Mid Wales music festival Green Man has been shortlisted for the first edition of Rolling Stone Magazine’s ‘Festival Award’.

The Green Man festival, held annually in Bannau Brycheiniog, also known as the Brecon Beacons, has been nominated for the 50-year-old music magazine’s UK Awards 2023, being shortlisted for the award alongside the likes of Glastonbury and Reading music festivals.

The festival attracts as many as 25,000 people per day during its week long stay in Wales’ Black Mountains and is the only Welsh music festival to be nominated for the award.

Fiona Stewart, director and owner of Green Man, said: “To be nominated for the inaugural Rolling Stone UK Festival Award is brilliant news, and recognition of the amazing people who put their hard work, imagination and talent into creating Green Man each year. We are delighted and very appreciative."

She added: “We feel really honoured to have been recognised by such a prestigious name in the music world and to be representing Wales on the UK stage.”

Founded in 2003, the festival has played host to acts such as PJ Harvey, Animals Collective, Jarvis Cocker, Wilco, The War on Drugs and St Vincent, welcoming a wide variety of acts to its independent stages.

Green Man 2023 saw the likes of Self Esteem, Young Fathers, Devo, First Aid Kit, Clipping, Sudan Archives and Snail Mail, amongst a line-up that was the first at a UK festival to be a 50/50 gender split of female artists and female-fronted bands.

In announcing the nominees, Rolling Stone writer Nick Reily said: “This year, festival season was back in full and glorious form. Music icons made their farewell to touring at Worthy Farm, while metal legends played no less than two headline sets on the same weekend at the UK’s spiritual home of hard rock.

“At the same time, independent festivals continued to thrive and sell out with expertly curated line-ups.”

The Green Man festival returns on August 15 to August 18 and became the first UK festival of 2024 to sell out as every one of its tickets were sold within two hours, before any line-up had even been announced.

The winner of the Rolling Stone UK Festival Award 2023 will be announced at a ceremony in London’s Camden Roundhouse on Thursday, November 23.