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Green Man Preview #1: Katy J Pearson
Christian Eede , July 15th, 2022 10:10

In the first of a series of preview pieces for this year's Green Man festival, Katy J Pearson talks through her past experiences of the event and the acts she's hoping to catch this year

Ahead of this summer's Green Man festival, scheduled to take place next month, we are presenting a series of preview pieces here at tQ, centred around some of the artists that you'll be able to catch at this year's event.

Kicking off the run of previews is Katy J Pearson, who enjoyed a breakthrough period over the course of the COVID-19 lockdowns of recent years despite not being able to play gigs. Having released her debut album, Return, via Heavenly in November 2020, she returned this month with her second LP for the label, Sound Of The Morning.

Both records will form the focus of her set at this year's Green Man, which comes off the back of her appearance at the festival last year, as well as previous visits to the event with her past project Ardyn. Keep reading below to find out more about her past experiences of the event and who she's looking forward to checking out at this year's edition of the festival.

In addition to Katy J Pearson, this year's Green Man will also welcome the likes of Kraftwerk, Beach House, Metronomy, Mary Lattimore, Low, Jenny Hval and Parquet Courts, among many others. The festival will take place from August 18 to 21, 2022. Find more information here.

Can you tell us about the first time you ever went to Green Man?

Katy J Pearson: My first Green Man was in 2016, I believe. I was booked with my previous band Ardyn — it was pissing it down and subsequently sooo muddy. But the show was so wonderful and the crowd were so kind.

What is your favourite Green Man memory?

KJP: My favourite green man memory so far was my set last year at the Walled Garden. Truly emotional and beautiful. I will genuinely remember that gig for the rest of my days.

Who are you looking forward to watching at Green Man this year?

KJP: Beach House, Viagra Boys, Parquet Courts, Metronomy.

Your debut album, and subsequent breakthrough that came with its release, came during the height of lockdowns and no gigs being allowed anywhere. How has the process been of getting back into playing shows and suddenly finding yourself playing in front of bigger audiences at gigs and festivals?

KJP: It's been truly overwhelming but also the most wonderfully validating thing ever. It's such a treat to show up to a gig and have such a welcoming crowd singing along with you.