Festival Frolics: Green Man Gets Visceral. This Is Attack Music.

Following the rather sterling initial line up announcement from Brecon's Green Man Festival, this year's edition just got a whole load greener, springing to life with another mound of soil-shattering wonderment in the form of genre-blurring, ear-splitting acts set to uproot half of Glanusk Park. Mancunian stalwarts Doves fly into the heart of Brecon's Beacons to headline Friday night, alongside previously announced headliners Joanna Newsom and The Flaming Lips. Adding a tinge of discomfort to proceedings are Southend's primary purveyors of rejuvinated industrindie These New Puritans, emerging from the unnerring shadows of Hidden to take up arms and guitars vehemently to their Attack Music. Elsewhere, Bristol's celebrated Fisher Price enthusiasts Fuck Buttons heighten the sense of dementia sure to swarm around South Wales this August, long-term Albarn collaborator and cult guitar slinger Simon Tong's Erland & the Carnival roll into town and the hazy sun-drenched drawls of San Francisco are transported to the land of daffodils, leeks and oval balls by Girls. Also added contemporarily are (deep breath): The Wave Pictures, Memory Tapes, Beta Bander Steve Mason, Sleepy Sun, Adem's disco bit-on-the-side Silver Columns, lauded NY oddball caricature Darwin Deez and Manchester's fringed boundary refractors Egyptian Hip Hop. Phew.

The full line up from the 20th to the 22nd August now takes in:

Alasdair Roberts * An Horse * Bear In Heaven * Beirut * Billy Bragg * Caitlin Rose * Cass McCombs * Darwin Deez * Doves * Egyptian Hip Hop * Erland & the Carnival * Field Music * Fionn Regan * First Aid Kit * The Flaming Lips * Fuck Buttons * Girls * Henry's Funeral Shoe * Jack Northover * Je Suis Animal * Joanna Newsom * John Smith * Lone Lady * Lone Wolf * Matthew And The Atlas * Megafaun * Memory Tapes * Mountain Man * Neon Indian * O Children * Pete Greenwood * Silver Columns * Simone Felice * Sleepy Sun * The Smoke Fairies * Steve Mason * St Just Vigilantes * These New Puritans * The Unthanks * Voice Of The Seven Thunders * The Wave Pictures * Wild Beasts

Tickets for this year's bash are on sale here, with the option of camping for the preceding week in the run-up to the festival itself as well as rather splendid student discounts. If your NUS card ran out a fair old while back, weekend tickets cost a rather reasonable £120.

For more info, visit the Green Man official website. Baratoi achos Awst!