Father John Misty and Four Tet top Green Man festival lineup

Sharon Van Etten and Idles also heading for Wales’s largest music festival, alongside Amadou & Mariam and the reformed Stereolab

Green Man, the largest music festival in Wales, has announced its lineup for 2019, topped by Father John Misty and Four Tet.

Twenty years into his career, electronic producer Four Tet – AKA Kieran Hebden – is more popular than ever, having sold out four nights at London’s Brixton Academy in October. He will play Green Man’s most prestigious slot: Saturday night on the picturesque Mountain stage. Droll singer-songwriter Father John Misty follows on from major appearances at UK festivals including End of the Road and All Points East in recent years. One more headline artist is still to be announced.

After it was criticised for its all-male set of headliners in 2018, the festival is giving a prominent slot to anthemic US singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten, following the release of her acclaimed album Remind Me Tomorrow. Following their breakthrough year in 2018, punk band Idles will also have a strong supporting slot, playing their very first Green Man despite hailing from nearby Bristol.

Also announced are enduring Malian duo Amadou & Mariam, Canadian indie rockers Broken Social Scene, and Stereolab, the Anglo-French lounge-pop group who recently reformed; this is their first announced UK date. Other artists include folk legend Richard Thompson, jazz groups Sons of Kemet, Ezra Collective and the Comet is Coming, and US indie favourites Car Seat Headrest and Whitney.

The festival takes place on the Glanusk estate in the Brecon Beacons, 15-18 August.


Ben Beaumont-Thomas

The GuardianTramp

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