Green Man Rising
acts apply to the competition each year
EARLY CAREER ARTISTS IN THE COMPETITION FINAL
ACTS SHOWCASED ON THE GREEN MAN RISING STAGE EACH YEAR
ARTISTS BENEFIT EACH YEAR
It was epic. The biggest stage I’ve ever been on. I loved it. I was so happy,’ she says of her performance at Green Man. ‘I’ve seen the photos online and I’m smiling in all of them!
Siobhan Wilson, Green Man Rising 2017 Winner
The GMR competition is an open-access opportunity, providing performance experience, professional development, networking and mentoring opportunities for emerging musicians. Every submission is listened to, and whittled down to a shortlist of 20 acts, who are then sent to key tastemakers. These have previously included So Young Magazine, Dots and Dashes, Too Many Blogs, London On The Inside, Folk Radio, Goldflake Paint, A Sound Reaction, Buzz Magazine. Each tastemaker chooses their top 6 artists, and the average top 6 across all tastemakers then go on to play the competition final.
The 6 artists play live in front of a judging panel which has previously included MOJO, the Guardian, 6 Music, Creative Artist Agency, Domino Records, NME/Beats, United Talent Agency, Beggars Record Label and Green Man. The winner of Green Man Rising opens Green Man’s iconic Mountain Stage, appearing on the same bill as legendary acts like Fleet Foxes, The War on Drugs and Grizzly Bear, while the other finalists will perform on the Rising Stage, a stage dedicated to showcasing new and emerging talent.