Christina, Des and myself have been to the festival every year since 2011, and since 2013, have stayed for seven days as Green Man Settlers – this was Mark’s first visit to the festival.
We got to the site on Monday 14 August, and we all (well, nearly all!) erected our tents. Afterwards we then went to the nearby Settlers Bar to sample the various alcoholic beverages available.
Before the start of the actual festival, we enjoyed the entertainment laid on for settlers, particularly Parobas in the Settlers Bar. We also visted nearby Crickhowell, making sure we went to both the Bridge End Inn and the Britannia Inn.
We particularly enjoyed during the festival Future Islands, Michael Kiwanuka, Shirley Collins, Tom Ravenscroft and his late night party, Saint Etienne, Julian Cope, P J Harvey along with a good dance in the Chai Wallahs.
On Sunday evening the festival concluded with traditional burning of the Green Man and associated firework display.
On the Monday Des returned to London (via Bristol!), whilst the rest of us stayed at the Park Farm Camp Site – the weather was so fantastic we stayed camping for a further two weeks!
Another fantastic holiday in South Wales – we’re already looking forward to Green Man 2018!