, families or couples looking for something out of the ordinary. Simply book, turn up, check in and leave all the hard work to us. Giving you more time to explore and enjoy the festival, no stress & no wasted time setting up camp!

Guest can chose form either our; Standard, Classic or Luxury Packages with the option of B.Y.O. bedding or additional Hotel Bell Tent 100% Egyptian cotton bedding, linen and towel packs, including 13.5 tog duvets and big fluffy bath towels.

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Standard Package

The Standard Bell Tent Package is our most basic package, sleeping a combination of 2, 4 and 6 people. The Standard Package includes; luxury inflatable mattresses as standard, a jute doormat for muddy boots and an old fashioned LED hanging lantern for late night trips to the loo!

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Classic Package

The Classic Bell Tent Package sleeping 2, 4 or 6 people again includes the luxury inflatable mattresses. However, the tents are also fabulously dressed with our 'Camping with Soul' accessory range including; a jute doormat, a hanging vanity mirror, low level hand-painted tables, an old fashioned LED hanging lantern, cosy block colour Indian rugs and a tea light chandelier providing light and warmth.

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Luxury Package

The Luxury Package is again fabulously dressed with our ‘Camping with Soul’ accessory range including: a jute doormat; a hanging vanity mirror; low level hand-painted tables; an old fashioned LED hanging lantern; cosy block colour Indian rugs, a tea light chandelier providing light and warmth along with 100% Egyptian cotton bedding, 13.5 tog duvets (one underneath you as a mattress topper and one on top – a veritable duvet sandwich!) and fluffy bath towels as standard, meaning there is no need to bring along heavy duvets or acrylic sleeping bags. The Luxury Package for six is housed in our majestic Emperor Tent allowing for the option of six single mattresses.

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Other Lavish Luxuries

Other lavish luxuries guests booked into Hotel Bell Tents can take advantage of to make the camping experience even more glamorous include; A highly qualified reception team on hand to check you in and provide a 5 star service throughout the festival. A communal lounge tent, offering guests an area to relax and socialise in as well as charge cameras and phones. A Pamper tent, decked out with big Hollywood mirrors and hairdryers giving guests a place to indulge in a little festive pampering!

Booking more than one tent? Checking in with kids? Let us know and we'll accommodate your requirements.

For more information and to book, please visit the Hotel Bell Tent website.

Live-in vehicles

Green Man has a dedicated campsite especially for campervans and caravans, but before you buy your Live-In Vehicle ticket please read these simple guidelines that we need to stick to for licensing and safety reasons.

Campervan

Just so we’re clear, a live-in vehicle is one that is specifically adapted for sleeping, such as a camper van or caravan; strictly no cars are allowed onto the campsite unless they are towing a caravan

We now have two types of live in vehicle tickets: Campervan Passes for those under 6m in length and Motorhome Passes for those over 6m in length or towed by a car. Please make sure you have the right one or you may be refused entry. There is a maximum 9m length of pitch for Motorhome passes, so please ensure that you fit before you arrive.

The main Live-in Vehicle Campsite is slightly apart from the other campsites with its own entrance off the A40, so you won’t be very near your friends if they are pitched in the main campsite; there is also a separate, smaller live-in vehicle area just for Settler's Pass holders.

Space in the Live-in Vehicle Campsite is limited, so please note you will only have room for an awning or one small tent next to your vehicle.

On arrival, all live-in vehicles will be allocated to the next available pitch by our staff; unfortunately we can't pre-allocate or reserve spaces so please arrive together if you want to camp with friends.

This area is used as farmland for the rest of the year so please be aware there are no power hook-ups; however, it is lit with garland lights with taps for drinking water, showers, toilets and toilet-emptying facilities.

Please be aware that the land is uneven grass and it is the owner’s responsibility to decide whether the vehicle is suitable for the terrain in varying weather conditions.

Local lodging

If the thought of camping and the great outdoors fills you with dread, why not sample a little Welsh hospitality at one of the many friendly local B&B’s and hotels in the area which will be more than happy to accommodate you. We recommend the following as a starting point:

At Green Man you will find five licensed bars on site, loads of delicious food stalls catering for all tastes, ages and dietary requirements, a general store selling cigarettes, toiletries and essential camping items, a first aid area, a secure lock-up for valuables (run by CND volunteers), lost property, meeting points and cash machines. The toilets will be cleaned regularly, there are hot showers and there are plenty of standpipes supplying fresh water for washing and drinking.

In short, we’ve got it all covered.

Lodging at Greenman

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