Seattle’s folky Fleet Foxes will headline at this year’s Green Man festival, returning for the first time since 2009. Also back will be US singer John Grant, who last played Green Man in 2010. The other headliners confirmed so far are US indie rockers The War On Drugs.
The main act for Friday is yet to be revealed. Performers confirmed so far include Brooklyn band Grizzly Bear, the psych-pop of Jane Weaver, and London post-rock group Public Service Broadcasting with their appropriately Welsh themed concept album, ‘Every Valley’.
Japanese space-noise band Bo Ningen, hard rocking Brian Jonestown Massacre and London’s highly rated Goat Girl will appear too. Other notable names are US soulman Curtis Harding, Slow Club’s Charles Watson and Cardiff group Boy Azooga.
Green Man takes place on 16-19 August at a rural venue set against the backdrop of the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons of Wales. As well as the music stages, it hosts a beer and cider festival, children’s entertainment, a cinema, a science and discovery area, and a comedy and literature tent.
The full first Green Man line-up announcement is as follows: The War On Drugs, Fleet Foxes, John Grant, Grizzly Bear, Public Service Broadcasting, Dirty Projectors, Mount Kimbie, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Lemon Twigs, Kevin Morby, John Talabot, Baxter Dury, Teleman, Phoebe Bridgers, Courtney Marie Andrews, Curtis Harding, Jane Weaver, Beak>, Goat Girl, Bo Ningen, Xylouris White, Marlon Williams, Shannon Lay, Omni, Duds, Charles Watson, Boy Azooga, Ider, Jade Bird, Seamus Fogarty, Juanita Stein, Haley Heynderickx, Jim Ghedi, Sorry, Stella Donnelly, and Haze