2015 Suggestions for Walter

Sufjan Stevens
Aphex Twin
Boards of Canada
AA Bondy
Hiss Golden Messenger
Tiny Ruins
Grandma Sparrow
Sufjan Stevens
Hurray for the Riff Raff
Beachwood Sparks
Nils Frahm
Boniface Billy
John Fullbright
Daniel Rossen
Sweet Billy Pilgrim

Some I would like to see this year:

Teenage Fanclub - new album out this year apparently

We Are The Willows - I fallen in love with the track 'Dear Ms Branster'

Wooden Wand.

The first round of line up announcements happened on the 4th of Feb last year.  On that basis - less than two weeks to go!

New Music from lord Huron on the horizon, they were great a couple of years back.

Also, need an act the Missus would like.... how about Django Django..... Or put Alexis Taylor with a Bear and the rest of Hot Chip.  Calexico would also be great. 

Struggling to get permission otherwise... come on Walter, help give a dog his weekend in the Welsh Sun 

Fuck me, the first End of the Road announcement is pretty damn decent.. 

based on absolutely nothing - i would imagine that this rules out Sufjan and Tame Impala - but any of the others are fair game for Green Man..      looks like i'm doing both this year then.

Yeah Sufjan is a UK festival exclusive. 

So who does that leave for potential GM headliners? Jose Gonzalez, Belle & Sebastien, PJ Harvey?

Belle & Sebastian are on the festival circuit this year with a headline slot at Liverpool Sound City, among others. What about The Decemberists? Beck has a new album due out before the summer - could be a possibility.

I'm glad that my purchase of EOTR tickets this year wasn't in expectation of decent headliners - what a pile of poo!

Hopefully Walter can do better.



Would really like to see Field Report play, new finding for me, would really recommend their new album Marigolden if you've not heard them before, would definitely suit GreenMan.


In addition I'd also like: Dan Mangan, J Mascis, Lord Huron, Two Gallants and Idlewild

I reckon all you lucky GM'ers are going to get a bit of FJM this summer, the album is excellent full of Newman/Nilsson influences and Jonathan Wilson produced, "Blondie why the long face I'm already taken" . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj2SOB2VSzE

and just in case walter you may have forgotten how good BoC are live, from 3:50 this blows me away https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-y8HNhJkyM  

We already have two mainstream headliners (neither of which I like but that's often the case) so could we have someone a bit less daytime 6 Music for the final headliner? 

Whilst the need to work for a living precludes me from a knowledge of what populates the daytime schedules of 6 Music, is it really what would generally be considered mainstream Krasnyi?

I think the need to sell tickets also demands a certain 'mainstream' quality for the main headliner.

Let's settle on Ben Howard as the obvious choice ;-)


Think it needs to be somebody a bit more experienced for balance. Someone who's been around since the 90s or before. Or who've made a comeback. I think of St Vincent and Hot Chip as very contemporary acts.

I've been hoping for Yo La Tengo to play Green Man for a long time,

Or somebody like Sleater-Kinney would be interesting....

wasn't having a go at Green Man, makes sense to go for popular headliners (last year's were actually rather less well known) and I hardly ever see the headlimers anyway. But yes, Hot Chip and St Vincent are very much staples of daytime 6 Music - file with Doves, Elbow, that horrible shouty woman from last year, First Aid Kit etc (I can work and listen to music at the same time, especially when marking essays!). for that third headliner I'd just like someone a bit more like Bonnie Billy though obviously Bonnie Billy himself would be a tad cool.

i have a feeling Laura Marling will be back this year, having been absent last two. Been getting some good reviews for new material Sorry I'm going to miss Thekla gig this weekend

that would make three headliners i could happily skip

leaving room for more interesting musical wanderings

so yup - let's have that awful marling woman

With the exception of The Fall (last gig attended 32 years ago), I'm afraid I've not really heard anything by the others announced.

So, as it always has been in past years, it gives me plenty to research, and I know from past experience that I will be musically richer by the end of August.

It also extends my festival experience from 4 days to 7 months...great value for money!

Last year's new discoveries for me were Jonathan Wilson, Samantha Crain and William Tyler.... so I'm looking forward to any recommendations from all you clever geezers (non gender-specific term) on here.

Based on those Ryley Walker, Steve Gunn and Father John Misty (new album out Monday) might be a good start. I'd throw in Owen Pallett, Courtney Barnett and Matthew E White too. Plenty to discover there. Looking forward to hearing Songhoy Blues album later this month. I just hope there's someone popular headlining on main stage while Goat are on so there's room in the Far Out for some freaky dancing (or at least to get in there)

Thanks Wakestock, I will look into your recommendations.

I've already listened to Goat and really enjoyed what I've heard, they seem perfect for Green Man.

I love Goat too. Perfect Far Out headliner I reckon. Saw them in Bristol last summer, and they didn't disappoint. I'm still hoing Ezra Furman will be amongst the next batch of names. EOTR had him last year, so I think it's our turn, and he has a new album coming out later this year

Laura Marling is great, especially her 2nd & 4th albums, I wouldn't mind if she headlined but would prefer a sub slot


Other 6music types I'd like to see again this year:


King Creosote

British Sea Power


Marika Hackman (headline walled garden stage) 

All have played before and are releasing new albums so hopefully will do again, although King C & Ghostpoet are both at festival number 6 if that makes a difference

Seems the new album is a bit of a departure - akin to Dylan going electric if some are to be believed. Await hearing it with interest