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Green Man Festival congratulated

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3rd October 2017 

green manThe Leader of Powys County Council has congratulated Green Man Festival on being voted the best festival of the summer,' by listeners to BBC 6 Music.

Now in its 15th year, Green Man is a four-day festival held near Crickhowell each August. It has a daily capacity of 20,000 and sells out well in advance each year. The program brings highly respected musical acts as well as the latest science research and multi arts to the area.  Listeners to the station's Steve Lamacq show chose Green Man as this year's top festival.

This year, Mercury Prize winning PJ Harvey and American singer song-writer Ryan Adams were amongst the headliners for the festival.

Cllr Rosemarie Harris praised the team behind the festival: "I am delighted that Green Man has been recognised in this way as not only does it bring a great deal of joy to all of its visitors it also does a lot to remind people just how beautiful Powys and the Brecon Beacons are.

"So with this in mind, I would like to express my appreciation to the organiser Fiona Stewart and her team.  They put in an awful lot of hard work to make the festival work so smoothly and it's obviously recognised by BBC 6 Music listeners."

Fiona Stewart, Green Man MD and Owner, said: "We feel honoured and excited to be given this accolade from the BBC 6 Music listeners. Green Man is an independent Powys festival run by a small Powys business and we hope that any success we experience is also a celebration of the outstanding beauty of the region, and the warm, welcoming independent spirit of the people who live here.

"My thanks goes out to Cllr Rosemarie Harris for her kind words, and the wonderful people of Powys for their support."

Green Man previously won Best UK Medium Sized Festival, Best UK Grass Roots Festival, Best UK Festival, two D&AD design awards, Welsh Arts Award and Fiona Stewart has been given the Outstanding Contribution to UK Festivals Award.

Other internationally renowned Powys events which attract thousands of people and generate positive promotion include Hay Literature Festival, the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show and the Machynlleth Comedy Festival.

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