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.

Look out for an inflatable banana which accompanies my brethren (for maximum visibility and hilarity) and join us for a boogie, you'll be in good wholesome company!

all the bananas

arnie

 

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 .. 

So we're only a couple of weeks away from the best Music festival of the Summer.... I am on my own at GM for the first time ... been to 5 or 6 with a mate who cannot make it this year .. In some ways solo-festivalling is great as dont need to worry about what others want to do .. but then after hours and sometimes more generally its great to have someone to share experiences, views and a beer with. Anyone fancy an intro-beer at the Courtyard Thursday afternoon? ... Matt 

Hello solos, 

I'm gonna be alone at the festival for the majority of the time this year and would love to meet up. It's my first time going to Greenman and I'm so looking forward to being there, enjoying the atmosphere and discovering loads of new music. 

Aldous Harding is top of my list, as I've never seen her before, her voice is beautiful and her performance style seems really different/eery. I love Kate Tempest too so I'll defo be there for that, Mandy! Matt, I think the Courtyard is a good shout. I'd be up for making a Whatsapp group too. As for camping I'm just gonna go wherever there's space because I'll be getting there on Thursday late morning. 

Evie

 

Hi Evie; great to hea from someone .... Interestingly ALou's Harding is in my top 3 with LAura Gibson and Polly Jean of course .... if you are happy to email me your phone no. Ill set up a Whats App ... email is matt_r_watson@yahoo.co.uk ....(anyone else too!!)  no need for people to stay together the whole time but when you're in the same place or want to see the same thing and late at night its good to have some buddies ... 

 

Ill be arriving Thursday mid afternoon ... cannot wait !!!! 

 

MAtt 

Matt has very kindly set up a whatsapp group for solo travellers.  It would be great to get a real community of people on there so anyone that wants to join please follow Matt's email.

Not long to go now!

Hello! I'm camping solo this year as well. The WhatsApp group sounds like a great idea, although I'm a bit behind the times and still figuring out how it works...