Green Man Festival 2017 – NextFest Preview
From 17th – 20th August, the Brecon Beacons in Wales are to be transformed, for four days, into a haven amongst the hills for music lovers. Green Man Festival returns for its 15th festival, having been in operation since 2003.
Green Man is an all about the experience, which is why they don’t just showcase music (although it does feature prominently in the programming). Their festival also takes in all major art forms, from literature and poetry, through to film and theatre. Green Man has all bases covered.
The festival is split over several stages, with rakes of artists confirmed to perform on each one. Musical styles covered range from world music and Americana through to dance music and indie. With four days of music to look forward to, ticket holders will be spoilt for choice.
Thursday offers a DJ set by BBC broadcaster, Huw Stephens. Huw‘s radio slot showcases the best up-and-coming and unsigned acts. Running his own club night means that Huw is perfectly well versed to play a non-radio DJ set. A regular champion of new music, expect to hear a few tracks in there that you might not have heard before.
On the Friday the After Dark stage presents one of drum & bass’ most iconic figureheads. None other than man like Roni Size. This year, Green Man brings the d&b king to the stage to perform his fully remastered, 20th-anniversary edition of his monumental album, New Forms, originally recorded in collaboration with Reprazent.
The Mercury prize winning album has been brought bang up to date and is accompanied by a groundbreaking AV show to bring all the senses together as one. Keep your eye out for Roni‘s set – it’ll blow your mind.
Friday also offers a conversation with Irvine Welsh writer of probably one of the most famous books of all time; Trainspotting. Welsh is well known for being an outspoken individual, so you can expect to hear a wide range of thought provoking material from the post-modernist Edinburgh author.
One of techno’s most exciting artists, Daniel Avery, will be jumping behind the decks on the Saturday evening at the After Dark stage. The producer, who is well known for his Drone Logic, plays truly immersive sets and this will be a special set for anyone who witnesses it.
Sunday offers a real treat, as PJ Harvey will be headlining with an extra-special gig for attendees. Polly Jean is potentially one of the most accomplished artists of our generation. She can turn her hand to pretty much any musical endeavour with outstanding proficiency, as illustrated by the fact that she transcends genres on occasion. When she isn’t deftly flitting between the two, of course.
For the full line-up, plus photos, videos and ticket information, head to our Green Man Festival page.