Photo by Marla Mochnacz.
The most beautiful festival in the U.K., now 15 years of age, has announced its headliners for this year’s weekend; PJ Harvey, Ryan Adams and Future Islands are set to headline Green Man 2017.
Following 2016’s breathtaking The Hope Six Demolition Project, where she documented the controversies of the potentially gentrifying HOPE VI housing projects in the US, Mercury Prize winner PJ Harvey is set to headline the Mountain stage in her only UK performance of 2017. Quoted from the festival’s website as “an icon of understated, emotional reveries”, Harvey’s performance is sure to be a peak of the festival’s past 15 years.
Consequent alt-country headliner Ryan Adams is set to send off one of the evenings; although more recently famous for covering Taylor Swift’s 1989 in full, the Whiskeytown alumnus recently released his impressive sixteenth LP, Prisoner, influenced by his divorce from actress and singer/songwriter Mandy Moore, to great critical acclaim. Alongside him on the headline slots are Baltimore indie pop darlings Future Islands, hopefully carrying their first new music since their 2014 release Singles. Although they have tough contemparies to beat in 2016’s Hot Chip headline set, the three-piece are sure to deliver a powerful set to seal off Friday night.
Also in the pipeline lies a star-studded supporting lineup, with perfomances from Conor Oberst, Big Thief, BadBadNotGood, This Is The Kit, LVL UP, Angel Olsen, The Big Moon, and many more awesome acts schefuled across the weekend.
Green Man 2017 takes place between the 17th and 20th of August, celebrating its 15th anniversary as a festival since its inception in 2003. Tickets are available here.By Jowan Mead