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Wales’ largest music festival Green Man going ahead say organisers – but test or vaccine required

16 Jul 2021 3 minutes Read
Green Man festival

Wales’ largest music festival, Green Man, has announced that it will be going ahead despite the third wave of Covid-19.

The festival which starts on 19 August, which has already sold out, is returning after an enforced year off due to the pandemic.

Anyone over the age of 16 attending the festival site will also have to demonstrate they have received a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test within 48hrs prior to their arrival, or demonstrate that they have received two vaccinations at least 14 days prior to their arrival.

Ticket-holders who are no longer able to make this year’s festival will have the chance to rollover or refund their ticket until 5pm on Friday July 23, and a subsequent re-sale of any refunded tickets will be held on Tuesday July 27 at 10am.

The festival today announced the first performers and details of this year’s event, including music headliners Little Dragon, Caribou, Mogwai, and Fontaines D.C.

The line-ups of science, film, comedy and literature will be revealed soon, Fiona Stewart, Managing Director and Owner of the festival, said.

“At times it seemed like a dream that we would ever be back in the fields together, I can’t tell you how much it means to me, and the thousands of people that rely upon and make Green Man happen, that it’s actually going ahead,” she said.

“We cannot wait to see people enjoy the festival again!

“I am very grateful for the support of Welsh Government who gave me the confidence to run this year’s festival and funding through the CRF. Green Man is an independent festival run by a small Powys company and we would have been in difficulties without this help.”

Bands

Welsh acts confirmed for the 2021 event include Charlotte Church, Gwenno and Catrin Finch. Flintshire native Kelly Lee Owens will also be performing following the release of her second album ‘Inner Song’, as will Cardiff collective Melin Melyn.

Also from Wales’ capital city, Buzzard, Buzzard, Buzzard will be offering a fresh outlook on the classic rock model alongside Duski and H Hawkline, who are also joined by Swansea’s Gonhill and Wales/Sheffield band Sister Wives at the 2021 event.

Gruff Rhys will be taking to The Mountain Stage, as well as sets from Matt Maltese, This Is The Kit, Green Man Rising 2020 winners Nuha Ruby Ra, The Surfing Magazines, Boy Azooga, and more.

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