At the heart of the festival site and set in the auditorium of the Orchard is Nozstock’s main stage. Here you can expect to dance your socks off to a bill showcasing homegrown talent, alongside the pick of the national newcomer crop and the best of more established acts. A brilliant mix of bands from all over the world will pick up the pace with rock, indie, ska, hip hop, world percussion and some surprises.
This stage has seen action from the seminal Blockheads with Phill Jupitus, The Proclaimers, The Futureheads, Jake Bugg, Dreadzone, Roots Manuva, Fun Lovin Criminals and Alabama 3 to name but a few. The iconic centrepiece of the festival, many a cider will be swilled and a jig performed on the lawns of the Orchard.
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Started by brothers Adam and Lawrence in 2013, the band’s first summer saw them booked for Glastonbury Festival, by owner Michael Eavis, as well as performances at iconic Bristol venues ‘Thekla’ ‘and The Louisiana’ as well as airplay via BBC Introducing. Since bursting onto the local scene, tours have taken the to Belguim and Switzerland and throughout the UK, playing with the likes of The Lone Bellow, Marika Hackman and Ren Harvieu. In the studio for most of 2014, the brothers released their debut record with a launch performance at Glastonbury Festival 2015, before embarking on a 35 date festival tour, with the single from the record ‘Sell My Soul’ being BBC Radio 2 play listed.
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Previous acts who’ve graced this stage include: De La Soul, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Fuse ODG, Blockheads with Phill Jupitus, The Proclaimers, The Futureheads, Jake Bugg, Dreadzone, Roots Manuva, Fun Lovin Criminals and Alabama 3