Festival Frolics: Beautiful Brecon Breeze with Green Man Festival

Beards, Beirut and more beards are all set for this year's prime forestry festival, set amongst the idyllic ferns of the breathtaking Brecon Beacons. This year's Green Man Festival, taking place from 20th-22nd of August will host, amongst others, the pixie perfection of harp heroine Joanna Newsom, the psychedelic delirium of Wayne Coyne's Flaming Lips, aging activist and Boris basher Billy Bragg and the heartfelt dwellings of Mercury-nominated Irish fellow Fionn Regan. Glanusk Park will never have rocked so steadily, slowly and resolutely surely.

The full line up as of this moment in time is as follows:

Alasdair Roberts * An Horse * Beirut * Billy Bragg * Cass McCombs * Field Music * Fionn Regan * First Aid Kit * The Flaming Lips * Henry's Funeral Shoe * Jack Northover * Joanna Newsom * Matthew And The Atlas * Megafaun * O Children * Pete Greenwood * St Just Vigilantes * The Unthanks * Voice Of The Seven Thunders

Tickets for this year's weekend of Welsh wonderment are on sale here, with the option of camping in the picturesque park for the preceding week in the run-up to the festival itself as well as rather splendid student discounts. If on the other hand you've entered the dreaded grind of nine to five and are no longer in possession of a valid NUS card, weekend tickets cost a rather reasonable £120.

For more info, visit the Green Man official website, ia? Iechyd da!