Thank you to everyone who joined us for Nozstock @HOME.
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16+ hours of entertainment
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Making the decision to cancel Nozstock 2020 was one of the hardest things we’ve had to do. As necessary as it was, it left us with a Nozstock shaped hole in our Summer that we knew just had to be filled. And not to pat our own backs or anything, but boy, have we filled it…
Taking a slice of each of our ten stages, combined with a squeeze of Nozstalgia, peppered with the top-notch programming you expect from your favourite festy, shaken up in a syrup of surprises and surrealness, we’ve created a digital dose of pure Nozstock glory, pouring out of our front room straight into yours.
From acoustic musings to rub-a-dub beats, from sing-a-long shanties to pounding drum n bass, Virtual Nozstockers can expect a range of exclusive gigs from home, Nozstock classic sets, unreleased content from some festival favourites and even a few special treats recorded from the farm (with respect of social distancing of course!).
Unlike many festivals our core Nozstock team is very small – without all of our crews help we would simply not exist. So big to everyone who helped us put this together and to the stellar artists giving their time for free. We all know how much support the arts needs to weather this storm. Please show your appreciation for the performers you love with the donation links included.
So set up your tent, dust off your festival hat, get those glow sticks out and get involved. After all, we’ve been hosting you in our back garden for the last 21 years. It’s about time you returned the favour…. 😉
* ADULT CONTENT AFTER 7PM *
Grab your Nozstock 2021 ticket here
Support Nozstock & Win Prizes
If you can afford to, a donation will make a huge difference to us as a small, independent festival. As you can imagine, we have already committed lots of spend on bookings, staffing and production costs which are lost for 2020, so any help is really gratefully received and helps the festival stay delivering all the fun you’ve come to expect! Plus we’ll donate 10% of all we receive between our partner charities.
Until 7.30pm, 25 July, we’ll enter anyone donating into our Nozstock @ Home raffle, so you could win prizes including… tickets to 2021’s festival, artist meet & greet, Nozstock merch, signed artist merch, drinks vouchers, free Thursday upgrade, parking passes, and invites to the 2021 press party! Winners announced live at 7.55pm on the stream.
LINE UP …
10:00 Little Wonderland Kids Area Takeover
It wouldn’t be Nozstock without something especially for the little ‘uns and we’ve bought the best bits of Little Wonderland straight to your backyard. The Spare Room Arts crew will be getting their crafty on showing you how to make fabulous festival flip flops and headdresses.
You will need: Cardboard (anything from the recycling bin will do!), Selloptape, Scissors, Pencil, Felt Tip Pens, Glue, Fabric (any type or colour of fabric will do but mesh or netting fabric – like tutu’s are made from – is ideal.)
After your crafty fix welcome Spoz, the punky poet. Dive into a world of words, rhythm and rhyme. Expect loads of fun, a bit of silliness and rapping about chocolate. Not forgetting Renegrade Beatbox, a Top 4 UK Beatboxer who combines his talents to inspire young people into creating music with their mouths, whether this be singing, rapping or beatboxing!
South London based duo Pela have a lo-fi, electronic and vocally driven sound which began as a studio project and blossomed from a shared love for listening to Cocteau Twins, James Blake and Solange…loudly. Now, their sound is finding its way out into the world, with first release, ‘You Got Me’ released in May 2020. Expect engaging but free melodies, textured beats and spirited lyricism. Pela are encouraging donations to Black Minds Matter
ZOOM WORKSHOP: 11:00 Starlight Kids Yoga
Stretch your way into the day! We all know how beneficial yoga can be for body and soul but kids yoga with Becks is also FUN with a capital F! Dynamic flows where you stretch, jump and laugh! Suitable from age 3+.If you would like to join this workshop please register your interest here and we will email you the relevant details. Don’t forget to join the facebook event! This workshop is brought to by Yeleni Complementary Health Centre whose work help those with cancer. Support their work and donate here.
Formed in late 2012 in a dingy rehearsal room in West Croydon, Frauds are an energetic, over-the-top duo who combines thick jagged riffs and beats with a mixture of humour and anger in equal measure. Serving up something a bit different for your virtual delight expect an acoustic set, still chock full of songs that NME Radar describe as fitting on a ‘worst dinner-party music ever’ playlist.
11:45 The Junkoactive Wasteman and his Tinphonia
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.
11:55 The Beefy Boys Cook-A-Long
The Beefy Boys are an award winning burger, beer and cocktail joint who have got your festival food all sorted with their lunchtime cookalong. Showing you how to rustle up an amazing BBQ steak and Caesar salad to keep your bellies fattened for all that dancing, they’ve invited Noz along for the ride to spill a few backstage secrets. If you want to cookalong with The Beefy Boys you will need:
-36oz Tomahawk Steaks, Rock Salt, Butter, Rosemary, Thyme, Garlic, Anchovies, Egg Yolk, Lemon Juice, Romaine Lettuce, Parmesan, Bacon Lardons, Worcestershire Sauce, a BBQ!
12:30 Bryony Sier
Bryony Sier is an acclaimed folk-pop artist from South Wales whose unique sound is shaped especially by her love of American blues, soul, gospel and country music. The soulful power of Bryony’s voice has caught the attention of some of the biggest names in the music industry. Her last single ID was selected for the prestigious BBC Sounds Wales Mix. You can buy Bryony’s new EP here
ZOOM WORKSHOP: 12:30 MyElla Make A Dino Tail Workshop
Festivals are all about the fancy dress, but if you really want to go to the next level then join the ever so crafty Helen from MyElla as she shows you have to make your own wearable dino tail! All ages and abilities welcome but smaller hands will need some help with needle and thread. Want to be as snazzy as a stegosaurus? You will need:
1 large triangle of fabric 50cm x 75cm long (or as long as you like!), scrap thick fabric cut in triangles (approx 10cm x 10cm), needle, thread, pins (useful), string/ribbon/wool (2mt max), scrap fabric /old pillow / wadding to stuff your dino tail.
13:10 Subwork ft. Tenz & Natty Speaks
Bringing the daytime sounds of Elephant’s Grave straight to your sofa, Bass collective Subwork, offer up a set choc-full of your favourite reggae sounds. Join Subwork’s head honcho DJ Tenz, whose astonishing ability to read a crowd means his sets can go from footwork and jungle all the way to dancehall and rub-a-dub sounds. He’s joined by versatile and outspoken hip-hop entertainer, the self-proclaimed ‘Alan Partridge of the loop station’ Natty Speaks. Tenz and Natty would like to encourage donations to People In Motion who provide aid to refugees and displaced people across Europe.
13:35 Nick Parker and Friends
Nick Parker began gigging in Glastonbury during his teens before joining up with his band ‘The False Alarms’ to form a folk/rock/ country act. A regular on the festival scene they have recently supported the Levellers, and Skinny Lister. 2010 saw the release of Nick Parkers solo debut album ‘The King of False Alarms’, and he has since released another two albums, the most recent of which has received considerable air time on various BBC6 Music shows. For his Nozstock @ Home offering, Nick is joined by a selection of friends including our own Orchard Stage Manager Darren Beale and Bandstand Assistant Manager Shane Dixon. If you enjoy this set please support Nick by making a donation here.
ZOOM WORKSHOP: 14:00 Yeleni’s Family Fun Dance Workshop
Join Rebecca from Yeleni Support Centre as she turns the music up and gets those funky moves out! Great fun for all the family, get involved and boogie along to songs so groovy you just can’t sit still.
To join this workshop please register here and we’ll email you all the details. Don’t forget to check out the facebook event. If this workshop gets your toes tappin’ please support Yeleni’s work by donating here.
14:10 Year of The Dog
One of our highlights of Noz ’19 we couldn’t wait to invite this raucous six piece back to the farm. You may recognise Year of The Dog from their star appearance as ‘Swing Band’ on Netflix’s Sex Education, playing the unforgiving high-school cool kids, and performing their very own hit tune ‘Run These Streets’ in episode three. With an original brass blasting concoction of indie-ska, funk and soul, these guys will have you dancing on the coffee table.
14:30 Happy Daggers
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 festivals and venues nationwide, their debut album Ultraviolet Animals, released in 2019 digs further into electro-funk roots, setting them as one of the hottest acts on the scene.
15:15 Beans on Toast
Essex born ‘drunk folk singer’ Beans on Toast has become something of a cult figure. Singing simple songs that tackle big issues, making you laugh but also making you think, with honest lyrics and quick wit. He recently released lockdown single, Human Contact. Written and recorded at home, it details how much he is missing everyone right now. Click here to grab yourself some Beans on Toast music and merch.
ZOOM WORKSHOP: 15:30 Looking Sketchy Life Drawing
Join us for our last of eight sessions life drawing, with the amazing COUPLE, ‘Alamo’ aka Allen & Mo. Allen & Mo are models who have both modelled for us before but this time they will be modelling together, so lots of great poses to look forward to. They have been working on some very exciting ideas with a little festival spin of course. All abilities welcome, all you need is a pencil and paper! Join our facebook event. To cover costs, this workshop runs on a pay what you can scale. Tickets are on sale now, do grab yourself one! TICKETS ON SALE HERE
15:45 Seas of Mirth
Cabinet of Lost Secrets regulars, Seas of Mirth have been stamping their own mark on modern music for the last decade, mixing up styles and song structures while also being known for their nautical and, perhaps, not-so-serious twist. The nine-strong ensemble includes Xylophone, bouzouki, clav organ, accordion, and theremin (to name a few), joined by a shoal of effects and watery samples. With a sonic span of psyche, dark funk, jazz, disco, ambient, latin and chime-pop, Seas Of Mirth have played at some of the UK’s biggest festivals and toured the UK and Europe. Support Seas of Mirth and check out their bandcamp.
16:15 Professor Elemental
Welcome to the world of Professor Elemental. Sit down and he’ll brew you a nice hip-hop number, stir in some comedy and then serve it with scones. An award winning hip-hop artist and accomplished host, this steampunk flavoured mad Professor first got himself noticed with the track that paid homage to the British brew – ‘Cup Of Brown Joy’. His lively combination of comedy & music has led to performances at Glastonbury, Steam Expo and San Diego Comic Con. If you enjoy Professor Elemental please consider donating to his chosen charity, The Hummingbird Project or supporting him here
Hobbit has been beatboxing since 2003, passionate to push the artform as well as himself. Proof in this is being the official 2x UK Loopstation Champion, 3x UK Team Champion and integral member of World Champion beatboxers, ‘The Beatbox Collective’. His show has taken him from Glastonbury Festival to Times Square and provided him opportunities to work with Microsoft Windows and Sky. A true creative force, expect to see more from one of the finest beatboxers the world has to offer.
17:10 Gardna + ASBO
Coming straight from Dingly Dell, we welcome Bristol MC and host extraordinaire, Gardna, who has steadily built up a solid reputation for bringing the good vibes. He commands a strong stage presence at his incendiary live shows, inviting the audience into his world of big bad sounds. His passion for sound system culture and his skills as a wordsmith have allowed him to approach the music game from a fresh perspective and truly make an impact on the worldwide underground bass circuit. He’s joined by ASBO Disco who provide music for the massive. Bass heavy party music played straight to your face. As Dabbla says, “there ain’t no party like an Asbo Disco party.”
ZOOM WORKSHOP: 17:30 Clean Campsite Competition Tent Judging
Fabjazzle your homestead for a chance to win 2 tickets to next years Nozstock… Get your dens and tents ready for this years clean campsite competition. Be it garden or living room, tent or den show us what you’ve got in a 2 minute video emailed over to hq [AT] nozstock.com. Late entrants can be judged during the workshop but in case of high numbers we can only allocate 1 minute to show off your wares! Judging will be based on your friendliness, upcycling, recycling, overall inventiveness and whether or not you’ll actually be able to sleep in your creations! Extra on the spot prizes for party tricks and general amazingness! Join us on this zoom workshop for a celebration of your upcycled trashifacts and temporary homes and find out who the winners of the coveted clean campsite trophy will be. To join this workshop email us your video and register your interest here. Don’t forget to check out our facebook event! If you enjoy this session please consider donating to our tent judges chosen charity Circus Eruption a free integrated youth charity based in Swansea.
17:50 Galaxy Wolf In Space
Galaxy Wolf In Space is a musical project from Nottingham based performance artist and producer Mark Ellis in collaboration with other musicians. The result is a hybrid of post-disco, outrun, and electro. Enjoy Galaxy Wolf In Space? Support the artist by donating to paypal.me/pumpleton
18:00 Stiff Joints
It wouldn’t be a Nozstock if we didn’t have a dose of our favourite ‘ska-army’ so we invited them to the farm for a socially distanced performance at The Bandstand. For a decade, The Stiff Joints have been lighting up faces at festivals with their exuberant live show. The boisterous bunch from Kidderminster are showing no signs of slowing down as they continue to deliver their infectious big-brass, party-ska sounds up and down the UK. Prepare to bounce. Enjoy Stiff Joints? Support them and buy their music here
18:40 Oh My God! It’s The Church presents OMGITV
It’s time all you sinners went back to church. To a service where party is the new praising, where you’ll be baptised in absinthe and made to dance with the devil himself. Join OMGITC frontman, insane pastor Michael Alabama Jackson, as he leads you on a service of religious ecstasy, providing his own unique Pentecostal parody party experience. Support OMGITC by making a donation here. Please note, this set is not suitable for children. Contains strong language and content that may offend.
ZOOM WORKSHOP: 19:00 Clitty Sewage’s Quizzy Dizzy Ding Dong
Clitty Sewage (French pronunciation please darlings!) was as big in the game show world as her shoulder pads back in the ’87. She is fully equipped to take a firm but loving grip on a willing Noz audience and steer them through rounds of pure trivia (such as the infamous ‘Cock or Not’), picture rounds (‘Guess the Baby Fascist’, ‘Running or Cumming’) and bonus challenge rounds that will bring glory, sweat droplets and gentle degradation to participants all in the name of WINNING! Points mean prizes and prizes mean hecking ace Noz merch and perks! Wear something suitably fabulous, additional points are awarded for sparkles, kind eyes and excellent use of facial hair. Pour yourself a cold one in your festie cup and we’ll see you Saturday at 7pm! Strictly adults only. Take a peek at the facebook event. To join in the fun, register for your place here
19:25 Dutty Moonshine Big Band
With a set coming straight from your favourite farm, Dutty Moonshine have conquered stages across the U.K with a unique take on 1920’s jazz that has been fused together with future sounds from the bass music underground and fronted by two of the UK’s best MC’s, Maria Laveau and Hypeman Sage. Have you ever heard a 12 bar Blues manipulated into a half time DnB/carnival anthem? Or a New Orleans funeral song turned into a whisky soaked mid tempo breaks dancefloor destroyer? We know you haven’t because there’s only one band in the entire world like these guys. Grab yourself some Dutty Moonshine Big Band merch here
20:05 Shosh (24hr Garage Girls) ft LOCAL & Kelsey Sings
The 24hr Garage Girls are a Bristol-based all-girl collective that originated at Boomtown Fair. Originally a self-described human carwash (literally hosing down ravers; need we say anymore?), the girls worked their way up to having their own stage. Here, they put on some of the most electric UKG parties that the festival had to offer. Shosh, the American-born DJ and driver behind the group, serves up a set recorded from Bristol’s Thekla, to keep virtual Nozzers bouncing to some filthy baselines mixed with sing-along classics.
21:00 Dub Pistols (DJ Set)
Dub Pistols sound is a reggae-breaks-jungle mashup. These gangster-swaggering festival stalwarts boast an 18-year career working with heroes like The Specials, Busta Rhymes, and Madness. Frontman Barry Ashworth steps up to provide Nozstockers with a party mix that will transport you back into the fields. If you love the Dub Pistols then pre-order their new album here.
21:35 Utah Saints
We were so looking forward to welcoming Utah Saints back to the farm this year, we just had to ask them if they would join our virtual line up instead. Utah Saints have been making music and playing gigs around the globe since the birth of house music. The world renowned duo have released 9 Top 40 UK hits, have sold over 2 million records worldwide, sampled a huge range of artists, promoted award winning club nights and have presented shows for radio stations such as Radio 1, XFM and Kiss.
22:05 Krafty Kuts
Famed for his inventive combos and wily technical chops, Krafty’s sets smack of a man addicted to funk in all its forms and have won countless awards, whilst his showman skills have remained as in demand as they were at the turn of the century. This is largely down to his ability to properly entertain, pay attention to detail and to dust his knuckles in his bottomless crates. Just as likely to play Parliament as he is Plump DJs, Krafty’s party know-how and reputation for digging deep and catering for music lovers of many distinctions has ensured a broad and loyal following the world over. Donate to support Krafty Kuts here
22:40 Calyx and Teebee
For two decades, Calyx & TeeBee have forged an unprecedented path at the forefront of Drum and Bass. The duo boast chart-topping singles and acclaimed LPs including ‘Anatomy’ and ‘1X1’ and have won numerous awards including ‘Best Producer’, ‘Best Single’& ‘Best Video.’ In 2012, Calyx & TeeBee signed to Ram Records, arguably the biggest drum & bass label in the world and a leading light in the multi-genre bass music scene.
23:20 Uncle Dugs & Billy Daniel Bunter
Transporting you back to Nozstock 2018 with this previously unreleased recording from the jungle guru which was one of the highlights of that weekend. Uncle Dugs is an award winning DJ who also presents the only legal daytime oldskool / jungle radio show in the whole world known as #RCFF (Run Come Follow Friday) on Rinse FM. As ever, expect ‘vibes 4 miles’ from the UK’s newest old skool legend.
00:20 London Elektricity
He’s steered the ship that is Hospital Records through the seven seas of DnB over the last twenty-three years, and in 2019 London Elektricity returned with his own new music, ‘Final View From The Rooftops’ (ft Cydnei B.). This majestic musical exploration is an eccentric adventure that’s been 13 years in the making, twisting through a tale of untraditional D+B; a six minute soundscape that’s a masterclass in progressive orchestral fantasia and a timeless dose of soul. Along with spearheading his internationally reaching drum & bass powerhouse Hospital Records, London Elektricity is also the mastermind behind seminal albums such as ‘Syncopated City’, ‘Are We There Yet?’, and ‘Yikes’, with his extensive discography culminating countless drum & bass classics. If you enjoy London Elektricity please support his chosen charity, Warchild.
00:50 Octo Pi + Trafic MC
Octo Pi‘s style of drum ‘n’ bass can only be described as ‘up front,’ with most of his tracks featuring punchy drums coupled with complex melodic basslines, set on a backdrop of euphoric, evolving pads. Octo Pi’s technical ability is something to behold. He’s joined by his brother from the Liquifiyah fam, Trafic MC. Consistently engaging and creating, it’s easy to see why this ball of effervescent energy has becoming a sought after Host and MC at festivals across the UK.
01:20 Tribe of Frog: Dr.G & Pieman
The Coppice is regularly lauded as a favourite stage by Nozstockers, and Tribe of Frog is why. Bristol’s legendary psychedelic party producers are known for their spectacular decor alongside cutting-edge psytrance, techno, progressive, hitech and more. Join resident Froggers Dr.G and Pieman for some expansive, progressive psychedelia to end our virtual festival on a high.
Plus catch all this other great stuff in between the sets…
It wouldn’t be Nozstock without a dose of sparkle, shine and late night naughtiness from Lavrak. When the sun goes down, expect burlesque tongues in cheeks, naughtiness, dreamy dancing and hilarity. Taken from their recent ‘Self-Love Club’ show which received rave reviews, these performances are definitely not suitable for little eyes and ears!
Curators of Nozstock’s Wrong Directions Cinetent, The Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen, based in Birmingham’s iconic Custard Factory offer a unique cinematic experience in an independent space. They have long running partnerships with the likes of Flatpack Film Festival and Afroflux. Screening the gamut of mainstream to arthouse film, the cinema truly offers something for everyone. With an eclectic and diverse selection of short films hand picked for Nozstock @ Home, this is truly an audiovisual treat for the senses.
Play It Again Dan
Tinkling those ivories, the fabulous Dan Bramhall returns for the customary lunchtime sing-along you’d normally catch in The Cabinet of Lost Secrets. Recorded from the caravan you cabinet fans all know and love, we invite you to join in and sing from your living room!
Swansea Laptop Orchestra
Swansea Laptop Orchestra use hacked game controllers, laptops and sensors to create and perform experimental, classical, electroacoustic and electronic music. Controllers are used to track the performers’ gestures and theatrical movements, bringing a unique physicality to electronic music while also creating a symbiotic audio-visual experience. If you enjoy SLO’s performance please donate to their chosen charity, Swansea Womens Aid.
Formerly frontman of the much lauded Anomalies and now more likely to be creating gourmet meaty treats as part of The Beefy Boys, Mouthmaster Murf dusts off his mic for the return of his amazing movie raps. Here he brings you his amazing commando rap, the epic 80’s movie condensed into a 10minute rap odyssey alongside his musical partner in crime, DJ Mayhem.
Edie Morris Film
Edie Morris is an award winning stage designer and video artist. Winner of the 2018 Lord Williams Memorial Prize for Design, Edie’s portfolio includes prop work on the Tolkein film, set dressing for Dr. Who, directing music videos for Year of The Dog and she has designed and created Nozstock’s Orchard and Garden Stage decor since 2016.
Clik Clik Collective
Clik Clik Collective produces unique immersive entertainment for all kinds of events and activities; taking the arts directly to the people to encourage creativity and playfulness! Did you catch The Peggys? These old scrubbers keep on going. Z list celebrities with all their filth, they give make overs full of banter than will leave you feeling fresh as a daisy.
Flatpack is a mobile arts organisation which exists to show amazing work, bring people together and develop new ideas. They love film in all shapes and sizes and take over venues across Birmingham every May for their magnificently eclectic Flatpack Festival. Flatpack 2020 had to take place online but that hasn’t stopped them from sending some of the best entries across for Nozstock @ Home. If you love film, then donate to Flatpack here
Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema
Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema bring community cinema to Stourbridge and the surrounding area and organise exciting events across the Black Country. (Horror film festival anyone?) Thank you to the whole FNC team who have kindly provided a selection of short films for your Noz @ Home viewing pleasure.