Cabinet of Lost Secrets

“Come, relax in our den and let the animals who live inside entertain you. If you dare to explore, they will show you the doors to your darker side, the freak show, a place of lost secrets where the animals party, inside their home where the things they find in time are collected and stored.”

Shortlisted for the AIF Festival Award ‘Most Unique Arena 2015’, The Cabinet of Lost Secrets returns for its third year at Nozstock the Hidden Valley, bringing you surprises and dancing in this strange underground lair!

Expect the unexpected with immersive performance and pop up experiences, get properly “funked” up by big dance floor funk & soul grooves, upbeat world rhythms and a touch of cutting edge electronica.


2017 line up includes…

12 piece London-based alternative jazz-funk/soul-dub fusion collective, with influences of hip-hop, samba, electronica and jungle, Lit FM are gonna get you grooving. 
Mango Factory are one of Bristol’s grooviest all-original funk-latin bands comprising of a super-tight rhythm section, explosive horns and two incredible vocalists. 
Up beat raw funk & soul six-piece from Worcester, offering up some energy to get you moving and shaking! With influences in Northern soul, jazz, funk, soul & electronica, Desert Boots are an unstoppable funk force to be reckoned with. 
Galactic Funk Militia is an audacious funk/hip-hop/dance band from Liverpool, with a massive stage presence and a massive sound to match. Thumping dance floor smashers explode with horns and electric guitar, while liquid ballads seduce your ears with sensuous synth and exquisite melody. 
London’s Yusufla are a heavy-psych-jazz trip to another dimension. They are weird and wonderful, playing interplanetary grooves combining three saxes and vocals up front anchored by bass, guitar, drums and effects. Are you ready to be taken to the inner most edges of your outer most spaces?
Watch out sex kittens, as we welcome the return to Nozstock of the finest of feline funksters on the planet, Disco Panther. Get ready to shake your booty big time! Disco Panther always cause a stir with powerful ass-moving, pure funking unforgettable performances so don’t miss out!
The sonic recreation of Old Greek men sat around a table in a taverna whilst their annoying grandkids listen to Jungle music. Over the last couple of years Hallouminati have been carefully blending their unique and high octane gypsy/punk Greek/jazz mash-up and sweating it out for all to hear. Mixing the gritty realms of skankin’ ragga punk with traditional Greek rembetiko vibes, they’re throwing deranged beats for an unforgettable live show.
 Our resident funksters Del & Dan return, bringing you the finest Afro, Latin, funk, jazz, hip-hop, disco and rare groove the universe has to offer. If Funky Navigation can’t make you dance, then you can’t dance!
Beatwell is a veteran vinyl collector, selector and DJ who has graced many a dance-floor, bar space and festival stage including The Secret Garden Party, Standon Calling, Boomtown, Glade Festival, Big Chill Bar and more. Beatwell also co-hosts ‘What’s Wrong With Groovin’” Radio Show on 1 Brighton FM, the South Coast’s freshest and funkiest community radio station. Dante has been playing an up-tempo blend of raw soul, rare grooves, hip-hop, disco and funk – as part of the ‘Family Funktunes’ collective since 2001. Running numerous club nights in Brighton, he has DJ-ed alongside Norman Jay, DJ Derek and Norman Cook and graced the stage at festivals nationwide. Dante also has a show on 1 Brighton FM – ‘Thank Family Funktunes It’s Friday’ with his Funktunes co-founder, DJ Delv. 
 A three-headed electronic beast howling at the rising, indifferent Sun. An escaped noise chimpanzee fed on industrial, electronica, dub and punk. That’s how Rosebud describe themselves. You come make up your own mind…
Spitting their fusion of rock, funk and hip-hop in a way you would expect having grown up on the mean, urban streets of middle-class, middle-England, Calm Like a Riot are not afraid to confront the issues of the day. You may have caught them last year in full neon glory! Mic in hand, tongue in cheek. 
Formed by a multi-national collective of Bristol based musicians with a common love for African music, Mankala’s sound is greatly influenced by a variety of African rooted styles. From the joyous sounds of Soukous and Township, the hypnotic grooves of Afro-Beat and Juju to the tribal polyrhythms from West Africa, the band forges original ‘roots dance music’ adding a distinctive style and a positive message to this rich blend of genres.
 The Discount Orchestra provide a high-octane, seven-piece blend of eclectic dance-floor stomp, guaranteed to get you bouncing. Hard-grifting rhythms, topped with melodical oddities, from the raw energy of Gypsy-punk, to the feet-twistingly manic tempo of speed-folk.
Swansea Laptop Orchestra perform in various venues and collaborate with many groups, such as musicians, ensembles, orchestras, contemporary folk groups, poets, dancers, visual artists and many more. Through the use of hacked game controllers, laptops, sensors, other bits of tech and non-tech, they produce experimental, classical, electroacoustic, electronic and some times acoustic music and sound through gesture and theatrical movement. Swansea Laptop Orchestra are pushing the boundaries of performance in electronic music. They are housed in the BBC Hall inSwansea Music Studios at University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
 Collective Unconscious is a theatrical company creating immersive adventures aiming to provide the opportunity for people to engage in transformative experiences, to challenge audiences and providing a safe environment in which they can explore and possibly break down perceptions of themselves.
Rose & Dan Linn-Pearl are Welsh-born musicians. Collaborating as a partnership for over 15 years, they have performed throughout the UK. Currently, with their Deaf Pictures projects they are experimenting with improvisation, working within the confines of violin and electric guitar. They are also producing ‘Sain : Sound’, a documentary film exploring the sonic arts scene in Wales.’
In need of a festival haircut or beard trim? Then look no further as The Demon Barbers return to the Cabinet to make you look fresh each day! 
On Saturday and Sunday the fabulous Dan Bramhall will be returning with the Cabinet’s customary sing-a-long to get you going! 
Take some time out from the festival frivolities and take part on our Life Drawing session on Saturday and Sunday. Suitable for over 18s only, we’re afraid, but all abilities welcome.


Clik Clik Cabinet collage

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