Nozstockers Guide to The Galaxy


Calling all intergalactic occupants! Let us beam you up to ‘Nozstockers Guide to the Galaxy’. Yes that’s right the 2015 theme has been announced! So Noztrekkies, grab your time machine and light sabers and lets us teleport you to a mind-boggling futuristic adventure. Expect a Sci Fi extravaganza, with anything from A.I., aliens, space and time travel with other-worldly weirdness in between! We will be holding a best fancy-dressed competition on the Sunday, so get your creative thinking hats on, because you could be in with a chance of winning 2 tickets for Nozstock 2016! To get you all into the sci-fi mood let us know your favorite line from a sci-fi movie. Tweet us using #nozstar…and we’ll retweet our very faves!

Join the team & be part of Nozstock 2015

Join the team

It’s the time of year again when we start looking to expand our Nozstock family. If you’re creative, enthusiastic and enjoy a challenge then Nozstock is the place to be. There are so many exciting positions from short to long term and paid to volunteer and a chance to meet some ridiculously cool people (the Nozstock team). You also get the opportunity to bring something unique to the table and help make Nozstock a success, whether that’s pushing bar or merch sales or designing some of our key sets or even keeping punters happy by providing all kinds of information. Another beauty of working for us is your free ticket!! And even if you are working over the festival, plenty of time to enjoy it!

Why not check out the link below and read about a few of the roles on offer. We look forward to hearing from you!

Commended in A Greener Festival Awards

We are very excited to announce that Nozstock has attained a Commended Award in the Greener Festival Awards 2014. Commended signifies a well-managed, environmentally aware festival.

We are so pleased to have won this award. A huge thank you to A Greener Festival and to everyone who put in a massive amount of effort to make Nozstock greener and cleaner than ever before. Of course, we’d want to give a special thumbs up to Kath and Jen, our queens of green. Our award is a contribution towards 50 trees planted in Festival Wood plus we have a lovely certificate to hang on Noz’s office wall.




Super Early Birds on sale (limited supply)


If imagining yourself at Nozstock 2015 is all that is getting you through the thought of the night’s drawing in then we’ve got some news for you…

The festival will take place 24 – 26 July 2015 and a limited amount of super early bird tickets will go on sale Tuesday 7 November at 6pm. They will be priced at £80 for a Friday arrival ticket, £90 for Thursday arrival. Note these are only available from our website ticket’s page.

We expect these tickets to sell like flaming hot hot cakes so if you don’t want to miss out, be sure to get online at 6pm sharpish!

Remember to be the first to hear all our news and updates subscribe to our newsletter HERE (see the purple box on the right) and maybe you could look as happy as this guy….

Photo by Richard Aldred

Photo by Richard Aldred

Share your insights @The Festival Congress

Message from the


If you have attended a festival in the UK or internationally this season, AIF want to hear from you.

There will be a panel at the Festival Congress in Cardiff on 18 October, for which we need contribution from festival attendees.
To apply to participate in the panel discussion and win a free conference and after party ticket to The Festival Congress, fill out this FORM.

This audience focused panel will explore: What makes the best experience of a festival, both in the UK and overseas? Are fans loyal to one festival? How important is the music line-up now? How important are additional activities and immersive elements? Has technology changed the way that people interact with festivals? What are the key issues fans face? What makes a dream festival scenario? What do you love and hate about festivals? What changes and improvements would you like to see from organisers?

The Festival Congress is a two-day conference and celebration taking place in Cardiff (17 – 18 Oct), featuring top festival/music industry speakers Rob da Bank (Bestival), Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1), Jude Kelly (Southbank Centre), Martin Elbourne (Glastonbury Festival) and many more. Info available on the website.


Will Mason Jones

Will Mason Jones

Well, chees-uz, that was quite som’n’.

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Still reeling from Nozstock weekend or are you guys already taking out a bitesized chunk of the next adventure in your festival season, you insatiable bunch you? We are, suffice to say, eating our own body weight in delicious foods, sleeping for Britain and running free with the farm dogs in the fields, plus there’s a morsel of take-down to think about. But crikey o’Riley, what a festival that was… and it seems the reviewers aren’t in disagreement either. Feast your eyes on these photos, check out the reviewers’ insights and don’t forget to let us know what you think of us; for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Nozstock 2015, answer our 5 minute survey.



Efestivals by Bella Whately

K-Mag by Jake Salter

SlapMagTV – On the Farm

Alex and Alexa Family Blog

Subba Cultcha by Mark Jennings

The Mix Up by Melissa Haynes

The Punk Archive by Dan Stoten

The Knowledge Plymouth

Festival Kidz


In-Reach by Dan Hainsey


The Random Notebook

Diary of a First Child



Swing Kong set from Fri 1 Aug

Nozstock Party Mix on Spotify

Love Your Tent interview with our Green Queen Lady Tate



In Noz we trust…



What an amazing Nozstock! We want to thank everyone involved in making Jurassic Farm such a special place, including all the fantastic artists, Oxfam, the Red Cross, the Hope Centre, the welfare tent, West Mercia Police, the traders and all of our wonderful crew and volunteers. What a wonderful group of people to work with. The decoration was amazing, the line up was the best yet and the fun was in epic proportions.

But mostly, we want to thank YOU for joining us, creating a magical atmosphere and keeping the Nozstock spirit alive. We couldn’t do it without you. We hope you had a weekend to remember…

We’ll be in touch soon but until then send us your #Nozstockhighlights on twitter. There is already loads of great pictures on Flickr for you to look through and we’ll have some videos up very soon for you to relive the best bits…

Nozstockers, we salute you…




Line up additions…


So we have now hit the point of no return and we have set our alarms for a months’ time! Its crept up on us so fast and now the excitement is reeling we are going to give you just one last treat before the festivities commence…… Drum roll please…

We welcome back Dan Glover to The Orchard Stage on Friday whose godly voice will bring you right into the festival mood. Joining him over the weekend will be the amazing Boom Boom Booms, Fight like apes, Whales in Cubicles and Bomb Skare.

Over on The Garden Stage you can soak up the sun whilst taking a listen to; Al and The Sorry Seagulls, Skaroo, Three Headed beast, Wynona Ryder and Super Chango amongst others – take a peek at the full Garden Stage line up for more details.

Across the bridge and up the slope at The Bandstand, you’ll hear rhymthic tunes from Craig Elliot, Josh Ace, Collective 43, Jake of Diamonds and the outcome from the  Livewire project from Musicpool.
We’ve also go some great new comedy additions at Laughing Stock where you can see star of the hit Channel 4 show ‘The Last Leg’ Josh Widdicombe grace the stage and The Coppice looks set to be a haven for all night partying with the likes of Suddha, Neutron and Psydigital joining the bill.

Phew! I think it’s time for a nice afternoon nap to start conserving energy for that sunny August weekend!

Hungry for the summer are you?

Well, might be the season to be jolly and cold and full of mulled wine and delicious cheese, but you fest-heads have once again surprised us with your thirst for summer fun. Yes, the super early Christmas tickets for subscribers only have all gone already, in record time, hope you got yours.

For those of you that missed out, please don’t despair – early birds will go on sale in 2014. If you want to be the first to know subscribe to the newsletter on our homepage.

Here’s a little treat from The Jailhouse and Nozstock resident DJ Mayhem. Merry Christmas!

A little tasty teaser for you…

Alright festivalites! To get everyone in the party spirit and to welcome the spring back into our step, Nozstock The Hidden Valley bring you a tasty launch party to get your teeth into.

We’ll be taking over one of Cardiff’s most exciting venues, slap bang in the middle of the action, and there’ll be some exclusive performances from some of the UK’s hottest acts.

Alongside an array of festival surprises, Bristol’s favourite exports DUB MAFIA bring their 100% live dance experience to Cardiff Arts Institute. Fusing dub, drum and bass and dubstep in epic proportions, this is one live show not to be missed. With support from Renegade Hardware’s most recent signing AMOSS and an array of talent from across the South West, including Nozstock’s very own OCTO PI and TENZ, Cardiff favourites SHANTI BASS ALL STARS and one of the South West’s biggest hosts MC REMIDY. Shimmy on down to Wales for this, the first in a series of launch events to welcome in the fun and frolics in store at Nozstock The Hidden Valley.

Since forming in November 2009 Dub Mafia have attracted global attention. The high energy 100% live dance act has had an incredible first year, playing shows and festivals across the UK and Europe, including appearances at 2010’s Boomtown and Secret Garden Party. This unique act boast an incredible live set up and sound, and have widespread appeal, which attracts both dance music and live band lovers alike.

Drum and Bass duo Andy and James, a.k.a. AMOSS, represent all that is best about the deeper side of drum and bass business. These guys boast support from the likes of Spectrasoul, Loxy, Teebee, Ulterior Motive and Doc Scott and back all this up with guest mixes for the likes of Mix Mag and forthcoming releases with one of the industry’s leading labels Renegade Hardware.

Come and join us on April 15th at the Cardiff Arts Institute for some serious stimulation. Let’s make it a worthy warm up for the oncoming summer shenanigans. Bring your party-hard shoes kids.

* Tickets not available in advance. Arrive early to avoid disappointment. *