Super Furry Animals to headline Green Man festival 2015

The Welsh band join the likes of Hot Chip, St Vincent, Slowdive and Television at the Brecon event

Super Furry Animals have been announced as the third headliner for this year’s Green Man Festival.

Green Man takes place at Glanusk Park in the Brecon Beacons from August 20-23, with the Welsh band confirmed to top the bill for Saturday night. Hot Chip will headline the Friday night of the festival. St Vincent, meanwhile, will close the festival on the Sunday.

Other new additions to the line-up today (March 19) also include: Slowdive, Television, Public Service Broadcasting, Jamie XX, Temples, The Leisure Society, Marika Hackman, Dan Deacon, White Fence, Natalie Prass, Sturgill Simpson, The Pictish Trail & Sweet Baboo, Emmy The Great, Peter Broderick, This Is The Kit, Kiran Leonard, The 2 Bears, Ultimate Painting, H Hawkline, Zefur Wolves, Strand of Oaks, Hooton Tennis Club, The Drink, Meilyr Jones and Alex Burey.

Green Man 2014 was headlined by Beirut, Neutral Milk Hotel and Mercury Rev.

Speaking to NME recently, frontman Gruff Rhys appeared non-committal over the long term future of the band, stating: “It’s all been a bit last minute so these gigs we’ve got booked are all we’re doing for now that we know. Everyone’s busy with other stuff. We all have very different lives and it would be difficult to recreate the intensity without being in the studio for 12 months at a time.”

However, guitarist Huw Bunford was more optimistic, saying, “These gigs will remind people of what we’re all about. Doing another album? I would personally love to. But we’ll just have to wait and see.”

The group will reissue their fourth studio album, ‘Mwng’ as a two-disc and triple-vinyl package to mark its 15th anniversary on May 1. The new edition will contain five tracks previously released on the US version of ‘Mwng’ under the name ‘Mwng Bach’, as well as a previously unreleased John Peel session and a full live show recorded at ATP.

Super Furry Animals will play the following live dates:

Cardiff University (May 1-3)
Glasgow O2 Academy (5)
Manchester Albert Hall (6-7)
London O2 Academy Brixton (8-9)