In less a fortnight Green Man Festival swings opens its gates to thousands of excitable revellers ready to explore and experience everything this hedonistic wonderland has to offer. We shall be following the parade of patrons deep within the Brecon Beacons to witness world class music, performance art and a large dose of culture in a neat four day package. If you are facing the daunting prospect of selecting who to see from the variable lineup, here are five more musical acts you should add to the top of your schedules.
Father John Misty
The former Fleet Foxes musician Joshua Tillman released one of the most highly critically acclaimed albums for 2015 in the form of ‘I Love You, Honeybear’. Pairing his intellectual lyrical voice, narrative qualities and exceptional folk rock tones he crafted an album that is timeless and self-aware with a brutally honest take on modern relationship, human interaction and the United States. Assured to draw a large crowd to his elusive UK performance, make sure you arrive early for this one.
The 2 Bears
The alternative dance duo comprising of Joe Goddard and Raf Rundell have caused a storm on the circuit since their formation in 2009 and consistenly deliver an evolving live performance with encapsulating visuals and hedonistic euphoria. Acclaimed across Europe, their latest UK tour sold out fast so catching them at their penultimate 2015 festival dates is an opportunity you would be foolish to pass up.
Seemingly assured for huge things in 2015, the 20 year old South London singer/songwriter is something of a ready made expert in the field of psychedelic soul as he merges the lyrical sensibilities of Nick Mulvey with the alt-jazz and brass sounds of Paolo Nutini. With the immaculate ‘Family Stone’ EP previously released, Burey will hopefully showcase new material to feature on the anticipated debut as he fills the woodlands with his sun kissed sounds.
Two time Mercury Prize nominated Irish folk outfit Villagers hardly received any attention following the release of their third album ‘Darling Arithmetic’ earlier in the year despite it hitting the top spot in their homeland once again. Therefore they have been notably absent from festival lineups across this season so Green Man offers you an opportunity to see this exceptional and intuitive collective perform the effectual new material along with neo-classics such as ‘Becoming a Jackal’ and ‘Nothing Arrived’.
One of the most anticipated headline performances of the summer, Annie Clark returns to the UK on a deal of English exclusivity with Green Man Festival to alarm and astound the Welsh countryside and the thousands gathered beneath her surrealistic alter. Rightly sat atop the lineup, St. Vincent is now a Grammy award winning artist who draws comparisons to the likes of Bowie so this headline set could be historical regarding the festival and the performer’s history. Armed with four albums of original work including the recently released eponymous LP featuring ‘Birth In Reserve’ and the like, it will be a spectacle to behold and a suitable way to end Green Man 2015.
Green Man Festival takes place in the Brecon Beacons, Wales between 20 – 23 August. Tickets for this year’s event are sold out