CREW Q&A Roisin – Ella’s Assistant

If theres one thing that makes Nozstock the best festival then it has to be our crew. We caught up with Roisin, everybody’s favourite Geordie lass, to get the inside scoop on her 8 years with us at the farm.

What is your role at Nozstock?

My role at Nozstock is… well I’m Ella’s (festival director) assistant but that essentially means keeping her sane, doing french plaits, being a welcoming face and knowing who is who on the crew so I can point people in the right direction/get the best gossip.

What is your most embarassing Nozstock Memory?

Christ. I mean, after working on the farm with the same wrong’uns for eight years there’s basically no shame left. Being woken up on the sofa of the womans toilets by the general public coming into them was pretty bad. Best two hours sleep I had that whole weekend though.

What three things can’t you do Nozstock without

The rest of the crew (literally and emotionally), giant vats of iced coffee and dry shampoo!

When you are not at Nozstock what are you doing?

I make theatre, so I perform and write and direct and work with children and young people alot! They’re my favourite to work with because they’ll tell you if they think somethings rubbish even though I’m in charge.

Favourite Food

Honestly, I love a good side salad.

What is funniest problem you have had to deal with at Nozstock?

A good few years back, I generously offered to help clean out the dressing rooms as it was super late in the game and they needed all the help they could get. However, I left the office and soon realised it was too hot for sweeping and hauling in those little sweat box caravans, so I did what every grown woman in a professional environment does, went to mama noz (Julie) and she said “well you’ve got irish blood in you babe, we’re not built for the heat! Sit yourself down at once sweetie, if anyone asks I’ll say you’re not leaving the office under my orders.”
If in doubt, get a Noz to sort it out.

If you could choose three headliners who would you pick?

Chance The Rapper, Beyonce, Dolly Parton.

If you were a cocktail what would you be and why?

I’d just be a vodka, lime and soda.
Sweet, straight to the point and will get you messy!

Tell us a joke…

This works best in a geordie accent…
I was speaking to this bit of pasta the other day, it was a tube and all covered cheese and spinach. Anyways, I said to him “how are you feeling?” And he says back “eeh, not great. The wife left us the other day and now I’m cannelloni.” CANNELLONI. CANNY LONELY.

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