The Green Man festival has named original ’90s shoegaze masters Ride as Thursday night’s headliners. Ride are releasing their first album in 21 years, ‘Weather Diaries’.
The eclectic Green Man is also adding cult Texas band Lift To Experience, LA psych rockers Allah-Las and Spain’s lo-fi garage group Hinds. Electro producer Daniel Avery, jazzy pop singer Charlotte Day Wilson, D.D Dumbo and The Mattson 2 are other additions to this year’s Green Man line-up.
Further confirmed additions to the festival, which takes place in the Brecon Beacons in Wales, are Adam Torres, Chelou, Cobalt Chapel, Toby Hay, Stevie Parker, Tom Hickox, Jae Tyler, Brooke Bentham, Madonnatron and Bess Atwell.
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Green Man takes place on 17-20 August and this year’s is the 15th anniversary festival. Previously named headliners for 2017 are PJ Harvey, Future Islands and Ryan Adams.
Acts already lined up for the festival include UK electro-rap poets Sleaford Mods, US indie band The Shins, street-poet artist Kate Tempest, legendary former Teardrop Explodes frontman Julian Cope, and heavily-tipped London band Pumarosa.
Also part of the Green Man festivities are: Nadia Reid, Julie Byrne, Liars, This Is Not This Heat, Roni Size (DJ), Fruit Bats, Anna Meredith, Yorkston Thorne Khan, Pictish Trail, Andy Shauf, Moddi, Moses Boyd, Holly Macve, Aldous Harding, Circulus, Charlie Cunningham, Happyness, Kikagaku Moya, Warm Digits, Benedict Benjamin, Nathan Ball, Jim Gehdi, Lice, Aled Rheon, H.Grimace, Gintis, and GospelbeacH.
Among the first acts named were Michael Kiwanuka, Lambchop, Conor Oberst, Angel Olsen, BadBadNotGood, Jon Hopkins (DJ), Field Music, This Is The Kit, Julia Jacklin, Fionn Regan, The Big Moon, Richard Dawson, Melt Yourself Down, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Laura Gibson, Sunflower Bean, Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band, Jessica Pratt, Karl Blau, Grumbling Fur, LVL UP, Shame, Wolf People, Big Thief, Gill Landry, Michael Chapman, Doomsquad, Deep Throat Choir, Girl Ray, Gaelynn Lea, Warhaus, and The Orielles,
Tickets are on sale now from the Green Man website.
Ride photo credit: Andrew Ogilvy