Accepting the award Festival director Fiona Stewart said - “We are delighted and grateful when people support Green Man. To be recognized with the Best Festival Award by our peers is wonderful and means a great deal to all the hard working people that create Green Man.”
Congratulating festival organisers Welsh Government's Minister for Economy, Science and Transport Edwina Hart said: “This is quite an accolade and well deserved. Green Man is the largest contemporary music and arts festival in Wales and I am pleased the Welsh Government provides support as it helps promote Welsh culture and our dynamic creative industries to an international audience while also providing a boost for tourism.”
‘”I was blown away by the friendly and professional staff, what a happy crowd and a wonderful festival. Green Man quite simply was our best festival experience.’ Neil Barnes -Leftfield
“Green Man is the Best British Festival so being awarded a prize of the same name is a well deserved accolade. From its wonderfully eclectic and innovative line up, its dedication in providing a platform for emerging artists through to its genuine commitment in promoting Wales and Welsh culture, Green Man Festival stands as a beacon for how the values and philosophy of a festival can really help to develop and promote music and art in an increasingly crowded festival market. I'm incredibly proud and honoured to be associated with Green Man Festival. Long may it continue and thrive. Hwyl!” Kieran Evans - Welsh Film-maker BAFTA Award Winner
"Green Man is a wonderful festival. The atmosphere is unique, it brings people together; the Welsh mountains create a sense of freedom. The line up each year is really interesting and I always see something surprising, inspiring and reinvigorating that stays with me for a long time after. Congratulations on the award, and the recognition on this very special festival!" Huw Stephens, Radio 1
Previously accolades won by Green Man include Best Medium Sized Festival and Grass Roots UK Festival at the UK Festival Awards. In 2014, Green Man was identified as one of the Top 50 UKbrands by Coolbrands. Green Man Director, Fiona Stewart was given the Outstanding Achievement to UK Festivals Award in 2013 and remains the only woman to be honored with this award.
Green Man is nominated for three awards in this year’s UK Festival Awards, Public voting is open now at - http://www.festivalawards.com/
UK Music’s recent report ‘Wish You Were Here’ identified Green Man, from research undertaken by Oxford Economics, as a ‘driver of music tourism across Britain,’ and a major contributor to the £95 million pounds annually generated in Wales as a result of music tourism.
Launched in 2013, The Green Man Trust supports community and training projects, science engagement and emerging talented artists. Green Man also produces; Hwyl, an annual St David’s Day festival in London; and this September launched Courtyard Welsh Beer and Cider Festival in the King’s Cross new development - offering over 180 different beverages created by 52 Welsh independent brewers, attended by over 26,000 people.
Green Man 2016 takes place 18-21st August 2016.
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