Galactic greatness: Nozstock in photos

Photo credit: Lulu Harrison

Huge thanks to a plethora of fabulous photographers who captured the wonder that was Nozstock 2015….

See their sets on Nozstock’s Flickr >>> 

Phil Nichol Touches Down in the Laughing Stock …



Ladies and gentlealiens of Nozstock, prepare yourself for Phil Nichol’s touchdown in the Laughing Stock. We can promise there’ll be no side left unsplit once he’s through with you…

Phil comes with many a feather in his hat, having written and starred in innumerable live comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, acted on the West End, and even got involved in the old tellybox, starring in shows such as BBC3’s ‘Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive’. His prowess hasn’t gone unnoticed – he’s been the recipient of more awards than you can shake a stick at, including the Stage Award for Acting Excellence, the Scotsman Fringe First award and many other nominations.

A truly unique performer, Phil will win you over immediately with his uncanny charisma, musical ability and knack for improvisation – no boundary unbroken, no funnybone left untickled, Phil will shock, entertain and mystify you in equal measure.

Get down early to get a seat – he truly must be seen to be believed …

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 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…


Super Early Birds on sale (limited supply)


If imagining yourself at Nozstock 2015 is all that is getting you through the thought of the night’s drawing in then we’ve got some news for you…

The festival will take place 24 – 26 July 2015 and a limited amount of super early bird tickets will go on sale Tuesday 7 November at 6pm. They will be priced at £80 for a Friday arrival ticket, £90 for Thursday arrival. Note these are only available from our website ticket’s page.

We expect these tickets to sell like flaming hot hot cakes so if you don’t want to miss out, be sure to get online at 6pm sharpish!

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Photo by Richard Aldred

Photo by Richard Aldred

Josh Widdicombe headlines Laughing Stock


Taking up the headline duties in Laughing Stock  we are very excited to announce Josh Widdicombe will be joining us at Nozstock this year. Star of Mock The Week, Live at the Apollo and 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Josh Widdicombe is one of the most in demand comics on the circuit. With sell out tours, best newcomer nominations, a much loved XFM radio slot and 3 series of critically acclaimed TV show ‘The Last Leg’ under his belt it’s no surprise Josh is so popular. Named “the British Seinfeld” by London Is Funny and “individual, accomplished, hilarious” by The Scotsman, expect sharp wit, charisma and hysteria from an amazing talent.