Last month Green Man Festival launched their annual Green Man Rising competition, which gives a new band/artist the chance to play the festival. After receiving over 500 entries from across the UK, the six finalist acts have been announced.

Charles Howl, Erin K, Eva Bowan, Memory Clinic, Syd Kemp, and Wildest Dreams are now going to compete for a place on a line-up which features the likes of Neutral Milk Hotel, Sharon Van Etten, First Aid Kit, Beirut, The War On Drugs, Poliça, Mac DeMarco and Daughter.

The final will take place at London's Dublin Castle in Camden Town, on Wednesday July 23rd at 6:30 pm. Judging them will be Harriet Gibsone (The Guardian), Jane Abernethy (4AD), Phil Alexander (Mojo), Mike Diver (Clash), Jack Shankly (Domino), Will Cook (The 405) and Ben Coleman (Green Man).

Green Man Festival takes place in Glanusk, Wales, between August 14th and 17th. For more information, head here.