I remember the entrance location crisis last year .... off to have a look at ticket
.... back again
You're not wrong. I'd only glanced at the live-in vehicles bit when the ticket arrived and this is the same as last year. However it looks like the general camping entrance is also at the 'back' of the site (off the B4558), just a bit further west (This was the exit from the family / live-in car park last year).
The directions on the ticket are a little bizarre. Basically they're sending everyone on a long loop around some very scenic but slightly hairy B road routes, leaving the A40 main road free for the shuttle bus from Abergavanny station
Personally, if I wanted the general camping area, I'd follow the directions on the back of the ticket for FAMILY CAMPING & LIVE IN VEHICLES, and carry on along the road to the next entrance.
Another alternative is to go through Abergavenny and along the A40 to Crickhowell. Keep to the right through the village (past the Bear Inn) - then take the next left (there's a campsite signposted this way). Go over the narrow bridge and turn right when you reach the T junction (signposted Talybont-on-Usk). The family / live-in entrance will be first in about half a mile, with the general camping shortly afterwards.
My tickets don't have travel instructions on the back(they are Ticketline ones, they have terms and conditions on the tickets), could someone please repost the driving directions that should be on the back of them?
Directions appear to have been belatedly posted on the main site as follows:
Please follow the directions below, they have been agreed by Green Man Festival Ltd and the relevant local authorities as the quickest and easiest route to get you to the festival. Please choose the route to your gate: there are separate ones for General Camping, Family Camping & Live in Vehicles and Artists & Crew. While travelling please follow the temporary Green Man Festival road signs as you may find alternate routes blocked due to traffic flow.
FAMILY CAMPING & LIVE IN VEHICLES - From the South & East / A40: Coming from the East along the A40, just before you get to Abergavenny take the 2nd Exit off the roundabout onto A465 towards Merthyr Tydfil. After approx 3 miles take the 3rd exit off the roundabout onto the A4077 towards Gilwern and Crickhowell. Drive through Gilwern following the A4077 as it turns off to the right. After approx 2.5 miles you will come to a set of traffic lights with Crickhowell to your right. Continue straight over onto the B4558 for approx 1.5 miles and the Family/Live In Gate is on your right. From the North & West / A40: Follow the A40 until Bwlch. As you drive out of Bwlch turn right onto the B4560 signposted to Llangynidr. After approx 2 miles turn left at the T Junction onto the B4558. Continue for approx 2 miles go past the General Camping, continue for approx 0.5 miles and the Family/Live In Gate is on your left.
GENERAL CAMPING, ARTISTS & CREW - From the South & East / A40: Coming from the East along the A40, just before you get to Abergavenny take the 2nd Exit off the roundabout onto A465 towards Merthyr Tydfil. After approx 3 miles take the 2nd exit off the roundabout continuing on the A465. After approx 4.5 miles, turn right at the roundabout continuing on the A465. After approx 1.5 miles take a left sign posted Llangynidr, at the top of the slip road take a right. Continue for approx 6 miles over the hills, taking a right at the bottom. After approx 1 mile carry on over the hump-back bridge. The General Camping Gate is approx 0.5 miles on your left.
From the North& West / A40: Coming from the West along the A40 follow the signs to Bwlch. As you drive out of Bwlch turn right onto the B4560 signposted to Llangynidr. After approx 2 miles turn left at the T Junction onto the B4558. Continue for approx 2 miles and the General Camping Gate is on your left.