Green Man Festival

Thursday 18th August 2016

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Located in the truly lovely Black Mountains (near Crickhowell in the Brecon Beacons), this intimate festival is in the most beautiful festival site in the UK, with a 10 year tradition of championing great music, good times and good causes..

 



Refreshingly independent, the event is organised by Fiona and her family, who love nothing better than to welcome new and returning Green Man family members. This incredibly friendly event, is also and the go to festival to discover new musical talent, with many Mercury, Ivor Novello and Brit nominees and winners emerging from the festival each year. So if you are a student, out with mates, with the family, or on your own there will be a warm welcome and great times waiting for you. But see for yourself and come to Green Man and create great new memories from an incredible festival experience .

With ten entertainment areas in lush Welsh Wilderness, 1500 performers, 24 hour entertainments, comedy, poetry, literature, art & science, fun for 12 and unders and a separate area just for teens, spas, therapies, hot piping showers, luxury camping areas, local ale and cider sipping, all night bonfires, gorgeous selection of locally sourced food over 4 days of festival fun, the award winning Green Man really has got it all.

Why not make a real adventure of it with our seven-day Holiday Ticket combining a holiday in Wales with the Green Man.

Experience iconic headline performances at the Mountain’s Foot, go Far Out After Dark with the UK’s only 24-hour festival licence, and get down and dirty with some truly devilish DJs and dance acts. Soak up the best in stand-up comedy and spoken word at Babbling Tongues, witness science and nature collide in the mind-boggling Einstein’s Garden, or stray far from the ever-madding crowd in the blissful idyll of Fountain Falls.

Wales own Green Man is really easy to get to by train with a free shuttle bus taking right from the local station into the festival. If you are coming by car its approximately 3 hours from London, 3hrs from Manchester, 3hrs 30mins Brighton, 1hr 30mins Bristol.

In the beating heart of the breathtaking Black Mountains, where mystical leylines converge amid ancient oak trees, something truly magical is stirring. Mischief and misrule will reign supreme in a four-day festival experience unlike any other…It wouldn’t be the same without you..

 

Disabled Access Information

The Green Man is committed to making the event as accessible as possible for people with disabilities and efforts have been made to achieve this where we can. However, we strongly recommend that anybody who may have an access requirement at a festival read the following information carefully before purchasing tickets.

Contact Details

If you have questions about the information below please contact via email: info@greenman.net

Access around the site

The Estate is set amongst the beautiful Brecon Beacons. The park is surrounded by woodland, the river Usk, open grass land and a deer park.

Ground surface

The majority of the festival site ground surface is grass. In wet conditions the ground can become very muddy. A tarmac covered road links the entertainment areas at the middle level of the event site, and there are now tarmac roads leading up to the higher level (Far Out area), although the field itself is on an upward slope. Please be aware that you will still need to cover some grassy areas once you leave the roads to enter each of the areas.

Distances

The festival is small but spread out over quite a distance.

Gradients

The site is set out over three levels - Camping, Kids Area and the Mountain Stage are situated at the lower level, Walled Garden Stage, Comedy and Literature Tent are situated at a middle level, with the Far Out, Far Out After Dark, and Film Tent at a higher level.

The gradients between different areas of the festival depend on which route you take, and we advise people with mobility impairments wishing to reach the middle level from the lower level to go via the camp-site and through the left of the stable area when going up the hill as the gradient is easier to access.

Regardless of the route taken, the natural gradients involved may present a significant barrier for people who make use of manual wheelchairs and those with serious mobility impairments. Electric wheelchairs can tackle most areas without too much hindrance but the ground is quite uneven in places. We operate a 2:1 personal assistant scheme; see below for more info.

Travel

An accessible drop-off point is located at the accessible car-park, stewards will be available should you require help.

Accessible Campsite

General camping facilities are spread over a significant area of the park and everyone is free to choose where they camp however, careful consideration should be given to the choice of camping area. The distance to and from the general camping areas is great and in places the gradients are severe. Not all of the paths or roads are tarmac.

The Accessible Camping Area is positioned next to the Family Camping Area and is in the most logical place for anyone with physical access requirements. It is about 5 minutes from the main arena and close to a tarmac road that leads into various parts of the festival.Accessible showers and toilets will be located in the accessible campsite, along with a 24-hr covered charging point for power chair batteries. Charging equipment is supervised but is not secured by the festival, so is left at the owner risk.

Please note that access toilets & showers in the accessible campsite will be locked, the code will be sent to you before the festival, and will also be available from stewards and festival staff during the festival.Some people are worried that the Accessible Camping Area might be too close to the main stage and therefore noisy at night. It is not that close so this won’t be a problem but festivals are noisy by nature, so it is always advisable to bring ear plugs along with you to the festival, just in case.

Groups can camp together in the Accessible Camping Area, but this must be arranged when purchasing your ticket.

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