17th - 20th August 2017
Location: Crickhowell, Brecon Beacons, Wales
Festival Kidz Reviews – 2016, 2015, 2014
The Green Man Festival is set in beautiful countryside in the Brecon Beacons in Wales. The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming and the music diverse and beautiful.
Green Man is very popular with families, many of whom return year after year. There is a designated family camping area near to the entertainment and loads of workshops and activities for the kids to join in with.
The Festival Site
The Green Man Festival site is situated in the Brecon Beacons, crossed by the River Usk and enveloped by rolling countryside and breathtaking mountains and hills. It is, in a word, idyllic. It’s a wonderful site, so make the most of the surroundings. Wide open spaces contrast with intimate moments. Natural beauty blends with community spirit. Camping is limited to one week of the year – the Green Man festival week. You are able to buy a Settlers Ticket, to extend your stay on the festival site to a full week. It’s a unique opportunity to camp in surroundings unlikely to be found at a commercial campsite. The portable toilet units are well-maintained, and they have hot showers and fresh water taps located across the site.
There’s a designated family camping area just a stone’s throw from all the entertainment, and the children’s area has bags of free fun workshops and activities.
Toilets are of the plastic variety but are very clean, while hot showers and fresh water taps for washing hands, faces and teeth are located within easy reach across the site.
MR TROLLEY is usually on hand with a great trolley hire service – perfect for uploading your car, or to hire overnight as a bed on wheels for tired little ones.
The Main Stage is located in a natural grassy amphitheatre. Sprawl out on lush green slopes while watching world-class artists perform against the mystical backdrop of Sugar Loaf Mountain.
The Courtyard Bar is situated in a Gothic Victorian Stables (keep your eyes peeled for the bats at night) and makes for an ideal halfway meet-up point for the festival. From the Stables you can follow an avenue of ancient trees decorated with garland lights where stalls sell delicious global food and quality crafts. From the avenue, you can enter the walled garden where the Green Man Pub hums until the wee hours. The Green Man Pub is an intimate space where you can drink a superb selection of ales, beers, cider and cocktails while relaxing at sturdy wooden tables and chairs as glorious music wafts across from the Pub Stage.
After the avenue of trees, the space opens up to Einstein’s Garden, a fantastic science area that makes education fun for kids and adults alike. The Far Out Big Top is also nearby, and when the sun goes down the Far Out After Dark keeps the fun alive long past the witching hour, fueled by the nearby End Up Bar which is open very, very late indeed.
And once you’ve got your bearings, why not pay a visit the all-seeing, all-knowing Green Man himself? He might just make you wish come true…
UNDER FIVES ARE FREE
And to minimise traffic congestion, any vehicle using any of the three main car parks (General, Family and Holiday Camping) at Green Man will need a parking ticket. Be warned, there are a very limited number of tickets available for the Family Camping car park, so make sure you get yours soon.