We’re heading to Green Man Festival, in the Brecon Beacons in Wales, on 18-21 August. Green Man is an independent music and arts festival. Now in its 14th year, it has evolved significantly over the years, showcasing predominately live music, literature, film and comedy. Additionally, Green Man Rising is the festival’s annual contest which seeks festival headliners of the future and is its flagship emerging musician platform.
HMUK have been given the opportunity to have a tent backstage, where we’ll be speaking to many musicians across the weekend. Our aim whilst at Green Man Festival is to promote awareness of our Creative Programme team, explain more about our mental health and hearing campaigns, and spread the word about our brand new Musicians’ Hearing Health Scheme.
We want to encourage musicians to learn more about the short and long-term effects of being a professional musician, and we’re excited about the opportunity to talk to as many musicians as we can. We also want to capture important information, including learning more about the needs of musicians to help us provide the best possible service.
We have a number of HMUK staff members heading down to the festival; Claire Gevaux (Creative Director),Will Steadman (Creative Programme Manager) Lucy Bampton (Senior Creative Programme Officer), Bex Ransom (Creative Programme Assistant), Angela Riches-Heed (Senior Regional Officer) and Evelyn Griffith (Financial Analyst).
Ellie Moore, Creative Programme Officer ‘We are excited to travel back to the beautiful Brecon Beacons for Green Man festival this year. The festival has a great reputation for championing emerging artists though Green Man Rising and we love that every year a Green Man Rising artist opens the main stage on the Friday! Being at Green Man will be a wonderful opportunity for us to talk to musicians about Help Musicians UK, making sure that they know we are here to help, not only with career development but in difficult times too. As the Creative Programme we want to know how we can best support emerging artists and it is important to us that we find out from the musicians themselves.'