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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…

2016 line up includes…
YELENI HEALING AREA

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…

CHILL WELFARE

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!

LEGS 4 AFRICA

The founding principle of Legs4Africa is to minimise waste and maximise life. Due to NHS policy to not reuse components, 5000 functional prosthetic legs are disposed of in the UK every year. Legs4Africa collects as many of these as possible and gets them into the hands of those who need them. In just two years they have managed to get 1500 African amputees walking again, something which would never have happened without their brilliant team and the kind generosity of the people who support them. To raise awareness for this fabulous initiative they will be inviting you to join them in decorating a prosthetic leg at the festival and learn more about what they do…

FOLK JAM

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…

WONDROUS WARDROBE RECYCLED CRAFTS & COSTUMES

My Ella sustainable textiles workshops will be returning to Nozstock for the fifth 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. Join 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 ancient civilisations costume creations! Be as inventive, creative and as green as you can be.

SHOPPING & FOOD

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.

FRANK WATER

Frank will be running a FreeFill event at Nozstock selling lovely FRANK Water Refill bottles. People can then fill them for free all weekend at the refill station with refreshing, chilled, filtered water. All profits from selling the bottles go towards funding clean water access for the 663 million people around the globe who still don’t have it. Since 2005 FRANK Water have managed to fund safe drinking water and sanitation for more than 300,000 people in 208 communities and we want to help them get further.

FIREWORKS

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, Jordon’s 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…

SAI HANDICRAFTS

If you fancy a stroll and a little break from the music to see what else the festival offers, then why not wonder down to the crafts area where you will find Pirya and her team who will be offering henna tattoo workshops over the course of the festival. Drop by to learn the teams unique styles and techniques and if you fancy it why not treat yourself to a henna tattoo designed by them for the festival.

 

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