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 

£140!! 

Well that saved the stress of trying to nab some.

Good luck to them.

Rarely see any headliners, but Beck, Neil Young, Bill Callahan and Hot Chip would do nicely  

2nd Headliners: Hiss Golden Messenger (please please please), Broken Bells (Shins were great this year), White Denim (now that was inspired a couple of years back), Mac DeMarco (my guilty pleasure)

Ezra Furman

William Tyler

Phil Cook

Andrew Bird

Chromatics

Richard Dawson (you can't not have the guy back after this year)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Ty Segall

Phosphorescent

Mountain Goats

Lambchop/Tindersticks (that slot has been a real highlight)

Mariam the Believer 

Sinkane (or another William Onyeabour tribute.... or both)

Jon Hopkins and/or Caribou LIVE band

King Creosote

Sonhoy Blues, Public Service Broadcasting (just for the joy)

JAMBINAI - please - they will totally rock the tent!

 

 

Have we mentioned Pete Astor yet this year? How about Peter Perrett, if he's doing any live shows having released that album recently. And the Chills, and Duds. Another vote for Teenage Fanclub too. 

yes, yes, yes to pete astor

he's just signed to a new label (after the sad demise of fortuna pop) - so presumably new material next year

last year's 'spilt milk' was an instant classic

Willie J Healey - I think he would be brilliant on the Walled Garden stage!

I'm having a bit of a Nick Cave moment.

Watched 20,000 Days On Earth the other day, brilliant!

My mates went to see him at Manchester Arena last week and said he was on top form.

Can you please ask him to come along next year, Walter? Good boy, Woof!

Great fun isn't it? Love the bit in the cottage on the cliff where he and Warren are preparing dinner. You should try One More With Feeling next Elizabeth, also great but rather difficult to watch at times given the subject matter. They were terrific at Bournemouth last week. I'd love to see him at GM.

The just released greatest hits is a good place to start Carnie, Abbatoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus is terrific and seems to be underrated. Of his earlier stuff I love Your Funreal, My Trial and Tender Prey. Murder Ballads is also one of my favourites, some of his own songs and some traditional folk songs, Stagger Lee included.

I would recommend 'The Boatman's Call' (his break up album post Polly Harvey), 'Dig Lazarus Dig', 'No More Shall We Part' and 'Push The Sky Away', Carnie.

Stand out tracks for me  from these are - Into My Arms, Are You The One That I've Been Waiting For, Girl From The West Country, We Came Along This Road, Jubilee Street and Higgs Boson Blues (which is currently one of my desert island discs)

Now there's a thread I'd like to see from you lovely people... your 8 tracks you'd take to a desert island, the ones that mean the most to you.

Now I've got my tickets sorted for 2018 would like to add a few more to my wish list

 

Beck

David Byrne

Ezra Furman

Car Seat Headrest

King Gizzard

The Murlocs

Teleman

PSB

Courtney Barnett

WH Lung

Marika Hackman

Paul Draper

Wovoka Gentle

The Cribs

Parquet Courts

Day Wave

Amber Arcades

Superfood

Exmagician

Catholic Action

Spook School

Martha

Django Django

Euros Childs

Gorkys ZM

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

 

Just got back from seeing Micah P Hinson. Has he played Green Man before? I'd be happy to see him in the Walled Garden next year. 

I see that Rhiannon Giddens is curating the Cambridge Folk Festival next year.  she would be a good headline for GM lthough obviously not an exclusive festival performance for 2018 - unless the green man could pull lots of strings, talk to the right people and get the Carolina Chocolate Drops to perform.

the limiñanas wildly good at what was, ridiculously, their first ever london show last night

could we have them at GM next year?

proper instant crowd-pleasing stuff

VU meets krautrock meets ye-ye - with french 60s beat group girl vocals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHocE9ongM8

and while we're at it, can we have the brian jonestown massacre too?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUBw9vskBIs

So jealous,i would love to see Liminanas--they and Brian Jonestown Massacre were two of my requests for this year.Would also hope for Josefin Ohrn and the Liberation,excellent album and superb at Blue Dot.

yeah - i've waited years to see them

and they did not disappoint

think they played the liverpool psych fest a few years ago

and maybe one other UK show

they seemed VERY happy with the reception they got in london

so hopefully they'll be back more from now on

Yes, Yes Yes for Brian Jonestown Massacre - love em and always a great show when ive seen them live

 

Also

Beck

Gorkys ZM / Euros Childs

Bill Ryder-Jones

Talk Talk

The The

Courtney / Kurt

Estrons

Magic Castles

Soulwax / 2 Many DJs

Teenage Fanclub

Steve Mason

Ty Segall

Mensch

Mazzy Star

Groove Armada

 

not asking for much so ill keep my fingers crossed !!!!

 

the the for festival no 6

guessing that’ll be a festival exclusive 

listening to the great Vic Godard on Marc Riley's show this evening - let's have him next year please!

and Wreckless Eric?

Also knocked out by Flat Worms

Field Day are dropping some massive Neil Young hints, you'd guess that would be a festival exclusive. A couple of acts I'd like to see...

Seamus Fogarty - 'The Curious Hand' is a great album.

Ed Dowie - 'The Uncle Sold' seemed to slip under the radar earlier this year - top album.

My Bloody Valentine have confirmed there will be a new record next year (OK, believe it when I see it) and that they will be touring again. Perfect for Green Man '18's shoegaze slot. This now seems to be a regular thing, along with the jazz slot, having hosted Slint, Slowdive and Ride past few years. MBV would be the icing on the cake. 

I read somewhere he was doing a European tour around Feb 18.  I'd like to see him again.

Potentially the timings won't align.

GM would be a great fit though.

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