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It’s not just the stages keeping you entertained in The Hidden Valley.  When you need a break from the festival hive our chill-out healing area down by the pond can provide a proper pampering or visit our garden and get yourself some remedy and soul-soothing. When the bouncing and partying has tired your legs clap along with our folk jam artists or indulge in a spot of retail therapy…

2018 line up includes…

A varied programme of workshops and complementary therapies from Yeleni Support Centre. A quiet, reflective zone to get spiritual and relax, visit Yeleni in the Healing Zone for a massage and an unwind. By helping yourself you will be helping someone else too! Profits from therapies go towards helping those with cancer and chronic illnesses…
Be wowed by the skills on show as our clever craft bods offer demonstrations of traditional techniques, weaving a bit of magic and creating beauty from all nature provides. Fancy yourself the industrious type? Take advantage of a rare opportunity to get hands on experience and guidance from the masters themselves.  Utilising metal, wood, textiles or stone, come and be creative with the amazing workshops we have on offer. The Craft Area is filled with beautiful sculptures and impressive artistic pieces on show. We like to make you comfortable so there’s plenty of seating and even an garden area, where you can catch a few quiet minutes or just soak up the atmosphere. If you’re keen to bring your craft to The Hidden Valley take a look at how to apply on our artist and traders page.  Confirmed demonstators include:

SAY IT WITH WOOD The team at Say It With Wood can create magic with nothing but a peice of Sweet Chestnut and an idea. Their rustic style and traditional techniques means each peice is ansolutely unique.

BRYCES GREENWOOD WORKERS Be amazed as Bryce and his team of skilled greenwood workers create various challenging pieces throughout the weekend from beautiful locally sourced wood. This year they are even making a bed for you to relax on!

MARK EVANS Local wood worker Mark Evans returns to Nozstock to show off his impressive skills. Be intrigued by the most unusual creations and challenges Mark can find.

CHAINSAW CARVING Our popular chainsaw carvers are back! Be awed, inspired and down right impressed by the clever creations these guys can produce with nothing but a chainsaw, a block of wood and an artistic eye…

MUSHROOM PAUL An array of chainsaw carved mushrooms to lounge around on and create your own small mushroom from wood and copper in one of Pauls carving workshops.

METAL WORKS OF ART Roj Williams and the Metal Works of Art crew will create something truly spectacular from a car. Yes, you read that right…

SAMS GARDEN Plant propagation is the process of creating new plants from a variety of sources including seeds, bulbs or plant parts.Join Sam for her propagation workshop and learn the true meaning of being green fingered!

BLACKSMITHING Join the Nozstock blacksmiths! Witness masters of their trade all working together on a special secret project. You may even get a chance to have a go!

MATT HATTERS Using only scrap wood, come and help create a sculpture with a fiery destiny…

POP UP CRAFTS At various points throughout the weekend our crafty crew will be offering knitting circle sessions, spoon carving workshops and even the chance to do some basket weaving. There will be something for all ages and skills to get invovled with and take home a memento of the weekend…

SURREALTASTIC STYLE: COSTUME MAKINGThe crew from My Ella sustainable textiles workshops will be returning to Nozstock for the sixth time! This free workshop aims to empower people to develop skills to express themselves artistically while helping to reduce waste and care for our planet. Always a popular workshops, Join Helen, Fiona and her team (in their 100% recycled bell tent made of old duvet covers!) as they teach the principles of upcycling and using eco fabrics. You can make some mind-bending and surreal costume creations! Be as inventive, creative and as green as you can be.
Forgotten your rain mac? Had one glass too many? This year Nozstock is proud to be working with Chill Welfare to make sure Nozzers high and low are able to feel safe and supported. Chill Welfare have a fantastic ethos which aims to keep people safe by reducing the harms caused by alcohol and other drugs. “We recognise that some people use substances at music events and might at times be in need of support because of what they have taken.” Whether you’ve partied too hard or just need a reassuring chat and a safety pin, the Chill Welfare team will know exactly what to do to get you back on your feet and back into the festival!

Talented musicians who love to strum, sing, blow and pluck unplugged and informally, join us! There will be a safe place to put your instruments down and the opportunity to sing your favourites and play your heart out. It’s at the bottom of the craft area by the pond. See you there. Confirmed acts include:

SLIPPERY SLOPE: Slippery Slope are a four piece acoustic band combining an unusual mix of instruments and musical styles to produce a charming, fun and foot stomping sound. Playing traditional and contemporary musical styles from classic French accordion to stomping Klezmer, with occasional dips into ska and Irish folk along the way. The line up is accordion, fiddle, guitar and Trinidadian steel pan. Slippery Slope supply the perfect mix of silly, melancholy and beautiful music.

MICE IN A MATCHBOX: Mice In A Matchbox are about as local as it gets – the duo, featuring Sally Stamford and Jim Rolt are based in Bromyard, Herefordshire. Together they form an exciting and interesting acoustic blend of styles with the lyrical and evocative vocals of Sally merging with Jim’s punchy guitar work and harmonies. They will definitely get your toes tapping and your fingers snapping!

At Nozstock we know how hot The Cubicles can get so as a haven for you sweaty ravers this year in The Bullpen we are introducing you to Prango…an area like you’ve never seen before. We had hoped it was going to be a nice chilled out space for people to gather their thoughts and recharge before re-entering the rave, but it seems we asked the wrong local… As surreal as it gets, this is a chill out space come ginger supremacy haven. Expect the unexpected, from bath tub ball pits to a volcano giving life to the auburn haired (yes, you read that right.) Anything orange goes. Plus Sunday afternoon sees 5 hours of drum ‘n’ bass from the orange-inal nutters Shire FX. Wear Orange for the occassion! You will know when you’ve been Prango’d!
Psychonauts offer an immersive experience like no other. This team of professional psycho-surgeons will be administering an audio visual assault of delirium and delights for those in need of a little light relief.
Not to be outdone by those big consumer festivals, Nozstock brings you your own shopping boulevard, so treat yourself to a bit of consumer naughtiness. Don’t forget to browse our selection of official Nozstock merchandise with brand new designs for 2016. Almost everything you can imagine can be found, so try and pull yourself away from the music to have a stroll around… As well as delicious sweet treats from our various vendors, meat and veg of all varieties can be found on site to sate all appetites. With a focus on local sourcing, good variety, and high quality, no belly should be left unfattened! Our themed homegrown bars will be serving you the finest local ciders and homemade cocktails. Get salivating over lovely fresh Italian pizzas, warming curries and the ultimate in comfort food: toasties! Plus we’ll be finding you sweets treats to meet every desire, from ice creams to crepes for that much-needed sugar injection. Fill your tummy – you’re going to need the energy for all that dancing.
If you’re a novice with the arrow or fancy yourself quite the bowman, hone your archery skills with Golden Lotus on Saturday and Sunday above the Coppice. Expand your skillset as well as your horizons here on the Nozstock farm…
What better way to end a fantastic weekend of festivities than a firework display? Well, that’s exactly how we will be ending Nozstock. Once again, Jordans Fireworks will be supplying the sparkles this year, and we are all stocked up with our favourites from the past, plus of course some nice new additions. So make sure to come along, you really don’t want to miss out on witnessing what is set to be a breathtaking display…

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