Green Man festival announces huge 2018 line-up

Including King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard's first festival headline slot

Green Man have announced their second round of acts for their 2018 edition, featuring the first ever festival headline slot from Aussie psych heads King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard.

The Melbourne group will join the previously-announced likes of The War On Drugs, Fleet Foxes, John Grant, Grizzly BearPublic Service Broadcasting, Dirty Projectors, Mount Kimbie and more at the Brecon Beacons bash.

Elsewhere, electronic music wunderkind Floating Points, Cate Le Bon, Simian Mobile Disco and loads more have been added to the line-up, which takes place from August 16 – 19. Tickets are on sale right now.

The full second announcement for Green Man Festival 2018 is: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Floating Points (live), Cate Le Bon, Anna Calvi, Black Angels, John Maus, Joan As Policewoman, Simian Mobile Disco w/Deep Throat Choir, Wye Oak,  Susanne Sundfor, Kelly Lee Owens, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, HMLTD, Pictish Trail,  Sweet Baboo, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Nubya Garcia, The KVB, Lucy Dacus, Snapped Ankles, Sacred Paws, The Murlocs, Lost Horizons, Bas Jan, Ed Dowie, Spinning Coin, Group Listening, Accu, Fenne Lily, Adwaith, Sock, and Aadae.

Back in November 2016, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard promised to release five albums in 2017, and they made good on those plans with just over a day of the year left.

The band launched ‘Gumboot Soup’ on December 30, and it follows the year’s previous releases ‘Flying Microtonal Banana’, ‘Murder of the Universe’, ‘Sketches of Brunswick East’ and ‘Polygondwanaland’.

That makes ‘Gumboot Soup’ the band’s 13th studio album released in just five years.  King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard were flagged by NME as one of the hidden gems of last year’s Glastonbury festival ahead of their set on the John Peel Stage.