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…

 

Ticket to ride with 3 month instalment plan

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Hey Nozzers, with just under 100 days until the Nozstocker’s guide to the Galaxy set’s to take you off to another dimension, it’s time to grab yourself a ticket quick smart

This year we’ve introduced a 3-month instalment plan so buying them is easier than ever.

You can do this direct with Skiddle here.

We’ve also got an out of this world offer, where if you buy 9 tickets, you get the 10th one absolutely free… and all at the tier one price of £99 + NO booking fee! Time to rally up your mates we thinks!

For more information email tickets@nozstock.com or ring us on 01885 475010, this offer cannot be claimed online.

You can also grab them from See Tickets as well as from the official Nozstock website.

For all disabled access queries please check our access section here.

Full info and our Ts + Cs can be found in just a click away on our tickets page.

Time to get Nozzing! X

First payment instalment deadline for volunteers Friday 1st May

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Being part of the Nozstock crew is huge fun and you’ll meet some great people and a fair few repeat offenders (ahem, attenders). You’ll be worked hard but your hard graft will be rewarded with an unforgettable weekend of fun and satisfaction. The festival is great because you are great so we have high expectations. Come! Join the fold…

The first payment instalment deadline for volunteers is this Friday 1st May folks.

More info here: https://www.nozstock.com/get-involved/join-the-team/volunteer-application/

Come work + party with us ‘longside Wu-Tang, Martha & Beardyman!

 

Celebrate independent festivals and get ‘Festival Fever’ to win tickets!

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The folk at AIF (The Association of Independent Festivals) are seeking the best fan filmed independent festival footage of 2014 – with the winner receiving an ultimate free festival season ticket to all 50 AIF member events in 2015!

All you have to do is Tweet your awesome festival YouTube video and include the hastag #festivalfever
Alternately you can also email your video to info@aiforg.com

Footage can cover any element of a festival, but must adhere to their acceptable use guidelines and be shot at an AIF member event, listed here.

Videos will be judged by AIF member promoters, with one ultimate season ticket winner and four runner up entries, who will each receive a festival goody bag.

So come on Nozzers – submit your best Noz Video and you could win tickets to loads of festivals this summer!
For all the ins and outs just click here

 

Win a DJ slot at Nozstock 2015

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Are you a budding bedroom talent and fancy getting a chance to perform to a larger audience alongside the likes of Dillinja, Ed Rush & Optical? Well this is the competition for you. We’ve teamed up with Data Transmission to offer some lucky soul a spot at Nozstock 2015. The winner will receive 2 artists tickets to the festival, free drink in the dressing room, all travel expenses covered and of course a set in The Cubicles during the Data Transmission takeover. This is your chance to show our fantastic crowds what you have to offer. You will also be interviewed by Data Transmission for their readers, facebook fans and twitter troop.

To enter, please submit your best track via Mixcloud by midnight 30th April 2015 following these simple steps:

  • ‘Like’ the Nozstock and Data Transmission Facebook pages.
  • Upload a mix of no more than 20 minutes to Mixcloud.
  • Title the mix “Nozstock Data Transmission DJ Comp 2015 – Your Name
  • Tag the mix: “Nozstock Data Transmission DJ Comp 2015″. If you fail to tag the mix correctly, your entry may be missed.
  • Write a short biography including your DJ name, real name and mixcloud user name in the description
  • Add tracklist
  • Use the competition cover-art provided here.
  • Your mix should reflect the set you would play at Nozstock. Make sure it’s huge!

It’s that simple! The winner will be selected by a panel of judges from Nozstock and Data Transmission and announced early May. Full details, terms and conditions are available here.

Electric Swing Circus’ project Swingmajig comes to Swing Theory!

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If smokin’ hots beats, scandalous fancy dress, sizzling dance moves and lunacy all round are your thing than Swing Theory is just the place for you this year.

2015 welcomes three amazing promoters, joining us to spread a little vintage mayhem – Electric Ballroom Promotions, Swingmajig and Ragtime Records will each host a night in the speakeasy and we can’t wait!

Electric Ballroom will expose you to the freshest DJs and performing talent around, all wrapped up in one of the craziest and loudest parties you’ll ever go to whilst Swingmajig, organised by the amazing Electric Swing Circus takes the sounds and styles from the 1920s and brings them up to date with a modern twist. Ragtime Records take up duties on Sunday, with their Swing music for the 21st Century.

Between them they welcome the likes of Wolfie Razzmatazz, Madam Electrifie, C@ In The H@, Jenova CollectiveClan Dextine and F Block to name but a few.

It will be a swing session to remember, so don your top hat, saddle up your unicorn, and join them on their magical journey to the dancefloor…

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…

Line up announcement: Wu-Tang Clan & Martha Reeves headline The Orchard

We’re sorry to announce the cancellation of Wu-Tang Clan. De La Soul will be headlining on Saturday at Nozstock. See the details here.

We thought it was high time to reveal the first tasty line up tit bits for this years festy and not to speak too soon- but it looks like 2015 is going to be our biggest and bestest festival ever. Huzzah! Hold on to your hats while we take you on the very first whirlwind tour of Nozstock announcement goodness…

Bam! Start getting excited for hip-hop heroes Wu Tang Clan, scrummy motown legend Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, London trop-pop icon Hollie Cook, improvisational wizard Beardyman, dandy old Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, and Gyp-Step six-piece Molotov Jukebox. Expect great things from legendary pairing Ed Rush & Optical, as well as prolific drum and bass producer, Dillinja.

Congo Natty will be bringing his reggae-infused, rootsy sound to the Garden Stage, and jump-up hero DJ Hype is set to smash it. British folk favourite Beans on Toast will sing his heart out just for you lovely lot, and don’t forget to pack your bass faces ready for legendary DJs Ed Solo and Deekline.

If you’re a hunter of some serious beats then never fear- Nozstock is here. We’ve got performances from Dr Syntax and we’ve teamed up with the one and only Uncle Dugs, who’ll be performing AND bringing some of his favourites with him- expect big things from Ratpack, Slipmatt, Kenny Ken, and Billy Daniel Bunter.

All this plus the likes of Electric Swing Circus, Mr Woodnote & Eva Lazarus, Lisbee Stainton, Skinny Lister, Best Friends and the cream of the up and coming crop. Plus many more to be announced.

Like what you’re hearing? Check out the full line up and Get your tickets, here

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Calling all Fancy Dressers!

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Christmas may be well and truly over but Nozstock is the gift that keeps on giving… we’ve devised a little something to whet your appetite for the coming festival and get your brains abuzz with costume ideas for this year’s intergalactic extravaganza.

If there’s one thing we can say about you Nozstockers it’s that you know how to do fancy dress good and proper … and as a little token of our appreciation we’re going to make sure that the best dressed amongst you get a reward for your endeavours! At Nozstock 2015 we want to see your fancy dress cranked up to 11 –  we’re thinking glitter, silver facepaint, anything glow in the dark and shiny- the list is endless. Get practising your Princess Leia buns and polishing your space helmets. After all, if you can’t let your hair down in the Hidden Valley, then where can you?!

Judges will be scouring the site on Sunday to find the festival-goers whose costumes are simply out of this world. The winners will be revealed in the ultra-prestigious Bandstand award ceremony at 16:45 on Sunday and will be the lucky recipients of tickets for 2016’s festival, as well as the respect and admiration of all your fellow campers. Can’t say fairer than that, can we?

Stuck for costume ideas? check out Jokers’ Masquerade space section here.

Live long and prosper, space cadets…

 

Give the gift of Nozstock for Christmas…

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Now that it’s dark so early and cold outside the best place to be is by the fire dreaming of summer and the amazing time awaiting you at the farm. With that in mind we thought it was high time we released tickets…so…

Early Bird tickets will go on sale on Sunday 14th December 2014 at 6pm. Grab your loved ones the gift of Nozstock this Christmas for the bargain price of £85 for Adult Weekend and £75 for Teen Weekend. There is a limited amount available and as ever, we expect them to sell fast..Tell the droid to pour you a long, cool drink and be waiting at your communications port, fingers ready at 6pm…

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!