three lists for you

   3 main stage headliners who have not played before

   3 for out headliners who have not played before

   and 3 who you would like to see again but who did not play this year.


    Put my list on later when i have recovered from the drive.

I will have a quick go,though i will probably change my mind.

Main stage

Jesus and mary chain

Nick cave or Grinderman


Far out

Brian Jonestown Massacre

The Liminanas

Godspeed you black emperor

Three i would like back


Malcolm middleton

Adem[ if he is still going.]

Heritage thursday

Devo or Daniel Johnston

3 Main Stage Headliners whnpb

1.Akron Family


3.My Morning Jacket

3 Far Out Headliners whnpb

1.Ty Segall


3.Thurston Moore

3 i would like to see again

1.Bonnie Prince Billy


3.Black Mountain


I don't think you'd ever see Akron/Family headlining, but I really hope they play next year. They'd be such a great fit for Far Out, I reckon.

Main stage headliners:

Gorky's Zygotic Mynci performing Barafundle

Bonnie Prince Billy (yeah I know it can't happen)

Sufjan Stevens (ditto)

More of a Walled Garden person myself so:

Natalie Merchant

Simone Felice (has he payed before?)

Erland and the Carnival (Iknow they've played before but I'm changing the rules)

Three I'd like to see again:


British Sea Power

Alela Diane

and Euros Childs, Gruff Rhys, King Creosote etc obviously





Simone Felice closed the Walled Garden on my previous visit 4 years ago but I think you could include him as there were so few people there - it was pissing down with rain and most had cleared off to their tents or were watching Joanna Newsome.  He was, unsurprisingly, magnificent though.

Tough call in this frazzled state, but here goes:

Main stage headlining debuts: Beck, PJ Harvey and Belle & Sebastian (I'd take Sufjan Stevens for any one of these, but won't waste my vote as I can't see that happening any time soon)

Far Out: Hookworms, Ty Segall and Goat

Returning acts: Bonnie Prince Billy, Wilco, and King Creosote with Jon Hopkins

Heritage act: OS Mutantes

Band I'd like to see at Green Man if they had a TARDIS: Grateful Dead from the early 70s

Mountain: PJ Harvey, Beck, Jack White (a crazy idea planted in my mind by that First Aid Kit cover on Sunday).

Far Out: Massive Attack, Warpaint, Nadine Shah

Returning acts: Wild Beasts, Money, King Creosote (with his From Scotland With Love set)

Nice thread bph - making us think a bit rather that just posting a list of 'wants' - but it may encourage completely unrealistic expectations :)

I'lll go for:

Main Stage:

The Blue Nile - Green Man exclusive (well they've never officially broken up and we can dream. Paul Buchanan solo would do nicely too but would be Walled Garden)

Neil Young (still dreaming)

Arcade Fire (and still dreaming)

Far Out:

The Pixies

My Bloody Valentine

Stereo MC's


Steve Mason


Bonnie Prince Billy (don't we all)


Jimmy Cliff

Joan Armatrading

Suzanne Vega


Mountain - Neil Young, Tom Waits, Boards of Canada..... I can dream....

Far Out - Nick Cave, Lambchop, PJ Harvey...ditto..

Returns - King Creosote, Steve Mason, Damien Jurado

Thursday night Headliner


Main Stage



Leonard cohen

Far Out

Little Dragon


The Mars Volta 

Acts I'd like to see again

Black Mountain

Bat for Lashes

Josh T Pearson

Acts that I'd like to see play for the first time (but not headlining)

Lisa Hannigan


Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo



Nick Cave doing a solo tour of NZ and Australia early next year so festival dates in the summer likely I would think?

Eels would be just perfect too

main: Decemberists, Lucinda Williams, Mary Margaret O'Hara, The Mountain Goats

far out: the Handsome Family, Parma Violets, Eels, The Mountain Goats 

returnees: Unthanks, Tindersticks, Micah P Hinson, The Mountain Goats (if they'd ever played before) 

Main stage: Lambchop, Yo La Tengo, Eels

Far Out: Black Angels, White Hills, Okkervil River

Walled Garden: Josh T Pearson, The Sadies, Martin Carthy (or would he be enough of a draw for the Thursday night legends slot?)

To See back: Dirty Three, The Unthanks, Wooden Shjips 

main stage: Lambchop, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave/Grinderman/whatever

far out: Old Crow Medicine Show, Josh T Pearson, Mogwai

walled garden: RM Hubbert, Alasdair Roberts, The Handsome Family (ok, the walled garden wasn't asked for but...)

returnees: Andrew Bird, Dirty Three, Will Oldham

Mountain Stage - Ryan Adams, Belle & Sebastian, Richard Hawley

Far Out - Teenage Fanclub, Slowdive, Polyphonic Spree

Returning acts - Avett Brothers, The Staves, Unknown Mortal Orchestra

I'd also love to see David Ford play the Walled Garden.

Picnic Stage: Spoon, St Vincent, Belle & Sebastian

Noisy Stage: Guided By Voices, CW Stoneking (though probably headlining Walled Garden), Mountain Goats

Please come back: Dirty Three, Josh T Pearson, Andrew Bird

I've not got much GM history to call on, so apologies if I have bent the rules.

Main Stage (all the B's):


Belle & Sebastian

David Byrne


Far Out:

The Whip

Cloud Nothings

Big Country (Thursday night slot)


Returning bands (any stage you like):

Cashier No 9


Concrete Knives (if they haven't played before, then GZM)



Main stage..

Robert Plant

Neil Young

Ryan Adams

Far out..

Black Bombaim

Cosmic Dead


Returning acts..


Van Morrison



Definitely more psych in the far out tent please!

Main Stage

Ryan Adams

Roger McGuinn

Sarah Jarosz

Far Out Stage:

Lauryn Hill (Thursday night)

Old Crow Medicine Show

White Denim


The Avett Brothers

Richard Thompson

Patti Smith

Walled Garden:

Kate Bush

-- Main Stage --
sigur rós

-- Far Out --
St Vincent

-- Returning --
King Creosote
Flaming Lips
Four tet

-- Thursday Headliner --

-- Impossible Dream Stage --
Boards of Canada
Talk Talk

Martin Carthy a good shout, maybe with Eliza? 

Want to see Field Music in some guise. And Eleanor Friedberger. And White Denim. Wolf People. Tiny Ruins. Erland & the Carnival. Keston Cobblers. Leisure Society. 

Can we tempt Jonathan Richman back too?

Not sure who has played before but would love to see Eleanor Friedberger too. The Smoke Fairies. Vancouver Sleep Clinic as I missed them this year. Hot Feet. Little Dragon. King Creasote. The Delines. Laura J Martin and RM Hubbart. Apologies I didn't follow the instructions at the top please don't shout at me. Whoever mentioned Akron/Family I am with you on that, one of the best live sets I have ever seen.

just listening to Bad Debt by Hiss Golden Messenger,  really like to him either on walled garden or Main Stage with a band (William Tyler and co.)

Oh... and Phosphorescent on for at least an hour

Personally, really enjoyed Lord Huron, nice to see them again, otherwise Flaming Lips, Calexico and Sigur Ros

Thursday: Robert Wyatt

Mountain Stage: Beck, Sufjan Stevens, Supergroup (you can name it if you like) David Byrne, Brian Eno, Annie Clarke, Karl Hyde, more suggestions welcome - there,s plenty of room up there

Far Out: Wooden Shjips, Four Tet, Tallest Man On Earth - I know they're all returnees, but I like em.

Returnees: Loney Dear, Flaming Lips, Erland & the Carnival

On reflection, seeing as it's a wish list, Prefab Spout should be there somewhere.

Also, seeing as he's without a record label at the moment, why not give Morrisey a slot on the Rising stage?

Mountain stage: The Decemberists, Modest Mouse, Leonard Cohen (dream big!)

Far out: The Mountain Goats, Okkervil River, Yeasayer

Returning: Tune-Yards, Tallest Man On Earth, The Wave Pictures (I know they technically played this year, but I didn't hear about their secret set until afterwards so I'm not counting it!)