#PlayNozstock 2013

Ever wondered what it’d be like to get up on Nozstock’s Orchard Stage on a Sunday afternoon and give The Strypes or The Dub Pistols a run for their money? If you think you’ve got what it takes to get the Noz crowd going then read on! We’ve teamed up with our official media partner I Like Music to offer you the chance to #PlayNozstock 2013. So whatever genre of music you play, if you want to get on our main stage all you need is a twitter account and one of your tracks uploaded to the web.

Click here for full details on how to apply. You’ve got until Friday 31st May 2013 so get tweeting!

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Crew Profile – Carys Kelly, Director of Fabulousness

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What was your favourite festival moment of Nozstocks past?
ArtWank in 2012. Ophelia Bitz, the host of our fabulous cabaret, brought her one woman show, vintage porn show to the Bantam of the Opera theatre stage. I laughed and cringed and it was bloody brilliant. 

What’s your top tip for surviving the festival?
Glamping is definitely the way. Get all your necessities in miniature, battery powered fairy lights, sparkly things and a good air mattress. 

What three things couldn’t you live without over the weekend?
Berocca
Gaffa tape
My phone 

The funniest thing you’ve seen at Nozstock was…
Random fun and games with Neil on the bandstand ‘Ow! What’s wrong with you’ where the audience come on stage to confess their quirks and defects. Last year a man actually took his legs off!!

What are you most looking forward to at Noz’13?
Obviously, the Velveteen Valley cabarets. This year is absolutely going to be the most fabulous ever and there are a few surprises in store.  Also, can’t wait to see The Strypes. This is definitely one not to miss. 

Random interesting fact…
I’m too important to be able to tolerate wheat. 

 

Garden Stage line up released…

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There is nothing we love more than a good line up announcement here at The Hidden Valley and this one’s a bit of a corker, if we do say so ourselves. Nozstock’s longest running stage, The Garden Stage, has released its first crop of acts for 2013, with supreme selector Mr Scruff and international party starter DJ Yoda topping the bill. They are joined by King Porter Stomp, Sonny Wharton, By The Rivers, More Like Trees and Gypsy Unit to name but a few.  It doesn’t end there though; underground pioneer Kasra and award winning D.J, S.P.Y are joining possibly the best Cubicles line up ever. It’s not just the musical stages getting in on the action. For those on a quest for culture, The Tent of Temporary Thought have booked the cream of the U.Ks poetic talent, alongside some thought provoking talks by Dr Aubrey De Grey. All this plus cart rides, willow weaving and learning basic blacksmithing skills in the craft area. We feel quite dizzy with excitement…

Family Fun Times…

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Those people from The Enchanted Glade Kids Area are a pleasant lot. They have just announced the first nuggets of interactive family entertainment on offer this year. In a friendly, welcoming environment for both parents and little ‘uns alike, all are welcome to get creative, be amazed or roll your sleeves up for some physical fun. We have something for every age, including a brand new preschool area and storytelling for mini Nozstockers all the way up to Totem Pole workshops and headdresses for the more industrious amongst you!

Full of Theatrical Inspiration?

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With bewitching theatre and interactive workshops, the Bantam of the Opera Stage has grown into a forum for engaging performance and experimentation. This year we are looking to commission a brand new piece of theatre especially for the daytime programme. It could be new writing, puppetry or physical theatre, as long as it’s fun, innovative or eccentric we want to hear about it! Shows will be pre watershed and should be between 30 and 60 minutes duration. Nozstock will provide a fee, crew and of course tickets to the event. If you want to get your ideas on the Nozstock stage then check out our competitions page for full details and send us your ideas before April 19th…

First Orchard Stage acts announced

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Its finally here Nozzers, our first official Orchard Stage line up announcement! We’ve been hard at work picking the finest in musical talent to fill your favourite weekend, from acoustic to techno, drum n bass to reggae, rockney to mod- we’ve got everything you could possibly dream of. Look out for next big thing The Strypes, the legendary Chas n Dave, Americana’s own Bhi Bhiman, summer-loving Dub Pistols, ska movement spearheads The Beat, dancehall’s Ava Leigh, Exeter’s finest The Computers and kooky mash-up Velvet Stream. And this is only the beginning! Watch this space as there are plenty more to come…

Ram Records Saturday Night Takeover…

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Since the dawn of Nozstock, drum and bass has been a huge part of the festival and we’re insanely excited to announce the legendary RAM Records Takeover in The Cubicles on Saturday night. The Godfather of electronic music Andy C’s very own production house are famed for selecting the finest in upcoming bass talent and transforming them into global phenomenon’s, packing out the biggest club nights around the world for you bass-facing pleasure. Expect a Saturday night of sets from Wilkinson, Loadstar, Loko, MC Visionobi and of course, Andy C and GQ. Hype, hype, hype!

Cosy camping awaits with Yippee Yurts…

We know two things about you Nozzers. 1. You’re hardcore. Number 2. You have impeccable taste (because you come to Nozstock, duh!)

If there’s one thing that would make your Noz experience that little bit snugger, it would be having a non-soggy sleeping bag and no muddy footprints on the tent ceiling from the previous weekend (don’t ask). If this sounds like your festival wish list, then you need to book yourself in for some cosy camping.

We’re over the moon to have partnered up with Yippee Yurts who are offering you the chance to build a pick and mix package that suits you (and your wallet!) for the festival weekend, with cosy and spacious fab cotton canvas (no soggy nylon nightmares here!) bell tents, assembled and waiting for you simply furnished with scatter cushions, textile rugs, fleecy throws and decorated around the entrance with solar fairy lights, and more standing room than you’ll know what to do with. If you want to push the boat out why not book an airbed with bedlinen and a snuggly duvet! In the Yippee Village there’ll be a covered chill area with chairs, tables, bbq’s and charging facilities for your phones and pads! They even offer a luggage porter service and they stay on-site to look after you for the whole event! Start your cosy camping experience at www.yippeeyurts.webs.com or email yippeeyurts@gmail.com  to chose what you want for your weekend home.

Just imagine, perfect days at Nozstock and perfect nights in your bell tent. Could your weekend get any better?

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Stroll into the Wild, Wild West…

There’s a strange feeling in the Hidden Valley these days. Tumbleweeds are appearing over the hills, cacti are growing through the brambles and- slightly more traumatising- our farmers have taken to wearing, ahem, ‘chaps’. There’s only one explanation for this Nozzers, we must be getting ready for a huge weekend in the Wild West this July! It’s our official theme for 2013, so dig out your cowboy hats, fringed moccasins, saloon skirts and darn good John Wayne impressions while we set to work making this farm wild enough for the both us!

 

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Vote for us in the UK Festival Awards!

Well, we know that we had an amazing time at Nozstock 2012 but to hear that we have been nominated in this years UK Festival Awards is the icing on the cake. A very tasty icing indeed! We are up for 5 different awards – Best Small Festival, Best Family Festival, The Grass Roots Festival Award, Best Dance Event and Best Toilets.  This calls for a celebration! Check out the festival awards website and you could be celebrating too. Vote for your favorite summer event and you could win yourself a pair of V.I.P tickets to every winning festival. Can’t say better than that. Voting closes October 31st, thank you Nozstockers!

Sunday Tickets!

We are very pleased to announce that we are going to release SUNDAY DAY TICKETS! They will be £30 in cash on the gate. The ticket hut will be open 10am – 4pm and tickets will be sold on a first come first serve basis.

Hope you can all come and join us in the sun!

Last Chance for Cheap Tickets!

The sun’s out and Nozstock is only two days away! Woop!

This is your reminder that TONIGHT (Wednesday) at MIDNIGHT is your last chance to get online tickets!

Buy them on our website now to get a £10 discount off our price on the gate and a £5 discount off car parking prices. Not to mention guaranteeing a place at the festival.

We are also looking at releasing a number of day tickets for Sunday. This will be dependent on sales over the next couple of days, but do check our website on Saturday afternoon to keep updated.

Don’t forget to bring your e-ticket and a valid photo ID with you!

And lastly, hope you all have safe journeys over here and have an amazing time this weekend!