TICKETS for Green Man Festival, held in Powys, sold out in just FOUR hours after they went on sale on Thursday (September 29).

The 25,000 capacity-a-day festival tickets went on sale at 10am yesterday. By 2pm, all tickets had been sold – a record time for the festival, which sold out in three days last year.

Green Man, Wales’ largest music, science and cultural festival which celebrated its 20th year this August, is the first 2023 UK festival to have sold out.

Fiona Stewart, director of Green Man, said: “We are amazed, thrilled and so grateful to have sold out in just a few hours – being an independent Welsh festival it's also a bit of a fist in the air moment to have sold out first.

“This year’s event was an important and memorable one for us as we celebrated our 20th anniversary. The line-up was spectacular with the likes of Kraftwerk, Michael Kiwanuka and Beach House gracing our Mountain Stage, not to mention the other amazing bands and artists entertaining our wonderful festival goers.

“Another highlight this year was holding the first Pride March at a UK music festival which celebrated not only the wonderful achievements of Pride, but also the many people from the queer community who join us each year.”

That the tickets have sold so quickly, before any acts have even been announced, highlights just how popular the festival – held in the grounds of Crickhowell’s Glanusk Park estate – has become.

The 2023 festival takes place from August 17-20 amid a stunning backdrop, with the estate located on the southern edge of the Black Mountains and in the eastern part of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

“Celebrating people, creating quality experiences and great memories is at the heart of Green Man and our visitors tell us that they recognise that and like it,” Fiona added.

“The Green Man audience is the best in the universe and we can’t wait to welcome them back to Green Man’s 21st birthday party.”

Green Man also houses a pioneering science engagement area, Einstein’s Garden, which will again showcase discussions, stalls and experiments for kids and adults alike. There is also a health and wellness area, art exhibitions, performing artists, comedy, literature, children’s areas and, of course, Green Man’s very own Welsh beer and cider festival at The Courtyard, where more than 150,000 pints will be served across the weekend, as well as an amazing range of food stalls serving Welsh fresh ingredients.

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