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Green Man 2019: Everything you need to know about Wales' largest music festival

The festival will have a daily attendance of 25,000 between August 15 and 18 Credit: EMPICS Entertainment/PA Images

Green Man, Wales' largest music festival, is back again for another year.

The countryside site in Brecon will host performances across ten different areas.

Headliners Yo La Tengo, Four Tet and Father John Misty will play the sell-out event with other artists like Shy FX, Eels and Maribou State also billed to perform.

The festival will also feature comedy, literature, cinema and science entertainment for festival-goers to enjoy.

Who is playing?

The festival will have musical acts covering a range of genres including folk, alternative, dance and indie.

Some of the bands due to perform include The Growlers, Tim Presley's White Fence, Shy FX & Stamina, Bill Ryder-Jones, Marika Hackman and Ex:Re.

So when do gates open?

Gates open for the weekend from 10am on Thursday, 15 August, for the first full day of live music.

Those with a Settler's Pass will have early access from 10am Monday 12 August.

Wellies or flip-flops?

The weather forecast for the live-music event does not look promising with rain forecast for the first two days. It is not all doom and gloom though as Saturday and Sunday look to be drier.

Green Man has been running every year since 2003 Credit: EMPICS Entertainment/PA Images

What about getting there?

The closest train station is Abergavenny and a free shuttle bus will take you from there to the festival site.

A car parking space will cost you £15 in advance or £20 on the day. There is also a park and ride scheme.

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How many people will be there?

There will be a daily attendance of 25,000 people from Thursday through to Sunday.

But it is not just a huge influx of people the festival will draw in. The event also brings 10 million pounds to the Welsh economy.

The festival sells food and drink sourced locally from Welsh producers.

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More than 100,000 Welsh pints will be poured over the course of the festival.

What is the Settler's Pass?

The pass gives the holder access to the camp site from Monday 12 August so they can explore the local area and its attractions before the main event starts.

Gates open for the weekend 10am Thursday 15 August Credit: EMPICS Entertainment/PA Images

But what about the environment?

Keeping the festival fun eco-friendly, no single-use plastics will be used on site and campers will also be able to donate their tents and unwanted camping gear.

One area will even feature a 100 per cent solar powered music stage.

This year is the 17th installation of the annual event and will run from August 15 to 18.