Voting open! Nozslam 2015: time for the wordsmiths…

The shortlist has now been selected… but you’re welcome to continue showing your appreciation with likes!


Here they are!!! This year’s entries for the online preliminary round to Nozstock’s very own, highly popular, nationwide POETRY SLAM COMPETITION!!! 

Who would you like to see in the live finals at Nozstock 2015? It’s up to you!

(Not sure what a poetry slam is? Head to www.nozstock.com/nozslam for all the info!)

All you need to do is watch the videos in this playlist and give the poems you like a ‘thumbs up‘ before Thursday 25th June. The top ten most ‘liked’ videos will be sent to our judges to pick their favourite five, who will each receive a free ticket to come and compete in the live finals headlining The Bantam Of The Opera Theatre Stage on Sunday 26th July at Nozstock this year!

Winners announced on 1st July!

Watch, like and share your favourites!

Ticket to ride with 3 month instalment plan

10 for 9 new

 

Hey Nozzers, with just under 100 days until the Nozstocker’s guide to the Galaxy set’s to take you off to another dimension, it’s time to grab yourself a ticket quick smart

This year we’ve introduced a 3-month instalment plan so buying them is easier than ever.

You can do this direct with Skiddle here.

We’ve also got an out of this world offer, where if you buy 9 tickets, you get the 10th one absolutely free… and all at the tier one price of £99 + NO booking fee! Time to rally up your mates we thinks!

For more information email tickets@nozstock.com or ring us on 01885 475010, this offer cannot be claimed online.

You can also grab them from See Tickets as well as from the official Nozstock website.

For all disabled access queries please check our access section here.

Full info and our Ts + Cs can be found in just a click away on our tickets page.

Time to get Nozzing! X

First payment instalment deadline for volunteers Friday 1st May

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Being part of the Nozstock crew is huge fun and you’ll meet some great people and a fair few repeat offenders (ahem, attenders). You’ll be worked hard but your hard graft will be rewarded with an unforgettable weekend of fun and satisfaction. The festival is great because you are great so we have high expectations. Come! Join the fold…

The first payment instalment deadline for volunteers is this Friday 1st May folks.

More info here: https://www.nozstock.com/get-involved/join-the-team/volunteer-application/

Come work + party with us ‘longside Wu-Tang, Martha & Beardyman!

 

Line up announcement: Wu-Tang Clan & Martha Reeves headline The Orchard

We’re sorry to announce the cancellation of Wu-Tang Clan. De La Soul will be headlining on Saturday at Nozstock. See the details here.

We thought it was high time to reveal the first tasty line up tit bits for this years festy and not to speak too soon- but it looks like 2015 is going to be our biggest and bestest festival ever. Huzzah! Hold on to your hats while we take you on the very first whirlwind tour of Nozstock announcement goodness…

Bam! Start getting excited for hip-hop heroes Wu Tang Clan, scrummy motown legend Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, London trop-pop icon Hollie Cook, improvisational wizard Beardyman, dandy old Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, and Gyp-Step six-piece Molotov Jukebox. Expect great things from legendary pairing Ed Rush & Optical, as well as prolific drum and bass producer, Dillinja.

Congo Natty will be bringing his reggae-infused, rootsy sound to the Garden Stage, and jump-up hero DJ Hype is set to smash it. British folk favourite Beans on Toast will sing his heart out just for you lovely lot, and don’t forget to pack your bass faces ready for legendary DJs Ed Solo and Deekline.

If you’re a hunter of some serious beats then never fear- Nozstock is here. We’ve got performances from Dr Syntax and we’ve teamed up with the one and only Uncle Dugs, who’ll be performing AND bringing some of his favourites with him- expect big things from Ratpack, Slipmatt, Kenny Ken, and Billy Daniel Bunter.

All this plus the likes of Electric Swing Circus, Mr Woodnote & Eva Lazarus, Lisbee Stainton, Skinny Lister, Best Friends and the cream of the up and coming crop. Plus many more to be announced.

Like what you’re hearing? Check out the full line up and Get your tickets, here

first line up collage

 

Super Early Birds on sale (limited supply)

SUPER EARLY BIRDS HAVE NOW SOLD OUT BUT WE’LL BE RELEASING MORE THIS SIDE OF XMAS, HAVE NO FEAR!

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!

Remember to be the first to hear all our news and updates subscribe to our newsletter HERE (see the purple box on the right) and maybe you could look as happy as this guy….

Photo by Richard Aldred

Photo by Richard Aldred

Share your insights @The Festival Congress

Message from the

WHAT ABOUT THE FANS?

If you have attended a festival in the UK or internationally this season, AIF want to hear from you.

There will be a panel at the Festival Congress in Cardiff on 18 October, for which we need contribution from festival attendees.
To apply to participate in the panel discussion and win a free conference and after party ticket to The Festival Congress, fill out this FORM.

This audience focused panel will explore: What makes the best experience of a festival, both in the UK and overseas? Are fans loyal to one festival? How important is the music line-up now? How important are additional activities and immersive elements? Has technology changed the way that people interact with festivals? What are the key issues fans face? What makes a dream festival scenario? What do you love and hate about festivals? What changes and improvements would you like to see from organisers?

The Festival Congress is a two-day conference and celebration taking place in Cardiff (17 – 18 Oct), featuring top festival/music industry speakers Rob da Bank (Bestival), Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1), Jude Kelly (Southbank Centre), Martin Elbourne (Glastonbury Festival) and many more. Info available on the website.

 

Will Mason Jones

Will Mason Jones

Well, chees-uz, that was quite som’n’.

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Still reeling from Nozstock weekend or are you guys already taking out a bitesized chunk of the next adventure in your festival season, you insatiable bunch you? We are, suffice to say, eating our own body weight in delicious foods, sleeping for Britain and running free with the farm dogs in the fields, plus there’s a morsel of take-down to think about. But crikey o’Riley, what a festival that was… and it seems the reviewers aren’t in disagreement either. Feast your eyes on these photos, check out the reviewers’ insights and don’t forget to let us know what you think of us; for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Nozstock 2015, answer our 5 minute survey.

 

REVIEWS:

Efestivals by Bella Whately

K-Mag by Jake Salter

SlapMagTV – On the Farm

Alex and Alexa Family Blog

Subba Cultcha by Mark Jennings

The Mix Up by Melissa Haynes

The Punk Archive by Dan Stoten

The Knowledge Plymouth

Festival Kidz

Wordplay

In-Reach by Dan Hainsey

Daddacool

The Random Notebook

Diary of a First Child

 

OTHER TASTY BITS:

Swing Kong set from Fri 1 Aug

Nozstock Party Mix on Spotify

Love Your Tent interview with our Green Queen Lady Tate