With less than a month to go until Green Man opens its gates to a sold out 2015 event, we look ahead to the impressive lineup and hand select our first edition of artists you cannot afford to miss. Offering utter diversity from folk to house and rock to spoken word, there really is something for everything on this year’s lineup which will include headline performances from St. Vincent, Hot Chip and Super Furry Animals. Take a look who we are particularly excited to see below.
If an experimental fusion band raised in a remote Swedish village allegedly cursed by a voodoo spell is not reason enough to go and see Goat then perhaps you should reconsider your musical tastes. The trio offers one of the most colourful, narrative and theatrical performances across any festival site and after amazing hundreds of revellers at Glastonbury earlier in the summer, they will be bringing a suitably surreal live show to the Brecon Beacons hopefully under the veil of darkness
Relatively recently reformed electro outfit Leftfield have released an album of 2015 in the form of ‘Alternative Light Source’ their first in sixteen years. Rightly billed as Thursday night headliners, they are assured to draw a mammoth crowd of excited new residents to their set of alternative house bangers paired with impressive visual displays to add some electricity to the idyllic mountainous location.
An extreme juxtaposition from the theatrics of Goat and visual prowess of Leftfield will be Hampshire singer/songwriter Marika Hackman. After releasing the intelligent and tenderly written ‘We Slept at Last’ in February she has been touring the UK and festivals across Europe relentlessly and the effort is garnering huge rewards as an increasing number of revellers head into the forests to search out the haunting tones of ‘Drown’ and ‘Monday Afternoon’.
Public Service Broadcasting
The London outfit prove they are undoubtedly one of the most creative musicians on the circuit with their digitally designed ‘Race For Space’ tour. Riding high on a recently triumphant performance at Latitude Festival, Sputnik is ready to launch once more high over the mountains of Brecon Beacons as the audience are transported into an enigmatic world of triumph and turbulence that has serious emotive power.
All We Are
The Liverpudlian multi-cultural trio have been 6Music favourites throughout 2015 and the eponymous debut album looks to be a safe bet to receive a nod from the prestigious Mercury Prize. These instrumentalists come together in a wonderfully organic fashion after studying, recording and performing as a unit. The likes of ‘Honey’ and ‘Stone’ have been underground indie anthems so the Green Man demographic will surely be right behind the band as they recreate the material from the debut album.
Green Man Festival takes place in the Brecon Beacons, Wales between 20 – 23 August. Tickets for this year’s event are sold out