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Bradford on Avon to hold Green Man Festival week this May

The Green Man Festival at Bradford on Avon will return again this Spring. 

The festival is a family friendly community event of traditional dance, music, song and folklore throughout the town. 

Green Man week will run from 9 May - 15 May and will include the following events:

  • A Welcome Party on Friday, 13 May
  • Green Man Day on Saturday, 14 May
  • May Queen Day on Sunday, 15 May


Organisers say they are expecting at least 70 dance groups (about 580 dancers and 150 musicians) and consider Green Man Festival as the country’s largest such event of its kind.

A spokesperson for the event details what members of the public can expect: “Our 10” giant Jack in the Green, accompanied by his troupe of musicians (the Ganderflankers) leads the day with dancing at 10 town centre locations, 2 samba bands, a mummers’ play, a Folk Club Stage, a choral and classical concert in Trinity Church, live music in pubs, a kids’ zone including a fun fair, an artisan market, community groups’ hub, a pagan arts and crafts market and more.”

The event is free to attend, and more information, and contact details can be found at or

  • Bradford on Avon to hold Green Man Festival week this May