Christmas comes early – Tickets for 2012…

UPDATE – CHRISTMAS TICKETS SOLD OUT! EARLY BIRDS WILL GO ON SALE IN THE NEW YEAR…

Yes, we are really good to you. And we’re told ’tis the season to be jolly. And giving. And all that.

So whether you want to treat your nan, your mum, your daughter, your mate or your own very deserving self, click your way to our tickets page and book yourself into a summer of fun so there’s something very wonderful to look forward to whilst we consider the coming of winter.

Hope you’re all making the best of this incredible heatwave and seeing out the summer with some barbecue magic and a bit more festival fun…

Any questions about tickets email tickets@nozstock.com
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JonesMrJones - Nozstock 2011

Thank you for the best Nozstock ever

On July 29th this year, Nozstock The Hidden Valley opened it’s gates to eager party-goers, promised a proper weekend festival experience to remember. 2011 was our best year yet and there can be no denying it. From the punchy rock-n-roll of the Jim Jones Revue, alongside gargantuan beats from the Foreign Beggars, some serious arm-flailing raving was had. Plus proper country-loving cider-swilling melodies courtesy of the Wurzels were given a run for their money by the joy-soaked finale provided by Americana rollers Vintage Trouble. It was a three-day extravaganza of stimulation for tots, drinkers, dancers, foodies, ravers and rockers.

Promising an all-inclusive experience for grandad and the toddler, Nozstock didn’t miss a beat this year across all eight stages plus hidden treats came in the form of late night cinematic VJ shows, burlesque seductions, folk jams round the fire, sock wrestling and opera from a doused Ophelia on Sheersy’s Lake. Laughing Stock built on its sterling history with some insightful wits and rousing belly rumbles. It was an ultimate and we’re still recovering.

But don’t let us cajole you. If you need reminding of how much fun was had, or if you made the mistake of not coming and want a taster of what might be in store for you come 2012 then see what the journalists made of it.

Reviews by:
Clash Music
Efestivals
Creative Boom
Never Enough Notes

In essence though, Nozstock is only as good as the people that make it and that includes all our crew, volunteers, artists and punters. You were all great fun, good sports and game. And you made this the best Nozstock yet. To revel in the past, check out the Gallery for the latest pics.


 

Get your juices flowing at the Velveteen Valley

For all things glamorous, glittery and giggly make sure we see your pretty faces on Saturday night in “The Velveteen Valley” staged in Nozstock’s theatre “The Bantam of the Opera”. The fun will be kicking off at 12pm and we have a jam packed line up until the sun comes up…..5 hours……..12 acts…….good times!

Brighton based DJ Lapis will be opening the show with his eclectic blend of beats, from Balkan to swing to Disney and many more!…And if that doesn’t get your hips shaking Pearl Boheme surely will…the queen of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance will be here to delight, hypnotize and entertain you. Just to mix it up a wee bit more, Conlon and Hunt will be flabbergasting us with their circus trickery- be prepared to laugh in the face of danger, death or possibly just humiliation!

If this isn’t quirky enough for you already…you better stick around to check out the experimental cabaret collective that is The Late Night Shop. The five different acts invert, subvert and rewrite traditional cabaret, with an addition humorous slant. And after the glitz and the glam, it’s time for even more humor with Comedian Owen Niblock….described by Russell Howard as ‘a very funny man’……that’s sounds…well…funny to us!

Next up is the legendary Keda Breeze, renowned in the Burlesque world for her creation of visually stunning performance art- you’d be nuts to miss the forerunner in the British Cabaret scene. Now….CALLING ALL SINGLE PEOPLE! The Ouse Valley Singles Club is a singles club with a difference, armed with the power of a Ukulele, host Andy entertains the audience with his wit and experiences.  And if that’s not all too fantabulous to handle, Remnants will be wowing us with their amalgamation of acrobatics, dance and theatre!

Finally, ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce our ring-mistress….Ophelia Bitz! With a reputation for stealing hearts, drinks and anything else not nailed to the table- hang onto your hats! Be prepared for a sideshow stunts and a hell of a good show! See you there lovely people!



 

Dub Bait take over Garden Stage

From 1:00am on the Garden Stage, Dub Bait invites you to an intriguing late night line up of 60’s Retro-Futuristic Audio Visual, Award Winning Live Cinema Documentary, post-Dubstep Leftfield Electronica, Future Garage, Cumbia and Tech music. Their line up consists of; Capac representing the sound of Liverpool’s leftfield and recently recording at BBC’s Maida Vale studios for Huw Stephens, Tri Hita Karana an award winning live-cinema performance told through multi-screen video projection and live-music directly influenced from Balinese culture. Bigtellydisco an AV artist and VJ based in Hereford combining with Mash Cinema a live audio visual trip through the retro-futuristic style of the early 60’s, Plaebac a Crunk through Dubstep, Grime and Garage to House, Funky and Dancehall DJ and producer from the Bristol scene, Prymedia who is hot off festivals like Outlook with their moving image collective. Finally the group is held together of the creator of Dub bait promotions – DJ, Promoter and Producer Larsey from Herefordshire. Dont miss out on this mix of visual and audio brilliance from 1.00am on the Garden stage. See you there.

Jim Jones set to tear up the Orchard Stage

The Jim Jones Revue are described as sounding like a car crash between the speaker-ripping grasp of Little Richard and The MC5. They play supercharged rock’n’roll, taken back to its primal, screaming essence. Live, the JJR are an astonishing phenomenon and have relentlessly toured across Europe over the last twelve months- just in time to arrive at our beautiful little farm in the heart of Herefordshire… In other words resistance is futile. The Jim Jones Revue have come to save rock n roll; Sign away your soul here.


The Jim Jones Revue

The chortling continues…

Hackney Empire ‘New Act of the year’ Abandoman are sure to have your sides splitting with laughter at Nozstock this year. Known for their improvised rap music shows, their performance only gets better with audience participation and interaction.  So, if you relish in a cheeky bit of banter, wildly humorous rapping and razor sharp wit, this is an act not to be missed for a night of instant good fun.

Household name and long-time comedian Stephen Frost is gracing Nozstock with his presence this year. This comedy store favourite and king of improvisation guarantees the laughs come hard and fast.

With a winning line up courtesy of some kind suggestions from our friends at Avalon, and workshops aplenty to keep you entertained, we have a comedy treat for all you Nozstockers this year, with unparalleled talent from Phil Kay, Abandonman, the Stephen Frost Improv All Stars and many more sterling, surprising talents!

All of them certainly come with the Nozstock seal of approval.


Rough tweedy warmth with Phil Kay…

Looking for something a little bit different? We believe we have just the thing, with a man wild of beard, mane and mind… Phil Kay is a comedy genius.

With over 20 years of comic experience, Phil Kay knows exactly what he’s doing – he even knows what you‘re doing, given half the chance…

Known for being manic, slightly jumpy and blagging beer from late arrivals within minutes of taking to the stage, Phil Kay works his audiences well, and will have you in stitches and crying with laughter before the first half of his show is up.


Sika Studios present the Hip Hop Squat

The multi-skilled Sika Studios crew are a dab hand at festival creativity and have gained a reputation for producing high quality graffiti and circus shows and workshops at festivals. They use their extensive experience and incredible talents to take graffiti, music and entertainment to all ages, bringing you the best rain, mud or shine!

The Sika collective can turn their hand to anything and thrive in the festival environment. Programmed for your enjoyment at Nozstock this year, these specialists in underground hip hop present among others: Fliptrix – intelligent, streetwise lyrics, high-energy delivery; long-time rap merchant Dirty Dike; The 3 Amigos – tight lyrics, raw and original hip hop with sterling production; Leaf – this beat maker to the stars has been dabbling with wordplay for the best part of ten years; and resident Sika DJ Flash Harry – smashing sets in single and mashing up multiple genres across the country.

So with their innovative talents at your disposal, try your hand at some urban experimentation in a truly rural environment and get into the Bullpen at Nozstock this year.


Tribe of Frog bring the Coppice back!

Tribe of Frog are well known for putting on one hell of a party. Psytrance die hards will be pleased to know they are back hosting the Coppice at Nozstock: the Hidden Valley this year. The Bristol based outfit first appeared at Nozstock in 2009 with great reviews, smashed it up in 2010 and now they are back for more neon warfare. For some selective beats and progressive sounds from the extensive library of electronica, get yourself down to see the headliner Oood, who’s name arose from a trippy revelation one day in conversation… “Out Of Our Depth” … the collective OOOD give you sounds by artists with a real philosophy. “Psychedelia means we’re continually taking in new influences from the wider world of music… I think that’s the key and that’s the beauty of psychedelic trance, you can put all these influences into it and it works.” Get your knees up and your glosticks out!

The line up for 2011 has just been released its gonna be a weekend to remember…


Guilt-free, effortless travel to the Hidden Valley…

Nozstock wants you to get greener (as well as take it easy, relax, chill out and generally have a great time!) by taking the coach and helping cut our carbon bootprint!  Coaches reduce emissions by loads, just because there is more of you in one big happy bus.  Book now and avoid disappointment as buses book quickly….we’re offering locals regional travel from Hereford & Worcester train stations, as well as coaches from London and Bristol for you city slickers.

Kids fares are also available and 10% student discount, contact Festival Coaches to find out how you can claim it.

Hassle-free festivaling for all! We couldn’t make it any easier…


Adult & Teen Bundles all sold out!

You snooze, you lose people… Congratulations to those of you who got the great deal on the Adult & Teen Bundle, but they’re all gone now. So if any of you want guaranteed entry to the festival of the summer, get in quick and buy your tickets before they all sell out.

We’re buzzing here at the farm with building and painting and making beauty wherever we can. All our crew are hard at it getting the farm ready and the site is looking amazing with new structures popping up every day. It’s time to get busy and start planning your outfit and painting your flag so you can spot your tent in the campsite. We’re bringing you a few surprise pop-up sessions at Nozstock this year, so get yourself ready for even more entertainment and proper round-the-clock fun and make sure you check out every area of the site as there’ll be unusual surprises round every corner.

Just to get you warmed up and take the edge off the mid-week slump, enjoy some dirty chuckles courtesy of comedy whizz-kid Rob Rouse.


C.W. Stoneking to play the Orchard Stage…

If you’re craving music with a story, then you can’t miss C.W. Stoneking’s set on The Orchard Stage here at Nozstock: The Hidden Valley in just 25 days! Born in the Northern Territory of Australia, C.W learnt to play guitar aged 11, before dabbling with bands and later establishing his solo career as a singer-songwriter. Playing his calypso blues, C.W tells woeful stories of times past, such as when shipwrecked off the West-African coast whilst hunting for traditional Calypso music (as you do!). Stoneking’s most recent album ‘Jungle Blues’ won ‘Best Independent Blues/Roots Album’ at the AIR Awards in 2009. flyinshoes reviews says of Stoneking, ‘If you want your mind lifting out of its usual ruts, then C.W.’s the man for you. It’s mad, but lovably mad.’

The irresistible combination of his earthy, weathered voice, familiar, acoustic guitar and woeful melodies make C.W. Stoneking’s set here on the farm unmissable!