World Book Day 2021

World Book Day 2021

 In aid of #WorldBookDay, we have asked a firm line-up favourite Beans On Toast, to read an excerpt from his own book Drunk Folk Stories. In addition to this Punky poet Spoz, who would normally be found performing slam poetry in the Little Wonderland area of the festival, has a reading to share with you all too, watch it here.

We want to encourage people to read, spending just 10 minutes a day reading can make a difference to children’s future success – and it’s an easy and fun thing to do. So give yourself a break from the homeschooling nightmares (we know them all too well) and let your little ones (you can too) have a watch of the below…

 What are the Nozstock crew reading?

#WorldBookDay means a lot to our festival crew too, so we’ve asked a few of them to share their favourite books…

Cara (Ticket and Volunteer Manager)

“Can I have 2? Both by Erin Morgenstern, The Starless Sea, which I have read three times in the last year. Also, The Night Circus, which I am currently reading for the umpteenth time.”

Rachael (Marketing Assistant)

Six Dinner Sid by Inga Moore. It was my favourite book as a kid (and still is now). It’s basically about a cat who has six dinners from six different owners and none of them know about each other. So, he’s basically cheating on his owners for food, gets found out and all hell breaks loose. Great. Book.”

Rosie (Decor Manager)

“Lavondyss by Robert Holdstock. My father wouldn’t let me read it until ‘I was ready’ it was passed onto me like a bible when I was a teenager. It’s still my favourite book as no other book has ever enthralled me as much as this one, full of darkness, an ancient strangeness with so many layers. It’s words still inspire and resonate with me now. I swear my art style must have been planted in my subconscious while reading it.”

Ni (Clean Campsite Competition Manager)

The Little Prince was my favourite book as a child, wanderlust in the making!”

Kevin (Driver to the Stars & Producer of Tat)

“As a child (obviously not that long ago) it was Just William by Richmal Compton and now I’m an adult (only just) it would be The Cut by Andy Bracken.”

Kerry (Decor crew)

Where The Crawdad’s Sing, although The Very Hungry Caterpillar will always hold a special place in my heart!”

Julie (Mama Noz)

Little Women because I escaped my life in the pages of that book and read it over and over again” 

Rob (Site Manager)

“Bill Bryson – Notes from a Small Island. It’s funny and seeing the UK through an American’s eyes inspired me to travel through the country embracing all it’s eccentricities. I also love Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams.” 

Ella (Creative Director)

“My favourite book as a child was Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne Fine. I’d never forgotten it and recently bought a copy to read to my daughter. That was a special moment sharing that with her.”

Craig (I.T & Ticketing Assistant)

Elephants on Acid (and other bizarre experiments) by Alex Boese. I wasn’t a big reader until my wife bought me that book. In fact it was the first book I ever finished.”