Festival partnership

25 May 2017

The Mountain Stage at Green Man Festival

Two of Wales’ leading organisations Cardiff University and Green Man are joining forces. Cardiff University and Green Man will build upon their existing partnership by exploring further opportunities for student internships, science engagement and research activities.

A memorandum of understanding was signed on Thursday 25 May at a Welsh business reception at Green Man’s Courtyard Welsh Beer & Cider Festival by Professor Colin Riordan, Cardiff University Vice-Chancellor, and Fiona Stewart, Green Man Managing Director.

Fiona Stewart and Professor Colin Riordan signing MoU

Einstein’s Garden

Cardiff University has had a presence at Green Man for many years, ranging from ‘guerrilla’ archaeology to educational neuroscience experiments, and is part of the festival’s interactive science offer - Einstein’s Garden.

Both organisations are key to promoting Wales nationally and internationally, attracting partnerships, visitors, job creation, business opportunities and wealth to the economy.

Research from UK Music in 2015 described Green Man as a shining example of a wealth creating festival, and highlighted it as a major driver of music tourism across the UK, and a key contributor to the £95m direct and indirect spend generated by music tourism in Wales.

Cardiff University Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Riordan said: “As lead organisations in our sectors in Wales, I welcome the opportunity to build upon this partnership...”

Sara Pepper, Professor Colin Riordan, Fiona Stewart and Professor Ian Hargreaves at Courtyard Beer Festival

“We will be working together on several areas of strategic interest with the aim of enhancing both organisations. I hope it will also create worthwhile opportunities for our staff and students.”

Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff University

Green Man’s Managing Director Fiona Stewart said: “We have developed some amazing projects with Cardiff University over the years and had a lot of fun in the process, so developing our partnership further is a natural progression...”

“Green Man works with world class talent and Cardiff University is one of the most respected universities on the planet, so it’s definitely top of the bill with me.”

Fiona Stewart, Green Man’s Managing Director

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