Trading & Volunteers

Trading, Litter Picking, Stewards and Bar Staff applications have now closed.



Want to volunteer at Green Man this year?

Stewarding applications are now open - apply here!

We’re looking for friendly, enthusiastic people age 18 or over to be stewards at Green Man 2018. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who would like to get involved with the festival and experience what it’s like behind the scenes. The role of stewarding mainly involves giving information to the public at the event: it’s a really important position because you will be the main point of contact between the festival and the public, so we need lots of happy, smiley people!

We recruit people on a voluntary basis, which means that you won’t be paid anything, but you will get a free festival ticket, plus one free meal per shift. Since volunteer stewards are not on duty any longer than three six-hour shifts across the entire festival weekend, this means that you’ll get time off to enjoy the event.* It’s really good fun being a steward – it’s sociable because you’ll get to meet lots of other like-minded people, and you’ll see some great music, all set in the stunning location of the Brecon Beacons.

Once again we are using this form for "Runners". These are young people doing the Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award who are not 18 but support the operation in non-stewarding roles. If you are applying to be a Runner your first referee must be your DoE Award Leader.

To volunteer at this event you must pay a deposit which will be refunded in cash on successful completion of your three shifts. At the end of this application form you will be redirected to PayPal. If for some reason your payment dors not got through you will have to start the application again.
New Stewards or those who have not stewarded the festival since 2008 - £185
Stewards who have stewarded one year since 2009 - £100
Stewards who have stewarded two years since 2009 - £75
Stewards who have stewarded three years since 2009 - £50
Stewards who have stewarded four years since 2009 - £25
Stewards who have stewarded five years or more since 2009, your good name is your bond
Runners £25

If you are a new steward you will be expected to be on-site for registration before 5pm on Wednesday 15th August and the last shifts are allocated up to 7pm on Monday 20th August. Shifts cover a 24 hour period, so it is possible you could be allocated a night shift. We will try to let you know your shifts by Sunday 15th July and you are free to collect your deposit and leave site at the end of your last shift. If you have stewarded at the Green Man Festival since 2009 you can arrive later on Wednesday evening as long as you are available for a briefing before your first shift.

If you have any further questions please contact

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


Bar Staff

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

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

Please apply - here


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

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

Applications for #GreenMan18 are now open.


Artist Residency, Light and Digital Artists

Call for Light and Digital artists, Green Man Commissions 2019

R&D Residency 16-19th Aug 2018

Deadline 15 April 2018

Visual artists working in a sculptural, environmental and/or site specific way with light and/or digital media are invited to send expressions of interest for temporary outdoor commissions at Green Man in 2019.

Artist fee of up to £1,500 per artist/collective, plus access to a materials budget.

Residency during the this year's festival with £500 bursary per artist/collective to support attendance, plus travel expenses and subsistence.

Green Man has been taking a new approach to 'site-art' at the festival since 2016 to bring international and early-career artists into the festival environment to consider an art experience which goes beyond decorative or functional site-art. Working with artists including sculptors Nathaniel Rackowe, David Ogle, and Megan Broadmeadow, collective Flow Conceptions and glitch/digital media artist Antonio Roberts.

We are interested in commissioning large-scale, visually engaging art-works that will make a marked impact on the festival site and audience by changing the perception of the space or adding a new visual experience. Artists are encouraged to present well-considered proposals for ambitious works with strong content, a solid artistic research base and high production values. We are not looking for decorative proposals. The festival has close links with science, although proposals not related to science will be considered.

All works must function round the clock, especially at night, in all weathers and be fabricated to be safe for audiences and to withstand the test of the elements for up to a week. Green Man is offering guidance from its Visual Arts Producer in developing work for the outdoor, social context of the festival, its audience and technical installation support. Artists need not have prior experience of these factors.

Art works will be installed within the ʻset' of the festival, which has a distinct brand identity through its stages, facades and signage, and nestles in the remains of an historic 1800's estate with walled gardens and gate house.

We are looking for artists who are interested in a commission as a developmental activity, supported by our Visual Arts Producer as well as experienced artists. We'd also be interested to hear of existing work available to tour.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal the first stage is an expression of interest in attending an R&D residency taking place this coming summer between 16-19 August at the festival. After this selected artists will be invited to submit full proposals.

During the R&D residency artists will see the site (a temporary city); meet the 2018 exhibiting artists and camp alongside them and the festival crew forming a peer group; and attend a programme of activity including talks by specialists and previous artists and a facilitated tour of the 2018 commissions.

If you instead have touring work to propose to us, please upload your promotional information here as a single PDF, including images, full costs and technical requirements.

For this first stage you will be asked to submit a single PDF containing the following:

  • Up to 10 images of your work, so we can judge the quality of your practice
  • One or two web-links to any moving-image or footage of your work (if relevant)
  • Weblink to your website
  • Artist Statement (400 words max), so we can understand who you are as an artist and the nature of your work and ideas
  • Statement of Interest (500 words max) so we can judge how relevant this would be to you right now and understand your initial ideas for an art work. Refer to current artistic research which underpins your work.
  • Artist CV (no more than 2 pages)

Please add your name to the PDF title and keep it clear and simple so that we can read it easily.

Apply HERE


Band submissions

Discovering new artists and supporting them is a passion for both the organisers and the music loving Green Man audience. We are delighted that stalwarts such as Mumford and Son, Laura Marling, Bon Iver, Ben Howard and many many more first started with Green Man and the festival is known as the place to see new and emerging talent.

So if you want to be part of this then please apply. Although we listen to everything that is sent you may not be chosen to play. Please do not be disheartened by this, having a go is part of the process of performance and for all the people who do make it they have this in common with all musicians: sometimes people say no. As well as the festival we run an unsigned online band competition which is open to everyone.

To apply please send a SoundCloud link and a brief biog to


Performing Arts & Walkabout

We are on the look out for Welsh or Wales based performers and companies who produce all types of performing arts. This could be anything from walkabout, street shows, to performance installations we are open to your suggestions!

Apply HERE


Little Folk & Somewhere

Little Folk

This year Little Folk will be transfomed into "The Lost city of Atlantis"

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

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

We can't wait to hear your ideas and stumble across new stories. Please note that all applications will receive a reply by the end of May.

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

Good luck!


At Green Man we know its important for our teenage guests to have somewhere that is entirely their own.

We are looking for a diverse and varied range of workshops, performances and activities for 13 - 17 year olds. Somewhere is open from 1pm - 9pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and all activities must be offered for free. We are looking for a huge variety of workshops, activities and performances to fill the area between 12 and 8 on each of those days. All applications will receive a reply by the end of May.

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

Good luck!


Einstein’s Garden Science Stalls

Einstein’s Garden is Green Man’s area of science and nature. Each year we curate a line up which fuses together performance, art, music and public engagement with research and brings science and the environment to life in fun and unusual ways.

We’re on the lookout for research groups and scientific organisations that would like to bring a stall to Einstein’s Garden with the aim of engaging festival audiences with science. Stalls can explore fundamental scientific ideas or phenomena, the process of science or current scientific research. It is essential that stalls include as much interactivity and participation as possible for festival goers and that they embody the creative and playful spirit of Einstein’s Garden.

The Einstein’s Garden theme for 2018 is LIFETIME to mark the celebrations of our 10th year at Green Man. It is not essential for science stalls to directly relate to the theme, but it may help to shape your ideas.


Deadline for applications will be 14th April 2018. Any queries regarding the application should be directed towards