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Location

Each summer you'll find us within the majestic Brecon
Beacons, Wales, near a small town called Crickhowell.

Coach

National Express will be running dedicated coaches to Green Man, to an on-site coach park from locations around the UK. Book here.

Here are FIVE simple reasons why you should take the coach...

  1. It's direct. You'll get dropped off and picked up from the festival site.
  2. You won't have to listen to the sat nav or try reading an upsidedown map whilst driving - the lovely drivers at National Express know exactly where they're going.
  3. You'll be tired. After a weekend of late nights it's safer to let someone else do the driving.
  4. The fun can begin as soon as you get on the coach, it'll be full of your fellow festival-goers.
  5. The coach far more enviromentally friendly than travelling in separate cars.

Vehicle

All cars require a car park ticket, tickets can be bought for £30 on the door, Park and Ride service costs £15 (per vehicle) on the door, and the Settlement car park costs £40 on the door (only available to current Settlement ticket holders). If you've not already got a parking pass, but had originally intended to use public transport, please follow temporary road signs to Park & Ride.

Please choose the route to your gate: there are separate ones for Settlement, Orange, Park and Ride and Live in Vehicles. While travelling please follow the temporary Green Man Festival road signs to the correct car park as you may find alternate routes blocked due to heavy traffic.

Settlement Car Park

This car park is for Settlement Camping. This is also the car park you need to head if you've arranged for Accessible Camping.

Park and Ride

This is situated a few miles from the festival site and we will be running shuttle buses to and from the festival from 10am 1.30am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and Sunday and from 6am - 3pm on Monday. Tickets are available in advance or you can pay £15 cash on the door.

Drop Offs

If you are dropping people off or being dropped off you must head to the Park and Ride, no drop offs will be permitted at the festival site.

Road Closures

The B4558 is closed to traffic driving towards the festival on the Monday after Green Man. This means cars cannot drive up to the festival site, so anyone being collected should catch the bus to the Park and Ride and arrange to be picked up from there.

Motorbikes

Motorbikes should use the Orange Car Park. There is no parking charge for motorbikes, mopeds or scooters but please be aware all the parking is on grass – there is no hard standing.

Opening Times

Opening times of each car park will be available nearer to the time of the festival.

Re-entry

You are free to leave the festival site during the festival and return as long as you retain your car parking ticket and wristbands for all passengers. Please note that the routes into the festival can be narrow so to avoid delays and traffic jams it is advisable not to leave or re-enter the site during busy periods.

Directions

Please choose your gate direction below: there are separate ones for Settlement, Orange, Live in Vehicles and Park & Ride. While travelling please follow the temporary Green Man Festival road signs as you may find alternate routes blocked due to traffic flow.

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Orange car park

ORANGE CAR PARK - Please head here if you have an Orange Car Park Pass or an Artist or Crew Park Pass.

Please follow these directions, which have been agreed with the Council and Police and will help to reduce traffic congestion and speed up your journey. Please head to the Orange Gate on the B4558, if you are using a sat nav please head towards Crickhowell until you see signs for the event and Orange Gate.

From the South & East / A40:
Coming from the East along the A40, just before you get to Abergavenny take the 2nd Exit off the roundabout onto A465 towards Merthyr Tydfil. After approx 3 miles ignore the signs to Settlement Gate off to the left and continue for another along the A465 for approximately 5 and a half miles. Take the left lane onto the A4281 signposted to Ebbw Vale, and after another half a mile turn left onto the B4560 sign posted Llangynidr, at the top of the slip road take a right. Continue for approx 6 miles over the mountains, taking a right at the bottom. After approx 1 mile carry on over the hump­back bridge. The Orange Gate is approx 0.5 miles on your left.

From the West / A40:
Drive South down the A40 from Brecon towards Crickhowell. At Llansantffraed turn off right towards Talybont, as you come into Talybont turn left along the B4558. Continue along the B4558 for 6 miles the Orange Gate is on your left.

From the North / A479
Drive South down the A479, as you exit Talgarth take the third exit off the roundabout onto the B4560. Follow the B4560 for approx 8 miles through Llangorse and continue to the A40. Turn right on the A40, and continue for just under 2 miles, at Llansantffraed turn off left towards Talybont, as you come into Talybont turn left along the B4558. Continue along the B4558 for 6 miles the Orange Gate is on your left.

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Park and Ride

Park and Ride - Park and Ride Passes and all drop offs.

Directions will be released nearer to the festival

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Settlement car park

SETTLEMENT CAR PARK - Please head here if you have a Settlement Car Park Pass or if you have an Accessible Camping Pass.

Please follow these directions, which have been agreed with the Council and Police and will help to reduce traffic congestion and speed up your journey. Please head to the Settlers' Gate on the B4558, if you are using a sat nav please head towards Crickhowell until you see signs for the event and Settlement Gate.

From the South & East / A40
Coming from the East along the A40, just before you get to Abergavenny take the 2nd Exit off the roundabout onto A465 towards Merthyr Tydfil. After approx 3 miles take the Gilwern exit signposted to Green Man, at the end of the slip road take the 3rd exit off the roundabout onto the A4077 towards Gilwern and Crickhowell. Drive through Gilwern following the A4077 as it turns off to the right. After approx 2.5 miles you'll come to a set of traffic lights with Crickhowell to your right. Continue straight ahead onto the B4558 for approx 1.5 miles and the Settlers' Gate is on your right.

From the West / A40
Drive South down the A40 from Brecon towards Crickhowell. At Llansantffraed turn off right towards Talybont, as you come into Talybont turn left along the B4558. Continue along the B4558 for 6 miles, drive past the Orange Gate on you left and the Settlers' Gate is a further 900 meters on your left.

From the North / A479
Drive South down the A479, as you exit Talgarth take the third exit off the roundabout onto the B4560. Follow the B4560 for approx 8 miles through Llangorse and continue to the A40. Turn right on the A40 and continue for just under 2 miles, at Llansantffraed turn off left towards Talybont, as you come into Talybont turn left along the B4558. Continue along the B4558 for 6 miles, drive past the Orange Gate on you left and the Settlers' Gate is a further 900 meters on your left.

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Live-in vehicles

Live-In Vehicle Gate - Live-In Vehicles only (Settler's Pass Live in Vehicles, please go to Setters' Gate)

Live In Vehicles Definition: Live in Vehicles are: campervans, caravans, trailer tents, buses and vehicles specifically adapted for sleep.
Maximum pitch sizes are Campervan 6mx5m, Motorhome 9mx5m. Larger pitches are not available. If you have space on your pitch you can have a maximum of 1 x small tent or 1 x awning next to your vehicle.

From the South & East / A40

Coming from the East along the A40 drive through Crickhowell, continue along the A40 for 2 miles go past the festival and the signs for the Bus Gate on your left, continue for approx 0.3 miles and the Live In Gate is on your left.

From the North& West / A40

Coming from the West along the A40 drive through Bwlch, continue along the A40 for approx 3.5 miles (ignore the turning for other festival traffic on your right) until you see signs for the Live In Gate on your right.

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Trolley Hire

Mr Trolley's Trolley Hire Service

Mr Trolley's hire service will be back once again to help you carry all your kit from your car to where you decide to camp.

Hire points are located in the car parks, this is where you can hire a trolley, load up and ease into the festival.

First a hire form must be completed and a deposit taken. Then a trolley is provided with bungees and safe use is explained. When the trolley is returned, the duration of the hire and price is calculated, the cost of the hire is then deducted from the deposit and the remainder returned.

Overnight Hire

If you have children with you, from Friday 3pm, you will be able to hire a trolley overnight to wheel the little ones around in. Allowing you to catch the late performances whilst they are either enjoying the ride or asleep, safe and sound, right by your side. In addition to a trolley you can hire a wagon conversion – a trolley with cushions and a canopy with sides that go up or down. Choose between a trolley or a wagon, in 4 colours, pay for the hire plus the deposit and off you go.

We have a limited amount of trolleys and wagons to pre-book for overnight hire. They will be ready for you to collect from Friday 3pm and are to be returned by Monday 9am (£2 non-refundable booking fee applies).

Pre-book here

Pre-bookings will be taken up until Monday 15th August, or until stocks last.

Daytime Hire Charges

Getting in and out of the festival: £6 for 30 mins (minimum hire) (£50 cash deposit)

Overnight Hire Charges

Wagon conversion: 1 night £35, 2 nights £60, 3 nights £80 (£100 cash deposit)

Trolley: 1 night £25, 2 nights £40, 3 nights £50 (£50 cash deposit)

Opening times

Thursday: Gates open - 10pm

Friday: 9am - 10pm

Saturday: 10am - 2pm

Sunday: 10am - 6pm

Monday: 7.30am - 3pm

Extra seats in your car

Why not reduce your carbon footprint by sharing your journey to the Brecon Beacons with some like-minded friendly folk?

If you are driving to Green Man you can add any spare seats you have on GoCarShare, they connect you with people looking for a ride who contribute to your journey costs.

GoCarShare uses Facebook, so you can see if you share friends to your potential car share buddies. It’s a green and cost effective way to travel to Green Man, so give it a go!

Train

The closest station to Green Man is ABERGAVENNY.

Rail Strikes

An RMT rail strike is planned on Thursday 18th August and Saturday 20th August. Due to this, we will now be opening the festival campsites at 2pm on Wednesday 17th August for those arriving by public transport only. We will be running shuttle buses on Wednesday from Abergavenney train station throughout the day until 10.45pm.

Alternatively National Express are running extra coaches on Thursday 18th August. If you had planned to travel by train, but are now travelling by car on Thursday 18th August and haven't yet got a car parking pass - please head to the Park & Ride for overspill parking. The Park & Ride is signposted as you approach the festival via the A40.

Shuttle Bus

Free shuttle buses run to and from Abergavenny train station from around midday untill 10.45pm on Wednesday, 10am to 11pm on Friday, from 9am to 10pm on Sunday and from 6am until early afternoon on Monday. Please allow up to 90mins for your journey.

When leaving site, please be advised to leave approx. 1.5 hours to get from the festival site to the train station.

If you are coming from London / The East, connecting trains from Newport get very crowded. You may find it easier to travel to Hereford and change there, although there are not many trains that run this route.

Cycle

Red Fox Cycle To Green Man!

Cycling to Green Man is one of the most eco-friendly ways of getting here & we have plenty of secure lock-ups for anybody arriving on their bikes! This year we've teamed up with Red Fox Cycling to offer guided cycle rides from Cardiff & Bristol to Green Man.

The Red Fox team will carry your bags and festival kit in a support van. They'll guide the group through the most scencic routes (avoiding busy junctions and A-roads), serve up tasty snacks and drinks along the way and they can even bring you (and your bike) back home on Monday after the festival.

As a pat on the back for being kind to the planet, we're offering access to Green Man a day early (on Wednesday), a free beer and fast track entry to the site!

To find out a bit more about the route, what's included & a few more details, check out Red Fox here...

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Bicycle Storage

If you're cycling to Green Man, please head to the Bus Gate, which can be accessed via signposts off the A40. You can store your bicycle free of charge in the CND Lockup in the Accessible Camping area.