Applications for Green Man Rising have opened today, giving emerging artists the chance to play the festival’s main stage.

Acts are asked to submit a photo along with a short bio and some links to their music on whatever platform they choose. A panel of tastemakers, blogs and influencers will then listen through the long-list and pick a lucky 20 semi-finalists.

Rising is completely FREE to enter and more information can be found via the festival’s statement below.

Each music buff will then rank their six favourites from the shortlist. The six most popular acts across everybody’s choices will be invited to play our Rising Final at The Camden Assembly on Weds the 5th of July.

At the final, bands will be heard by more of music’s elite – in the past we’ve had reps from Domino Records, Moshi Moshi, Beggars, Bella Union, Mojo Magazine and of course Green Man!

The winner of the live contest will open Green Man’s Mountain Stage Friday 18th August, while the other finalists will appear on the Green Man Rising stage throughout the weekend.

The deadline for applications is the 31st May, so be quick if you would like to wow the crowds at Green Man this summer.

Rising is made possible because of invaluable support from Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru | Arts Council of Wales and the Green Man Trust. Head here to submit your band/act.

In the meantime, check out headliner Future Islands’ latest video below.