Greenman Solo travellers

Hi all, 2017 is my first time to Greenman and I will be travelling solo! I have been going to Glastonbury for the past 7 years and wanted to try something different. The line up and environment looks excellent. I wondered if there are any solo groups/forums that I can contact people on? Would be great to camp near other solos and get to meet some new people.

Thanks all!
Mandy 

Hi and welcome Mandy. I'm sure you'll love Green Man. It's a walk in the park compared to Glasto ... just a few minutes between any of the stages.

There aren't any regular solo groups / camping areas but there are normally a couple of threads like yours each year where folk arrange to buddy up. Wherever you pitch-up you'll normally have a good mix of super friendly folk around you. 

We always get together for an informal forum meet-up on the Thursday evening so watch out for a thread with the details in early August. It's usually a good mix of regulars and newbies and a great way of meeting a few folk that you're likely to bump into again over the course of the weekend.

 

Thanks so much for your reply - some useful info, especially the meet up on the Thursday. Really excited. Heard so much about it and I'm glad to be finally able to experience it. I'm sure it's really friendly. I will keep my eye out on here for buddy ups too. 

 

Thanks again!

Hi I posted something similar a couple of days ago and was referred to your link .... I have been to Greenman before but with a group and this time will be on my own ... looking forward to it so much .. its now my fav fest.. even better than Glasto in my view ... happy to connect up if you want ... 

what looks like highlights to you from the lineup?.... 

 

Matt 

Always good to get talking and make friends with your camping neighbours.  Not only will they be good company at times over the weekend but makes your camping area a little more secure as you tend to keep an eye out for each other's possession.

Hi Mandy

just wanted to chip in that im heading to Greenman on my own this year, it's not something I've done before but no-one wanted to come this year and  wanted to go because I enjoyed last year ( with 5 of us) but I'm sure it will be fine. You can see exactly what you like, when you like. Im going to do settlers weather permitting as hopefully going a bit earlier will help me to get a decent camping spot. It was very friendly last year.

Enjoy

Maybe we should set up a solo camp. What day are you arriving on? I'm looking at coming down on the Thursday, hoping there will be some decent camping spots left?

Hi Mandy

im planning to get there on Tuesday probably to do Settlers I had absolutely no mobile signal on site last year at all so I don't think meeting up would be logistically possible Unfortunately.

we arrived on Thursday last year early afternoon and you just have to pitch where you can at that time to be honest, it's pretty busy. I'm sure you'll find somewhere though. Try general camping there were some spots there and that's where we ended up. Settlers turns into family camping I think and there were a lot of people heading that way so I'm presuming it will be packed out as is everywhere.

Seeing all of these inviting replies has made me super happy! Would love to connect up with anyone that wants to - Matt where are you based? I will be travelling down from Newcastle (long drive!) on the Thursday. I'm really excited to see Kate Tempest is my main must see! And Future Islands. Just want to roam and discover the rest of the time! 

hi, sorry I have been a bit rubbish at this .. Im not super excited and focussed on GM ... defiantly keen to meet up Individually and group ... ill talk to anyone as long as they'll takk to me - and thier not Scorey ;-). Im travelling from Croydon - not quite as bad a journey but not great - will arrive c. 12noon Thursday .. that's usually when they open the gates anyway ... 

Lots of highlights for me I think ... Kate Tempest, Sleaford Mods, Moddi, Big Thief, Aldous HArding PJ of course ..etc.. and generally chilling, drinking real ale and spending time with like minded musical, soulful beautiful people .... 

Are you on WhatsApp? .. we could set up a WhatsApp group -  Idid this for a Glasto a few years ago and was fun as long as you dont become slaves to each other .. 

hi, sorry I have been a bit rubbish at this .. Im not super excited and focussed on GM ... defiantly keen to meet up Individually and group ... ill talk to anyone as long as they'll takk to me - and thier not Scorey ;-). Im travelling from Croydon - not quite as bad a journey but not great - will arrive c. 12noon Thursday .. that's usually when they open the gates anyway ... 

Lots of highlights for me I think ... Kate Tempest, Sleaford Mods, Moddi, Big Thief, Aldous HArding PJ of course ..etc.. and generally chilling, drinking real ale and spending time with like minded musical, soulful beautiful people .... 

Are you on WhatsApp? .. we could set up a WhatsApp group -  Idid this for a Glasto a few years ago and was fun as long as you dont become slaves to each other ..