Our annual band competition is all about finding headliners of the future. The worthy winner will bag a place on our line-up, record a live session & showcase your music to top music industry maestros? Applications for 2023 are now closed.
Each entry is listened to by our very own team and whittled down to a longlist, which then goes to a public vote to get our shortlist of 5!
Our shortlist of 5 all perform in our online final! Each act gets a video session, recorded by us in Cardiff, which then goes to a panel of expert judges who crown the winner. Previous judges have been from Domino Records, Moshi Moshi, Beggars, Bella Union, Creative Artist Agency, William Morris, Speedy Wunderground, Heavenly Recordings, BBC Radio, Communion, Guardian Music and our very own Green Man.
The worthy winner will grace the main stage at Green Man 2023!
"The exposure to really great tastemakers in music I feel will help reach the right labels for the project”
Nuha Ruby Ra, 2020 Winner
"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 is kindly supported by Green Man Trust, Arts Council Wales and PRS Foundation.