Tucked away in the rolling hills of Herefordshire, Nozstock, is a delightful boutique festival in the UK. The weekend odyssey is set on a beautiful working farm filled with eccentric festies, winding forest paths, and relaxed campgrounds. Come prepared for a lineup of roots, ska, rock, folk, funk, soul, drum and bass, bassline and a whole lot more.
2017 was the most amazing, surreal and special Nozstock we’ve had yet. After some time to digest the magic and of course put our feet up we're ready (and hope you are too) to celebrate 20 YEARS OF NOZSTOCK! 20 years ago we would never have dreamed that our little family BBQ would become the sonic escape that all of you Nozzers enjoy. We can't wait to celebrate 20 years of making memories, having fun, forming friendships and being magical the only way we know how.
The first wave of acts to be announced for Nozstock 2018 include: Chase & Status (DJ set + Rage), Goldfrapp, The Selecter, Grandmaster Flash, Charli 2na & krafty Kutz, DJ Marky & MC GQ, S.P.Y, Black Sun Empire, Dub Pistols, Macka B & The Roots Ragga Band, Audio, Dillinja, Randall, Amoss, Fliptrix, Taskforce, Verb T & Pitch 92, Serial Killaz, Kiko Bun, Pengshui, Electric Swing Circus, Oh My God! Its The Church!, The Lovely Eggs, The Stiff Joints, Mr T and The Minions, Mad Apple Circus, Buffo's Wake, CHILDCARE, Ant TC1, Octo Pi, Remidy MC, Trafic MC, Scope, Dex, Sonny Wharton, Samsara Collective, Catholic Action, Lazy Day, Harvey Causon, Smily & the Underclass, Frauds, Heavy Lungs + more TBC
Like the very best of festivals, Nozstock was founded by a fun-loving family, their extended relatives, friends, acquaintances and pretty much everyone who had a guitar to play or a joke to tell. It was a hazy, optimistic time at the turn of the millenium, when life felt simple and summers were long and full of amusements. The Hidden Valley has successfully retained this homely, welcoming nostalgia, but we’ve woven it into a delightful amalgamation of performance, art, electronic supersounds and good old-fashioned guitar-strumming and drum-bashing, thanks to some great advice and not a small dose of audience participation and feedback. Now an established family event, Nozstock is a sonic escape boasting nine stages of entertainment with surprising sights and intimate, secluded areas of theatre and discovery to be unearthed.
When its visitors down tools and hand themselves over to Nozstock’s crew, safe in the knowledge that their hedonistic needs will be met, they discover there’s a small world of frivolity to find, all scrupulously programmed by the festival’s founders, the Nosworthy family and their eclectically informed friends.
The festival’s ethos is about bringing play to everyone, in whatever form it can. Nozstock believes in the value of not only entertaining, but in participation and contribution. It’s an ever-changing event with a clear agenda; to invite conversation, interaction and serious recreation. Above all, Nozstock The Hidden Valley is a blissful family festival that caters to all ages with activities that little ones can enjoy as well as entertainment for teens, students, seasoned festivalites, party-starters and grandparents.
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