The Orchard Stage

The Orchard Stage

One last chance for one last dance: The Nozstock 2024 Orchard Stage Lineup 

 

Beloved Nozstockers! The time is upon us. The moment we’ve been waiting for. 

 

Hold on to your hats, because the soundtrack to Nozstock’s Last Dance Saloon is here. And let us be the first to tell you, there’ll be a lot more than line dancing going on round these parts!

 

Enormous kudos to the booking team for the stunning job they’ve done building this tribute of a lineup for the Orchard Stage this year. A magical, musical place which holds so much space in the Noz community’s hearts. 

 

Noz HQ, we tip our hats to you. 

 

Heartfelt Noz-stalgia aside, it wouldn’t be right to go out without a big old dance and big old bang! As such, this year, as with all other years, we bring you bangers and we bring you anthems. We bring you fresh new talent, firm favourites and even a few old friends. 

 

This is a lineup that’ll have you grabbing your nearest and dearest and heading straight for the Orchard. 

 

Starting strong with certified Nozstock resident and legend of the Orchard, Andy C will be joining us on stage with Tonn Piper. An underground icon, Andy is nothing short of a phenomenon, a pioneer  in the movement that is drum and bass. Regularly playing headline slots at the world’s greatest festivals, he’ll be back at Noz playing the set to end all sets. 

 

We’re also delighted to announce the influential force that is Groove Armada will be partaking in our fairytale ending. Known worldwide for playing life affirming shows, from the dancehall dub of ‘Superstylin’’ to the crossover pop appeal of ‘Song 4 Mutya (Out Of Control), from the dance-floor igniting ‘I See You Baby’ to the woozy sunset vibes of ‘At The River’, Armada fans new and old are in for a Groove infused treat. 

 

We’re also beyond honoured to be welcoming to the stage, the legendary Boney M. Need we say more? See you front left for Rasputin b2b with Daddy Cool for some serious vintage disco vibes from the 70s, 80s and beyond!   

 

2 time grammy winners and bonafide legends Arrested Development will also be gracing up with their presence, serving up nostalgic 90s hip hop (who else can already see us a sea of people arm in arm singing along to People Everyday~) and smooth new material. Their new album ‘Bullets In The Chamber’ has already been described as one of the Best Hip Hop Albums in 2024. 

 

Next up, the amazing, heartwarming and heart pumping House Gospel Choir. The choir that house built or, as they put it themselves, “House Music + Gospel Choir = Well you get it right?!”. This London-based vocal group, which debuted in 2014 at Glastonbury Festival promises to provide “a voice for those who can sing but… don’t always know the words”. We can’t wait! 

 

Luckily for us, Bristol based MC extraordinaire Gardna will also be joining us in the Orchard for his final farewell set. A chance to grow together in the good vibes and big stage energy he’s known for serving up. 

 

It wouldn’t be the party we all deserve without Dutty Moonshine Big Band gracing the Orchard with their presence. Known for their big energy festival shows, this 12 piece force of nature with big banging music are guaranteed to serve up a killer live show. 

 

The thought provoking and suited Undercover Hippy. Billy Rowan’s music brings together acoustic guitar, soulful vocals, infectious reggae rhythms, and the lyrical delivery of a skilled mc. He’s on a mission to make you think, laugh and dance simultaneously – sound familiar Noz family?!

 

And as ever Mr Tea and The Minions will be serving up music guaranteed to make you jump around. United by a love of tea, energetic dancing, cheeky riffs, silly hats, and cake, Mr Tea and the Minions’ raucous Ska Folk blended with full-fat Balkan beats and a squeeze of tangy Dub has made them party-starting festival favourites.

 

But the fun won’t be stopping there; not even close! 

 

We’re blessed to be joined this year by big energy brass band Cut Capers, producer of quality global grooves Sam Redmore and High Fade (sure to set the Orchard floor alight with their super sharp funk and disco blend). 

 

We’ll also be getting on down to the sound of chap-hop extraordinaire Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, BBC Introducing backed Year of the Dog, reggae royalty State of Satta, Smoke Like A Fish, Holy Youth Movement, True Strays, The Social Ignition, Ushti Baba, Emily Magpie, Gated Estates and The Anomalies. 

 

For anybody who hasn’t yet secured their tickets for Nozstock’s Last Dance Saloon, we implore all would-be and one-last-time Nozstockers to get yours while you still can!

 

Tickets are selling at breaknecks speed, and one they’re gone they really are gone.  [ticket link here]

 

Not long now Nozzers. We’ll see you front and centre in the Orchard x