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With a line up as strong as that of Green Man, it's hard enough to try and figure out when you're going to eat, pick up drinks, battle the portaloo queue etc. Every day is sardine-packed with incredible musicians start to finish, but if you do so happen to find some spare time, you'd be crazy to look any further than Babbling Tongues. We've picked out five of the best comedians, speakers and beer experts on offer, but if we're honest, it continues with the whole 'choc-full of brilliance' theme for the entire weekend.


5. Joe Lycett

Just five years since he began, Lycett has established himself as one of the most promising new comedians in the UK - appearances ranging from Never mind the Buzzcocks to 8 Out Of 10 Cats. Refreshingly natural with charm to boot, he creates an instant ease amongst the crowd that makes the end product all the better. Best enjoyed with a breadless sandwich.


4. Pete Brown

Pete Brown is at the forefront of the UK's Beer, Cider and Pub scene, and what a scene it is. The former 'Beer Writer of the Year' has developed a watertight algorithm for festival drinking, pairing bands off the line-up with beers from the ale tent for the perfect boozy weekend.


3. Holly Burn

Fresh from supporting the Mighty Boosh on tour, Burn is quite possibly the funniest thing on the poster. Picked as the Independent's 'One to Watch' last year, she partners an off the wall charisma with surreal philosophy, probably stemming from her years of training under the remarkable Philippe Gaulier. Two parts Lynchian one part Fielding, she really is unforgettable.


2. Viv Albertine

Viv Albertine was - and is - an integral part of the British Punk Scene, best known as the guitarist for The Slits. Following a 25 year break, she recently released her solo album, The Vermillion Border, to critical acclaim. There are bound to be some serious tales on offer here.


1. Howard Marks

Nuclear physician come philosopher, come Oxford graduate come marijuana smuggler, come Terre Haute inmate come comedian - that's us trying to sum Marks up in a sentence. Following a seven-year stint in America's toughest prison, Marks began doing live shows, mixing humour with his vigorous campaigning for the legalisation of recreational drugs. You may know him better through the '96 track by the Super Furry Animals', 'Hanging With Howard Marks' - we couldn't really think of anything better to do.