Green Man is an annual, three-day music festival in Wales, happening in late August. It has a really great-sounding lineup (more on this later), and you could be on the bill too, maybe.
Last week, I got a note from one of the Green Man guys, Rob, about a band contest they're having called Green Poll. All you have to do is register your band, upload a video, and wait for people to vote for you. The winner gets to not just play at the festival, but open the whole thing as the first band to play on the main stage. You would also get 6 free tickets for friends and family to see the whole thing, too. And you'd definitely be in good company, sharing the bill with Animal Collective, British Sea Power, Beach House, Four Tet, Grizzly Bear, Camera Obscura, and Gang Gang Dance, among many others. wow!
Hurry up - you have a week left. Just go to the Green Poll 2009 site and upload a video of your band (signed or unsigned) playing a song. That's it. Your peers will vote through two rounds, and the top 6 bands will get to compete in a Battle of the Bands competition at the end of July. A panel of music industry guys will then pick the winner to open Green Man 2009.
Here is a quick recap from their site:
Round 1 - Voting closes at midnight on June 28 and the top 20 bands with the most votes go through to…If any of you win, maybe I'll make the trip to watch it myself also :) good luck!
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