5 Must See Performances at Green Man Festival 2017

5 Performances not to miss at Green Man Festival 2017 Green Man (17th -20th August) has a stellar line-up of acts to celebrate their 15th birthday
Posted: 25 July 2017 Words: Bianca Eddleston

Green Man (17th -20th August) has a stellar line-up of acts to celebrate their 15th birthday this year. Take a look at our top picks from 2017's forthcoming line-up.

Wales' largest festival has been providing us with amazing memories and line-ups in an incomparable location for 15 (!) years now. Every August, the festival takes place in the lush green peaks of the Brecon Beacons and is famous for the amazing curation of performers and artists. This year is no different but is even more special due to it being a huge birthday bash celebration. As usual, the festival is SOLD OUT but for those of you lucky enough to bag a ticket here is a preview of our not to miss festival slots from the line-up.

// Future Islands //

Are we in for a treat, with Future Island's being one of Green Man's headline acts, playing on the Mountain Stage on Friday 18th. What a year it has been for the Future Island boys, with the release of their latest LP The Far Field.. it has been a whirlwind for them with more canon-esque television performances and live shows off the back of critically acclaimed The Far Field. We will be at the front having a dance off, inspired by Samual T Herring's legendary moves.

// Angel Olsen //

Angel Olsen is making her much-awaited appearance at Green Man on Friday 18th on the Far Out stage. Angel released the incendiary Woman in 2016 and has become one of indie's most formidable front-women. Not for throwing herself around the stage, but for her steely glacial stage presence and captivating voice that can hypnotise an audience of 200 or 200,000 like she did at Glastonbury this year.

// PJ Harvey //

Polly Jean Harvey really is one of the gems to see at Green Man this year. She last played Green Man 10 years ago and is headlining the Mountain Stage on Sunday 20th August - it will be a beautiful way to end a beautiful celebration. Polly released her critically acclaimed ninth studio album last year - The Demolition Project for which she was Grammy nominated.

// Julia Jacklin //

Australian native Julia Jacklin released her debut album, Don’t Let The Kids Win in October 2016. Jacklin's own brand of observational country-folk is rounded off by her rich and distinctive voice. Her debut was recorded with Ben Edwards (Marlon Williams, Aldous Harding, Nadia Reid) in New Zealand over the course of three weeks. Since then she has toured the world and been invited to perform at many of the world's biggest festivals including Glastonbury, Primavera, Roskilde, FYF, Newport Folk, Splendour In The Grass, Latitude, Laneway and more. If you missed her then catch her on the Mountain stage at Green Man on Sunday 20th August.

// Sunflower Bean //

Sunflower Bean play Green Man's Far Out stage on Sunday 20th August. The New York trio’s full-length debut album in 2016, Human Ceremony [Fat Possum Records], is a brew of dreamy psychedelia and fuzzed-out bliss. The band said of their sound: “Everything comes from a conflicting interest,” affirms Nick. “We love dream pop, but we also really love rock ‘n’ roll. It’s those two spectrums.” “You’re allowed to obsess over Black Sabbath as well as The Cure,” adds Julia. “It’d be boring if everything was just one way or the other.” Be sure not to miss their loud and energetic set at Green Man this year. See Green Man 2017 full line up here  

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