Cabinet of Lost Secrets

 

“Dare you explore our world? Don’t be shy – enter our tunnel and see what’s inside. Relax in our den and let us entertain you. You might find a place of lost secrets where the animals party and where strange things found in time are collected and stored. You may also discover big earth shaking grooves to make you move and unusual electronic sounds and performances.”

Shortlisted for the AIF Festival Award ‘Most Unique Arena 2015’, The Cabinet of Lost Secrets returns, bringing you a fifth slice of weirdness at Nozstock the Hidden Valley. Surprises, characters and dancing await you in this strange underground lair! Expect the unexpected! Get properly ‘funked up’ with live funk & world rhythms; explore experimental electronica; bathe yourself in unusual performance and pop ups; love our DJ funksters spinning from the caravan, and remember to keep an eye out for the secrets……

2019 line up includes…


HENGE
“Attention Earth!!! This is Henge. We come in the name of rave. We bring you the gift of Cosmic Dross – a kind of music new to your world. Ravelings of Earth, Rebel!” Henge won the best live act at the Association of Independent Festival awards 2018 and rightly so!
THE STIFF JOINTS - HIGH ROLLER TOMBOLA
For almost decade The Stiff Joints have been lighting up faces at festivals and venues with their exuberant live show. This boisterous bunch from Kidderminster continue to deliver their infectious big-brass, party-ska sounds to crowds up and down the UK and beyond. Always up for a bit of cheeky fun, this extra special Stiff Joints show involves some crazy-ass tombola madness so prepare for the unexpected!
KINGSLEY SALMON & THE OCCUPATION
Kingsley Salmon has been producing Reggae music since 2006. Inspired by the Jamaican sound of the late 70’s, early 80s, Kingsley seamlessly fuses the timeless genre with World Music, Blues and Jazz. Renowned for his emotionally charged lyrics, he addresses subjects of conflict, anxiety, poverty, and politics. In 2013 King Solomon was formed, a 10 piece Reggae band who gained a healthy following through extensive gigging, before Kingsley moved on to his solo venture in 2017 armed to the teeth with self produced, hard hitting original roots reggae. Look out for him making movements this year.

HALLOUMINATI
Following on from the success of their album last year, Hallouminati bring their inimitable brand of Greek inspired party punk. Delving deeper into their musical smorgasboard, they throw themselves into the darker realms of bouzouki inspired Surf and Rembetiko, as well as sweat inducing, hip thrusting grooves that pay homage to their traditional roots with frantic, manic vibes. Hallouminati’s new set is the sonic recreation of old men sat nostalgically round a taverna whilst their grandkids rave next door- the furious joy of the cathartic release of the human condition.
SNAZZBACK
Drawing inspiration from their comrades in the UK jazz revival, Snazzback have been playing relentlessly across the UK leaving thrilled audiences in their wake. Fiery improvisation remains at the heart of the band’s ethos and their high energy live shows have helped build their reputation as one of the most exciting acts to come out of Bristol’s music scene.
ASK MY BULL
A musical chimera that combines the visceral energy of punk, the danceability of drum’n’bass and the intriguing nuance of jazz:, Ask My Bull is delightfully hyperactive and cinematically epic. Staying connected with their house-party and street-rave roots, summer 2018 was a blinder for them, with shows at Beat-herder, Kendal Calling, Eden and inside the Cabinet itself!

LOBSTER
Reggae and hip-hop influenced 6-piece from Birmingham, Lobster are a bunch of mates who consistently develop their sound and continually get people dancing and a skanking. Rarely sticking to one genre for too long, they go from melodic roots reggae to downright dirty, dubby punk and all the way back through soulful hip-hop and upbeat ska.
HAPPY DAGGERS
Leeds based five-piece, Happy Daggers have crafted a unique sound combining funk, swing, soul and electro Receiving rave reviews for their explosive live performances, ability to capture a crowd and induce some serious dance moves. Gracing the stages of numerous major festivals and venues nationwide, this year they come armed with brand new material from their debut album, Ultraviolet Animals, due for release this summer, digging further into electro-funk roots, this is definitely one not to be missed.
INWARDS
Inwards a.k.a Kristian Shelley, a multi-instrumentalist and music programmer from Worcestershire. His work exists in the experimental domain and draws influence from the far borders of dance music, using modular synths with acoustic and electronic sources to create a nostalgic and colourful sonic palette. Signed to Brighton label Small Pond, Inwards has attracted heavy support from Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1, been a BBC 6 Music Recommends Track of the Week and had two tracks highlighted by Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music) in his Best of 2018 picks.
YEAR OF THE DOG
A raucous six piece with an original concoction of ska, funk, soul, reggae and swing – Year of the Dog have a raw energy and unforgettable sound of blasting brass. 
PUNCH THE SKY
Birmingham based Punch The Sky have made it their mission to get audiences jumping, singing and dancing across the UK, with upbeat performances influenced by worldly sounds. Seen at festivals including Shambala, Blissfields, Bearded Theory, Swingamajig and many more, their unique, loud and thrillingly energetic live shows take the audience through an infectiously fun rollercoaster ride of sexy sax lines, tongue-in-cheek lyrics, thrill-seeking solos and virtuosic versatility.
BOSS MORRIS
Boss Morris are an all-female prog Morris side based in Gloucestershire and assure you NOT your run-of-the-mill Morris dancers. With dazzling costumes and a procession of mystical beasts and creatures in tow, they revel in all things magical, ancient and out of the ordinary. You might have spotted them in a music video, on stage or in your local pub; Whether hailing wassail, singing a ritual or performing a medieval fighting dance, Boss endeavour to be always changing, always moving and never quite what you thought you expected.
THE JUNKOACTIVE WASTEMAN

Playing chopped up samples and live breaks, The Junkoactive Wasteman is a convicted junkophile and the world’s first ever Tinphonia player. Once a failed musician working as a freelance bin man, he drowned in a barrel of toxic waste and was saved by tin cans which fused to his body. No longer a bin man, but part man, part tin can. He is joined by The Terrible Tin Twins of Terror dance duo!

7 SUNS

7 Suns, a multicultural 12-piece from South London have been bringing their unique World Fusion music to venues and festivals throughout the UK and Europe for the last 15 years. With songs in Spanish and English all set to a non-stop groove of Afro/Latin funk and Caribbean Rhythms with intense energy, it’ll be impossible not to move your feet!

THE BARE SOULS

From sleazy blues, to sultry soul, to good old fashioned rock n’ roll, with a heavy dose of funk thrown in to keep you moving, The Bare Souls are breathing fresh life into classic genres. This 7-piece outfit from Bristol is fronted by a rich and powerful voice, reminiscent of the 70’s soul greats and combines for an energetic and passionate performance.

OLUBUNDI

The brainchild of Nigerian South Londoner Tobi Tikare, Olubundi blends West African grooves like juju, highlife, apala, waka, fuji and afrobeat with the more contemporary sounds of soul, funk, hip hop, jazz, latin to create soundscapes that authentically join both worlds together in music matrimony.
Tobi works with talented musicians that digest the ideas and then interpret and express them in their own individual way to produce a unique sound with an unmistakably strong afro feel.

ROSEBUD

Heavily improvised situationist electronics. Beats. Wails. Howls. Rosebud have shared a stage with the likes of Blanck Mass, Qujaku (Japan), Ulrich Schnauss, Poisonous Birds and many more. Drawing on a wellhead of Drone, European Industrial, Jeff Mills and the filthier end of Krautrock, feeding on the visual chaos of The Fluxus and Dada Art movements. Imagine Apex Twin fronted by Damo Suzuki. Think Pharmakon, Tobacco, Venetian Snares, Underground Resistance. And Godflesh. At once.

JOE COOK
Joe Cook is a spoken word artist and musician. Originally a lyricist for various bands including Birmingham reggae punk outfit Lobster, Joe has exploded onto the spoken word scene described as The Streets meets Joe Strummer, delivering social commentary in lyrical rhythmic style. His video for BBC Arts entitled ‘How To Be A Poet With Dyslexia’ was aired on National Poetry Day 2016 on BBC’s ‘Five Great Performances’ alongside John Cooper Clarke, Kate Tempest, George The Poet and Rachel McCrum.
BEATWELL & DANTE
Beatwell is a veteran vinyl collector, selector and DJ who has graced many a dance-floor, bar space and festival stage with his funk driven grooves. Dante plays an up-tempo blend of raw soul, rare grooves, hip-hop, disco and funk. Both have shows on 1BTNFM, and are Cabinet regulars bringing more slick tunes for your feet to move to!
FUNKY NAVIGATION DJS
Our resident funksters return, bringing you the finest Afro, Latin, funk, jazz, hip-hop, disco and rare groove the universe has to offer. If Funky Navigation can’t make you dance, then you can’t dance! The Sunday night funk jam was particularly special last year so come and get your best groove on all over the weekend.
LARSEY
DJ Larsey is bringing us his Cosmic Afro Disco party! Unraveling glittery rhythms, technicolour lasers and powerful percussive grooves.
COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS
Collective Unconscious is a theatrical company creating immersive
adventures aiming to provide the opportunity for people to engage in
transformative experiences, to challenge audiences and providing a safe
environment in which they can explore and possibly break down
perceptions of themselves.

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