Green Man Rising

Going for over a decade, Green Man Rising is all about finding the headliners of the future. Want to open up our magical Mountain (main) Stage, share a bill with headline acts & showcase your music to leading faces in the music industry? Then keep an eye out for applications opening in mid-2019.

It's FREE and as easy as pie to enter - all we ask is that you're something a bit special.

Submitting your band


Soundcloud links only please, submitted in an easy-to-listen-to playlist.


Tell us about you in 100 words or less. Who are you? What are you about? (Do include 1 link to a live performance if you wish)


Send us a photo of yourselves. (.jpeg file up to 2MB).

The Selection Process

The Shortlist

Every submission is listened to, and whittled down to a shortlist of 20 acts, who are then sent to key tastemakers. These have previously included So Young Magazine, Dots and Dashes, Too Many Blogs, London On The Inside, Folk Radio, A Sound Reaction, Buzz Magazine.

The Final

Each tastemaker chooses their top 6 artists. The 6 most popular acts (on average) then go on to play the final.

These 6 artists will play live in front of a judging panel which have previously included MOJO, The Guardian, 6 Music, Creative Artist Agency, Domino Records, NME/Beats, United Talent Agency, Beggars Record Label and (of course) Green Man.

The winners at Green Man

The winner of Green Man Rising will open our iconic Mountain Stage, while the other finalists will perform on the Rising Stage.

Green Man Rising 2018 was won by the enigmatic Park Motive!

Green Man Rising is made possible through the support of Arts Council Wales & Green Man Trust.