Saturday, June 13, 2009

Green Man Festival: The search for amazing talent is on!

Green Man Festival, the independent event which takes place in Glanusk Park, in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, boasts one of the best line-ups you'll find this summer featuring the likes of Animal Collective, Jarvis Cocker, Wilco, Bon Iver, Roky Erickson, British Sea Power, Dirty Three, Grizzly Bear, Andrew Bird, Four Tet, Vetiver, Camera Obscura, Wooden Shjips, Gang Gang Dance, The Aliens, Emmy The Great, Joe Gideon & The Shark, Broken Records, Euros Childs and many more. The festival, now in its seventh year, has recently started a worldwide search for a talented, signed or unsigned, band to open Green Man 2009, playing in front of thousands of people on the main stage on Friday August 21st!

Any act can enter this competition, called Green Poll, as long as they register before June 29 on the Green Poll microsite and upload a YouTube or MySpace video of a song performance. Then the Green Man public, meaning you, me and anyone who registers on the site to vote (and a chance to win tickets), decides the Top 6 acts who'll go through to a live Battle of the Bands final at The Camden Monarch, in London, on July 23rd, where the lucky winner will be decided by a panel of top music industry boffins. To recap, the Green Poll competition stages are the following:

Round 1 - Voting closes at midnight on June 28 and the top 20 bands with the most votes go through to…

Round 2 - Voting closes at midnight on July 12 and the top 6 bands with the most votes go through to…

Grand Final - A live Battle Of The Bands contest in London on July 23rd to find one lucky winner to open Green Man 2009 judged by a panel of music industry boffins.

Good luck to all those who'll get involved. I'm sure that the final winners will be the music fans who'll get to attend the festival between August 21 and 23. More info here. Here's Drive By Truckers from last year's festival:

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