Green Man festival adds British Sea Power and Methyl Ethel 

The Green Man festival has added post-punk Brighton band British Sea Power and Australian psych trio Methyl Ethel to its already impressive line-up. The festival slipped in news of the additional acts when it released day-by-day stage splits late on 4 May.

British Sea Power join cult Texas headliners Future Islands and a comeback performance from the same state’s Lift To Experience on the Mountain stage on Friday 18th August. The main stage hosts alt-country rock headliner Ryan Adams, after London soulman Michael Kiwanuka and American individualists Lambchop, on Saturday night, with PJ Harvey taking the top spot on Sunday, after sets from US indie band The Shins and indie singer-songwriter Conor Oberst.

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Methyl Ethel headline the Walled Garden on Sunday 20th August. The stage has London indie group Pumarosa on Friday and funk-punks Melt Yourself Down on Saturday. 

The Far Out stage will see street poet Kate Tempest headlining on Friday; California garage rockers Thee Oh Sees on Saturday, followed by a Jon Hopkins DJ set; and angry UK electro-poets Sleaford Mods on Sunday.

Green Man recently named ’90s shoegaze originators Ride as Thursday night’s headliners for the early arrivals. The festival says a few more names are still to be added. 

Green Man takes place on 17-20 August and this year’s is the 15th anniversary festival. The festival organisers want birthday cakes and promise to bring the candles on Sunday night.