What to see near the Green Man Festival
Staying in the south of Wales gives you access to a wealth of beautiful countryside and historic sites, including the town of Crickhowell. You can visit the local World Heritage site Blaenavon to see the infamous iron pit that dates back to 1788 located only a short drive away from the town. There are also the scenic pleasures of Usk Valley and the Black Mountains, which are a hiker’s paradise.
The city of Crickhowell also offers plenty of shopping opportunities, not to mention a captivating art trail and gallery. There are activities for children and adults alike, not forgetting horse riding at the nearby Golden Castle Riding Stables.
Green Man Festival
The folk-inspired festival dates back to 2003 when it was no more than a gathering of 300 people who came together to share their love for music. Today the festival attracts 20,000 visitors, with ten entertainment areas made up of bonfires, creative hideaways, courtyards and stages. The event is known for its ethical vibe (there’s no advertising and no corporate sponsors at Green Man) and while music is the main consideration, the festival also offers top notch literature and comedy in the form of talks and installations.
Near the main stage you can find the Far Out cinema tent and the multimedia adventure zone for teens. From an enchanted forest to a walled garden, there is plenty to do and see as well as delicious locally sourced food to enjoy. Previous headliners of Green Man include the Super Furry Animals, Hot Chip and Van Morrison.
2017 Green Man Festival Main Stage (Mountain Stage) Headliners
Thursday 17th August
Friday 18th August
• Future Islands
Saturday 19th August
• Ryan Adams
Sunday 20th August
• PJ Harvey