Feedback, frogs and frolics

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Well, the reviews are coming in…. and our downright oddness is being addressed! (great success)

Thank you to everyone who came, performed and contributed to an amazing weekend. We still can’t quite believe just how much fun we had!

Here is a selection of our favourite reviews so far…

Summer Festival Guide

Data Transmission

GigSlutz

eFestivals

Global Mouse Travels

Groovement

Daddacool

The Metropolist

Red Peffer

I am Hip Hop

But don’t leave all the feedback to the press. Let us know what you thought about Nozstock 2015 by filling in our survey.  Might even be a prize in it for yer!

If you are already missing the frolics on the farm then never fear…The lovely Tribe of Frog crew have provided 36 hours of amazing recordings from The Coppice…

Or, if quickfire recall is more your thing then check out this 40 seconds hyperlapses teaser from Painted Life Productions. More videos on the way soon Nozzers!

Galactic greatness: Nozstock in photos

Photo credit: Lulu Harrison

Huge thanks to a plethora of fabulous photographers who captured the wonder that was Nozstock 2015….

See their sets on Nozstock’s Flickr >>> 

WOW!! Thank you, what a belter!

Thank you 2015

We’d like to give a HUGE thank you to each and every last one of you.

To all the artists, traders, crew + our crazy loyal punters who all danced and sang the weekend away – YOU ALL ROCK!

Loads of pics coming soon Nozzers, in the meantime, please share your favourite bits with us here.

Photo by: Matt Allsop – http://www.mattallsop.com/

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DE LA SOUL TO REPLACE WU-TANG CLAN AFTER CANCELLATION OF EUROPEAN TOUR

It is with massive regret that we have to announce the cancellation of our Saturday night headliner, Wu-Tang Clan.

We’re really disappointed to drop this bombshell on everyone and suffice to say the crew here are seriously heartbroken that Wu can’t make it. For many of us it was going to be the highlight of our weekend and we are crestfallen that Wu-Tang Clan are going to be missing out on one of the best audiences they could ever wish for. You guys! We have received no specific reason for the cancellation of the rest of their tour and are without control to enforce their attendance at Nozstock. We are told we will receive an official cancellation announcement from their management by the end of this week, which we will share with you.
In the same breath, we have to say a massive thank you to De La Soul for agreeing to take to the Orchard Stage in their place. We’re really excited to have them here and to have them step up on such short notice.
For over 20 years they have rocked us with their De La songs full of inscrutable samplings, whimsically irreverent lyrics, social commentary, light rhythm and laid back rhymes. They have gained respect within and outside the hip-hop community with their contributions to rap, as well as jazz, funk, soul and alternative genres. Not only are their musical innovations acclaimed and respected worldwide, but they paved a path for many alternative rap groups to come after them.

De La Soul

As per our terms & conditions, tickets are non-refundable as the festival is sold as a whole experience. Please check here for the full ticket terms & conditions. Please do not contact our office or ticket team to request a refund as we will be unable to oblige. We understand that this will be frustrating for some of you but we hope the new bookings will go some way to compensating.
As you know Nozstock is a homegrown, grassroots festival full of colour and wonder. The programme is crammed full with hundreds of the most astounding, incredible and inspiring artists on this planet. The site is looking mind-blowingly intergalactic and downright super-spacey. We also have so many other exciting performances happening over the weekend, we know we’re going to take your brain to another dimension.
It’s time to buckle up and step aboard the Starship Noz, have an exhilarating time with new and old friends, live in the moment and look forward to having one of the best weekends of your life!  As ever, more than anything, Noz is about it’s heart… and at the centre of ours is YOU, our crazy, beautiful and amazing punters.
Thanks for your undying support and your understanding with this change in the programming so late in the day.
Phasers set to fun, astronauts!
If you wish to discuss this news further, please email info@nozstock.com

Travel green, reuse a tent, save money + lighten your load.

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You can book your camp equipment for the smallest amount of cash ever, it’ starts at only £30 for the whole event!  Your tent will be there waiting for you, in a prime location with the camp equipment you choose.

Simple!

Book from Camplight here.

We’ve also have a competition over on our Facebook where we’re offering one free tent for two people!

All the info on the comp can be found by clicking here.

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Pair of tickets for the ultimate sci-fi impression…

Nozstock have joined up with Wye Valley Brewery to share a pair of Nozstock tickets to whoever can pull off the most inspired, innovative and downright hilarious sci-fi character impression of all time.

That’s right – are you a yodelling Yoda, a dithering Dalek, a voluptuous Vogon or a heuristically programmed HAL 9000? Take this opportunity to shine in a resplendent other-worldly starlight, good humans of earth.

Ffion a la 5th Element

Photo, costume & model: Ffion Nolwenn Roberts

To enter, prepare your hilarious photo or video and post it via YouTube, Instagram or Twitter tagging it with the hashtag #nozstar – the winning image or performance selected by Wye Valley Brewery and Nozstock will be shared across the multitude of Nozstock social media, posted in a blog on the website and the winner gets two freebies to this year’s festival. Join the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Fuse ODG, Beardyman, DJ Hype, Neville Staple Band, Hospitality and so many more in this interstellar adventure.

Deadline for all entries: 13 July 2015

Have a gander here for the full terms & conditions for entering Nozstock competitions.

Make it so.

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Seann Walsh leads Laughing Stock line up

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All Nozstockers know that Laughing Stock offers side-splitting surrealism and observational comedic genius from some amazing household names alongside a new breed of flourishing talent… well 2015 is no exception.

Seann Walsh will be taking up headline duties on Saturday effortlessly combining humour and real life scenarios which has seen him as a regular on Mock The Week, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Virtually Famous. By poking holes in everyday situations, Seann has been described by The Guardian as ‘unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation.’

We also welcome Mark Simmons who has the same passion for puns as Tim Vine; if you think of Tim’s quick-fire punnery you will love Mark in full flow. Sunday’s headliner Andrew Maxwell is adept at making shrewd political observations. He has won several major awards including Best Irish Comedian at the Entertainment.ie Awards. The much-acclaimed Mike Wozniak is known as a comedian, writer, actor and voice artist appearing in Channel 4’s Man Down, with writer credits on shows such as Radio 4’s The News Quiz and his own show Take the Hit which was nominated for the 2013 Edinburgh comedy award. Comedian, writer and actor Brett Goldstein landed a role in Channel 4’s hit series Derek and his award winning show Contains Scenes of an Adult Nature has received rave reviews.

The Bafta-award winning Spencer Jones previous Chortles’ Best Newcomers Pat Cahill and absurdist humourist John Kearns are joined by Matt Highton, Joe Davies, Joz Norris, Jayde Adams, Lee Kearn, Joey Page, Ross Lee and Jarred Christmas.

If good old fashioned wit and hilarity is your thing then Nozstockers, you will not be disappointed…

 

Reggae Roast, Sika Studios, The Blast and Tumble Audio take over The Bullpen

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We work with some amazing people to make The Hidden Valley the best it can be, but for 2015 we have really outdone ourselves with a selection of the UK’s premier promoters joining us to take over The Bullpen…

First up taking over Friday is The Blast. Back in the days when single genre music events were all the rage, a group of friends from Bristol decided to step outside the box and give the people around them a taste of musical variety. After many late nights experimenting with the boundaries of bass music The Blast was formed. Their line up is headlined by P Money – who has been in MTV’s list of the best UK MCs and toured with Example. P Money is joined by Chimpo, Sam Binga & Redders, Blazey, Jaydrop, TS2W, FireManSam, Remidy and Koast.

Also taking over on Friday with a mash up of Dubstep, UK Garage, Grime, 3 step, Basscore and Funky, Tumble Audio will be dropping their beats, showing The Bullpen what bass is all about with a line up showcasing the likes of Deadbeat UK, Killjoy, Hadean, Hank Limit and Sergic & Lyka.

Saturday daytime is the turn of Reggae Roast, who have forged a reputation as the leading light in the resurgence of the UK dub / reggae scene. Following on from their broadcast on Kiss FM with Rodigan, the Reggae Roast team have been in high demand performing at countless shows and festivals across Europe. Their line up includes Mad Professor one of the leading producers in dub reggae’s second generation, Adam Prescott and Donovan Kingjay.

Saturday night and Sunday welcomes back Sika Studios, transforming The Bullpen into a hip hop squat. Enjoy Sika’s dynamic programming, bringing an urban style and a big time groove to your weekend. They welcome a sterling line up for 2015 including some of the most recognisable artists in the hip hop scene – Deadly Hunta, Klashnekoff, Devilman, Leaf Dog + BVA, Split Prophets, Tenchoo, and Team Dreebs.

We are beyond excited. Expect to enter the Bullpen and forget where you are…

 

Hospitality take over The Cubicles: London Elektricity, Etherwood, Danny Byrd…

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So Noztrekkers, have we got an out of this world treat for you?! Hospital Records are taking over The Cubicles on Friday Night! Since 1996, Hospitality has grown to be the best known independent label in the UK dance music scene. To name but a few, we are delighted to say we have the big chief himself  London Elektricity on the bill plus Etherwood who is undoubtedly one of the most promising young talents in the scene today having received support from Radio One, XFM and remixed high profile artists including Lana Del Ray. We also have Danny Byrd, one of the first artists to sign to the Hospital label, with his own inimitable take on soulful, vocal Drum & Bass, plus Metrik and Krakota impressing the dance floor. It’s going to be epic. Expect Intergalactic beats while you do the old robotic rave…

Nozstockers Guide to The Galaxy

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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

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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!

http://www.nozstock.com/get-involved/join-the-team/

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.

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