Posted on 19 June 2012

Bags of energy and brainboxes galore with Einstein's Garden at Green Man 2012

Zombie outbreaks, curious creepy crawlies and the science behind the Olympic Games…just some of the latest highlights joining the mind-boggling bill in Einstein’s Garden this summer!

In proud partnership with Research Councils UK, Green Man joins forces with a quite brilliant bevy of real-life scientific brain-boxes to bring you the most entertaining, enlightening and engaging area at any UK festival in 2012.

Experience the wonders of science and nature with an action-packed programme of live music, live theatre, live comedy and live animals set across three fantastic stages in the beautiful rosebush-lined haven of our scientific secret garden.

This year Einstein’s Garden is all about ENERGY – the science of energy, the ethics of energy, the energy that fuels our cars, the energy that fuels our bodies and much more. And naturally, everything in Einstein’s will be powered by low carbon energy - be it pedal power, solar power or a hydrogen fuel cell!

Here are some of the latest amazing additions coming to Einstein’s Garden at Green Man 2012:

Do The Green Thing & Electric Pedals present Orlando Seale & The Swell's Off-Grid Orchestra Pedal to your heart’s content and help fight climate change by providing the power for a unique performance which will also be available to watch online for the unlucky few who aren’t at Green Man.

Emperor Yes A new project from Adam Betts (Three Trapped Tigers), Ash Gardner (House of Strange) and Hugo Sheppard (Summer Camp) playing loud and distorted synth pop songs about animals, space, and other things people don’t normally sing about. 

Glis Glis Step aside Coxy, back off Brian May, could Glis Glis be the most academic band in history? Neuroscientist Obaro (drums), medical doctor Brian (guitars and vocals) and PhD student Suzi (keyboards and vocals) create kraut-pop with an intellectual bent. 

In the Zone Uncover the physiology and sports engineering that make an Olympic & Paralympic athlete a champion with Science Junkie & BBC Science Presenter Greg Foot and GB Cycling Team sports scientist Professor Steve Haake.

Mogees An award-winning system that uses contact microphones to transform any object into a musical instrument. Come and play with Mogees in an amazing interactive installation in Einstein’s Garden.

Oliver Meech When Magic & Science Collide- This magic boffin meddles with forces we barely understand, in a comedy magic show for the QI generation. Brain-boggling tricks inspired by mind-blowing science.

Robin Ince Recognised as one of the UK's most accomplished comedians with a string of awards to his name. As well as being a regular on BBC Radio and touring his solo show Happiness Through Science, he collaborates with scientists, musicians and comedians in cabaret-style science/comedy events.

Science Misadventures Are gorillas stronger than air? Just how explosive is hydrogen? When was science ever this much fun? BBC Demo Developer Fran Scott will answer these and more in this fast-paced celebration of the science demonstration. 

Scientists Crafternoon Tea Party Join OKIDO and Science London for an afternoon of science-inspired arts & crafts. Print, draw, experiment and be science creative.

Zombie Science 1Z A spoof lecture on the real science behind the undead featuring a multi-media presentation, live demonstrations and an online exam certified by the Zombie Institute for Theoretical Studies (ZITS).

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Have you discovered the wonders of Einstein’s Garden yet? Yet another great reason to join us at Green Man 2012 for the feel-good festival of the summer!