Being green at Noz 2018

Each year, we strive to demonstrate our commitment to sustainability, and monitoring and reducing our environmental impact is a key priority of ours. Festivals can be a concerning source of environmental impact and it is our duty as festival organisers, go-ers, and lovers to be as conscious of this as possible.

We have taken the Festival Vision 2025 Pledge which aims achieve a 50% reduction in festival-related annual GHG emissions by 2025. So…Nozstockers we need you to help us with a few things…

Drastic on plastic

This year in collaboration with the AIF’s ‘Drastic On Plastic’ campaign we are implementing a “Let’s get Ready to Refill” campaign where we are encouraging people to bring a refillable water bottle to Nozstock, and use our taps rather than buying bottled water.

In addition, we’ve joined the final straw campaign, banning plastic straws from all our bars and food stalls.  Say no to the straw!

Reuseable cups will be available from the bars again – pay a pound for your first cup and you can exchange it for a clean one when you come back for another drink.

We are actively discouraging the use of non-biodegradable body glitter as it is a micro plastic. There will be biodegradable body glitter available and our artists have been encouraged to use it.

Travel

There are multiple ways to travel to Nozstock, and we would love it if you chose to get here via public transport or if you shared transport.

Coaches to and from the festival run from London, Bristol, Hereford and Worcester. Coaches from London and Bristol now run on the Thursday to the festival site to get there in time for Thursday opening. These are still the same low prices. You can find all the information you need on travel here.

Lift sharing is not only a more environmentally conscious decision, you may just make some new festival friends! You can organise a lift share via our official page on GoCarShare.

Reduce, reuse, recycle

We’ll be running the Clean Campsite competition again this year, with prizes including 2 tickets to Noz 2019!

Alongside this, after the success of last year’s Eco Bond scheme which helped us separate and recycle 40% of the entire festival’s rubbish, we are running the eco-bond and recycling centre again. If you paid for a £5 Eco Bond when you bough you ticket, you can reclaim it by bringing a bag of rubbish or recycling to the Eco Bond recycling centre and sorting it on the Sunday afternoon or Monday morning.

Local charity People in Motion will also once again be running their salvage operation to reclaim as much useful and reuseable camping equipment and non-perishable food to be sent as aid to help refugees across Europe. Their work is vital so please support them at the festival and look out for their pop-up shop selling some of weird and wonderful things they’ve found which aren’t aid appropriate!

We can’t wait to welcome you, your reusable bottles and eco-glitter to the farm in just a couple of weeks.

All paths lead to the Hidden Valley!

Nozstock adventure time is nearly upon us! Have you figured out how you’re getting here yet? Fear not brave traveller! For we have made it super easy to find out your travel options to make your journey as smooth and hassle free as possible!

Nozstock is tucked away in the magical green rolling fields of Herefordshire, just a stones throw from the picturesque market town of Bromyard, and there are plenty of easy ways to get get here.

The smuggest way to get here has to be by car sharing – not only do you get to split the cost of the fuel and car parking ticket; meet fabulous new festival buds en route; and score green points for the planet; but you could also be in with a chance of winning a pair of free tickets to Nozstock 2018! All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is offer or request a lift through the Nozstock GoCarShare car sharing webpage!

We are also running coaches from major train stations in Hereford, Worcester, Bristol and London to make linking up with public transport that much easier.

Thursday 20th July 2017

7pm – from Hereford Train Station (£6 advance)

8.30pm – from Worcester Shrub Hill (£6 advance)

Friday 21st July 2017

10am – from London Kings Cross St Pancreas (£18 advance, not available on the day)
10am – from
Bristol Temple Meads (£16 advance, not available on the day)

10am – from Hereford Train Station (£6 advance)

Monday 24th July 2017

10am – to London Kings Cross St Pancreas (£18 advance)
10am – to
Bristol Temple Meads (£16 advance)

11am to Hereford Train Station (£6 advance)

12pm – to Worcester Shrub Hill (£6 advance)

Book your coach tickets here. Advanced booking is advised and children under 13 travel for free (although a seat must be booked for them).

There is a free (yes free!) shuttle bus service that runs between Bromyard and Nozstock approximately every 20 minutes for the duration of the festival’s opening hours. The shuttle bus runs from the Pump Street bus stop in town, to the Conquest Theater car park, to the drop-off point at Bromyard Rugby Ground and on to the festival site.

Local bus services run from Hereford and Worcester to Pump Street on Thursday, Friday Saturday and Monday, so all you have to do is wait there for the free Nozstock shuttle bus to pick you up and take you on site. Check out the local timetables here.

You can even ride your bike to Nozstock! Plan your route using Bike Hub’s free route plannerand soak up the glorious countryside on your way. Cyclists will find a warm welcome and secure bicycle parking by the wristband exchange.

Find full details of all your travel options and that all important postcode here!  http://nozstock.com/about/directions/

Remember if you are driving to Nozstock you will need to purchase a parking pass if you haven’t already done so.