Just added to the already burgeoning and wildly eclectic Nozstock line-up is Phill Jupitus, performing live with the legendary Blockheads in an exclusive festival performance.
Phill has been an ‘honorary Blockhead’ ever since he met Ian and the band at what was to be their last ever show at The Palladium in December 2000. Since that time he has performed many times with the band as a guest vocalist. However, in recent years due to Phill’s TV (The longest-serving member of the Never Mind the Buzzcocks team), theatre and radio commitments those opportunities have been limited. That’s why it’s been somewhat of a coup to get everyone on stage for what will be a memorable festival performance.
Also added to the line-up are The King Blues - heralded as ‘the most exciting live band in Britain’ by Kerrang. Their last album ‘Save the World. Get the Girl’ was released in October 2008 to critical acclaim, with Zane Lowe becoming an ardent supporter of the band. In March 2010 Zane once again aired the band’s new single, 'Headbutt', as his Hottest Record in the World on his Radio 1 show ahead of their eagerly anticipated third studio album.
Through The Looking Glass
The theme for this year’s Nozstock festival is ‘Through The Looking Glass’- embracing everything wonderful about English eccentricity and eclecticism whilst encapsulating the true spirit of fun and adventure. Initially started as a ‘barbeque on the lawn’, the last few years have seen this festival blossom into an eight-stage three-day extravaganza with a world-class array of bands, DJs, comedians and performance artists. Nominated in five categories at last year’s UK Festival Awards, 2010 is set to be the year that this burgeoning festival comes of age.
Set within the idyllic grounds of a 17th century farm Nozstock retains a family friendly atmosphere that people return to year on year. From the pear tree lined orchard to the converted barns, secret areas, cinetent, coppice and glistening lake guest promoters play host to a rich musical tapestry of punk,dubstep, drum and bass, psy-trance, ska, acoustic, classical, folk and blues. In addition there are a whole host of treats for the kids in this year’s all new Little Wonderland kids area. Here the little ones can learn how to make carnival costumes, puppets, listen to stories or just kick back for a well deserved nap.
The natural topography of the site is truly spectacular, allowing you to get lost in all manner of hidden dingles and dells. Dance the night away in a bull pen, don your best gloves and top hat for the cabaret, laugh uncontrollably to world class in the comedy tent, learn stage combat or watch the out of this world light show in the gnarled trees of the coppice. A quick journey down the rabbit hole brings you out into the mad-capped world of the Nozstock Village with the Farrell Circus Troupe workshops, juggling, puppetry and roaming Rainbow Collectors. Other delights include a vintage tractor display, acoustic stage, cinetent and some huge surprises to be announced very soon.
THE BLOCKHEADS with PHILL JUPITUS | STANTON WARRIORS | CASPA & MC ROD AZLAN | SUB FOCUS | HIGH CONTRAST | THE KING BLUES | PETE AND THE PIRATES | JACK BEATS | GABBY YOUNG AND OTHER ANIMALS | GAGGLE | CHIEF | LOUIS BARABBAS | 3 DAFT MONKEYS | TALONS | APPLES | DJ GAMMER |KONCEPT | SICKNOTE | DEX | OCTO PI | URBAN TRAMPER | KARMA JUNKIE | VIVIAN COMA | PETER BRUNTNELL + MANY MORE TBA
Nozstock Festival 2010, Rowden Paddocks, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4LS
9th-11th July 2010
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