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Green Man Rising

Green Man Rising is now closed for 2019! Check back in early 2020 for next year's Green Man Rising opening.

The Selection Process

The Shortlist

Each entry is listened to and whittled down to a shortlist of 20 which is shared with a team of key tastemakers, who’ve previously included So Young Magazine, Dots and Dashes, Too Many Blogs and London On The Inside.

The Final

Our tastemakers help us to select our finalists who are then invited to perform at the live final in front of a panel of music industry insiders. Previous judges have included Domino Records, Bella Union, Moshi Moshi, Kilimanjaro, United Talent Agency, Beggars Record Label, Creative Artist Agency, MOJO, The Guardian, 6 Music, NME, and of course Green Man.

The Winners

Now in its 11th year, Green Man Rising's winner will open our Mountain Stage at Green Man and they will also be given the opportunity to shoot a live video session at the festival. Our runners up will be invited to perform on the Rising Stage at Green Man.

"The judges are top level music industry people – this makes the competition so much more valuable"

Park Motive, 2018 Winner

"It was epic. The biggest stage I’ve ever been on. I loved it. I was so happy"

Siobhan Wilson, 2017 Winner

"Green Man Rising has been a great opportunity for me - I’m coming out of my cocoon”

Tony Njoku, 2016 Winner

Green Man Rising is all about finding headliners of the future & is made possible through the support of Green Man Trust & Arts Council Wales.