Green Man: Bad Luck's Festival Guide

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With the back drop of brooding hills and mountains, a perfectly clean environment adored by music lovers, and so many great beers, Green Man proves to be the highlight of the summer every year. Its lusciousness is matched with stellar line ups every year and this year is absolutely no different. We’ve broken down the line up to select just a few that we are looking forward to seeing. Here they are…

Father John Misty

A swagger like no other, Father John Misty’s live set are as sublime and polished as his studio albums. He struts, he drops to his knees, and his character has become quite perfected with his latest record God’s Favourite Customer. Stepping up to a headline slot may be a big step for the ex Fleet Foxes drummer, but no doubt he will perfect it.


Arguably the most suited band for the summer temperatures. It’s hard not to have a smile on your face. Made up of former Smith Western members, Whitney will be a glorious highlight. Debut record Light Upon The Lake is a Bad Luck favourite.

The Growlers

Hold the press. Probably Green Man’s greatest booking of this year. From their DIY roots to working with Julian Casablancas, The Growlers have an impressive discography of California kissed sounds. One of the most hard working bands out there, the band have created their own festival in LA and still tour the world pretty relentlessly. Brooks Nielsen’s dancing is second to none.

Tim Presley’s White Fence

With collaboration records with Ty Segall and Cate Le Bon, Tim Presley’s project White Fence is definitely on our radar and ones we will be catching. He’s eight records down under the name and it’s a real mix of baroque pop and sixties psychedelia to folk and garage.

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

True Bad Luck fans would have seen these guys completely destroy The Lanes at last year’s Bristol Psych Fest. It was like watching an apocalypse happening. It’s loud and heavy as fuck. Check out our interview with the guys from a few months back here.

Hand Habits

Meg Duffy is that guitarist who pretty much makes up Kevin Morby’s incredible sound. Hand Habits is her project, where her creativity is fully unleashed. Her gentle playing is much suited to her vocals, and her 2017 record Wildly Idle was totally self recorded and produced. A new record is set to drop this year, and now’s the time to catch her in the calm before the storm.


We adore Pottery. Not only because it’s made up of Paul Jacobs and members of his Big City Babies, but because their angular indie pop is just something else. Reminiscing early Parquet Court vibes, Pottery are cooking up a storm with the limited songs they have out. They’re the ultimate ones to watch.


This Bristol based four piece can’t go without a mention with the fusion of heavy, feedback guitars and techno bass beats. They’ve tapped into a whole new genre it seems, and they’re doing a pretty great job at it. We’ve been lucky enough to catch them in the depths of small venues on a couple of occasion, but it’s no doubt their sound can fit any size of stage.

Tickets are on sale now for Green Man 2019 and can be purchased here. They’r every close to selling out though. Obviously.