The Brecon Beacons were awash with live music, friends reunited and families experiencing the great outdoors this weekend, as the Green Man Festival, Wales’ largest, returned with a bang.
With the theme of this year’s Green Man sculpture being ‘Welcome’ – and he will burn later tonight – and crowds encouraged to have a great time while respecting each other, the festival seemed like a lush place to be this weekend.
Performances from Mogwai, Gruff Rhys, Django Django, Caribou and Charlotte Church, as well as many more, made sure that those who attended got their fair dose of live music after a two-year wait.
Green Man director, Fiona Stewart, who we spoke to ahead of the weekend about how they pulled the festival together, said: “Green Man ’21 was a joyous fest of incredibly relaxed, happy people delighted to be together after such a long time apart. We really are better together and experiencing that at Green Man was magical. We are all looking forward to seeing that happen at other Welsh venues and events soon.”
And in true Green Man spirit, Fiona looked to the future, namely, the event’s 20th anniversary celebration next year. She added: “We are really excited about Green Man’s 20th anniversary and plans are well on their way and we can’t wait to tell you all about it in the coming months.”