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My first time at GM and i loved every minute of it.Among the musical highlights for me were Fleet Foxes,The Antlers,The Avett Brothers and The Low Anthem.Loads of other great stuff going on though.
The line-up was relatively thin on the ground this year, with plenty of sub-Mumford & Sons banjo-harmonics on the main stage during the day, but their was loads of highlights & the atmosphere/food/location/site is still pretty much unrivalled.
I thought the Warp records evening was fantastic, I didn't really know what Squarepusher's live set up was like & was pretty blown away by the six string-mayhem, Clark & Darkstar were great too. Other highlights were Destroyer, Robyn Hitchcock's brief history of psychedelia, Holy Fuck, Other Lives, James Blake, Polar Bear & Suuns (who I hadn't heard before, but will definitely be checking out now).
Even on an relative off year, the festival is still one of my absolute favourites, & despite the stronger line-up I'm delighted I didn't go to End of The Road instead.
Due to the inevitable clashes later on in the day.Stayed at the far out for Tweak Bird and the Antlers on sunday but decided to go back to the main stage and see Iron And Wine instead of Gruff Rhys which in hindsight was a big mistake!
35 mins late & playing to a packed out tent, who adored him, but didn't really know his solo material. It all fell fairly flat for a headline set
...been three times before though, and it really is a top drawer location. Toddlers precluded a visit this year. Maybe next (and hoping that it stays the course)...
But next year, yeah.
My highlights were Fleet Foxes, Explosions in the Sky (the final holocaust type track was immense) Holy Fuck, The Cave Singers, She Keeps Bees, The Antlers, Suuns, Treefight for Sunlight (playing Wuthering Heights was a stroke of genius) Tim Minchin, and despite only seeing half of their sets because of Gruffs late start Gruff Rhys and Iron and Wine were a good way to finish on Sunday. Laura Marling will indeed be a megastar, and quite right too. The weather was amazing too of course.
Weather and good food in amazing surroundings - really goes a long way to making any festival good.
Musical highlights for me were Darkstar, Fleet Foxes, Low Anthem (much better than at Glasto), Explosions In The Sky, Treefight for Sunlight, Holy Fuck, Antlers. Already setting my mind to next year.
Other good moments were the DJ's in Chai Wallah and the puppet show up by the campfire. Also I thought this years' Green Man was much better than last time and he went up in flames a treat.
as i only live about 10 miles away from Glanusk!What struck me straight away was the great atmosphere.The bands seemed to love playing there too which adds to the overall vibe.Hope to be going next year.
My first time at green man and I was impressed by the location, facilities and general vibe of the place.
Loads of great music but highlights were Admiral Fallow, Y Niwl, James Blake, Squarepusher, Pilooski, Burns Unit (in spite of KC having had a few too many), She Keeps Bees, the Villagers, James Yorkston, the spicy chick pea and coconut burger, Chai Wallah music and the mulled cider. If I had to pick a fav though it would be the Low Anthem, great setting for a beautiful performance.
The only lowlights that come to mind were the queues for wristbands, the fact that you had to pay for a guide in order to get a map and playlist, missing acts due to clashes and the Balearic tunes at far out after dark - not what I wanted after a Squarepusher set ;o))
All in all a brilliant weekend and we’re already talking of returning next year
Only just got tickets in time after being put off by a disappointing lineup then realised that it's not ATP and a weak bill does not make a weak festival.
Musical highlight was James Yorkston. I'm a massive fan and enjoyed the Q&A, was expecting a solo show that evening but he turned up with an all-star lineup (Nancy Elizabeth, Lau and Jonny Pictish having drunken fun on a drum machine). Also loved Tim Minchin on thursday, the Ghost Box stuff in the cinema tent, Polar Bear, James Blake, Burns Unit, Submotion Orchestra and Squarepusher. Had more fun than expected in the Chai Wallahs tent, must have been the weather.
Lowlights/miffles - Missing Darkstar and Fleet Foxes. Chai Wallahs and Far Out tent were closer together = better late night atmosphere but terrible sound bleed during quiter acts and toilet stench from the long drops sandwiched between the two. More people but no more loos. Felt very busy and tighter in the campsite than previous years, the site is definitely at capacity although there are still large areas to chill out in, I hope they don't fill it with stuff next year.
So many highlights - The great atmosphere, Chai Wallahs, Fleet Foxes, Laura Marling, Josh T Pearson (Music and jokes) The Low Anthem, The Avett Brothers, The Cave Singers (at last!) Admiral Fallow, James Vincent McMorrow, Tim Minchin, going to see Simon Armitage and getting John Cooper Clarke turn up instead, Noah and the Whale's entrance music and........ the lovely real ale
Lows - Getting dragged along to see Noah and the Whale and finding out that I won't be going next year
I will be going in 2013.
Tom Robinson playing The Beach Boys on GreenMan Radio just as I walked passed the radio van one night.