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Americana big guns Fleet Foxes will headline this year’s Green Man Festival in Wales. Tickets to the three-day eco-friendly festival go on sale today and with previous years selling out completely you probably want to get in there quick! Fleet Foxes will head the line up, which is already shaping up well. The Seattle six-piece’s stunning 2008 debut was a modern classic – the much-anticipated follow-up Helplessness Blues is released on May 3 and sounds like it’s going to be another cracker. Get yourselves in the mood with a free download from the Fleet Foxes website: http://www.fleetfoxes.com/helplessness-blues.html
A spokesman for the festival said: “When we asked the good folk out there who you most wanted to headline Green Man 2011, one name above all others was on everyone’s lips: Fleet Foxes. Well, since you asked so nicely, Green Man has cast his spell to magic up a match made in musical heaven! Picture the scene…Sugar Loaf Mountain is silhouetted behind the main stage and the enchanting a cappella harmonies of White Winter Hymnal drift out across the mystical Brecon Beacons – Green Man moment or what?”
Other acts confimred include Bellowhead (who have been voted Best Live Band at the BBC Radio Two Folk Awards an unparalleled FIVE times!), The Burns Unit (a new “carnival rock/pop supergroup” featuring our old friend King Creosote, ex-Delgados singer Emma Pollock and Scottish indie legend Future Pilot AKA) and Villagers as well as Wild Nothing, Polar Bear and Robyn Hitchcock. All of this plus hotly-tipped newcomers and old favourites alike, including: Ellen & The Escapades, Our Broken Garden, Emily Barker, The Gentle Good, 2:54, The Travelling Band, Bleeding Heart Narrative, The Ramshackle Union Band, Mancub Babywoman and more. Green Man festival takes place near Crickhowell in the Brecon Beacons from August 19-21. Adult weekend tickets cost £135 (or £115 for students) and are available now from www.ticketline.co.uk
To read a review of last year’s festival click HERE.