Green Man Rising

Now in its 11th year, Green Man Rising is all about finding the headliners of the future. Want to open up our majestic Mountain Stage & showcase your music to leading faces in the industry? Then get applying now!

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


Band submission

The Selection Process

The Shortlist

The competition closes on 17th May 2019. Then 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 on 20th June, 2019 at The Lexington, London in front of a panel of industry insiders. Previous judges have 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

The winner of Green Man Rising will open our iconic Mountain Stage at Green Man 2019 and they will also be given the opportunity to shoot a live video session at the festival. Our two runners up will be invited to perform on the Rising Stage at Green Man 2019.

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