by / May 7th, 2010 /

Green Man Festival seek an act to open the festival

The Green Man festival is looking for a band or act to open the festival this year. Any act can register and the public vote for the one they like most using the Green Poll. There will then be a live final in Camden, London where the judges make the final decision.

This year’s the line-up includes Joanna Newsom, Doves, Flaming Lips, Beirut, Billy Bragg, Tindersticks, Fuck Buttons and a heck of a lot more.

The festival takes place on the Glanusk Estate situated in the Brecon Beacons, South Wales on the weekend of August 20/21/22. Check here for full line-up details and here for ticket info.

If you are interested in playing at the festival, then read the following PR.

CALLING ALL BANDS – GREEN MAN NEEDS YOU!

There’s only one thing better than being at the Green Man, and that’s playing at the Green Man!

Green Poll is back – and it’s bigger and better than ever before. This is your chance to get the party of the summer started with a bang as we launch our annual search to find a unique, amazing and undiscovered act to open Green Man 2010.

Forget X-Factor and the tawdry TV talent shows – have you and your band got what it takes to open the festival with one of YOUR songs in front of thousands of people on August 20.

How about sharing the bill with the likes of Doves, The Flaming Lips, and Joanna Newsom and getting airplay on Green Man YouTube for a year?

Or being included in the festival promotion, giving interviews to Radio 1 and the BBC and being featured in national press and websites such as Mojo, The Guardian, NME and Drowned in Sound?

What if we threw in 6 pairs of free tickets for your family and friends to witness your big moment live on stage, just for good measure?

Our panel of top music industry judges includes Mojo editor Phil Alexander, as well as record label bosses Stephen Bass(Moshi Moshi) and Simon Raymonde (Bella Union).

Last year’s fantastic winners We Aeronauts went down a storm after beating an incredible 600 hopeful entrants, but can you do better? Let the music-loving Green Man public – and our esteemed panel of judges – decide!

HOW DO I ENTER?

Absolutely any band or solo artist can enter Green Poll. Just go to www.greenman.net, click on the Green Poll button and upload a YouTube or MySpace video of your band performing a song – it’s as simple as that.

After four weeks of public voting a shortlist of 10 acts will go through to round two – the five bands with the most public votes from round one, and five hand-picked by legendary music webzine Drowned In Sound.

Then it’s another free-for-all public vote to whittle down the lucky five acts that will battle it out in our live final at the Camden Monarch, in London, on 8th July – will you be carrying your guitar case all the way to Green Man this summer?

And what’s more, every single voter taking part will be entered into a prize draw to win free – yes, free – Green Man tickets!

So what are you waiting for? The next seven weeks could change your life forever!

  • jan Smith

    Wild Beasts go get the Mercury prize!!!