Music legends and GM favourites get tongues a-wagging in this year’s Talking Shop.Posted Fri 3 Jun. 2016

Our Talking Shop stage is where incredible stories and amusing anecdotes are shared by an awe-inspiring lineup of top-notch speakers, and there’s plenty to tickle your curiosity this year.

Welsh music legend David Wrench will be in conversation with Huw Stephens. Journey into the mind of the pioneering producer, whose influence within the underbelly of Welsh alternative music cannot be understated. Punk author and renowned journalist Jon Savage shares his experiences at the forefront of the UK’s most explosive musical movements.

Notorious (and hugely entertaining) interviews with the likes of Mark E. Smith, Julian Cope, Viv Albertine now behind them, this year’s MOJO interview is with Scot indie legends Belle & Sebastian. Join them for tales of twenty years at the indie coalface!

Study up on your melodic minutiae for a chance to reign victorious in this year’s prestigious battle of the boffins as our annual Pop Quiz returns with hosts Pete Paphides and rockin’ Bob Stanley. Richard King, author of record shop tribute story ‘Original Rockers’ will also be telling tales of a tuneful sort.

Need to know what drink to sip during your favourite Green Man band’s set? Never fear, GM stalwart Pete Brown is back to match the beers to the bands, drawing on his credentials as one of the UK’s most respected beer writers. Anyone feeling woozy from their relentless partying should pay attention to Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris, whose oral interpretation of ‘The Ladybird book of the Hangover’ is destined to be a hilariously relatable affair.

Artist, birdlover and Green Man fave Matt Sewell will make you excited to spot our feathered friends around our wonderfully wild festival site.

Vic Galloway discusses his new book ‘Songs in the Key of Fife’, Explore the literary sensation that is Elena Ferrante with our incredible panel, James Yorkston reads from his book ‘Three Craws’. Plus loads more from the likes of Andy Miller, Amy Liptrot, Lynsey Hanley, Owen Hatherley, Laura Snapes and Travis Elborough.

And if all of that wasn’t enough, Ghost Box DJs will be spinning tunes all afternoon long.

If you've not got your tickets yet, make sure you pick them up soon - http://www.gmfe.st/tix

GM x

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