Make sure you head to The 405's Green Man hub for all the latest previews, reviews and features from this year's event.

Green Man has long been our go-to event of the summer. Glasto schmasto; the verdant Brecon Beacons are where shit is at. We're always so giddy at the prospect of venturing to Wales for four days of Elysian, transcendental revelry. As learned scholar and revered philosopher Fergie once so eloquently said: "a little party never killed nobody." In the case of Green Man, it can revive the most deflated, burned-out souls; a little party at Green Man doesn't just not kill you, it resurrects. Escape. Return to 'civilised society' clean, fresh-as-a-daisy and rejuvenated. Disappear here.

Nestled snug in the Black Mountains, Green Man is beautiful. Be it the diamond-shard, Aurora Borealis majesty of the location, the sheer bevy of literature, poetry, comedy, arts, science and theatre allures, the interstellar line-up (more on that in a sec) or the indescribable atmosphere it boasts, Green Man is beauty par excellence. Submerge yourself in Green Man and feel that unique butterflies-in-belly je ne sais quoi.

For the festival's twelfth year, they've gone all out to ensure that the best of new music and titans of noise are represented in swathes. On one hand, there's Farao, Alice Boman, Fat White Family, Hockeysmith, East India Youth, Samaris, Woman's Hour, Joanna Gruesome, Happyness, Nick Mulvey and Teleman; on the other, you've got Slint, Sharon Van Etten, Mercury Rev, Beirut, Neutral Milk Hotel, Angel Olsen, First Aid Kit, Kurt Vile, Panda Bear, Mac Demarco, Tunng, Real Estate, The Waterboys, Bill Callahan and Caribou. You'll be hard-pressed to find a clash-free hour of the day with a line-up like this.

The fiercely independent festival - award-winning on multiple occasions, we might add - is also a champion of great causes, supporting The Bevan Foundation and Oxfam Cymru, Cymdeithas yr laith Gymraeg, RSPB Cymru and Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.

We're fortunate enough this year to be Official Media Partners of the festival, so even if you couldn't get tickets (are you sure you've tried hard enough?), you'll be able to keep up-to-date with the explosive goings-on, secret sets and latest news from the festival.

If you want to be in win a chance of winning a pair of tickets to Green Man Festival 2014, all you need to do is to use the competition widget below. The winner will be picked at random.

Green Man 2014 takes place in the Black Mountains, or more precisely, Glanusk Park, Powys, 14th-17th August. Tickets are available here.

Get pumped for the festival by checking out our playlist, which you can listen to below.

Make sure you head to The 405's Green Man hub for all the latest previews, reviews and features from this year's event.