Green Man

2015 Lineup

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Super Furry Animals

National heroes of the most formidable persuasion, Super Furry Animals recently announced their return with news of their first live shows for six years, and Green Man is ecstatic that the band will be counting the Mountain Stage among those that they’ll visit. Now in their third decade, the Welsh wonders are one of pop music most prized-possessions, with nine studio albums under their belts and a reputation as one of the most gloriously enigmatic live bands around. Led by the magnetic wonder that is Gruff Rhys, the band have hinted at new material this year but these new shows seem to be something of a celebration, a dazzling reminder of who they are and what they do – and whatever that might be, they do it better than most.

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St Vincent

Since first cutting her teeth as a member of The Polyphonic Spree and in Sufjan Steven’s touring band, Annie Clarke has blossomed into one of the most forward-thinking and creative artists in the musical world. Since launching her St Vincent project with 2007’s ‘Marry Me’, she’s gone on to record a further three full-length records as well a collaborative album with David Byrne. Then there was last year’s self-titled LP, her most spectacular creation thus far it was named ‘Album Of The Year’ by The Guardian and was also nominated for ‘Best Alternative Album’ at the Grammy awards.

As a live performer St Vincent is beautifully unique; an electrifying marriage of striking song-craft and exhilarating guitar work that powerfully comes alive on the stage. A rousing mix of genres and mood, her live sets are impossible to pigeonhole but produce the kind of spectacle that simply has to be seen to be believed. An lustrous parade of skill and energy bound together by her distinctive ability and the unending magic of rock and roll as it should be: wild, untamed and completely thrilling.

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Hot Chip

After years spent peddling away on the DIY circuit and a number self-released records, Hot Chip finally got their much-deserved break-through after signing to Moshi Moshi for their debut LP ‘Coming On Strong’ back in 2003. It’s follow-up, ‘The Warning’, would see their stock rise again thanks to a Mercury Award nomination and their ‘Over & Over’ single which is now remembered as one of the noughties most-adored singles.

Since then the London synth-poppers have become something of a household name, releasing a slew of critically-acclaimed albums containing some of the most danceable and loveable pop moments of the past decade. Their live show, too, is a true experience in every sense of the word. Often an improvised re-imagining of their studio work, their performances are a restless and relentless display of energy and talent that can shift from blissed-out beats to emphatic dance music in the blink of an eye.

Something of a national treasure, the bands first ever performance at Green Man promises to be a truly spectacular event. Don’t forget to pack your dancing shoes.

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Slowdive

Having more-than-successfully handled their “reunion” throughout much of 2014, Green Man is incredibly excited to welcome shoegaze pioneers Slowdive to this years festival. Currently working on a brand new record, the five-piece from Berkshire made their long-awaited return last year; playing their first run of live shows in twenty years. Formed by childhood friends Neil Halstead and Rachel Goswell in 1989, the band released stunning debut album in 1991 via Alan McGee’s Creation Records and were soon situated at the forefront of the somewhat-maligned shoegaze scene of the time. Much-revered in the time since that release - and their two subsequent LPs in ‘93 and ‘95 - the band had gone their separate ways until lasts years unexpected return. Playing a handful of festivals, plus a run of shows here in the UK and across the United States, Slowdive’s return has been an undeniably successful one. Sounding as big, bold and brilliant as ever before, they remain a true treasure of the British guitar scene - and long may it last.

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Goat

A secretive troop from Korpilombolo in northern Sweden, the infamous GOAT are widely regarded as one of the most mesmerizing live bands on the circuit, armed with the ability to move and shake you in ways you didn’t even know existed. Merging elements of afrobeat with funk and krautrock, the mysterious collective present a twisted fantasy of sound and colour, a somewhat tribal display that takes you on the kind of trip you’ll never forget.

Signed to the legendary Subpop label for last years ‘Communion’ album, the band built upon the hype of 2012’s debut album ‘World Music’ to deliver something truly astonishing - while offering further proof of their unique ability to entertain and transfix.

They’ve been labeled as everything from ‘acid-folk’ to ‘psych-freakery’ but sometimes you just have to let the music do the talking – and in that respect GOAT chant their mantra in the most captivating way imaginable. A unique and spell-binding party you simply can’t afford to miss.

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Father John Misty

You might know him as Joshua Tillman, or maybe J Tillman, or perhaps just as the guy who used to drum for Fleet Foxes. All of these would be acceptable, of course, but in 2012 he also became known as Father John Misty – and he’s barely looked back since.

Another Subpop signee, 2015 sees Tillman release ‘I Love You, Honeybear’, the much-anticipated follow-up to his initial FJM-offering, 2012’s ‘Fear Fun’, and the ninth record of his blossoming solo career.

A unique and truly distinctive character, Father John Misty channels seventies Americana (think Scott Walker or Randy Newman) in to something suitably dramatic and stirring. Wonderfully theatrical, he sings both satirically and openly about love, life, the state of the world and all of the ups and downs which that entails. The result is a unique and often spellbinding performance and one of the live highlights of 2015.

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Calexico

‘Legendary’ is something of an over-used term, specifically in the musical world, but it’s also one that has every right to be draped upon Tucson, Arizona’s Calexico. Primarily the musical workings of Joey Burns and John Convertino, the band will release their ninth studio album this year in a career that is approaching the twenty-year mark but actually dates back to 1990 when the two joined Howe Gelb’s much-adored band, Giant Sand.

Beautifully eclectic, Calexico is an ever-evolving project that has touched upon a whole number of varying genres throughout the years, shifting seamlessly from Latin/Mariachi influences to Tex-Mex and straight-up indie rock. Now in their third decade of existence, the band have toured with the likes of Pavement, Lambchop and Dirty Three and are consistently heralded as one of the tightest and most enthralling live bands on the planet.

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Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires

As a Black American who grew up in the mid-twentieth century, Charles Bradley’s back-story is, unsurprisingly, one of struggle and hardship but it’s also one that’s steeped in deep love and adoration for the musical greats. It was after seeing James Brown in 1966, at the age of fourteen, that Bradley first discovered his own talent - but it wouldn’t be truly unearthed until a full thirty years later when he was spotted by Daptone Records’ co-founder, Gabriel Roth, while performing as a James Brown impersonator in Brooklyn in 1996.

A run of singles throughout the 2000’s culminated in a debut album, with Bradley now in his 60’s, which was released in 2011. A documentary about his life followed, as well as widespread acclaim for his work and his second full-length record, Victim Of Love, in 2013.

In a life dictated by circumstance, Charles Bradley continues to swim against the tide – that he does so with such grace and charm is almost as remarkable as the story that got him here and it’s a true honour for Green Man Festival to have a bit-part in his latest chapter. This one’s going to be very special indeed.

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Television

Truly needing no introduction, Green Man is incredibly excited to welcome bonafide guitar heroes Television to this year’s festival. One of the most innovative and celebrated bands to emerge from New York’s underground scene of the 70s, the band made their name in front of the Hells Angels at CBGBs before the release of their debut album, Marquee Moon pushed them to the forefront of the alternative scene. Regarded as one of the pinnacle LPs of that era, it combined jazz and blues structures with pure garage-rock and post-punk sensibilities - before those genres even really existed. Still led by the mercurial talents of Tom Verlaine, the band are currently working on a new album, and their angular, untamed music still resonates as imposingly now as it always did.

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Mew

In what promises to be one of 2015’s most magical sets, Danish pop purveyors Mew will take to the stage in support of brand new album ‘+ -‘, their first full-length album release since 2009.

Having gained something of a cult following since their debut album 1997, it was 2003’s Frengers LP that saw them gain mainstream recognition, including a European tour with REM. Notoriously difficult to summarise, the band weave beautiful textural instrumentals with shimmering, full-blooded pop hooks, all threaded together with that indescribable magic that Scandinavian bands so often deliver.

Think the atmospheric majesty of Sigur Ros coupled with a pop charm that could light up the dullest of days and you’re somewhere close. A very special band, with a suitably dramatic live show, there’s just nobody else quite like them.

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Courtney Barnett

The rise of Courtney Barnett from internet cult figure of-sorts, to the indie-pop champion of 2015 has something to do with being in the right place at the right time, but a lot more to do with her wonderful talent for writing short, sharp pop songs which feel instantly memorable.

While it’s often labeled as “slacker-rock”, Barnett’s music is far too urgent to do that tag justice. Her songs are built upon energy; a roaring and relentless spilling of words and vexations, often about the most seemingly mundane moments, all beautifully delivered with her insatiable wit and deadpan Australian accent. Last years debut record (a collection of her first two EPs) spread like wild-fire among the biggest music sites and her debut album-proper, released this March, looks set to cement her place among 2015’s musical hierarchy.

A unique and prodigious talent, Courtney’s debut at Green Man Festival could well be the hidden gem of this year’s event. Don’t be the one to miss out.

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The Fall

The story of The Fall is one that sometimes threatens to precede them. Mark E. Smith and his constantly shifting amalgamation of backing musicians have been making music since 1976 and have been threatening to fall apart ever since that first rehearsal. Initially inspired by the likes of The Velvet Underground and Can, Smith’s raw and repetitive songs would become a mainstay of the British post-punk scene and become heralded by John Peel from early on. He would often refer to them as his favourite band.

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone from that era who’d believe that The Fall would, or perhaps could, still be a functioning band in 2015 but with with nearly forty years of history and thirty studio albums under their belt they appear as hungry and as vital as ever before.

Currently performing with their longest serving line-up, the bands performance at Green Man promises to be as beautifully ramshackle as you can possibly imagine. As John Peel once said “They’re always different... always the same.” Expect everything and anything.

The band release their 31st album ‘Sub-Lingual Tablet’ in May on Cherry Red Records.

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Public Service Broadcasting

Building their sound from the ground-up with an array of varied instrumentation and vocal samples cut from old public information films, archive footage and propaganda material of yesteryear, London-duo Public Service Broadcasting covers a whole range of genres; from art-pop and and electronica to self-styled “dance punk”. However you choose to label it, over the course of their two albums they’ve proved that there isn’t anyone else quite like them. Replacing vocals with the snippets they so inspiringly use, their instrumental music is as rich and diverse as the historical events that act as the music’s inspiration. Intrepid, virtuoso and endlessly relevant, they offer a masterclass in the diverse world of popular music. Having formed a strong relationship with the British Film Institute, the duo routinely adorn their live show with archival film - making it a unique performance that shouldn’t be missed.

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Temples

Released back in February of last year, Temples’ Sun Structures LP was a somewhat surprising choice for Rough Trade’s Album of the Year but it’s not hard to see why so many flocked to revel in the sun-lit pastures of a record that used 1960s psychedelia as its blueprint and weaved it together with some of the most grandiose guitar tracks that 2014 had to offer. Having recently completed their biggest headline tour to-date, expect a tight finish to the loose, hazy jams they so readily deliver.

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The Staves

After three years of near-constant touring, The Staves return in 2015 with their second full-length album, If I Was, backed-by a wave of hype that should see them cement their place at the forefront of the UK indie-folk scene. A trio of sisters from Hertfordshire, they produce bewitching and memorable pop songs, rich in vocal harmonies and tender hooks.

Their new album was recorded over five trips across to Wisconsin and was produced by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver fame; a move which adds a muscular weight to the release, not only in terms of the resultant music but also to the bands high-flying reputation, which seemingly continues to grow with every song they unveil.

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Sun Ra Arkestra

Widely regarded as “the greatest yet least known” jazz musician in history, Sun Ra’s story is as offbeat and hysterical as they come. A philosopher, poet, cosmologist and sci-fi enthusiast, his band were just as likely to play Gershwin or Disney themes as they were freeform, experimental jazz pieces.

Led and developed by this magisterial figurehead from around 1946/47, until his passing in 1993, the Sun Ra Arkestra is now headed by the ninety year-old Marshall Allan who continues to inspire and delight in much the same way as his legendary master did for nearly half a century. A fireball of energy and excitement who guides this most remarkable ensemble through their breathtaking, otherworldly performances.

To see this band, so many decades on from its first inscription, continues to offer the kind of unique experience that only ever rarely comes our way. A relentless combination of style, speed, sound and colour, shaped by African heritage and old blues and then delivered as the most forward-thinking, spectacular display of Jazz music we’re ever likely to see.

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Matthew E White

A “modern soul visionary” might not be the most enticing of descriptions but Matthew E. White does things differently; a true one-of-a-kind in a business full of imitators. A beguiling mix of the new and old, both musically and in appearance.

It was 2009 that shaped White’s career. After setting up an “old-fashioned label and production house” with some friends, which included in-house strings, horns and even a choir, he began to piece together his remarkable debut record, Big Inner. The following eighteen months would take in widespread acclaim and live shows at Glastonbury, Primavera, The Hollywood Bowl and even the Sydney Opera House.

The next chapter in Matthew E. White’s chapter comes in 2015, with the release of his brand new album, Fresh Blood, this March. Inspired by Neil Young, the death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman and his own reflections on his sudden leap in to the limelight, the album is already being championed as a huge leap forward for White and one of the year’s most innovative and enticing records. There ain’t no stopping him now.

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Jamie XX

As a member of electro-pop pioneers, The XX, Jamie Smith played a huge role in one of the biggest breakouts in recent musical memory. Under his chosen pseudonym, the producer rose to prominence thanks to a handful of singles and production jobs, as well as his much-celebrated collaborative remix project, in which he released a whole album of remixes featuring the legendary soul and jazz poet Gil Scott Heron. Subsequent production work for the likes of Drake, Radiohead and Alicia Keys has seen his stock rise further still, to the point that he’s now one of the most respected beat-makers in the game.

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Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve

They do not remix, they Re-Animate.

So says the biography of Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve, the musical side-project of the esteemed electronic producer Erol Alkan and Richard Norris, a musician and producer who is perhaps best known as a founding member of 1980s electronic band The Grid. The two came together to form Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve in 2005; a psych-rock band that re-work some of their favourite tracks, from the likes of Chemical Brothers, Franz Ferdinand and Midlake, into their own - often wondrous - creations.

Most recently the duo have released a whole re-imagining of Temples’ Sun Structures LP; a record that was named ‘Album Of The Year’ by Rough Trade and are set to release more singles throughout 2015. With a back-story as rich and varied as anyone else in London’s electronic history, the duo will deliver the kind of performance that simply shouldn’t be missed.

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The 2 Bears

With Hot Chip already confirmed for this years festival, Green Man is extremely pleased to welcome back Joe Goddard’s other musical persuasion; the hedonistic, exuberant dance-music project of The 2 Bears. Formed in 2009, the duo, which also features Raf Rundell, have released two albums to-date, including last year’s storming The Night Is Young LP, however it’s their live show where the real magic happens. Inspired by local nights they discovered in Brixton, their shows are endlessly inviting, energetic and fun. Formed over the idea of replicating some of the songs they themselves got so jubilantly lost in, The 2 Bears offer one of the most sublime bouts of escapism you can find yourself in the middle of. Always on top of their game and always the most fun - don’t miss out.

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The Leisure Society

The Leisure Society

Considered by an enamoured bunch to be one of this countries most undervalued bands, The Leisure Society continue to go about their business in the most inconspicuous but wonderfully articulate way. Led by Nick Hemming’s deftly magical way with words, the band has crafted four gorgeously evocative full-lengths, full of quiet power and endlessly intriguing characters. Treading that path between baroque pop and alternative folk, this years Alone Aboard The Ark LP is a further leap forward from a band that have never been content with standing still. Undervalued they might well be, but they continue to march on regardless. Join the parade.

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Sylvan Esso

A chance meeting, an unlikely partnership, ideas penned in a bedroom…not usually the ingredients for mainstream success but with the video for their show-stopping ‘Coffee’ approaching two million views you’d have to say that Sylvan Esso have made something wholly miraculous from such inconspicuous beginnings. The kind of collaboration that might never have happened but feels like it was always meant to be.

The project of vocalist Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn, the two were already well-established in varying musical guises before they came together as Sylvan Esso. A debut album on Partisan Records arrived in early 2014 and the response was immediate, landing inside the Top 40 and leading them to widespread acclaim and all else that follows.

The music they make is sublimely vague; indelibly smooth electro-pop, which feels withdrawn but important too. Shaped by feelings of love and loss but delivered with a burning sense of clarity that shapes their music in to gloriously addictive pop songs.

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Dan Deacon

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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Son Lux

A friend and bandmate of Sufjan Stevens, a feature film composer...Ryan Lott has come a long way since moving to New York in 2007 to start work making music for adverts. His debut album and it’s subsequent follow-up were both released by the ultra cool Anticon label, home to the likes of Why? and Young Fathers. However, it was his most recent record, Satellites, released through Joyful Noise Recordings, that would see him cement his place as one of the most forward-thinking producers in the business.

A hypnotic, endlessly inventive, creation, Satellites saw Son Lux work with a host of guest musicians - including members of The Antlers and Dirty Projectors - each of whom added dashes of their own magic to his stylish and flamboyant pop songs. A immensely talented, multi instrumentalist, it’s not just in the studio where Son Lux comes alive. On stage, too, he makes for a formidable talent; The Line Of Best Fit going as far as to call him “one of the most exciting live artists of his generation.”

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White Fence

An endlessly prolific songwriter, Tim Presely makes glorious psych-rock compositions in his LA bedroom, and these ideas and sketches have never sounded more fully-formed than on his most recent record, the Ty Segall-produced ‘For The Recently Found Innocent’. One-part Syd Barrett experimentation, one-part brash, sun-cracked rock and roll, Presley is a formidable talent who continues to release records at an alarming rate. As much feted for his brash live shows, as his recorded work, White Fence are a jewel in the American rock crown; inventive, full of energy and packed full of swagger. Not for the faint of heart; we’ll see you down the front.

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Hookworms

Breaking out of Leeds in a flurry of dark riffs and brooding, simmering atmosphere, Hookworms suddenly find themselves at the forefront of British guitar music, thanks to a refreshingly obtuse debut album in ‘Pearly Mystic’ and it’s staggeringly good, major-label follow-up ‘The Hum’.

Led by the ravishingly sludgy vocals of MJ – who is also responsible for producing nearly every great guitar record of the past couple of years – the band channel Fugazi-style riffs and raw psych tendencies in to some of the most dramatic and powerful songs this side of 1980’s Washington DC.

A roaring, immersive and heart-racing journey, The Hum is an enthralling document from a band that are fighting against the tide but never once stopping to look back.

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Waxahatchee

Named after a creek in her native Alabama, Waxahtachee is the recording name of Katie Crutchfield an artist who rose to prominence with her suitably smart bedroom recordings before Wichita Records snapped up the UK release of 2013’s breakthrough album, Cerulean Salt and pushed her to the forefront of American indie rock.

There’s far more to Crutchfield’s story than Waxahatchee, however. She grew up embedded in Alabama’s punk-rock scene, performing with her twin sister Alison in a variety of guises before finally going their separate ways (Alison now front’s the much-loved pop-punk band Swearin’). It was this background that shaped what was to come, however. A heartening blend of DIY-ethics and suitably smart lyrics run right through everything she does – something which is set to continue on her brand new ‘Ivy Tripp’ LP, released later this year.

A quietly invigorating blend of guitar and voice, Crutchfield writes bittersweet reflections about the most indistinct situations; small moments that are brought to life through the eyes of a song-writer who is consistently compelling. Wit and sadness, ridicule and reflection, she covers it all.

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Viet Cong

Already blazing a raucous trail straight through the heart of 2015, Viet Cong followed last years tour-only cassette by signing to the mighty Jagjaguwar and subsequently releasing one of the most muscular and defiant debut albums you’ll hear in a very long time.

Partly formed from members of the much-missed Women, the quartet are heavy on guitars and even heavier on sentiment. Led by the vehement vocal of Matt Flegel, Viet Cong write the kind of songs that instantly grip and then stick with you for days. Guitars buzz and soar and the vocal hooks pound away at you like a sucker punch to the gut, until there’s little else to do but let the weighty atmosphere they create fully immerse you. A wild and substantial invitation to the dark side and one that simply has to be accepted.

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The Wave Pictures

To call The Wave Pictures a cult band would be doing something of a disservice to a band who have, since 1998, been making some of the best guitar music this country has produced. They remain in the periphary for number of reasons, many of which of their own doing, but that shouldn’t detract from the fact that seeing them live on stage almost always feels revelatory.

A three-piece from Leicestershire who were “borne out of complete isolation”, they’re as prolific as they are over-looked. Armed with some of the best guitar solos found in two-minute pop songs, they guide their love of Dire Straits, Take That and African pop in to razor sharp reflections that are both hilarious and heartbreaking - often in the blink of an eye.

Described by their label, Moshi Moshi, as the best live band they’ve ever worked with, you’ll be in full agreement before the end of the first track and a die-hard fan by the last. A national treasure in-waiting.

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Natalie Prass

Natalie Prass

Armed with the kind of voice that Nashville has built its streets upon, Natalie Prass writes songs that aim straight for the heart. Perhaps it was her move to Virginia Beach during her teens that most inspired her; growing up amongst the madness and sadness of the surrounding “haunted houses, surf shops, and burger joints”. Either way, Prass’ talent is there for all to see. A burning, yearning songwriter of the most considered variety, this years new album is one of the finest and most lovable collection of songs we’ve heard in a long time. Fresh off a full UK tour with Ryan Adams, her eloquent performance has become quietly, subtly, unmissable.

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Marika Hackman

Marika Hackman

A spellbinding voice of the most empowering nature, Marika Hackman yields huge waves of adoration from such simplistic beginnings thanks to a voice that only ever compels and a gift for penning bare-boned pop songs that bury themselves under your skin from the very first listen. Carefully crafting her base with a run of singles and EPs, she finally released her debut album this year and the crushing beauty of it all proves Hackman to be as impressive a talent as these shores currently have to offer. Yep, that good.

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Owen Pallett

Where known was known as “the guy who does the strings for Arcade Fire”, Owen Pallett has since grown into a distinguished and unique artist in his own right. A composer and multi-instrumentalist of the most impeccable variety, He released two albums in the mid-2000s under his Final Fantasy moniker (the second of which, He Poos Clouds, won the esteemed Polaris Prize in 2006) before two records in his own name; 2010’s Heartland and last years wonderful In Conflict LP.

Described as “Canada’s most sought after musician”, Pallett has created orchestral arrangement for acts as diverse as Taylor Swift and REM, but it’s perhaps his live shows that he is most famed for. His staggering performances are often centred around his violin, which he loops using one of his many pedals, at the same time as bounding around the stage adding various other instruments to the mix. A magnetic and unique presence, that he manages to turn this somewhat chaotic display in to sometimes simple, always gorgeous, pop songs is proof enough that Owen Pallett is one of a kind. A genius, some might say. We’ll leave that up to you…

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Songhoy Blues

A remarkable backstory in its own right, the Songhoy were one of the most prominent of Mali’s ethnic groups throughout history. Now somewhat marginalised, they continue to existing proudly on the outskirts of society continuing to spread the word of their heritage and beliefs.

Flying the flag for such traditions are Songhoy Blues; a young quartet who met at University in Bamako and formed during the adversity of refuge amid growing unrest in Mali. Discovered while playing in a bar by French music manager Marc-Antoine Moreau

who was scouting on behalf of Africa Express, the band have since gone on to play at varying festivals across the world, support Damon Albarn at the Royal Albert Hall, sign to Transgressive Records and record their debut album with the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Nick Zinner.

It takes something very special to form a story of such polarising highs and lows but this band are undoubtedly that - and a whole lot more. As they so eloquently put it themselves: “Songhoy Blues are a familiar proposition: four young men, guitar, drums, bass and vocals, driving rhythms, big hearts and a story to tell.”

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Sturgill Simpson

Sturgill Simpson

Alt-Country has never sounded more alternative than in the rugged hands of Sturgill Simpson. His debut album drew comparison with the likes of Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard, before he blew them clean out of the water with his psych-filled follow-up, 2014’s ‘Metamodern Sounds in Country Music’ LP. Drawing inspiration from religious texts, quantum physics, experimental French film-makers, Simpson’s recordings are raw, energy-fueled experiences which have seen him heralded as the “savior of traditional country music” – to which he replied simply: “I’m just trying to save myself.” A unique and compelling character; there won’t be much else like him at Green Man 2015.

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The Pictish Trail and Sweet Baboo

Two alt-heroes of the UK’s pop scene, Welsh wonder Sweet Baboo and Isle Of Eigg maverick The Pictish Trail spent much of the last few months touring together, and it’s a partnership they’ll continue to tread all the way to Green Man 2015.As Sweet Baboo, Stephen Black writes sparkling pop songs that tease you in before thumping you in the chest with an unexpected but often magical turn of phrase. Having spent much of the last couple of years playing live with the likes of Slow Club and Cate Le Bon, his new album – the follow up to Welsh Music Prize nominated ‘I’m a Dancer/Songs About Sleeping’ – is expected later this year.Then there’s Johnny Lynch – a man that needs no introduction to Green Man regulars. Quite simply, it wouldn’t be Green Man without an appearance from the Lost Map Records head-honcho. Now freshly signed to the legendary Moshi-Moshi Records, a new album is expected later this year, and the Scottish troubadour’s own brand of odd-pop is always a weekend highlight.

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Emmy The Great

It’s somewhat surprising that Emmy The Great has only released two full-length albums thus far in her career, given her reputation as one of the UK’s most adored, and adorned, singer-songwriters. A wonderfully introspective lyricist, Emma Lee-Moss won widespread acclaim for her 2009 debut, ‘First Love’ and its subsequent follow-up, 2011’s gorgeously evocative ‘Virtue’. This years ‘S’ EP saw Emmy expand her palette somewhat; showcasing a broader outlook on life and love, the four tracks – including an outstanding collaboration with Wild Beasts’ Tom Fleming – were perhaps her most affecting to-date. A unique and endlessly fascinating artist, the deep-rooted magic of the Green Man landscape should be the perfect setting for her perpetually endearing songs.

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Strand Of Oaks

Strand Of Oaks

Informed by the confrontation of an approaching crisis, and then a near-death experience for him and his wife, the new Strand Of Oaks is different to all that’s come before. Where his previous material was built upon a bedrock of folk-infused Americana, new album HEAL is a blazing, exhilarating ride through the no-holds-barred rock of decades past. Power-pop, indie rock, or just straight-up, old fashioned rock and roll; call it what you like but its a change of character that doesn’t sound natural, but essential. Tim Showalter's songwriting still sits at the heart of it all but its surrounded by a fearless, thrilling nod to the seminal guitar bands of his home country; from Big Star to Dinosaur Jr and most else in between. Impassioned and compelling earnest, if this proves to be a brand new chapter for Strand Of Oaks then we can’t wait to find out what happens next.

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Steve Gunn

Formerly a guitarist in Kurt Vile’s band The Violators, Steve Gunn is quickly crafting a stellar reputation of his own thanks to 2013’s stunning ‘Time Off’ album, and it’s stunning follow-up, ‘Way Out Weather’; a fanciful marriage of blues, rock and drawn-out jams that has been championed as the pinnacle moment in his lengthy career.

With nods to the likes of the Grateful Dead as well as JJ. Cale and Bert Jansch, Gunn is a fascinating guitar player who manages to structure this talent into smart, affecting pop songs thanks to his splendidly languid vocal style. Never shapeless but always mesmerising, Gunn’s reflections on life are the kind that create their own space in a day, slowing things down to a crawl they exist simply and plainly at their own pace. Meditative, contemplative, ambling; to spend a little time with Steve Gunn’s songs is to see the world in a slightly different manner- and in this day and age, that’s no mean feat at all. A very special songwriter indeed.

steve-gunn.com

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Peter Broderick

Peter Broderick

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.

peterbroderick.net

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Alasdair Roberts

One only has to look at the names that Alasdair Roberts has worked with to see how far the Scottish folk artist has come since his first musical offerings in the mid-nineties. Will ‘Bonnie Prince Billy’ Oldham, Jason ‘Songs Ohia’ Molina, Gerard ‘Teenage Fanclub’ Love all feature on various recordings with Roberts over the past decade.

Though actually born in Germany, Alasdair grew up in a small village near Stirling in Scotland and is seen as something of a flag-flyer for Traditional music. Since his early days playing in Appendix Out, he’s gone on to craft a number of much-adored albums, both as a solo musician and in varying ensembles, ranging from the minimal wonder of his debut album, ‘The Crook Of My Arm’, to more experimental collections such as 2013’s ‘A Wonder Working Stone’.

alasdairroberts.com

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This Is The Kit

Kate Stables writes songs that transport out of your day. Dreamy, ethereal, spiritual even, her quietly evocative songs carry with them a genuine sense of magic and purpose - and never has that exquisite eye-for-detail been more firmly-fixed than on her stunning new album, Bashed Out. Produced by Aaron Dressner of The National, and featuring guest appearances from the likes of Beirut’s Benjamin Lanz (Beirut) and Matt Barrick of The Walkmen among others, the record looks set to acts as the stepping-stone into the mainstream that Stables has always deserved. A reflective and wonderfully astute songwriter, she’s never sounded more confident and fully-formed than she does on ‘Bashed Out’, where graceful folk songs meet exquisite production to form one of 2015s most expressive releases. A captivating live performer, her set at will be a remedy all of its own.

thisisthekit.co.uk

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Ryley Walker

Raised on the banks of the Rock River in northern Illinois isn’t a bad place for a musicians story to start, though Ryley Walker’s career didn’t start to take-off until he moved to Chicago and began playing shows at the age of 17 in 2007. After a reinvention, of sorts, in 2011 and a bike accident in 2012, Walker became much more disciplined to his craft and the seeds for what was to follow would be sewn. A majestic player in the vein of Bert Jansch and Nick Drake, Walker carves beautifully romantic songs out of the scraps of inspiration he finds.

With nods to 70s British folk music and more recent alt-country leanings of his home country, his latest record was a experimental and wonderfully crafted collection that seemed to stem from someone far richer in years than the young troubadour. Musically raw and lyrically affecting, Ryley Walker comes across as some throw-back to a long-forgotten age; a bruised and somewhat battered character but one who comes alive with a guitar in his arms.

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Richard Dawson

A somewhat madcap balladeer from the North East of England isn’t usually the kind of artist to win widespread acclaim but it’s something that Richard Dawson has achieved - most notably on his most recent album ‘Nothing Important’.

Praised by everyone from The Guardian and The Quietus to Pitchfork and NME, the record, much like all of the music that Dawson creates, is steeped in antiquity, wry and thoughtful observations minutely detailed by a songwriter of the most unique persuasion. A most-accomplished guitarist and a mightily strong vocalist, it’s his magical way with words that fascinates the most. Sometimes deeply moving, often laugh-out-loud funny, they are deep reflections of a Northumbrian upbringing that see the world in a slightly different way than anyone else. And they’re as compelling as that sounds.

richarddawson.net

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Slug

Sunderland’s Ian Black doesn’t release his debut album until April but there’s already a buzz building around it thanks, in part, to it’s association with fellow North-East odd-pop purveyors Field Music. Inspired by his time spent as a touring member of the band, the ‘Ripe’ LP was produced by the Brewis brothers in their home studio and features both of them on various tracks.

Despite this, any talk of Field Music-aping was immediately distinguished with the release of the albums lead single; the stomping, surf-rock inspired ‘Running To Get Past Your Heart’. A cohesive but dramatic stirring of influences - from rock and funk to abstract film scores - it’s a debut album quite unlike any other you’ll hear this year and with both Peter and David Brewis playing as part of his five-piece live band, SLUG could well provide one of the most excitably gratifying sets of this years festival.

slugband.co.uk

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Zun Zun Egui

A glorious anomaly in every sense of the word, Bristol’s Zun Zun Egui continue to release some of the most forward-thinking and thrilling psych-pop records that this country has produced. A collective of sorts, the core of the band is centred around Mauritian guitarist and singer Kushal Gaya and Japanese keyboard player Yoshino Shigihara but that grew to a five-piece for the release of their staggeringly good new record, Shackles Gift.

A rich and absorbing channeling of backgrounds and influence, the band weave brilliantly exuberant patterns of energetic guitar riffs, dub-inspired soundscapes and even hedonistic dance movements – perhaps inspired by Fuck Buttons’ Andrew Hung who produced the band’s latest record. If a breathless and magnificent display of sound and colour is what you’re after then look no further.

zunzunegui.org

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H Hawkline

With the release of the LA-via-Cardiff songwriters third album (and first on the Heavenly label), 2015 seems to be the year that people have finally started paying the right amount of attention to H Hawkline. Described by the man himself as “odd pop”, and produced by the always-worthwhile Cate Le Bon, new record ‘In The Pink Of Condition’ is the best thing that Huw Gwynfryn Evans has ever released; an endearing but distinctly vague display of lofi, murky guitar-pop packed full of his wonderfully distinctive turns of phrase. Citing maverick U.S. author Richard Brautigan and a somewhat obscure solo Paul McCartney album as his two main influences, the new album showcases H Hawkline as a true one-of-a-kind; an idiosyncratic character, writing some of the best post-punk crossover you’re likely to lay your ears upon. Get yourself acquainted.

music.hhawkline.com

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Jane Weaver

2014 saw the release of ‘The Silver Globe’, the sixth album in Jane Weaver’s near twenty year musical career. A true pioneer in a number of aspects, Weaver has covered a whole host of genres in her work thus far but her latest LP was a synth-driven, electro-pop beauty informed by a number of collaborations with acts as diverse as producer David Holmes and Hawkwind.

A conceptual record based on “power­-plant fun­fairs,sci-­fi education centres and post­-apocalyptic love affairs” the album was praised for its unique, adventurous and inspiring take on industrial electro-pop, a fascinating ode to the French new wave and “cosmic Deutsch rock” that so inspire her work. More than that, however, ‘The Silver Globe’ singled Weaver out as one of the most forward-thinking - not to mention uncelebrated - artists that these shores have to offer.

janeweavermusic.com

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Zefur Wolves

Formed in 2013, Zefur Wolves are a Welsh five-piece led by the inimitable song-writing talents of Estelle Ios. The band have only revealed themselves once on the live stage playing live at Wales Millennium Centre in 2014 in collaboration with Venezuelan choreographer, Javier de Frutos. The soundtrack to the contemporary dance performance forms part of Zefur Wolves, “13-tracks of bar-chord-driven alt-rock that encourage listeners to go in search of adventure, political conscience and spiritual peace.” Intrigued? You should be. 2015’s debut LP is a glorious haze of a record, shaped by the bands love for the weighty pop music of Spiritualized, Mazzy Star and similarly evocative acts. Layered vocals, inventive instrumentation and beautifully lush productions are the order of the day, and it’s a concoction that simply mustn’t be missed.

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Kiran Leonard

Kiran Leonard

A supremely talented youngster, Kiran Leonard was writing undeniably astute and charmingly incisive pop songs before he was even out of school. Still in his late teens, the song-writer from Oldham has already been championed by the likes of Pitchfork, NME, The Quietus and The Guardian for his textural, sometimes shambolic, often magical, pop songs. Drawing comparisons to the likes of Aerial Pink and Frank Zappa, Leonard’s writing is a majestic tool, delivering an endlessly inventive back-catalogue packed full of verve and unexpected hooks - imagine prog re-invented for the bedroom-recording generation and you’ll find yourself in the right ballpark. To try and quantify the music he makes is a near-impossible task; these are scuzz-pop cabarets, psych-fuelled melodramas and all-and-everything in between. And they’re every bit as captivating as that might sound.

kiranleonard.bandcamp.com

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The Drink

The Drink

The first unsigned band to ever have their records stocked by Rough Trade, London-trio The Drink released their gorgeous debut album at the tail-end of 2014; a collection featuring the two initial EPs which made the famed London record store throw their rule book clean out the window. Boasting beautifully odd arrangements, ‘Company’ is a brilliantly accomplished debut record with weird time signatures, complex arrangements all underlined by a somewhat celtic/Irish folk tinge which gives the album a genuinely unique face. Compared to alt-favourites such as Life Without Buildings, Throwing Muses and Dirty Projectors, The Drink already have a lot to live up to, but they appear to be both completely skilled and at ease in doing do. A fascinating band who might well one day be regarded in the same league as those that seemingly influenced them.

thedrinkk.bandcamp.com

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Ultimate Painting

Ultimate Painting

A collaboration between two stalwarts of the UK indie-rock scene - Jack Cooper of Mazes and James Hoare of Veronica Falls – Ultimate Painting’s debut LP was one of 2014’s most surprisingly refined offerings. Taking the best aspects of both their alternative escapades, the duo make minimally melodic guitar music that hums with the breezy glow of an Autumn day. Splitting the record straight down the middle, the duo wrote five songs each for the album, and while nearly every review of their self-titled debut seemed to reference the Velvet Underground, there’s an underlying ambience to their music that recalls the West Coast melodrama of The Byrds et al. A gorgeously languid undertaking, if the sun is shining during their Green Man set you might just find yourself transported somewhere else entirely.

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Hooton Tennis Club

An emerging group of four friends from Liverpool, Hooton Tennis Club are quickly making a name for themselves - among luminaries such as Lauren Laverne on 6Music, who’s recently described their debut single as her favourite song of the year thus far - with their own scorched, languid take on jangly indie-rock. Shaped by contemporaries such as Teenage Fanclub and Pavement, and recorded in The Coral’s Bill Ryder-Jones’ mum’s house, debut single ‘Jasper’ is a wonderfully exciting, despite the unhurried demeanour it inhabits. Signed to the ever-brilliant Heavenly label, the band have undoubtedly got a big future ahead of them, and you can catch them on the way up at Green Man 2015. One to keep a very firm eye on indeed.

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Meilyr Jones

Meilyr Jones

With a copy of Byron's Don Juan and the memoirs of Hector Berlioz under his arm Meilyr Jones embarked on a journey to Italy, drawn to the spirit of adventure he felt in the Romantic poets and the gentleness and roughness of Rome as he imagined it. He found it to be as free and wild and magical as he had imagined. With a new feeling of freedom he started to write new songs and music and since then has attempted to turn that year into a collection of songs using field recordings, orchestral movements, band songs, live and home recordings, karaoke recordings and recycled Youtube videos, to try and give a little impression of the mysticism th created and instilled in him. At Green Man he will reimagine some of these songs with Daniel Bradley, drums, Emma Smith, violin and bass, Richard Jones, piano and Euan Hinshelwood on Guitar.

meilyrjones.com

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Trust Fund

It’s not usually in the script that scrappy indie-rock bands get signed by established labels, however the recent announcement that Bristol’s Trust Fund would release their debut album through Turnstile – home to the likes of Perfume Genius, Cate Le Bon and Los Campesinos! – was testament to the brilliant song-writing which lies behind their sweetly raw brand of indie rock.

Led by front-man Ellis Jones, Trust Fund feel pleasingly unique thanks, in-part, to his high-pitched vocal which brings a sense of quiet fragility to otherwise muscular musical backing. Drifting between ramshackle DIY pop and sentimental laments to the dead-of-night, Trust Fund are one of the most intriguing and impressive new guitar bands in the country - and their festival debut shouldn’t be missed.

trustfund.bandcamp.com

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Alex Burey

One of 2015’s most intriguing newcomers, Alex Burey is a producer, songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist from South London who counts “Aphex Twin, Shuggie Otis, Pink Floyd and Outkast “ among his biggest influences. As that tidbit hints as, Burey makes music that is refreshingly difficult to pigeonhole. Working from a self-made studio at the bottom of his parents garden, Burey pens expressive and creative pop songs that radiates the kind of warmth that instantly sucks you into his world. Bold in approach, charmingly delicate in presentation, Burey - now signed to Universal - is quickly carving out a name for himself as one of the the years most formidable new talents. 2015 really is his for the taking.

umusicpub.co.uk

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Corey Bowen

It takes very little to be a ‘bedroom artist’ in today’s musical climate - it takes a whole lot more to be a distinguished one, however. Which is where Corey Bowen comes in. Making music within the walls of his house in Middlesbrough, the young artist creates loose but captivating pop songs, warped gems full of languid psych flourishes and silky smooth vocal plays.

The songs he writes flip swiftly and sweetly between the old and new, with subtle nods to eighties electro-pop and the more experimental, hallucinogenic pop of the seventies. It’s might well be this sense of ambiguity that singles Bowen’s music out from that of his peers - in so joyously replicating the sound of the past he manages to produce a sound that simply can’t be pigeonholed; it’s at once as nostalgic as it is revelatory and somewhere within this vague, indistinct world he’s managed to create something genuinely magical - and long may it last.

coreybowen.bandcamp.com

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Huw Stephens (DJ)

A DJ and broadcaster that should need no introduction, Radio One’s Huw Stephens has become synonymous and indispensable within the world of new and emerging music. A label runner, club night host and festival founder he’s something of a peoples champion; constantly giving a platform to the best unsigned and upcoming bands that these shores produce.

musicsoundsbetterwithhuw.com

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Tom Ravenscroft (DJ)

Much like fellow BBC DJ Huw Stephens, Tom Ravenscroft is viewed as a champion of the underdog; a tastemaker of the most unique persuasion. With one of the most diverse and eclectic record collections on the planet, it’s always a pleasure to have him spinning the decks and Green Man is delighted to welcome him back for another year.

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Nothing Is (DJ)

As the core collective of Cherrystones, Jamie Paton (Cage & Aviary), Chris Reeder (of Rocket Recordings) and Mike Keeling (NTS), and having just finished a five-year stint at The Alibi in Dalston, Green Man is extremely excited to welcome Nothing Is to this years event. Fresh from handling the closing party at Liverpool’s Psych Fest, the DJ’s specialise in all things “psych, disco, punk, afro, jazz, noise, funk, techno and all that is in-between and beyond”, with guest DJ’s in the past including the mighty Powell, Teeth of the Sea, Gnod, Plastic Crimewave and Gum Takes Tooth to name just a few! Expect it all, and a whole lot more.

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The Minke Whales

The Minke Whales are a five-piece hailing from Bristol - they formed when singer/songwriter Stuart Reid and bassist Neil Hughes discovered a mutual love of recording music in allotment potting sheds. Tales of revenge, lost love and witch hunts wrapped up in sweet melodies that blend twisted folk with Reid's grizzled Scottish vocal gruff, an English nightingale and banjo laden stomping to give them a dark and brooding intoxication.

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Ben Mellor

Ben Mellor will be performing his multi-award winning slam poetry whose influences range from the grandeur of Greek Tragedy to the intimacy of family. Often collaborating with jazz and hip-hop artists, Ben merges the power or poetry with music and recently toured his show, Anthropoetry, with multi-instrumentalist Dan Steele.

benmellor.net

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Waitress For The Bees

Waitress for the Bees is the wildlife-inspired solo project of musician Emma Hooper. Playing viola, accordion and electronics, Emma will be making a riotous noise about dinosaurs and insects.

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Emily Dodd

Join author Emily Dodd, or a journey through the forest with Can’t-Dance-Cameron and Hazel Nut the red squirrel. Discover more about the animals that live in the Cairngorms, kick some football pinecones and learn a few funky dance moves on the way. With sounds, smells, science experiments, video footage of real life dancing capercaillies, music and a few surprises... Cameron the capercaillie is the worst dancer in the Scottish Cairngorms, but maybe with the help of his new friend, Hazel the red squirrel, he’ll learn some great moves! Can’t-Dance-Cameron is a brilliant story about believing in yourself, full of fun actions, sounds and dancing.

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Chris And The Celeriac

Chris and the Celeriac is an attempted boy band with only two

members, one of which is a root vegetable with nutty overtones.

They mostly sing songs about food and existential crises, and

explore these themes through porridge and mashed potato

metaphors. From club anthems about making jam to ballads about

curdled hollandaise sauce, they're hoping to make 'Food Pop' a

thing. Catch them on the Solar Stage where it might rain oat

flakes, or in the Omni-Tent where there'll be animated vegetables

dancing to songs about pomme puree.

banalmuffins.wordpress.com

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Gameshow

Improvised storytelling for one listener at a time. Matt and Matthew have come down from the mountains to tell you what they've seen.

Stumble across an unusual moment, look at the world through another lens, make an unexpected connection.

We're all strangers here.

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Rob Newman

A social and political stand-up performer with a hugely impressive career already behind him (In 1993 Newman and his then comedy partner David Baddiel became the first comedians to play and sell out the 12,000-seat Wembley Arena) Rob Newman brings his new show, The Brain Show, to Green Man and it promises to be unlike much else you’re likely to see in 2015. Billed only as “the story of how, having being used as a guinea pig in a series of brain imaging experiments, Rob Newman became a sworn enemy of the mindless claims of neurobabble” – you’re going to have to come and find out for yourself what it’s really all about. Expect anything and everything!

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Sara Pascoe

A star of Live at the Apollo, QI, and Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Sara Pascoe has spent the last decade establishing herself as a brilliantly fresh and vital stand-up performer, thanks to a live show that manages to be as uniquely interesting as it is hilarious. Having covered most of the big-hitting comedy festivals across the globe – from Melbourne to Sweden - Pascoe brings her razor-sharp show to Green Man this year and you can expect something wholly original; a little self-deprecation, a fair bit of silliness but a shed-load of character that will stay with you for far longer than she stays on-stage.

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Elis James

Welshman Elis James has so many strings to his bow it’s hard to know where to start. First and foremost, he’s a super stand-up; warm, witty and always sharp, he’s supported Stephen Merchant on tour and played every major festival going. He’s a regular radio writer and performer, a documentary subject, a successful host and has appeared on numerous TV shows, such as The Rob Brydon Show, 8 out of 10 Cats and Russell Howard’s Good News. It’s as a performer where James really shines, however, and everyone from The Guardian to Chortle has jubilantly praised his brilliant show. Not to be missed.

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Beat This

Something of a cult hero, and self-described as “the UK's foremost guitar-wielding, loop-layering stand-up comedian”, Rob Deering brings his unique music-based quiz to this years Green Man and it promises to be something of an essential deviation from the more accustomed festival practices. Featuring live music mash-ups, megamixes and trivia, the quiz pits four comedians against the crowd in an endlessly quirky game which has already had successful runs on Leicester Square, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and seen Deering lauded as a “brilliant musical comedian” by Time Out magazine.

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Dan Atkinson

Having performed across the globe since first starting-out way back in 1996 – and already a veteran of the Edinburgh Festival, with an eight-year stint there under his wings - Dan Atkinson is seen as one of the most talented and adventurous comperes in the game. While he has used his writing skills on shows such as Russell Howard's Good News, Show & Tell, Live at the Electric and many more, it’s his knack for improv and passion for compering that has seen his stock rise into one of the most admired comics in the business.

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Dan Nightingale

Something of a new, but already much respected, name in the current comedy game, Dan Nightingale rose to his current seat of prominence after stints at both the Edinburgh and New Zealand comedy festivals, culminating in a performance in John Bishop’s ‘Only Joking’ show on Sky One. His stand-up is described as “original, playful, intelligent and exciting; sometimes ridiculous...” and he keeps the audience firmly on their toes with the constant power of his punch lines. Formidable, energetic and brilliantly observant, Nightingale will bring his show to this years Green Man – and we can’t bloody wait.

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Gareth Richards

Armed with a magnificent stand-up routine and a bagful of low-key comedy songs, Gareth Richard was the co-host of Frank Skinner’s Sony award-winning Absolute Radio show for two years and also supported Skinner on his 2014 live tour. A mainstay of the Edinburgh Festival over the past five years, and having appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News and Live at the Electric, Richards has been consistently commended for his touching and clever songs about parenthood and familial woes and his latest performance, ‘Comedy In The Key Of Gareth’, is supposedly his most engaging set to-date.

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Gavin Osborn

Now something of a festival mainstay, Gavin Osborn will once again be bringing his indie-folk story-songs to the Green Man masses. A subtle performer, given what surrounds him for much of the weekend, Osborn, who has been praised as “funny and touching” by Stewart Lee, will bring his uniquely acerbic show to the Black Mountains and surprise his unsuspecting crowd with a set of songs that are instantly heartfelt and decisively witty and intelligent. In the mold of luminaries such as Loudon Wainwright, Osborn is quietly, immeasurably, essential.

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Harriet Dyer

A critically-acclaimed star of the 2014 Edinburgh Festival, with her hugely impressive show ‘Barking At Airplanes’, Harriet Dyer is a restless ball of energy, winning fans and platitudes in equal measure thanks to a brilliantly off-kilter live show that simply never sleeps. Telling hilarious, madcap anecdotes in her instantly compelling style, Dyer is simply one of a kind. A distinct and strikingly singular individual with a set of stories that could light up any day – no matter how ridiculous they might initially appear to be. An utterly essential addition to Green Man 2015!

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Holly Walsh

If you recognize the face then it’s quite possible that you’ve seen Holly Walsh during one of her appearances on TV shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats, Would I Lie To You? and The News Quiz. Outside of the screen-world she is a brilliant live performer and an acclaimed writer – having worked for both Channel Four and the BBC. She recently hosted her own BBC Radio 4 series, Best Behaviour, and completed a successful run at the 2014 Edinburgh festival. In short; she’s wonderful. A unique, gifted and charming performer of the highest quality who will make you see the world in a slightly different way than you once did.

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Josh Howie

The son of legendary PR guru Lynne Franks, who was the inspiration behind Jennifer Saunders’ character Edina in Absolutely Fabulous, Josh Howie was raised in London as a Buddhist, then trained as a Rabbi before being kicked off the programme after being found naked with a non-Jewish girl. With a back-story as noteworthy as that, Howie turned away from his own PR career, and writing/directing work, to become a stand-up in 2003. Wonderfully sharp, with an almost savage knack for getting as close-to-the-bone as possible, Howie is simply a master of the game. Not to be missed.

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Knightmare Live

A live, stage version of one of TV’s greatest cult adventure series, expanded especially for its appearance at festivals. Do we even need to say anymore?!

Packed full of puzzles, characters, monsters and a huge whack of glorious nostalgia, Knightmare Live invites Green Man festivalgoers to try and navigate 'Elven Countryside' under the guidance of Treguard the Dungeon Master. We don’t expect we’ll have to ask many of you twice. Wonderful fun and a glorious throwback to the golden age of children’s television. This is your chance!!

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Mark Olver

A Bristol comedian who, after realising that, at the age of 33, his greatest achievement was winning the World Cup on a Playstation, walked the 450 miles to Edinburgh and then wrote a comedy show about it. Not your usual path to the stage then, but Olver is something of a natural; self-deprecating, anecdotal and armed full of weird, wonderful and wry stories. Now a regular TV warm-up act, Olver is something of a seasoned pro, putting on regular comedy nights in Bristol and supporting Russell Howard on his national tour.

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Matt Rees

A multi-award winning comedian and a Best Newcomer nominee for the 2012 Chortle Awards, Green Man is super excited to welcome Matt Rees to this years comedy showcase. The past couple of years have been wonderfully successful for the young Welshman, appearing on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Three while making a name for himself on the live circuit with a performance that razor-sharp and superbly crafted. Supremely talented, with a real gift for story-telling, find out why Rees is one of the brightest new names in the game.

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Mike Bubbins

Taking something of an unusual path towards the bright lights of the comedy stage, Mike Bubbins was a professional Rugby player first, before becoming a PE Teacher, and then an Elvis Impersonator and, now, a stand-up comedian. And no, we’re not making this up. If the journey itself was somewhat disparate, the result is something altogether more tenacious. A unique figure with a genuine, natural flair for storytelling, Bubbins is a mightily endearing character with a genuinely hilarious live show. One of Wales’s best comic talents – come and see for yourself.

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Rob Deering

While the idea of stand-up comedy intertwined with music has something of a checkered past, Rob Deering’s performance is endlessly and effortlessly rewarding. Using a guitar and a loop pedal, Deering crafts a unique soundscape of songs and jest, which is a total joy from start to finish. Aside from his distinctive routine, Deering was the host and writer of three series of Out to Lunch on BBC Radio 2 and he also won a special edition of The Weakest Link, answering all of his questions correctly, as well as Celebrity Mastermind in 2014. A formidable talent with a captivating and hugely impressive live show, Deering is one of a kind, and so much more.

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Sally-Anne Hayward

With a biography that boasts only the simple fact that Sally-Ann Hayward “combines the things you shouldn't like about your best friend's mum with the sensibilities of Jack the Ripper”, the accomplished radio presenter-come-comedian brings her hilariously quick-witted stand-up show to this years Green Man festival and it promises to be one of the most sought-after performances of the whole weekend.

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Stuart Laws

Based mainly around off-the-cuff audience interactions, Stuart Laws shows are always a little bit different. One thing that doesn’t change, however, is the quality of the performance itself. An energetic and endearing lead man, Laws spontaneous performance is often as chaotic as you might expect – that he manages to hold it all together as well as he does is testament to his skill and the vigour by which he goes about his task. Expect stand-up about “catchphrases, helium, gibbons, Billy Joel, The Berlin Wall, spiders, bowling” and anything else you might be able to think of.

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Suzi Ruffell

Something of a new face on the circuit, Suzi Ruffell start her stand-up career back in 2011 at the ripe old age of 23 and has gone on to win awards and establish herself as one of the brightest young talents around. Having already supported the likes of Alan Carr, Josh Widdicombe and Kevin Bridges, Suzi has honed her style in to something that feels both meaningful and somewhat dramatic, filling her set with a captivating array of stories that take-in her life thus far – from social dramas to run-ins with her parents. With a BAFTA award-winning sitcom currently in the works and a reputation seemingly growing by the day, you best catch her while you can.

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Tom Craine

Host of the suitably-titled XFM Radio show, The Tom Craine Show, the Londoner is also an award-winning stand-up and writer who is becoming one of the most sought after writers around, having penned sketches for the likes of Mock The Week, Robert’s Webb, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and the forthcoming BBC3 sitcom "Josh", with Josh Widdicombe. On tour. Craine has supported the likes of Rhod Gilbert, Alan Carr and Russell Kane and has gained high praise for his routines that are known to be moving as well as rip-roaringly funny.

Past line-ups

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2014 Lineup (A-Z)

  • 9Bach
  • A Journey through Life Fantastic
  • Abergavenny Museum
  • Aberystwyth University
  • Adult Jazz
  • Agata Pyzik & Alex Niven
  • Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking (Junior Edition)
  • Aled Rheon
  • Alexis Taylor
  • Alice Boman
  • Alistair Barrie
  • All We Are
  • American Interior
  • Andrea Hubert
  • Andy Miller
  • Angel Olsen
  • Anna Calvi
  • Augustines
  • Babe
  • Beirut
  • Ben Moor
  • Ben UFO
  • Benjamin Mason
  • Bert Miller
  • Beth McCarthy
  • Bethany Black
  • Big Swing Sound System
  • Bill Callahan
  • Bob Stanley
  • Bournemouth University
  • Boy & Bear
  • Breadcrumb Trail
  • Bright Club
  • Bristol Afrobeat Project
  • Bubbles and Balloons
  • By The Rivers
  • Can You Dig It?
  • Cardiff University - Laboratory of Neuroillusions
  • Cardiff University - The Science of Music in Health
  • Caribou
  • Casey and Ewan's Crystal Massage
  • Cat Rogers
  • Change Ringing
  • Charlie Webster
  • Climbing Trees
  • Clint Edwards
  • Colin Hoult
  • Collective Complexity
  • Count Bobo
  • Daughter
  • Dave Morris and The Knock
  • Deep Throat Choir
  • Dizraeli & Downlow
  • DJ John Hendicott
  • dot.rural Digital Economy Hub
  • Double Play
  • East India Youth
  • Eaves
  • Edd Keene
  • Edward Aczel
  • Elis James
  • Ergo Schmidt
  • FaceOmeter
  • Famy
  • fanSHEN presents The Apple Cart
  • Farao
  • Fat White Family
  • Feeling Gloomy (DJs)
  • Fires
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fist of the First man
  • Flange Krammer
  • Flo Morrissey
  • Flowerpot
  • Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains
  • Frank
  • Frank Fairfield
  • Frogs and Friends
  • Games of Science
  • Gareth Brand
  • Gavin Osborn
  • Gemma Whelan
  • Gengahr
  • Georgia Ruth
  • Get Lost Lancelot
  • Ghost Box
  • Ghost Box Records
  • Golden Fable
  • Green Gartside
  • Greg Hall
  • Greta Isaac
  • Gruff Rhys
  • H. Hawkline
  • Hail! The Planes
  • Hamilton Leithauser
  • Happyness
  • Hawksdrift Falconry
  • Heavenly Jukebox (DJs)
  • Heavy Petting Zoo
  • Heg & The Wolf Chorus
  • Hermigervill
  • Highasakite
  • Hockeysmith
  • Holly Burn
  • Honeyfeet
  • Horse & Louis
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Howard Marks
  • Howard Read
  • Huw Stephens (DJ)
  • I Break Horses
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Instructions
  • It’s Such a Beautiful Day
  • James Endeacott
  • James Yorkston
  • Jasper Storey
  • Jay Brown
  • Jeffrey Lewis & The Jrams
  • Jess Hall
  • Jess Morgan
  • Jimi Goodwin
  • Jo Neary
  • Jo Stephenson
  • Joanna Gruesome
  • Joe Lycett
  • John Mouse
  • Jon Wagstaffe
  • Jonathan Wilson
  • Jordan Brookes
  • Josh Widdicombe
  • JP Bean presents 'Singing From The Floor
  • Julie Byrne
  • Juliet Meyers
  • Jungle By Night
  • Jupiter-C
  • Kathrin deBoer
  • Kenneth Anger Double Bill: Scorpio Rising & Rabbit’s Moon
  • Kind Hearts & Coronets
  • King's College London - Exhale
  • King's College London - Neurogenesis Smoothies
  • Kurt Vile and The Violators
  • Lail Arad
  • Lanterns on the Lake
  • Laura Groves
  • Lionesque
  • Little Arrow
  • Lori Campbell
  • Love.Stop.Repeat
  • Luke Abbott
  • Luke Smith
  • Mac DeMarco
  • Macho City
  • Manu Delago Handmade
  • Marc O'Reilly
  • Mariam The Believer
  • Marie Curie Initial Training Network “Destiny” / Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd.
  • Mark Olver
  • Martha Tilston
  • Matt Rees
  • Matt Richardson
  • Matt Sewell
  • MC Xander
  • Meilir Tomos
  • Memory Palace
  • Mercury Rev
  • Met Office
  • Michael A Grammar
  • Michael Chapman
  • Mike Bubbins
  • Minima - Lotte Reiniger
  • Mistaken for Strangers
  • Moshi Moshi DJs
  • Mutual Benefit
  • MXLX
  • My Sad Captains
  • Neko Case
  • Neutral Milk Hotel
  • Nick Helm
  • Nick Helm and Band
  • Nick Mulvey
  • No Thee No Ess
  • O'Hooley & Tidow
  • Oh, she was a hypercube
  • OK3
  • Ollie Rudge
  • On Your Marks!
  • Oscar Rowe
  • Other Lives
  • Ought
  • Owen Hatherley
  • Owen Niblock
  • Oxford University
  • Painted Faces
  • Panda Bear
  • Pappy's
  • Patrick Keiller
  • Periodic Success
  • Pete Brown
  • Pete Paphides
  • Peter Howell (BBC Radiophohic Workshop)
  • Pink Oculus
  • Plank!
  • Poco Drom
  • Polica
  • PULP: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets
  • Rafaella
  • Real Estate
  • Reeps One
  • RY X
  • Ryan Cull
  • Sally-Anne Hayward
  • Sam Green & The Midnight Heist
  • Samantha Crain
  • Samaris
  • School of History Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University
  • Seazoo
  • Secrets of Sex
  • Secrets of Space Travel
  • Secrets of the Sun
  • Sen Segur
  • Sennen Timcke
  • Seth Faergolzia
  • Shape Records at Green Man 2014
  • Sharon Van Etten
  • Sheelanagig
  • Shirley Collins
  • Simian Mobile Disco DJ set
  • Simian Mobile Disco perform Whorl
  • Siôn Russell Jones
  • Slint
  • Smerins Anti Social Club
  • Sons of Noel and Adrian
  • Speedy Ortiz
  • Stanley Brinks
  • Studio Ghibli Double Bill: My Neighbour Totoro & The Wind Rises
  • Sun Kil Moon
  • Suns of the Tundra
  • Sweet Benfica
  • Taffin
  • Tako Lako
  • Talisman
  • Ted Shiress
  • Teleman
  • Tender Prey
  • The 2 Bears
  • The Allergies
  • The Ballina Whalers
  • The Beast
  • The Butterfly House
  • The Drop
  • The Echo and The Always
  • The Einstein’s Garden SketchCrawl
  • The End of the World is Nigh!
  • The Endless Summer + The Rumble-O’s live score
  • The Field
  • The Gentle Good
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Hot Sprockets
  • The Humble Quest for Universal Genius
  • The Intermission Project
  • The John Langan Band
  • The Love Zoo
  • The Mad Hackers Tea Party
  • The May Birds
  • The Melodic
  • The Mouse Outfit ft. Dr Syntax & Sparkz
  • The Muppet Movie
  • The Phantom Band
  • The Phantom of the Opera + Minima live score
  • The Pictish Trail
  • The Pooh Sticks
  • The Punk Singer
  • The Rails
  • The Rise of the Insect Superpowers
  • The Rumble-O’s
  • The Secret World of Surgery - More Than Skin Deep
  • The Secret World of Surgery - Who Pulls the Strings?
  • The Slackline School
  • The Ugly Animal Roadshow
  • The Urban Folk Quartet
  • The War On Drugs
  • The Waterboys
  • Them Squirrels
  • Thought Forms
  • Threatmantics
  • Tom Davis
  • TOY
  • Tunng
  • Twmpathology
  • Two Days, One Night
  • Typesun
  • UCell
  • University College London - Dig for Diaphyses - Talking Bones
  • University College London - Nanotechnology: How small are we talking?
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Bristol and the MRC IEU
  • University of Bristol’s Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group (TARG)
  • University of Cambridge
  • Valleyers
  • Vancouver Sleep Clinic
  • Vegetable Instruments
  • Viv Albertine
  • We Are Catchers
  • What Next?
  • Wildlife Walks
  • Will Hodgkinson
  • William Tyler
  • Woman's Hour
  • You and the Night
  • Zachary Cale
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2013 Lineup (A-Z)

  • Action Science Theatre LIVE - Heroes
  • Adam Bloom
  • After Hours at the Pole Star Club
  • Allah-Las
  • Andrew O'Neill
  • Andrew Weatherall
  • Andreya Triana
  • Andy Roberts presents Albion Dreaming
  • Angela Barnes
  • Anna von Hausswolff
  • Annie Dressner
  • Annie Eve
  • arbouretum
  • Archie Bronson Outfit
  • BaByHeAd
  • Band of Horses
  • Beak>
  • Bear's Den
  • Being 747
  • Ben Howard
  • Benji Boko
  • Bert Miller and The Animal Folk
  • Bethan Elfyn (DJ/Compere)
  • Bethany Black
  • Big Heart
  • Birth Of Joy
  • Blaenavon
  • Blood Lines
  • Box of Light
  • Brian Gittins
  • Bright Club
  • British Sea Power
  • Buke & Gase
  • Buzz Words and The Bee Ceilidh
  • By The Rivers
  • Caitlin Moran
  • Calon
  • Caroline Mabey
  • Casey and Ewan's Crystal Massage
  • Casi Wyn
  • Celia Pacquola
  • Chinese Missy
  • Christian Pattemore
  • Christopher Rees
  • Cinematograph Film Club Presents
  • Clampdown
  • Clint Edwards
  • Cocos Lovers
  • Colman Brothers
  • Copendium! Julian Cope in conversation with Lee Brackstone
  • Cosmos Collapse
  • Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog
  • Cracking the Code: The Genetics of Superheroes
  • Crackling Vinyl - Adam Walton (DJ/Compere)
  • Dan Bettridge
  • Darkstar
  • Darren Hayman
  • Denai Moore
  • DJ Fitz
  • DJ Neuropol
  • Dr Syntax and The Mouse Outfit
  • Dr.Complex and the Funomenals
  • EagleOwl
  • Early Ghost
  • Edwyn Collins
  • Edwyn Collins & Grace Maxwell in conversation with James Endeacott
  • Elis James
  • Ellen and the Escapades
  • Erol Alkan & Daniel Avery
  • Ewan Pearson
  • Explore Your Universe
  • F#ck Buttons
  • Fairy Accessories
  • Fanfarlo
  • Fantastic Mr.Fox
  • Feeling Gloomy (DJs)
  • Fence Records
  • Fernhill
  • Fist of the First man
  • Flamingods
  • From Wrexham To Wuhan
  • G R E A T W A V E S
  • Gavin Osborn
  • Gentlemen
  • Giant Games
  • Girls Names
  • Grass House
  • Gringo Ska
  • Gulp
  • Gypsy Hill
  • haiku salut
  • Half Moon Run
  • Hawksdrift Falconry
  • Heavenly Jukebox (DJs)
  • Heymoonshaker
  • Holly Burn
  • Holly Walsh
  • Honeyfeet
  • Hormone Harmony
  • Horse & Louis
  • Horse and Louis
  • Humble Quest For Universal Genius
  • Huw M
  • Huw Stephens (DJ)
  • ICHI
  • Isy Suttie
  • Izzy's Incredible Adventure
  • Jacco Gardner
  • James Endeacott in conversation w/Richard King
  • James Yorkston
  • James Yorkston in conversation with Pete Paphides
  • Jarred Christmas
  • Jen Long and Ally McCrae (DJs)
  • Joe Banfi
  • Joel Dommett
  • John Cale
  • John Cale in conversation with Jude Rogers
  • Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit
  • Jon Hopkins (live)
  • Jon Langford
  • Jon Wood - Half-baked Heroes
  • Jordan Brookes
  • Josh Widdicombe
  • Julia Holter
  • Junkfish
  • Karl Hyde - The Outer Edges
  • Keston Cobblers Club
  • Kings of Convenience
  • Landshapes
  • Lau
  • Laurence Made Me Cry
  • LCD Soundsystem - Shut Up and Play The Hits
  • Let's Get Angry
  • Listening to Water - Gwrando ar y Dŵr
  • Little Arrow
  • Local Natives
  • Lori Campbell
  • Lou Sanders
  • Love.Stop.Repeat
  • Low
  • Luke Smith
  • Maeve Higgins
  • Man's An Idiot
  • Mankala
  • Marika Hackman
  • Mark Allen
  • Mark Olver
  • Mark Pilkington presents From The Akashic Jukebox
  • Mark Simmons
  • Maths Busking & Ingenious Busking
  • Matt Berry
  • Melodys Echo Chamber
  • Midlake
  • Mikal Cronin
  • Mike Bubbins
  • Minima - Crossways
  • Minima - For All Mankind
  • Mo Kenney
  • Mogees
  • Molly Wagger
  • Money
  • Moon Duo
  • More Like Trees
  • Mt. Wolf
  • Nathan Fake
  • Nathan Filer - The Shock of the Fall
  • NEAR
  • Nuala Honan
  • Nuala Honan & Friends
  • Olof Arnalds
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Pappy's
  • Parquet Courts
  • Pat Dam Smyth
  • Patti Smith and Tony Shanahan
  • Paul Mosley
  • Pedal Power
  • Peggy Sue
  • Penny Matthews
  • Performing Surgery
  • Pete Brown matches the ales and ciders of Green Man to music
  • Phosphorescent
  • Polly and the Billets Doux
  • Portico Quartet
  • Public Service Broadcasting
  • R.Seiliog
  • Rachael Dadd
  • Rachel Zeffira
  • Radstewart
  • Rattle Tales
  • Resonators
  • Revere
  • Richard King
  • Riddim Fruit All Stars
  • Riot Jazz Brass Band
  • Roy Harper
  • Rozi Plain
  • Ryan Francesconi & Mirabai Peart
  • Sam Amidon
  • Sam Brookes
  • Sarah Angliss presents Train Your Bird in Stereo
  • Sarah Bridgeman
  • Science Showoff
  • Science Stalls 2013
  • Sculpting Nature with Mike Hartley
  • Solarsense
  • Solo Banton
  • Steve Hall
  • Steve Mason
  • Stop Motion Workshop
  • Stornoway
  • Suzi Ruffell
  • Swans
  • Sweet Baboo
  • Syd Arthur
  • Teleman
  • The Amazing Adventures of Wallace and Bates
  • The Ballina Whalers
  • The Flying Seagull
  • The Great British Printing Bee
  • The Horrors
  • The Humble Quest for Universal Genius
  • The Incurable Imagination of Anthony Jones
  • The Intermission Project
  • The Junk Orchestra
  • The Mad Hackers Tea Party
  • The Memory Band
  • The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing
  • The Most Gigantic Lying Mouth of All Time
  • The Mr Wolf Collective
  • The Pastels
  • The Reliable Beards
  • The Slow Show
  • The Sound of Silence
  • The Spider Man Returns
  • The Wild Oats
  • This Is The Kit
  • Thought Forms
  • Tiernan Douieb
  • Tinmen
  • Tom Allen
  • Tom Ravenscroft (DJ)
  • Trwbador
  • Ugly Animal Preservation Society
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • Unlimited Space Agency
  • Veronica Falls
  • Victoria Hume - Delirium
  • Villagers
  • Warp Videos
  • We Are Animal
  • We Were Evergreen
  • Why We Die
  • Wild Smiles
  • Wildlife Walks
  • Will & The People
  • Will Varley
  • Wille and the Bandits
  • Winter Villains
  • Withnail and I
  • Woods
  • Yngve & the Innocent
  • Yr Ods
  • Yumi & The Weather
  • zervas & pepper
  • Zimbaremabwe
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2012 Lineup (A-Z)

  • ahab
  • Airhead
  • Alaska
  • Alt J
  • An Evolutionary Arms Race
  • Anatomical Art
  • Andy Hickie
  • Apocalypse: A Bill Callahan Tour Film
  • Arachnophobia
  • art and craft
  • Barney Hoskyns
  • Behemoth
  • Being 747
  • Benjamin Francis Leftwich
  • Benjamin Partridge
  • Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny
  • Black Mountains Falconry
  • Bowerbirds
  • Bright Club
  • Bronze Medallists
  • BUG adam buxton
  • Bullion (DJ set)
  • Cakehole Presley
  • Casey and Ewan's Crystal Massage
  • Casey and Ewan's Crystal Massage for the Eyes
  • Cashier No. 9
  • Cass McCombs
  • Cate Ferris
  • Cate Le Bon
  • Chailo Sim
  • Children’s Film Foundation
  • Chris Chopping
  • Cocos Lovers
  • Coda
  • Collective Complexity
  • Crackling Vinyl
  • Crybaby
  • Damien Jurado
  • Dan Evans
  • Dance Little Man
  • Danny Deegan
  • Dark Dark Dark
  • Daughter
  • David McCaffrey
  • Delete the Banjax
  • Dexys
  • Dizraeli and the Small Gods
  • DJ Cheeba
  • DJ Parker
  • Dom James & His Dixie Ticklers
  • Dracula the Prince of Darkness
  • EagleOwl
  • Edward Aczel
  • Elfic: A Showdown with Gravity
  • Emperor Yes
  • ENERGY
  • Errors
  • Feist
  • Fence Records present "TOO LATE IN THE DAY"
  • Field Music
  • Fluidity Freerun
  • Friends
  • Future Shorts
  • Gabby Young and The Other Animals
  • Gang Colours
  • Gareth Potter - Gadael yr Ugeinfed Ganrif
  • Gavin Osborn
  • Georgia Ruth
  • Ghostpoet
  • GLASTONBURY THE MOVIE IN FLASHBACK
  • Glis Glis
  • Goodnight Lenin
  • GreenandPleasantLand By fanSHEN
  • Greg Hall
  • Greta Isaac
  • H. Hawkline
  • Heymoonshaker
  • Hidden Orchestra
  • Holly Walsh
  • In Chapters
  • Islet
  • James Blake
  • James Fearnley
  • Jamie Gallagher
  • Jamie N Commons
  • Jen Long
  • JFB
  • Jim Bob
  • Joanna Gruesome
  • Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate
  • Joe Pug
  • John Jeremiah Sullivan
  • John Peel's Shed by John Osborne
  • John-Luke Roberts
  • Jonathan Richman
  • Jonny Berliner
  • Jordan Brookes
  • Josie Long
  • Junior Boys
  • Katie Steckles’ Favourite Sums
  • King Charles
  • King Creosote & Jon Hopkins
  • King Porter Stomp
  • KWES
  • Laid Blak
  • Laura J Martin
  • Lazy Habits
  • Leanne Wood & Rachel Trezise: In Conversation
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson
  • Lone
  • Loney Dear
  • Lori Campbell
  • Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six
  • Lower Dens
  • Lucy Rose
  • Luke Wright
  • Lund Quartet
  • Mankala
  • Mark Allen
  • Mark Olver
  • Megafaun
  • Metronomy
  • Michael Fabbri
  • Michael Kiwanuka
  • Mike Bubbins
  • Mike Wozniak
  • Minima - Crossways
  • Minima - For All Mankind
  • MJ Hibbett & the Validators: Dinosaur Planet
  • Mogees
  • Mogwai
  • Molotov
  • Moneyshot
  • More Like Trees
  • Mowbird
  • Mr Scruff
  • music
  • Nadia Kamil
  • Nathaniel Metcalfe
  • Nic Harrigan: Quantum Magic / Don’t Do This At Home
  • Nick Mulvey
  • No Thee No Ess
  • Nuala Honan
  • Nuala Honan & Friends
  • Nuru Kane
  • Of Montreal
  • Oliver Meech
  • One Sixth Of Tommy
  • Only Poets
  • Passport To Pimlico
  • Pat Dam Smyth
  • Paul Thomas Saunders
  • Pen Pastwn
  • Pete Paphides
  • Pete The Bug Man
  • Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin
  • Ping Pong
  • play
  • Polar Explore
  • Polaroid 85
  • Psychemagik (DJ set)
  • Puppets and Pandemonium: Green Finger
  • Quatermass & the Pit
  • Remember Remember
  • Resonators
  • Richard King
  • Richard Norris (DJ set)
  • Richard Warren
  • RM Hubbert
  • Robin Ince
  • Rocketnumbernine
  • Rodney Branigan
  • Roll Out The Barrel
  • Rosie Wilby: The Science Of Sex
  • Rozi Plain
  • Rumble-O’s
  • Savages
  • Science at Play
  • Science Junkie - In The Zone
  • Science Misadventures
  • Science Slam
  • Science Songwriter Of The Future
  • Scientists Crafternoon Tea Party
  • Scritti Politti
  • Seamus Fogarty
  • Searching For Sugarman
  • Sheelanagig
  • Simon Watt: Dissections Uncut
  • Slow Club
  • Smerins Anti Social Club
  • Stealing Sheep
  • Stella Duffy
  • Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
  • Steve Hall
  • Steve Smyth
  • Stornoway
  • Sweet Baboo
  • Switch
  • Syd Arthur
  • Tako Lako
  • Teeth of the Sea
  • Temples
  • The Alien Hunter's Handbook
  • The Bees
  • The Chain
  • The Chemical Brothers: Don’t Think
  • The Felice Brothers
  • The Humble Quest for Universal Genius
  • The Land That Time Forgot
  • The Perch Creek Family Jug Band
  • The Pictish Trail
  • The Plague of the Zombies
  • The Reptile
  • The Staves
  • The Story of Wales with Jon Gower
  • The Stuff
  • The Tallest Man On Earth
  • The Urban Folk Quartet
  • The Walkmen
  • The Wave Pictures
  • The Woven Project
  • Theoretical Girl
  • This Wicked Tongue
  • Three Trapped Tigers
  • Time & Space Machine
  • Tiny Ruins
  • Tom Bell
  • Tom Williams & The Boat
  • Tom Wrigglesworth
  • TOY
  • Treetop Flyers
  • Trembling Bells
  • tUnE-yArDs
  • Urban Folk Quartet
  • Vadoinmessico
  • Van Morrison
  • Vondelpark
  • Wildlife Walks
  • Will & The People
  • Will Jeffery
  • Willy Mason
  • Withered Hand
  • Wizards Of Oz: The Musical Philosophy of Everything
  • Yann Tiersen
  • Yes Sir Boss
  • Yngve & the Innocent
  • Zoe Lyons
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2011 Lineup (A-Z)

  • 9Bach
  • admiral fallow
  • alessi's ark
  • Andrew Weatherall
  • andrew weatherall & sean johnston present "a love from outer space"
  • Bellowhead
  • Ben Howard
  • Benjamin Francis Leftwich
  • Bert Miller and The Animal Folk
  • bleeding heart narrative
  • Bright Club
  • Chailo Sim
  • chris clark (club set)
  • Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog
  • Darkstar
  • destroyer
  • driver drive faster
  • dry the river
  • duotone
  • Ellen and the Escapades
  • Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo
  • Fleet Foxes
  • Folks
  • Georgia Ruth
  • Gruff Rhys
  • H. Hawkline
  • Hannah Peel
  • Holy Fuck
  • horse meat disco
  • Iron And Wine
  • James Blake
  • james vincent mcmorrow
  • John Mouse
  • josephine
  • josh t pearson
  • Laura J Martin
  • Laura Marling
  • lia ices
  • mancub babywoman
  • marcus foster
  • Martin Carr (Brave Captain)
  • Matthew & The Atlas
  • Meilir Tomos
  • Michael Kiwanuka
  • Minima - Crossways
  • Minima - For All Mankind
  • moddi
  • neverest songs
  • night angles
  • No Thee No Ess
  • Noah & The Whale
  • Oh Ruin
  • Other Lives
  • our broken garden
  • Pilooski
  • Plank!
  • polar bear
  • Rachael Dadd
  • Robyn Hitchcock
  • SEAN JOHNSTON
  • She Keeps Bees
  • sic alps
  • Siôn Russell Jones
  • Solarsense
  • squarepusher
  • stephen christian (warp records)
  • suuns
  • Tender Prey
  • The 2 Bears
  • the 2 bears present "bunga bunga"
  • the antlers
  • The Avett Brothers
  • The burns unit
  • The Cave Singers
  • the doozer
  • The Gentle Good
  • The Leisure Society
  • the low anthem
  • The Pictish Trail
  • The Ramshackle Union Band
  • the sleeping years
  • The travelling band
  • thomas dybdahl
  • Treecreeper
  • Treefight for Sunlight
  • tweak bird
  • under the driftwood tree
  • ute
  • Villagers
  • wibidi
  • wild nothing
  • Wildlife Walks
  • Will & The People
  • Y Niwl
  • younghusband
  • zervas & pepper
  • zwolf
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2010 Lineup (A-Z)

  • An Horse
  • Avi Buffalo
  • Bear In Heaven
  • Beirut
  • Bert Miller and The Animal Folk
  • Bill Callahan
  • Billy Bragg
  • Bleedin Noses
  • Brigyn
  • Caitlin Rose
  • Cass McCombs
  • Chew Lips
  • Christopher Rees
  • Darkstar
  • Darwin Deez
  • DJ Cheeba
  • DJ Yoda
  • Doves
  • Efterklang
  • Egyptian Hip Hop
  • El Goodo
  • Erland & The Carnival
  • Explosions in the Sky
  • F#ck Buttons
  • Factory Floor
  • Field Music
  • Fionn Regan
  • First Aid Kit
  • Georgia Ruth Williams
  • Girls
  • Gold Panda
  • Greco-Roman Soundsystem feat. Ross Allen
  • Henry's Funeral Shoe
  • Hexstatic
  • Islet
  • Jack Northover
  • James Blake
  • James Yorkston
  • Je Suis Animal
  • Joanna Newsom
  • John Grant
  • John Mouse
  • John Smith
  • Johnny Flynn
  • Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit
  • Joker's Daughter
  • Jonathan Powell
  • Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell
  • Junior Boys
  • Katell Keinig
  • Laura Marling
  • Lone Wolf
  • LoneLady
  • Lowri Evans
  • Matthew & The Atlas
  • Matthew Herbert (DJ)
  • Megafaun
  • Message For Bears
  • Metronomy
  • Minima - Crossways
  • Minima - For All Mankind
  • Mountain Man
  • Mumford and Sons
  • Neon Indian
  • O.Children
  • Oh Ruin
  • Outshine Family
  • Pete Greenwood
  • Race Horses (Radio Luxembourg)
  • Rachel Sermanni
  • Ryan Francesconi & Mirabai Peart
  • Sam Amidon
  • Silver Columns
  • Simone Felice
  • Singing Adams
  • Sleepy Sun
  • Sons of Noel and Adrian
  • Sparrow and the Workshop
  • Spencer McGarry Season
  • St. Just Vigilantes
  • Steve Mason
  • Summer Camp
  • The Besnard Lakes
  • The Boy Who Trapped The Sun
  • The Dufflefolks
  • The Flaming Lips
  • The Gentle Good
  • The Lowland Hundred
  • The Pictish Trail
  • The Smoke Fairies
  • The Tallest Man On Earth
  • The Unthanks
  • The Wave Pictures
  • These New Puritans
  • Tindersticks
  • Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
  • Voice of The Seven Woods (Rick Tomlinson)
  • Wild Beasts
  • Wild Geese (DJ)
  • Wildlife Walks
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2009 Lineup (A-Z)

  • 9Bach
  • Alisha Sufit
  • Amorphous Androgynous
  • Andrew Bird
  • Animal Collective
  • Beach House
  • Bert Miller and The Animal Folk
  • Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny
  • Birdengine
  • Blue Roses
  • Bon Iver
  • Bright Light Bright Light
  • British Sea Power
  • Broken Records
  • Camera Obscura
  • Caribou
  • Cranium Pie
  • Dent May
  • Diagonal
  • Dirty Three
  • Dollboy
  • Emma Tricca
  • Emmy The Great
  • Erland & The Carnival
  • Errors
  • Euros Childs
  • Four Tet
  • Gang Gang Dance
  • Golden Animals
  • Grizzly Bear
  • Hawkwind
  • It's A Buffalo
  • James Yuill
  • Jarvis Cocker
  • JC Carroll
  • Joe Gideon & The Shark
  • Jonny
  • Le B
  • Magic Arm
  • Mankala
  • Martin Carr (Brave Captain)
  • Mary Hampton
  • Megson
  • Meilir Tomos
  • Minima - Crossways
  • Minima - For All Mankind
  • Mississippi Witch
  • Nick Nicely
  • Nive Nielsen
  • No Thee No Ess
  • Noah & The Whale
  • Pagan Wanderer Lu
  • Peggy Sue
  • Peter Broderick
  • Pivot
  • Player Piano
  • Richard James
  • Right Hand Left Hand
  • Rodriguez
  • Roky Erickson
  • Rozi Plain
  • Ruby Samba
  • Scott Matthews
  • She Keeps Bees
  • Sibrydion
  • Stornoway
  • Swanton Bombs
  • Sweet Baboo
  • Syd Arthur
  • The Aliens
  • The Fence Collective
  • The Fuzzbirds
  • The Gentle Good
  • The Leisure Society
  • The Phantom Band
  • The Pictish Trail
  • The Soundcarriers
  • The Strange Boys
  • The Three Craws
  • The Yellow Moon Band
  • Trembling Bells
  • Unicorn Kid
  • Vetiver
  • Wave Machines
  • Wilco
  • Wild Beasts
  • Wildlife Walks
  • Wooden Shjips
  • Zun Zun Egui
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2008 Lineup (A-Z)

  • 9Bach
  • Alela Diane
  • Archie Bronson Outfit
  • Babel
  • Badly Drawn Boy
  • Ben Ottewell
  • Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny
  • Black Mountain
  • Bowerbirds
  • Brigyn
  • Burning Leaves
  • Caribou
  • Cate Le Bon
  • Cath and Phil Tyler
  • Cats In Paris
  • City Reverb
  • Clare Maguire
  • Cymbient
  • Damien Jurado
  • David A. Jaycock
  • Devon Sproule
  • Drive-By Truckers
  • Duke Garwood
  • Emmy The Great
  • Essie Jain
  • Eugene Mcguinness
  • F#ck Buttons
  • Fight Like Apes
  • George Thomas
  • Gwynet Glyn
  • Heather Jones
  • Howlin Rain
  • Iron And Wine
  • James Yorkston
  • Jane Weaver
  • Jennifer Gentle
  • John Stammers
  • Junior Boys
  • King Creosote
  • Laura Marling
  • Lightspeed Champion
  • Little Wings
  • Los Campesinos!
  • Lou Rhodes
  • Magik Markers
  • Mary Hampton
  • Moon Music Orchestra
  • Mugstar
  • Mumford and Sons
  • Nic Dawson Kelly
  • Nina Nastasia
  • North Sea Radio Orchestra
  • O'Death
  • One Little Plane
  • Orange Blossom Special
  • Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man
  • Pamela Wyn Shannon
  • Paul Marshall
  • Pentangle
  • Pete Greenwood
  • Pete Molinari
  • Prince Rama of Ayodhya
  • Race Horses (Radio Luxembourg)
  • Richard Thompson
  • Rod Thomas
  • Sara Lowes
  • School Of Language
  • Sefa
  • Sennen
  • Simone White
  • Spiritualized
  • Super Furry Animals
  • The Accidental
  • The Cave Singers
  • The Drift Collective
  • The Gentle Good
  • The Memory Band
  • The National
  • The Owl Service
  • The Peth
  • The Pictish Trail
  • The Saffron Sect
  • The Swanton Bombs
  • The Yellow Moon Band
  • Truckers Of Husk
  • Wildbirds & Peacedrums
  • Wolf People

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