Nozstock 2016 will take place on 22nd – 24th July 2016
Please see the ticket page for info on different priced tickets available. Camper vans and caravans are welcome at Nozstock, but a pass is required so we can allocate space. You may also wish to purchase a parking ticket for your car. Please purchase these with your ticket. Children aged under 13 are admitted free of charge, however under 17s need to be accompanied by a responsible adult [21+].
Please Note: Locally sourced food and drink, including cocktails, real ale and cider will be available throughout the weekend at honest prices – no festival rip offs here!
On Friday, the festival gates open welcoming partygoers into an apple orchard cloaked in colour with the Orchard Stage dressed up to the nines drawing you in with a backdrop of the lush emerald Bromyard valleys. The rhythm and riffs of rock + indie alongside theatrical world music, hip hop, poetry and comedy shanties will get you winding through the trees, where all manner of consumption and entertainment will leave you wanting to turn in every direction.
The Garden Stage, overlooking Lake Shepherd, offers more diverse sounds ranging from folk to punk and late night breaks. Well after midnight, melodies will be heard on the breeze from the Bandstand offering electro-acoustic tunes every hour you can find…
When the Farm has begun to feel like home (it won’t take long) and your shopping itch has been scratched by our retail village, why not sate your playful curiosities with some interactive workshops and wander over to the Bantam of the Opera Stage in the Dingle, where the best of theatre for all the family collides with inspiring dramatic works to keep you captivated for hours. After dark, sneek a voyeuristic peek at the cabaret delights in store late into the night or head over to the Cinetent showcasing short films from a pick of brilliant and often unusual new talent and established alchemists. Alternately, stumble along to the hilarity inducing antics presented at Laughing Stock.
For the anti-Cinderellas who are just getting started when the clock strikes twelve, look no further than The Rave Yard. Sika Studios will take over the Bullpen, combining live graffiti with the best of underground British hip hop. Nozstock’s offering to bass lovers everywhere, the Cubicles will be hosting – you guessed it – the dirtiest dubstep and whompin’ drum n bass. Boasting a carefully-honed sound system and with mesmerising visuals the Cubicles is set to get your stomp on! And don’t forget the Rave Yard’s sister sideshow – the stage is set for a sonic showdown of psytrance in the Coppice thanks to Tribe of Frog.
If you want a good dance off but are not quite up for a rave then head on back to the Comedy Tent which gets taken over by an after hours electro swing party, with from swing and soul to vintage rock n roll.
When your legs finally give way, revellers can rest up and catch a few zzz’s before refueling with both vegetarian and omnivorian breakfasts. Sunday is the perfect opportunity for lazing on the grass in the summer sunshine and letting some sweet acoustic rhythms waft over you, punctuated with samba sounds and some late surprises. Learn some new skills at a craft workshop or investigate your own penchant for performance with encouragement from some unusual walkabout characters.
Banging beats, rocking tunes, intriguing films and theatrical delights alongside all the extras like the Little Wonderland Kids Area (choc-full of kid’s entertainment) and fire displays, circus entertainment and spoken word not to mention good, affordable local food and drink really make Nozstock The Hidden Valley a weekend to remember.