Green Man is delighted to reveal the final wave of 49 music acts scheduled to perform at this year’s festival.
Green Man 2018 (16th – 19th August) follows last year’s special 15th anniversary, which sold out in record time. Tickets are close to completely selling out again this year as the last names heading to the stunning surroundings of the Black Mountains, deep in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, are revealed.
Joining the Green Man line up are legendary Scottish quintet Teenage Fanclub, who’ll draw from their 10 acclaimed studio albums of masterful power-pop. Two-piece psychedelic punk rock band The Lovely Eggs come aboard with a charmingly skewed lo-fi set; dexterous American musician Frankie Cosmos also joins the bill; as does former Fiery Furnace and now creator of fizzier, synthier, cinematic pop Eleanor Friedberger.
If that wasn’t enough, enigmatic Mancunian psychedelic pop group Whyte Horses will appear along with Insecure Men, the project of fiercely talented Fat White Family member Saul Adamczewski and his former schoolmate, Childhood’s Ben Romans-Hopcraft; Chilean band Föllakzoid who specialise in pillowy rock music; and Bella Union’s Texan singer-songwriter Ari Roaraka Texan Caleb Campbell.
Also announced are J. Bernardt, Jinte Deprez’s solo project, which sees him explore evocative synth beats drawn from a range of influences, Black Midi, the most thrilling new band to emerge from the Brixton Windmill scene which spawned Shame, Jerkcurb featuring Peckham project Horsey, as well as Squid and The Cosmic Array on the Rising Stage line up.
Joining John Talabot and others on the After Dark DJ lineup is drum and bass pioneer High Contrast. BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 6 Music tastemaker Tom Ravenscroft, the ever-reliable party starters Heavenly Jukebox, plus Alfresco Disco, Lycra, Dutty Disco, Big Jeff, and Fever Club.
Chai Wallahs is also back, bring with them 26 jazz, ska and roots acts, including Holly Holden who will bring herCuban infused sound to the Brecon Beacons and Will Varley, amongst some other party time gems.
The new additions join previously announced headliners King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, the Australian psych-rock ensemble making their festival topping debut; Fleet Foxes, a band that has grown into one of the most prestigious in the world; and The War On Drugs making their much-anticipated return to Green Man fresh from releasing their wonderful fourth album, A Deeper Understanding, last summer. Also appearing in 2018 are John Grant, back to the Brecon Beacons for the first time since 2010; Grizzly Bear, who have across five albums proved themselves to be consistent purveyors of modern rock magic; and Jane Weaver who brings her warped and wonderful cosmological psych-pop, following the release of her magnificent seventh album, Modern Kosmology. The festival is delighted to welcome back Cate Le Bon to the Brecon Beacons, returning after last year’s performance to dazzle once again with her critically-lauded work, sang in both Welsh and English. BRIT and Mercury Prize-nominated Anna Calviis also a welcome return, having last performed at Green Man in 2015 and proven herself time and time again, across two albums and two EPs, to be a one-of-a-kind artist and performer. Joan as a Policewoman, a true modern icon whose twenty-five year career spans seven albums and includes work with the likes of Lou Reed, Elton John, Rufus Wainwright and Sheryl Crow will also appear.
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