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Applications to volunteer at Green Man 2022 are open, so get applying now. The application process is slightly different this year. You can volunteer to be a steward, litter picker, accessibility steward or member of the camp kitchen team using the same application form.

Bars applications are open too. You need to have at least 6 months' bar experience and be eligible to work in the UK to apply. You will need to upload a copy of your passport and if you don't hold a UK or Irish passport you will need to share your Right To Work Share Code with us.

We actively encourage applications from Deaf and disabled people. Reasonable assistance will be offered to those who wish to apply to the Access to Work scheme so that any access requirements can be met.



Want to volunteer at Green Man this year?

Volunteering applications are now open - apply here

We’re looking for friendly, enthusiastic people age 18 or over to be volunteers at Green Man 2022. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who would like to get involved with the festival and experience what it’s like behind the scenes. There are several volunteering roles available.

The application process is slightly different this year. There are 4 areas of the festival where you can volunteer, they are listed below. You will be asked to prioritise which areas you would like to volunteer in.

  • Stewarding –The role of stewarding mainly involves giving information to the public at the event: it’s a really important position because you will be the main point of contact between the festival and the public, so we need lots of happy, smiley people!
  • Litter Picking – keeping Green Man green, by picking up rubbish and sending it for recycling. Litter picking is a worthwhile task that is essential to make the festival a safe and pleasant environment for everyone to enjoy. It can be hard graft and occasionally mucky, but a good team spirit always develops, and it can be great fun.
  • Accessibility Stewards – providing information and assistance disabled customers. Like stewarding, you will be the main point of contact between the festival and the our disabled customers, so we need lots of happy, smiley people!
  • Camp Kitchen – helping the team prepare hot drinks and snacks for festival volunteers and crew. The camp kitchen runs 24hrs throughout the festival, it provides a welcoming space for crew to relax, charge their phones, and get hot drinks and snacks througout the event.

To volunteer at the Green Man Festival you must be 18 before the 15th August 2022. We ask all volunteers to complete 20hrs of shifts at the festival, all volunteers receive a ticket to the festival, camping in crew camping and a hot meal after every completed shift.

To complete the application form you will need to upload a passport style photo and if you are a new volunteer you will need the email addresses of two referees.

To volunteer at this event you must pay a deposit which will be refunded on successful completion of your three shifts. At the end of this application form you will be redirected to PayPal. If for some reason your payment does not go through you can return to to try again. This year if you are paying the £210 or £100 deposit, you will have the option to split this payment into instalments (only available until end of March).

New Volunteers or those who have not volunteered the festival since 2009 - £210
Volunteers who have volunteered one year since 2009 - £100
Volunteers who have volunteered two years since 2009 - £75
Volunteers who have volunteered three years since 2009 - £50
Volunteers who have volunteered four years since 2009 - £25
Volunteers who have volunteered five years or more since 2009, your good name is your bond
Runners £25

If you are a new volunteer, you will be expected to be on-site for registration before 5pm on Wednesday 17th August and the last shifts are allocated up to 7pm on Monday 22nd August. Shifts cover a 24-hour period, so it is possible you could be allocated a night shift. We will try to let you know your shifts by Sunday 17th July and you are free to leave site once you have been signed off by a Volunteer Manager on completion of your third shift.

If you have volunteered at the Green Man Festival since 2009 you can arrive later Wednesday evening as long as you are available for a briefing before your first shift.

If you have any problems or queries please email

Stewards -
Litter –
Accessibility –
Camp Kitchen –

*Unfortunately we can’t guarantee you time off to watch your favourite bands – it all depends on what shifts you’re allocated!

Volunteering applications are now open - apply here


Bar Staff

As a member of the bar staff at Green Man you are at the very heart of the festival. Working in one of the nine bars on site, this is an incredible opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a busy festival environment whilst making some fantastic new friends along the way.

To apply to be a member of the bar staff at Green Man you must be 18 or over and need to have a minimum of 6 months bar experience. At the festival you’re required to work a minimum of 22 hours across four days and will be paid an hourly rate.

Please apply - here


Creative ideas are the very fabric of Green Man! Ok so we book a lot of this ourselves, but we're always open to new ideas… do you have any? Maybe you're an installation artist, or a filmmaker, or a scubadiver… it doesn't matter — if you've got some fun ideas to share then feel free to do it.

If you have some thoughts about how an earth your idea could take place, all the better (and all the more likely that we'll be able to help you make it happen). Don't be shy, try us.

Science stall applications are now open, other applications will be live soon.


Einstein’s Garden Science Stalls

Applications of Science Stalls are now live please apply here

Einstein’s Garden is Green Man’s area for creative engagement with science, nature and technology. Each year we curate a lineup which fuses performance, art, music and research to bring the world around us and our questions about it to life in the most wacky and wonderful ways.

We’re on the lookout for organisations, research groups, and any other science/nature/technology-minded folk that would like to bring a stall to Einstein’s Garden with the aim of engaging festival audiences with their work. Your stall will explore any aspect of science or tech research, nature, curiosity or questions about the world around us, which you’ll bring to life in a unique way to amaze and engage our audience of thousands.

Stalls should include as much interactivity and participation as possible. Rather than giving out leaflets or bringing roll-up banners, think about how your stall can be visually striking and offer an activity that will attract people within a festival environment.

More information about Einstein’s Garden and what we look for in collaborators can be found here.

The deadline for these applications will be at midnight on Thursday 28th April 2022, applications submitted by this time will be considered and advised of their outcome during May 2022.

Any questions regarding the application should be directed towards

Please apply for a science stall here


Little Folk (Kid's Area)

Little Folk is our area for those aged 12 and under.

In 2022, the Little Folk theme will be Minibeasts! Think dragonflies, snails, ladybirds, spiders, bees & butterflies.

We are looking for performances, workshops and activities for families to participate in together and that fit to this theme.

The area will be open on the Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the festival. As always all activities in Little Folk are free for our festival guests and children must be supervised at all times.

We can't wait to hear your ideas and stumble across new stories. Please note that applications will be decided upon by the end of May.

Click here to apply. It may take a few weeks for your application to be processed but you will definitely be contacted with a decision.

Good luck!


Somewhere (Teen Area)

Somewhere is a hubbub of an area for teens aged 13-17. It is open from 12 - 8 every day of the festival and is filled with activities specifically for this age group. Think DJ workshops, hair braiding, yoga and t-shirt making. Most importantly, no parents are allowed!

We look forward to hearing your ideas! All applications will receive a response by the start of May.

Please apply here




We're looking to support the creation of a unique installation that will engage visiting audiences at Einstein’s Garden with climate change, biodiversity loss and/or pollution. Einstein’s Garden is Green Man’s area of environmental and science engagement, and the first of its kind at any UK music festival. It’s a space where science gatecrashes arts, comedy, circus, music, and theatre. Our programme welcomes everything from mushroom growing workshops to panel discussions about death, but the enduring underpinning theme of the garden is the environment and our relationship with it. Interactive performances at Einstein’s Garden take place in a workshop dome, on our solar-powered stage or in our hydrogen fuel cell-powered theatre tent.

A Green Man Trust project, we want this new climate-focused artwork to bring the environmental theme to the forefront of the
Einstein’s Garden area during Green Man’s 20th anniversary year, and potentially beyond. The work should be interactive and involve a public engagement element prior to the festival, rooting the work in the realities of climate change and climate action for Welsh communities.

We are open to applications from individuals and collectives with any form or combination of visual arts and design practices. We expect the successful artist(s) to be experienced in their area of work and able to demonstrate previous projects that address and communicate complex issues in interactive ways.

In particular, we want to work with an artist or collective who:
Has experience in or is particularly interested in community engagement/ research to inform the piece.
Has a track record of delivering projects to a fixed timeline and budget.
Is passionate about the environment and collective/community solutions.
We especially welcome proposals from artists/collectives who identify as being part of the Global Majority or seek to bring in these voices as a key element of the climate change conversation.

Up to £15,000 including artist fee for making and installing the work and materials, with access to additional production budget on-site.

Green Man, Glanusk Estate, Crickhowell, Powys, Wales.

Deadline for applications: 28th March 2022
Interviews: 4th April 2022
Outcomes communicated: April 2022.
Development of work: April – July 2022
Install: By 16 August
Exhibition: 18-22 August
De-rig: Fully removed by end of day 23 August

Selection will be carried out by the Green Man team including the Einstein’s Garden Producer and Visual Arts Producer.

We are looking forward to receiving diverse suggestions for the project process and artwork. Here are some key considerations we would like proposals to address:

Engage meaningfully with the climate change and environmental crisis.
The funders of this project are interested in seeing this done in a way that acknowledges the gravity of the current trajectories but can still offer encouragement and instruction about action that we can take as individuals and communities in the face of climate change. Audiences who view the piece should experience a full range of emotions – we don’t want to skirt over the sticky and uncomfortable parts of the environmental crisis, but we do want people to have a positive experience that could prompt them to take action, however small or big that might be.

Be rooted in the realities of climate change and climate action for Welsh communities.
We want the artwork to collect the hopes and commitments of the people of Wales in relation to climate and environmental changes. The work should include a process of engaging, connecting with and capturing the experiences of diverse Welsh communities prior to the festival. We want the piece to share a wide range of views from people across varied ages, genders, races, locations, cultures and jobs within Wales. Please outline in your proposal how you would reach people and any pre-existing contacts/relationships that you have.

Communicate the science of climate change.
Einstein’s Garden is Green Man Festival’s science engagement area, so science and research will be an important consideration in this work. We encourage artists to think about how scientific perspectives will be considered and incorporated into the piece alongside social and community perspectives, this could be through working directly with scientists, or including them in the scoping process. Please outline in your proposal any contacts you have or any institutions you would like to work with if relevant. Support is available to link the successful applicant(s) with scientists and researchers if necessary.

While the final piece will be an installation, the process that you use to develop it is also important. We would like you to consider how you will engage with diverse Welsh communities in order to gather information and ideas for the piece. The methods you use to capture Welsh people’s thoughts and hopes should be meaningful, but scalable and enable lots of voices and perspectives to be captured and incorporated.

We are looking for an artwork which is:

  • Striking and says something meaningful. We want the piece to look amazing but we don’t want that to be all that it offers – what impacts will it have on audiences and communities? We want to provoke emotions and help audiences to consider solutions.
  • Interactive – is there a way the artwork can be immersive and offer ways for audiences to contribute their thoughts/hopes/opinions/pledges once the piece is in situ at Green Man?
  • Multi-sensory – we would be interested to see an artwork that uses our senses to communicate these complex ideas with us and take views on a journey through sounds, sights, touch and emotions.
  • Structural – The piece should create its own experience which is distinct from (yet situated in) Einstein’s Garden and Green Man. We are interested in how this installation could create such a space, perhaps through a hollow structure or immersive installation that we can enter to discover the realities of climate change.

The piece needs to be:

  • Weatherproof and suitable for outdoor display during the course of the festival 24 hrs a day.
  • Safe for audiences to touch and interact with.
  • Able to pack down for storage or travel if necessary.
  • If the piece requires power when in situ, we need to consider how this could be done with
    renewable resources so that it is in keeping with the Garden’s current power sources and also the
    overall messaging of the piece.
  • There is a potential that this piece could tour after Green Man 2022.

Please send the following to with the subject line Application for Climate Installation:

1. One PDF containing:

  • Artist Statement so we can understand where you are coming from
  • Proposal no more than 2 sides of A4, plus illustrations if needed to explain your idea and approach, referring to the guidelines above.
  • CV showing relevant experience and track record that prepares you for this work


2. Portfolio:

  • Weblink or website with images of relevant projects displayed clearly or a single PDF with images of relevant projects

Artists/ collectives invited to interview will be asked to present their proposal and approach, including an outline budget. This is not required upfront however please do ensure you have considered how the work will be is feasible as we want to commit to a project that we know we can fully produce with you.