So.. Next year...

Cor! What an incredible GM that was! Thanks for all the birthday love folks.

Who do you want to see for next year? I'll get me paws straight to work.. 

Early Birds on sale 27th Sept from 10am. x 

It was the best GM yet, Walter. Could you try and bring back The Avett Brothers next year? Would love to see them in the Black Mountains having missed Green Man 2011. And Nadine Shah would be great. And while I'm here, The Mountain Goats.

First year in 11 I've not had to put PJ on this list :) (who was everything I could have dreamed of and so much more)

Black Mountain 


Nick Cave 

Fleet foxes 

Flaming Lips 

Thanks Walter :) 


I'll third Beck (he's on my list every year mind, but maybe this will be the year he finally says yes?) and second Nick Cave (again, just for a change). That's the Ryan Adams and PJ Harvey slots sorted! A return for The National would be good, this time as headliners. Sufjan Stevens would be another great headliner option for me. With such a strong rota of female artists every year I'll also say Bjork. 

Other wishes, in no particular order include Bonnie Prince Billy, Cat Power, Protomartyr, Plastic Mermaids, Pere Ubu, Devo, Sparks, Thundercat (that now obligatory jazz slot), The Nightingales, and Meilyr Jones (who I imagine must be due new material by then). Os Mutantes would be great, if they are still around in any form, to fill that Atomic Bomb! slot you had a couple of years back (one of my all time Green Man highlights). I'm sure many more will come to me, but I have every faith you'll do a grand job as usual anyway, and will point me in the direction of yet more great musical discoveries. 

bonnie will, as ever

but you'll have to offer him something interesting to entice him to do a festival

let him curate a stage - or ask him to do some one-off collaboration - or run the face-painting glitter van

He will have to do something interesting before he is worth inviting back. And it is a long time since that happened. Although, if the Mekon's have him long I wont complain. 

I'd like nothing more than to be wrong, but between bitchin' baja's, what the brothers sang, and best troubadour and the relatively weak cairo gang output can you really expect him to produce a set that could hold a festival audience in a relatively late main stage slot? 




That was excellent, for the all the BPB shows I have seen, I do not think I have ever seen him alone. I still think that would not hold a festival audiance though. Mekonville is one thing, GM is another. If he had his band, and did similarly, I would be over the moon. Having to miss a gig on 'The Letting Go' tour at the last minuite remains a regret of mine, and seeing a few of those songs live would be great. Still, there was the GM gig, the Edinburgh Harem Scarum gig, and another in Brighton. All classics.  

to be fair, i'm conflicted about him playing GM again

talkers up front at that, and i might be on a murder charge by the end of the night

he's still always great live, though

band or no

and with sweeney and emmett in tow, he can be good and loud

i'm with you that some of the recent releases haven't been his strongest

though i love the bitchin bajas record - and 'wonder show of the world' with the cairo gang remains one of his career high points

other than that, all the so-cal long-hairs playing country soul

beachwood sparks; the tyde; gospelbeach again; little wings; mapache; the skiffle players; vetiver; zeb zaitz; pearl charles

basically, pretty much anyone who's played a (((folkyeah!))) event - or huichica - or hipnic

BC Camplight

Evening Hymns

Angharad Drake

John MOuse

Jens Lekman



Anais Mitchell

Arch Garrison

Dan Haywood

Scout Niblett

Pat Dam Smith

Withered Hand

Gillian Welch

Low Anthem

In no particular order:

Kaia Kater

Orchestra Baobab

Richard Thompson


Sweet Baboo


Dutch Uncles

Joan Shelley

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings

Matthew E. White & Flo Morrissey

Valerie June

Robyn Hitchcock

Euros Childs

Lovely Eggs

Six Organs of Admittance

The Goon Sax

For starters..


Jane Weaver

Israel Nash

The National

Django Django


Hiss Golden Messenger


Haley Bonar

Drive By Truckers

Endless Boogie

The Hold Steady

Wooden Shjips

Night Beats

Yawning Man

Monster Magnet

Hiss Golden Messenger 

Nick Cave

Sufjan Stevens

Damien Jurado

Scout Niblett 

The Bees 

Steve Mason

Bill Callahan

Bill Ryder Jones 

Sun Kil Moon   


Heron Oblivion 

James Yorkston 

Michael Head 


Ryley Walker 

William Tyler. .....

Thanks Walter. Woof!





....... it could happen!

or Mcguinn - or Chris Hillman - or Gene Parsons - or Herb Pedersen.

Gene Parsons playing the Kindling album in the Walled Garden would be just about perfect.

or crosby!

much better than mcguinn

whose 'i remember it when' set is getting a little tired these days


or a live version of the record he just made with judy collins

they're touring it in the states right now, in fact


Hey Walter,

Good to bump into you on the Thursday night after your onstage appearance in the far out tent!

For net year, additional votes for:

Nick Cave


Faming Lips


plus new votes for:

CC Smugglers

Boards of Canada


Half Man Half Biscuit

Public Service Broadcasting



The Orb

The Avalanches




Bo Ningen


FKA Twigs

and if anyone is reforming

Galaxie 500

The Pale Saints

enough to keep you going for a while?


there'd be just about enough money left over to programme the banjo stage

Some who I don't think have played GM before but I think would be great...

Drive by Truckers, Lisa O'Neill, Offa Rex/ Decemberists, Richmond Fontaine, the Barr Brothers, Jinx Lennon, Hamell on Trial, David Kitt, the Handsome Family, Jim White, David Corley, Chuck Prophet, Lucinda Williams, Okkervil River, Malojian and of course ...



......John Shuttleworth,  Tiny Ruins, Phil Cook, Joan Shelley and Nathan Salsburg.....

.....and if we're in the realms of fantasy.....Tom Waits and Neil Young. 

Alex Lahey



Car Seat Headrest

Christine and the Queens

Emma Ruth Rundle


Manchester Orchestra

Middle Kids

Mosa Wild

Orchestra Baobab

Palm Honey

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever


Stef Chura

Steve Earle

The Vryll Society

Ulrika Spacek


Nick Cave

Massive Attack

The Pixies

The Lemonheads

Haven't seen a bad suggestion yet.

Mine are -

Samantha Crain

Damien Jurado

Pillow Queens

Nuria Graham

Tristen Gaspadarek



Fleet Foxes

Balthazar / J. Bernardt

Jeffery Lewis

Mammoth Penguins


Frankie Cosmos

Jemma Roper

Bad Parents

Bonnie Tyler

He did not Krasnyi, they were mentioned on here a few months ago, to similar incredulity. Someone posted a link, perhaps Peridot?  Really quite good.

Needless to say, I'm on board with anyone who suggests HGM, surely it's time to do everything to get him next year? Just listened to the two new songs he's put out from his forthcoming album, both are wonderful, both have a message.

That video is harder to watch than Aldous Harding :)

I'll second the recommendation however ... looking forward to hearing a lot more of that.


Brilliant year again and would love to see Beck - my other hopes for next year would be;


The Districts

Christine and the Queens

The Lemon Twigs


And Ezra Furman and Meilyr Jones back again please!!




Amen Dunes

Brightblack Morning

Brent Cobb

Weyes Blood

Michael Hurley

John Prine

Stephen Steinbrink

Ry Cooder playing Boomer's Story


John Moreland

Mark Mulcahy

Mountain Stage

Broken Social Scene

Gillian Welch/Dave Rawlings


Far Out


Akron Family

Ty Segall

Walled Garden

The Mountain Goats

The Apples In stereo

Hiss Golden Messenger

Thursday Heritage Slot

Bill Fay

for the thursday night

in the spirit of artists whose show is hard not to warm to

someone in which everyone could find something to enjoy

(which, when there's nothing else going on, is essential)

in the way that patti smith and the waterboys both worked

and ride, leftfield and guy garvey did not

what about emmylou harris?