The Bradford on Avon Green Man Festival is a family friendly community event of traditional dance, music, song and folklore throughout the town. 

Next year’s main festival day will be on Saturday 14th May 2022 but there will be activity all through the preceding week and more dancing on Sunday 15th. Put the date in your diary, it will be our biggest and best.

In just four years we have grown to be the country’s third largest one-day event. Our 10′ giant Jack in the Green, accompanied by his special troupe of musicians (the Ganderflankers) will lead an expected 54 dance groups, 2 samba bands, 2 mummers’ plays, a Boa Folk Club Stage, a choral and classical concert in Trinity Church, live pub music sessions, a kids’ zone including a fun fair, 21 artisan market stalls, 15 community group stalls, a pagan arts and crafts market and more. Click on 2022 above for a preview and stay tuned to our social media to keep in touch.


As the event grows it takes more and more organisation so we are looking for volunteers to keep the festival going. Helpers of all ages and abilities are welcome to join the team. You can help before the event, on the day or both. Roles include organising parts of the event, booking performers, running the Welcome Tent, general stewarding, dancer liaison, selling programmes, market trader/community hub liaison, dance location stewarding and more.




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