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Green Man Rising

800+

acts apply to the competition each year

6

EARLY CAREER ARTISTS IN THE COMPETITION FINAL

24

ACTS SHOWCASED ON THE GREEN MAN RISING STAGE EACH YEAR

100+

ARTISTS BENEFIT EACH YEAR
DAY2_Hunck, Sessions tent_Caitlin Mogridge

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.

 

Our Green Man Rising Winners:
2017: Siobhan Wilson
2016: Tony Njoku
2015: Hunck
2014: Wyldest
2013: Haiku Salut
2012: This Wicked Tongue
2011: Will and the People
2010: The Dufflefolks
2009: We Aeronauts
2008: Booger Red
GreenMan 2017 MaxMiechowski Fanatic 0154 [Web] (1)
GreenMan 2017 MaxMiechowski Fanatic 0154 [Web] (1)
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DAY 2 Hunck, Portrait WO 132A0996
Green Man Festival Wales 2015
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GM2016 SM IMG 5428 [Web]
 MG 1531
GreenMan 2017 MaxMiechowski Fanatic 0154 [Web] (1)DAY2 Hunck, Sessions Tent CSM 6973DAY 2 Hunck, Portrait WO 132A0996Green Man Festival Wales 2015TonyNjokuGMRISING LIVE 0632Green Man Trust 01GM2016 SM IMG 5428 [Web] MG 1531
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