Green Man Announces 2022 Festival Headliners
Wales’ biggest music festival, green man announced the first wave of acts that will play their 20th anniversary, returning once again to the epic surroundings of the Black Mountains in the heart of the Brecon Beacons.
Membership already announced Michael Kiwanuka headlining this year’s festival, iconic electro pioneers Kraftwerkacclaimed duo from Baltimore beach house and eclectic party starters Metronomy.
Welsh acts confirmed for the 2022 event include Melin Melyn, Adwaith, Adam Walton and huw stephens. Originally from Monmouthshire Ailsa Tully will also be bringing her own brand of alternative pop to the Black Mountains event following the release of her latest EP ‘Holy Isle’, as will the Cardiff-based Alice Bass.
And, from across the UK and Ireland, come some of the best local talent, including Welsh musician and producer Cate LeBonwho just released their new album Pompeiispoken word performer and poet Kae Storm, post-punk band Dry cleaning who have just released their highly acclaimed debut album New long legDublin band The capital of murder, alongside many other future headliners on the festival’s beloved Rising stage,
Green Man’s magic isn’t just in its sets and music. Comprised of 10 individual zones, the festival also offers a diverse range of events to accompany its incredible line-up, with art installations spread throughout the tranquil valley, a beer and cider tent to enjoy a crisp Welsh pint, a mini-beast on the theme a space of discovery and exploration for the little ones and a space of relaxation and workshop for the teenagers. Additional music, science, film, comedy and literature line-ups will be revealed in the coming months.
Tickets for this year’s festival sold out in two days in September after a triumphant weekend in the Welsh mountains in August was able to go against all odds.
After more than 50 years as a band, 2022 will be Kraftwerk’s first appearance at the Green Man Festival. Innovators of electronic music and infamous for their “robot pop” style, Kraftwerk’s work influenced much of what we hear in modern music today, thanks to their seminal records. highway, Trans Europe Express, The man-machineand computer world.
Also headlining the duo from Baltimore Beach House, who will bathe the festival in their beautifully ethereal dream pop. The band will perform a career-spanning set, including new material from their expansive new record. Once twice melody.
Metronomy, Joseph Mount’s electro-pop collective, will kick off the weekend with a bang. With the group’s seventh album Small world released this month, their set is sure to be an adventure through the genre of fan favorites and new material.
electronic duet Biceps will keep the beat going throughout the weekend, still basking in the warm reception of their 2021 album He is, which followed their 2017 debut with their unmistakable track “Glue.” Following in the footsteps of renowned electronic artists such as Caribou, Four Tet, Floating Points and many more who have graced Green Man stages, Bicep is sure to be a hit.
new york group Parquet floors will return to the Welsh mountains alongside a slowcore band moowho shared her widely acclaimed new album last year HEY WHAT. Coming from the United States, there will also be Ty Segall & Freedom Band with a loud live show, Ezra Furman with his inimitable pop art, cult indie hero Alex G.the unpredictable and genderless glamor of Yves Tumor and his band, American singer and multi-instrumentalist Valerie June and more.
From around the world to the Brecon Beacons, Senegal’s iconic dance group Baobab OrchestraSwedish post-punk electro outfit Viagra BoysTuareg songwriter and musician from Niger Mdou MoctarZamrock band from Zambia WitchGrammy-nominated Brooklyn-based Pakistani singer Arooj Aftabten japanese coins Minyo CrusadersBelgian-Caribbean avant-pop artist of French origin Charlotte Adigery and Australian psych rock band Psychedelic porn crumpets.
Somewhere else, Cassandra Jenkins, James Yorkston & Second Hand Orchestra, Indigo De Souza, Pictish Trail, Gotts Street Park, Mary Somervilleamong many others, are sure to prove to be highlights of the rest of the weekend, with many more names across all stages to be announced over the coming months.
Green Man ’22 runs from Thursday, August 18-21. Tickets are sold out.