Synonymous with the rise of Dance/Electronica throughout the nineties (and way beyond), Green Man is ecstatic to welcome the legendary Leftfield to this year's event. Formed in 1989, the project originally consisted of Neil Barnes and Paul Daley and the duo released a string of much-adored singles and records before initially finishing the project in 2002. Now led solely by Barnes, Leftfield came back to the live arena in 2010 and have spent the last couple of years touring and playing a succession of celebratory festival sets, reminding the world of what they do best. Now, with a brand new album released this year, Leftfield remain thrillingly relevant; continuing to push and develop some of the strongest and most vibrant electronic music these shores have ever produced.
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One of the most consistently pioneering solo musicians on the circuit, Dan Deacon broke through with 2007’s ‘Spiderman Of The Rings’ LP before expanding his sound with large ensemble projects for his following releases. New album Gliss Riffer is a return to the former, however. Mostly recorded on the road during his support stint for Arcade Fire, the album is a cautious but ultimately gleaming snapshot of his indelible talent. Using analogue synthesisers and a more prominent vocal showing, the album is a sonic trip of boundless energy, a place where weird and warped landscapes burst into life at the hands of a true one-of-a-kind musician. Expect everything, and more.
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Somehow still only in his twenties, Orgeon’s Peter Broderick has spent the past decade crafting some of the most subtly evocative music you’re likely to lay your ears upon. Now releasing via the wonderful Erased Tapes label, and earning his stripes as a session player for the likes of M.Ward and in Efterklang’s live band, his now-prolific discography is littered with textural, gorgeous compositions, where off-beat charm sits side-by-side with pop songs as affecting and beautiful as the landscape that shaped them. Simply put: Peter Broderick is one of a kind and Green Man can’t wait to have his magical appeal grace the Black Mountains.
Peter Broderick previously played Green Man Festival in 2009.
Road rage, revenge by rat poison and a wedding night gone fatally wrong are all on the menu in Damián Szifrón’s genre-splicing compendium movie. Wild Tales offers a darkly comic look at what happens when six ordinary people are pushed to the edge.
Despite its lesbian and lepidoptera themes, Peter Strickland's relationship drama is anchored by universal truths about domestic role-play.
Peter Strickland's The Duke of Burgundy is many things: sensual erotica; progressive LGBT cinema; even romantic comedy. But the most powerful story it tells is about two individuals and their opposing languages of love.
Mia Hansen-Løve makes an EDM epic about losing yourself to dance, starring Greta Gerwig.
Assisted by four turntables, two mixers, video screens and a unifying history of raps golden age, DJ Cheeba and DJ Moneyshot bring the party like few others ever do. Tracing a tale right through the heart of all that’s great about hip-hop and it’s illustrious history, the pair pile through classic video after classic video, mixing and remixing the whole lot, live on stage as they go. An essential and super fun addition to this years party – be sure to pack the meanest pair of dancing shoes you’ve got.
Jump Up Hip Hop from Chai Wallahs favourites.
Slowly and assuredly adding new elements to the group as they grow and emerge, Winchester’s Bombs take the trip-hop/indie rock crossover framework of contemporaries such as Gorillaz and Beck and add their own splash of inspire musicianship to the mix. Now boasting a live DJ, piano player and a shed load of other intriguing and fiery instrumentation, the band has spent the past year or so carving out a niche that is as unique as it is captivating. Think of something like Portishead jamming with The Black Keys and you won’t be too far off.
Bringing the boogaloo to Green Man, instrument upbeat and seriously funky!
Gwenno Saunders is a sound artist, DJ, radio presenter and singer from Cardiff.
She released her Ymbelydredd EP in 2012 to critical acclaim, and more recently released her debut album Y Dydd Olaf (‘The Last Day’), initially as a (now sold-out) limited release on Peski Records and now as a worldwide release on Heavenly Records.
From 2005 to 2010 Gwenno was a writer and performer as a member of Brighton-based conceptual pop band The Pipettes. More recently she has been a member of durational performance sound art collective Canolfan Hamdden (Leisure Centre) alongside Y Pencadlys, Rhys Edwards and Pat Morgan of Datblygu. She is a native Welsh and Cornish speaker and it’s this, along with co-producing and co-hosting Welsh language show Cam o’r Tywyllwch(‘A Step Away From The Darkness’) with Peski for Radio Cardiff and more recently, Resonance FM, that has led her to create music that translates her internationalist influences into layered, home-fi keyboard sounds wrapped in echoed vocals and musique concrète-inspired beats.
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