Jam around the fire at the Hidden Valley

This year we are officially inviting all you lovely people to not only come and bear witness to the wondrous music Nozstock has to offer, but to be part of it. Whatever you play (within reason; church organs not allowed) bring it along & join our folk jam around the crackling fire. It promises to be a sensational cacophony of music, harmonised with the sound of foot tapping. It doesn’t matter if you’re just learning or you’re amazing; it’ll be rip roaring fun no matter how skilled you are. If you’ve only picked up your recorder twice, then this is the perfect opportunity to get some more practise in, have a laugh and meet some like-minded recorder fanatics (and other musicians and nice people). If Norah Jones or the reincarnation of Jimi Hendrix happen to be reading this, your musical prowess is very welcome! However, you non-musos can be part of it too. Make sure you pop over even if you only want to hum quietly, whack the triangle or even just listen!

Though we cannot claim responsibility for your loss of items, we will provide a storage locker for your instruments to be stored in after the jamming session has come to a sad end, and will strive to ensure that they are kept safe and sound.

More line up treats unveiled…

Here at Noz HQ we are very excited to reveal our next round of line up announcements to tantalise your festival taste buds. Post punk powerhouse The Futureheads will be topping the bill on Saturday’s Orchard Stage with their brand of guitar thrashing, sing a long favourites and we’ve no less than Mr ‘Super Sharp Shooter’ himself Zinc, showing The Garden Stage how it’s done on Friday Night. They are joined by the kings of ska-punk Imperial Leisure, and festival heavyweights Los Albertos, all alongside some of the hottest new talent in the UK including Jake Bugg, Kal Lavelle and The Caezars. But it’s not just the music that’s revving us up. Theatrical wonderment awaits in The Dingle, with Ophelia Bitz confirmed as ring mistress in The Velveteen Valley and 2011’s National Story Teller of the Year Rachel Rose Reid delighting the crowds at The Tent of Temporary Thought. Don’t know about you guys, but we actually cannot wait…how many days to go now?!

To see the line up in all it’s glory check out this page and visit the stage-by-stage pages on the website.

Glamp in style with Hotel Belltent

Welcome to the wonderful world of Hotel Bell Tent. Your Camping with Soul, hassle free delight that will revolutionise the way you go camping. Hotel Bell Tent provides a unique and magical touch to any camping experience and whilst it has been likened to staying in a hotel – you will be in the field, at the heart of Nozstock The Hidden Valley.  We hope to help create that unforgettable, not to mention cosy, experience –  you simply book your ‘room’, turn up and check in – leaving all the hard work to us giving you more time to enjoy Nozstock’s top notch music, dazzling theatrics & tickling comedy!

Hotel Bell Tent will provide you with the lavishness of home comforts, a truly unique space to unwind in after a day or night out and excellent 24hr customer service.

Ideal for families, groups of friends or couples looking for something out of the ordinary  … we just know you are going to love it!

All our beautiful canvas Bell Tents come fabulously dressed with accessories from our ‘camping with soul’ range – luxury inflatable mattresses (as required per tent), hand loomed rugs, coir door mats for muddy boots & shoes, tea light candle chandeliers (for light and warmth), low level hand painted tables, and OPTIONAL 100% Egyptian cotton bedding and lovely soft towels.

Booking more than one tent? Checking in with kids? Let us know and we will accommodate your requirements.

Visit www.hotelbelltent.co.uk  for more information and to make your booking.

Looking forward to seeing you in a field soon!

Tricka Technology to headline Garden Stage!

If the sunshine wasn’t enough for you, we’ve got another golden nugget of line-up treasure to bring to you today; Tricka Technology will be headlining the Garden Stage on Saturday night. The killer trio will be smashing out their finest just for you with their signature fusion of beat and breaks music. Globally acclaimed Krafty Kuts, the man, nay! the legend with a shelf of international DJ awards under his belt alongside a catalogue of club culture anthems is joined by A-Skillz, notorious breakbeat scratch’n’mixer whose presence has been felt from Glastonbury to Ibiza and to guide you on the way to ultimate bass-dom is Dynamite MC, a tongue twisting legend whose years of jungle, dnb and breaks MC-ing will bring nothing but hype, hype, hype.

Early Bird Tickets Sold Out Already!

It’s been fourteen glorious summers since the Noz family began their annual shindigs and now in 2012 the farm is hosting an established, leading family festival with top notch music, dazzling theatrics and tickling comedy in a delightfully intimate, utterly exciting and downright beautiful setting.

Now, the sun is barely shining and we know you summer-loving types are no doubt longing for fields, tents and cider, so we decided to get you one step closer to Nozstock 2012 and released a limited supply of early bird tickets at 10 am this morning. Incredibly these tickets were all gone by 5.30pm today  – some of you weren’t busy working at work, but were doing the sensible thing and planning your summers! We wanted to make sure some of our loyal fans and subscribers had a chance to get the early birds too so we released another batch of them and the last of these has just been snapped up. You guys are keen!

So the sad news is that we can’t afford to do any more early birds for you this time round, but luckily for you our advanced tickets are so cheap for nine venues of round-the-clock entertainment, of such astonishing quality, that we’re not feeling too guilty. Best get on it, before they all disappear people!

And we know you don’t want to miss out on that festival feeling; downing tools, leaving reality behind, forcing as much camping stuff as humanly possible (and then some) into a rucksack you definitely thought was bigger and making your way to a weekend of bliss.

But what would an early bird ticket announcement be without a line-up announcement to go hand in hand? It’s finally here folks and it’s one to get excited about. We’ve everything from Scottish folk-rockers The Proclaimers to jaw-breaking bass and beats in the form of Andy C & MC GQ. Not to mention theatrical wonders and workshops, prime-time comedians and mesmerising late night screenings of short films and music videos. There’s plenty of arty fun awaiting the mini-festivaler too so bring along the whole family. Check out the full line-up so far and grab your tickets here!

Get Ready for a Magical Nozstock 2012

Video: Prymedia, Music: The Correspondents – RentaClown

So we’re reaching the end of winter, though the snow might make you think otherwise! Still, you’ll be pleased to know that preparations for this summer’s magical helping of Nozstock: The Hidden Valley are well under way and we promise it’ll be another blinder! Get thinking up some wonderfully creative costumes as this year’s theme is Myths & Legends and we’re expecting big things from you lovely lot. Early bird tickets will be available soon so watch this space and for the keen beans amongst you sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear about upcoming competitions, to get interactive with your favourite festival and of course, to find out our incredible line up. Head over to our Facebook and Twitter and let us know your predictions! We’re all getting pretty excited here at Nozstock. Including the cows.

Christmas comes early – Tickets for 2012…


Yes, we are really good to you. And we’re told ’tis the season to be jolly. And giving. And all that.

So whether you want to treat your nan, your mum, your daughter, your mate or your own very deserving self, click your way to our tickets page and book yourself into a summer of fun so there’s something very wonderful to look forward to whilst we consider the coming of winter.

Hope you’re all making the best of this incredible heatwave and seeing out the summer with some barbecue magic and a bit more festival fun…

Any questions about tickets email tickets@nozstock.com
For general info, to reap your affections upon us or give us an earful email info@nozstock.com

JonesMrJones - Nozstock 2011

Thank you for the best Nozstock ever

On July 29th this year, Nozstock The Hidden Valley opened it’s gates to eager party-goers, promised a proper weekend festival experience to remember. 2011 was our best year yet and there can be no denying it. From the punchy rock-n-roll of the Jim Jones Revue, alongside gargantuan beats from the Foreign Beggars, some serious arm-flailing raving was had. Plus proper country-loving cider-swilling melodies courtesy of the Wurzels were given a run for their money by the joy-soaked finale provided by Americana rollers Vintage Trouble. It was a three-day extravaganza of stimulation for tots, drinkers, dancers, foodies, ravers and rockers.

Promising an all-inclusive experience for grandad and the toddler, Nozstock didn’t miss a beat this year across all eight stages plus hidden treats came in the form of late night cinematic VJ shows, burlesque seductions, folk jams round the fire, sock wrestling and opera from a doused Ophelia on Sheersy’s Lake. Laughing Stock built on its sterling history with some insightful wits and rousing belly rumbles. It was an ultimate and we’re still recovering.

But don’t let us cajole you. If you need reminding of how much fun was had, or if you made the mistake of not coming and want a taster of what might be in store for you come 2012 then see what the journalists made of it.

Reviews by:
Clash Music
Creative Boom
Never Enough Notes

In essence though, Nozstock is only as good as the people that make it and that includes all our crew, volunteers, artists and punters. You were all great fun, good sports and game. And you made this the best Nozstock yet. To revel in the past, check out the Gallery for the latest pics.


Get your juices flowing at the Velveteen Valley

For all things glamorous, glittery and giggly make sure we see your pretty faces on Saturday night in “The Velveteen Valley” staged in Nozstock’s theatre “The Bantam of the Opera”. The fun will be kicking off at 12pm and we have a jam packed line up until the sun comes up…..5 hours……..12 acts…….good times!

Brighton based DJ Lapis will be opening the show with his eclectic blend of beats, from Balkan to swing to Disney and many more!…And if that doesn’t get your hips shaking Pearl Boheme surely will…the queen of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance will be here to delight, hypnotize and entertain you. Just to mix it up a wee bit more, Conlon and Hunt will be flabbergasting us with their circus trickery- be prepared to laugh in the face of danger, death or possibly just humiliation!

If this isn’t quirky enough for you already…you better stick around to check out the experimental cabaret collective that is The Late Night Shop. The five different acts invert, subvert and rewrite traditional cabaret, with an addition humorous slant. And after the glitz and the glam, it’s time for even more humor with Comedian Owen Niblock….described by Russell Howard as ‘a very funny man’……that’s sounds…well…funny to us!

Next up is the legendary Keda Breeze, renowned in the Burlesque world for her creation of visually stunning performance art- you’d be nuts to miss the forerunner in the British Cabaret scene. Now….CALLING ALL SINGLE PEOPLE! The Ouse Valley Singles Club is a singles club with a difference, armed with the power of a Ukulele, host Andy entertains the audience with his wit and experiences.  And if that’s not all too fantabulous to handle, Remnants will be wowing us with their amalgamation of acrobatics, dance and theatre!

Finally, ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce our ring-mistress….Ophelia Bitz! With a reputation for stealing hearts, drinks and anything else not nailed to the table- hang onto your hats! Be prepared for a sideshow stunts and a hell of a good show! See you there lovely people!


Dub Bait take over Garden Stage

From 1:00am on the Garden Stage, Dub Bait invites you to an intriguing late night line up of 60’s Retro-Futuristic Audio Visual, Award Winning Live Cinema Documentary, post-Dubstep Leftfield Electronica, Future Garage, Cumbia and Tech music. Their line up consists of; Capac representing the sound of Liverpool’s leftfield and recently recording at BBC’s Maida Vale studios for Huw Stephens, Tri Hita Karana an award winning live-cinema performance told through multi-screen video projection and live-music directly influenced from Balinese culture. Bigtellydisco an AV artist and VJ based in Hereford combining with Mash Cinema a live audio visual trip through the retro-futuristic style of the early 60’s, Plaebac a Crunk through Dubstep, Grime and Garage to House, Funky and Dancehall DJ and producer from the Bristol scene, Prymedia who is hot off festivals like Outlook with their moving image collective. Finally the group is held together of the creator of Dub bait promotions – DJ, Promoter and Producer Larsey from Herefordshire. Dont miss out on this mix of visual and audio brilliance from 1.00am on the Garden stage. See you there.

Jim Jones set to tear up the Orchard Stage

The Jim Jones Revue are described as sounding like a car crash between the speaker-ripping grasp of Little Richard and The MC5. They play supercharged rock’n’roll, taken back to its primal, screaming essence. Live, the JJR are an astonishing phenomenon and have relentlessly toured across Europe over the last twelve months- just in time to arrive at our beautiful little farm in the heart of Herefordshire… In other words resistance is futile. The Jim Jones Revue have come to save rock n roll; Sign away your soul here.

The Jim Jones Revue

The chortling continues…

Hackney Empire ‘New Act of the year’ Abandoman are sure to have your sides splitting with laughter at Nozstock this year. Known for their improvised rap music shows, their performance only gets better with audience participation and interaction.  So, if you relish in a cheeky bit of banter, wildly humorous rapping and razor sharp wit, this is an act not to be missed for a night of instant good fun.

Household name and long-time comedian Stephen Frost is gracing Nozstock with his presence this year. This comedy store favourite and king of improvisation guarantees the laughs come hard and fast.

With a winning line up courtesy of some kind suggestions from our friends at Avalon, and workshops aplenty to keep you entertained, we have a comedy treat for all you Nozstockers this year, with unparalleled talent from Phil Kay, Abandonman, the Stephen Frost Improv All Stars and many more sterling, surprising talents!

All of them certainly come with the Nozstock seal of approval.