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Ben Howard to headline Green Man Festival with Band Of Horses

Edwin Huxley - Thursday 21.02.13, 14:55pm

The Green Man Festival

The Green Man Festival

The Green Man Festival has announced Ben Howard as a second headliner for this summer’s festival.

Ben Howard joins Saturday night headliners Band Of Horses at Green Man 2013, plus the brilliant Villagers, Stornoway, Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit, Veronica Falls, Rachel Zeffira, Half Moon Run, Sweet Baboo, Jacco Gardner, Teleman and Annie Dressner are all new additions for this year’s line-up too!

Also, Erol Alkan & Daniel Avery join the Far Our After Dark line-up with a very special night of Phantasy

Ben Howard “The world has lost so many pioneering acoustic guitar virtuosos lately – Davey Graham, John Martyn, Bert Jansch – that seeing a young man channelling their spirit and technique… can’t help but prove heartening.” The Guardian

Villagers return to Green Man with new album Awayland poised to cement the success of beguiling debut Becoming A Jackal. New single Nothing Arrived, currently receiving heavy radio play, is a corker.

Stornoway return in March with Tales From Terra Firma – an album of compositional and lyrical depth, but one that retains the charm of the debut so many fell in love with.

Johnny Flynn cites Yeats and Shakespeare among his influences, and aided by backing band The Sussex Wit, his cerebral folk rock went down a storm at Green Man 2010.

Erol Alkan & Daniel Avery are, respectively, the founder and current shining star of the Phantasy Sound label. The latter remixed the likes of Django Django, The 2Bears and The Horrors in 2012.

Veronica Falls recently released second album Waiting For Something To Happen last week has been given five stars in the Guardian, and needless to say it is great.

Rachel Zeffira released her debut solo album The Deserters in December. The Canadian singer is one half of Cats Eyes, alongside Faris Badwan of The Horrors.

Half Moon Run is a Canadian trio that fuses restless elements of indie, pop and folk with beautiful harmonies, delicate guitar lines and a hint of warm electronica.

Sweet Baboo releases new album Ships in April. Current single Let’s Go Swimming Wild, out yesterday, is a sublime piece of bittersweet, brass-driven Welsh indie pop.

Jacco Gardner is a 24-year-old maverick psychedelic musician from Holland whose Cabinet Of Curiosities album calls to mind disparate influences including Curt Boettcher, Broadcast and Nirvana.

Teleman are an ace new London three-piece that rose from the ashes of former band Pete & The Pirates. Recent single Cristina is one of the tunes of 2013 so far.

Annie Dressner recently moved to the UK from her hometown of New York City; her new EP, East Twenties, showcases her straightforward lyrical style, sharp ear for wordplay and crisp, lilting vocals.

The Green Man Festival

Thursday August 15th – Sunday August 18th 2013

Location: Glanusk Estate, Black Mountains, Wales

About Green Man:

Wales’ leading award winning contemporary music and arts festival located in the stunning Brecon Beacons – the river Usk flows around the perimeter and the Black Mountains stand impressively as the backdrop to the ‘Mountain Stage’. Whilst the festival is 100% independent, it still draws a stellar line up each year with over 400 acts performing over nine stages. Plus comedy, literature, cinema, Einstein’s Garden, Chai Wallahs, massage & therapy, art installations, dusk til dawn bonfire, 7 day camping option, over 100 activities for kids & teens, 24hr bars serving local ales and cider, gourmet food & local produce, idealic camp-site with hot showers and stunning views.

2012 UK Festival Awards ‘Grass Roots Festival Award’ winner:

The Grass Roots Award is “for festivals that should be celebrated, not just for the courage, vision, commitment and often personal sacrifice invested by their organisers, but also because they never forget where they’ve come from, supporting their local communities and new music along the way while retaining an independent spirit and resisting commercial saturation.” – The UK Festival Awards

Line-up so far:

Band of Horses / Ben Howard / Local Natives / The Horrors / Edwyn Collins / Roy Harper / Villagers / Stornoway / F ck Buttons / Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit / The Pastels / Archie Bronson Outfit / Veronica Falls / James Yorkston / Woods / Unknown Mortal Orchestra / Moon Duo / Matt Berry / Arbouretum / This is the Kit / Half Moon Run / Rachel Zeffira / Buke & Gase / Fossil Collective / Sweet Baboo / Jacco Gardner / Teleman / Ellen & The Escapades / Bear’s Den / Rozi Plain / Blaenavon / Zervas & Pepper / Flamingods / Trwbador / Wild Smiles / Fist of the First Man / DJ Fitz / Cowbois Rhos Botonwwog / Huw M / Annie Eve / Annie Dressner / Mo Kenney

“After Dark”- Phantasy feat. Erol Alkan & Daniel Avery / Andrew Weatherall / Jon Hopkins (live)

Tickets (Please note that all our ticket prices exactly the same as 2012):

Green Man 2013 Festival Ticket

Adult = £145

Student = £125

Teen (13-17yrs) = £75

Child (5-12yrs) = £5

Infant (0-4yrs) = FREE but ticket required

Live In Vehicle = £60

Family Camping Car Park = £5 (all cars require ticket)

General Camping Car Park = £5 (all cars require ticket)

Green Man 2013 Holiday – you must have also purchased a festival ticket to take advantage of this offer

Holiday Ticket = £40

Holiday Car Park = £5 (all cars require ticket)

Holiday Live In Vehicle – £60

Green Man 2013 Festival Deposit – pay an initial deposit of 50% (plus booking fee and postage) now to secure your Green Man 2013 Festival ticket and pay the balance before Tuesday 30th April 2013

Please note that all deposits are non-refundable, and Green Man will be unable to send out your tickets until the full balance is paid. Click here to book your tickets and see the full terms and conditions

About Green Man:

Wales’ leading award winning contemporary music and arts festival located in the stunning Brecon Beacons – the river Usk flows around the perimeter and the Black Mountains stand impressively as the backdrop to the ‘Mountain Stage’. Whilst the festival is 100% independent, it still draws a stellar line up each year with over 400 acts performing over nine stages. Plus comedy, literature, cinema, Einstein’s Garden, Chai Wallahs, massage & therapy, art installations, dusk til dawn bonfire, 7 day camping option, over 100 activities for kids & teens, 24hr bars serving local ales and cider, gourmet food & local produce, idealic camp-site with hot showers and stunning views.

Buy Green Man Festival tickets.

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