Nozstock 2019 Line-Up Announcement 2

That’s right, Nozstockers. It’s time for us to share with you even more (I know) incredible acts that will be joining us at our 21st anniversary. So, without further ado, tap your ankles thrice and close your eyes, for your dreams are about to come true.

We are delighted to announce, that joining us this summer, headlining The Orchard Stage are working-class heroes Sleaford Mods. Fresh off the back of their epic UK tour, the Nottingham duo will be delivering snarky lyricism and gritty guitar solos that’ll knock your socks off. Segments of their new album Eton Alive are sure to make an appearance during their Friday night headline set. Amongst minimalist beats, wry humour and a hell of a lot of effing and blinding, the Mods will bring punk angst and sharp criticism of the Britain’s contemporary social and political climate. Arm yourselves with your best mosh-moves and prepare for some serious rage release.

Breaking hard-rock down to its purest form is Soeur – they’ve been broken and beaten down by their shared experiences on the fringes of British rock music, only to come back stronger each time. A brutal assault on the senses, the South West rockers rock riffs that are so substantial they’ve got their own postcode.

At the opposite end of the spectrum are Cape Town’s Stone Jets. Joining Soeur for the Sunday sessions, while they may sound like yet another English indie band from Manchester, the Stone Jets wrap up traditional African percussion in soulful, bluesy tones, making for the ultimate toe-tapping tunes. A real musical treat.

Yes that’s right, Jungle DJ extraordinaire Ed Solo is back again to bring some Amen breaks to the Garden stage. A Noz favourite, we just couldn’t resist inviting Ed to return and show us the mixing and selection skills that have made him an internationally renowned party-starter. D&B crew – let’s ‘ave it!

Walking the yellow brick road alongside us will be Kioko, using rhythmic melodies and strong lyricism to promote their message of realness and respectfulness over at the Garden Stage. Timbali Sound System will lend his local dub flavours, alongside Last Tree Squad – the seven-piece outfit from Hereford and Kent blending hip-hop, jungle and dancehall. Nobody puts baby in the corner, and nobody narrows Town of Cats into just one genre. This nine-piece blend Afrobeat and ska with lashings of Latino and a side helping of funk – delish.

Prepare to get schooled by Lyrix Organix & Natty Speaks – a pioneering charity promoting live music and poetry events for young people, with a top MC to boot. This group fly the flag for young lives, humanitarian causes and a love of the environment, meanwhile, the Ghetto Funk All Stars ft. Profit & Verbal Highz will draw you into their daring, hedonistic party of punchy boom bap and tongue twisting lyricism.

Bigging up The Bandstand is the rootsy, bluegrass folk of Uphill and Still, steel string acoustics from the beautiful Son of John and previous BBC Introducing artist Holly Redford Jones. Getting nasty so you don’t have to, will be the Seattle-based Naked Giant and scuzzed-out alt-rockers Leeches – both of which are bound to get you bouncing and sweating in the weekend sunshine.

We’re always up for a chuckle and this year is no different. Returning to Nozstock for 2019 we have the incredibly talented Reginald D Hunter.The sardonic American cum-honorary-Brit has been touring the UK for nigh-on 20 years, and can be seen on ‘Have I Got News for You,’ ‘8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown,’ and fronting his own show ‘Reginald D. Hunter’s Songs of the Border.’ Last year, he packed out the Dept. of Cultural Affairs and the Altered State hillside, and we are totally humbled that he wants to come spend the weekend with us again. If you missed him last year, this is the perfect opportunity to right that wrong!

Also tickling those funny bones at The Altered State for our 21st season is funnyman Phil Kay, award-winning writer, musician and comedian Phil Nicols and London-born Dane Baptiste who has been hailed as one of the best new acts in recent years.

Captaining the laughter ship is our favourite MC and comedienne Jayde Adams – the unruly Queen of social satire, musical interludes and queer characters.

Just as the name suggests, Stoned Cherries are a fruity and lively folk roots band from Bromyard bringing their signature sound to the stage. Injecting brand spanking new will be the Bone Dry Records Showcase ft. CW Jones, covering all genres from blues to hip-hop, while So So Sun will take us sweetly into Sunday with progressive structures and conceptual song writing.

Takeovers rule the Bullpen this year, and we’ve brought an enormous arsenal of friends ready to bring the barn down. Gorilla Tactics and MINIRIG are joining forces giving the venue a brand new soundsystem for ya’ll to enjoy. Hailing from mid-wales Black House join us for Friday down on the farm with Boundary B2B Fujin ft. Illustrate along with Shook x Bassface ft Phibes.

Saturday brings us Rinse FM regular and UK funky originator Marcus Nasty  who joins us to celebrate his birthday with us as part of the Durkle Disco Saturday takeover. Skank your head clean the following afternoon with the huge Rumble In The Jungle Takeover ft. Jungle legend, Remarc, a colossal B2B with Kelvin 373 & DJ Hybrid, and Bristol DJ Kamoh. More info on the takeovers coming soon!

Hanging with our two-tusked pals at the Elephant’s Graveyard on Friday daytime are Kaotik Kartel who bring us Ed Cox & Stivs joined by a massive daytime takeover from Gorilla Tactics. By night, the tunes turn to house music, with the biggest and best groovers in the business including Wax Worx, Ron Mexico, Roman Candles, Sandor, Groovekode and Milton Keynes massive Matt Brassington.

Sunday doesn’t slow down either, inviting Cardiff’s G-Bace, Mancunian Hobbs and legend of the Glaswegian underground scene Paul Flynn. With breaks as sharp as our elephant’s tusks, House Meanz House will bring an assault on the senses and Noz regulars Emotion return to takeover the Graveyard for an evening of old-school vinyl and classic rave anthems. We’ll bring the face paint.

Locked away in our secret cabinet for 2019 are some of the wackiest and wildest with Rosebud electronics, Kingsley Salmon and The Stiff Joints will slide into your DMs with their Jamaican-inspired jazz and blues and we defy you not to get jiggy with Olubundi – a master of West African moves like juju, highlife and waka.

Without getting too cheesy, we’re delighted to welcome back Hallouminati and their Greek-inspired party punk to the Cabinet and say a big hello to 7Suns – the multicultural smorgasbord of Spanish, English, Latino and Caribbean rhythms. While you could say Junkoactive Wasteman does what he says on the tin, we’re not entirely sure what that tin is; part man part rubbish bin, expect toxic lyrics, terrific Tinphonia tunes and a helluva laugh.

We hope we’ve whetted your appetite for the party to come and that you’ve got your red sparkly wellies at the ready because the road to Noz isn’t as long as you might think…with only 84 days to go we’ll be opening those gates in no time.

Explore our 2019 line-up some more….

100 Days to go!

That’s right, there’s just 100 days til Nozstock. 100 days til you’re back on the farm. Just 100 days til we do it all over again.

The emerald city awaits, the yellow brick road shrinks into the horizon with the simultaneously rising sun. Summer is coming, and not even the Wicked Witch of the south West midlands can stop us now. All roads lead to Noz.

100 days til you come home. 

You’ve read all about our lengthy lineup, with all manner of musical mastery spreading from stage-to-stage like wildfire. From singing-your-heart-out to Rudimental, dancing-all-night-long-to Soul II Soul, to having-your-face-melted by Kings of The Rollers, the land of Noz is already stupidly well-stocked with magical sounds to cast a spell over you.

Soon comes news of our second-lineup announcement. All I can say for now is it’s gonna be big…

With so much more to come in terms of news, competitions and more, keep posted on our social media channels to keep up to date with all things Noz. We’ve got some wicked competitions & prizes in store for you, so make sure to enter to be in with a chance of winning. Keep an eye out each week (as I’m sure you’ve noticed) we’ve been posting stage promo’s with extra details on all acts from lineup release one, and soon we’ll have our shiny new website up and running for your viewing pleasure. Exciting times!

Thanks Nozstockers. With love, 

Noz HQ

You heard it here first | Bandstand 2019

Are you that person who bangs on about that time you saw **insert**band**here, before they were famous, at that wonderful, independent, boutique festival in Herefordshire? Welcome to the Bandstand. Your bragging points are waiting. We’ve got an impressive backlog of passers through; Idles, Kagoule Boy Azooga, Soeur, and The Computers have all graced the Bandstand, and I’m sure we’ll be saying exactly the same about some of the artists from this years stellar lineup.

Nozstock’s place-to-be for raw, unsigned and experimental sounds, this year is no exception. With genres spanning from glam-rock to bluegrass, there is something for everyone on this Dingle-top stage – so hold on to your slippers, you’re in for one hell of a ride…

Heading up the line-up is Sam Brookes, who’s soaring alt-folk melodies will transport you to another world. His impressive vocal range and evocative lyrics as seen in Numb, have seen him gain serious critical recognition, leading to collaborations with the likes of Lucy Rose, Newton Faulkner and Basement Jaxx to name a few. Be prepared to be truly blown away by his raw and beautiful sound and effortlessly charming performance.

Ever wonder what would happen if the Wicked Witch of the West and the Good Witch of the South had an angsty love child? Well, it would probably sound something like Frauds. This energetic duo combines thick jagged riffs and beats blended with a tandemic mixture of humour and anger in equal measure.

Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! No wait, it’s Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard! Formed in 2016, this four-piece from Cardiff started as all great bands have – as a bedroom project. Since then, they have quickly evolved into a fresh glam-rock sound, receiving Radio 1 support and booking some big festival shows this summer – so watch this space!

Somewhere over the Rainbow Maniac, guitar riffs fly. With influencers including The Rolling Stones, The Libertines and Arctic Monkeys, this South Wales foursome radiates confidence and shimmers with style. Make sure you don’t miss out on their energetic live performance.

Taking us back to Kansas is Medicine Creek, who have been plying their whisky-soaked brand of bluegrass and Americana since forming in Bristol in 2010. Their adrenalin-fuelled live act and gospel-flavoured harmonies have seen them gain a cult following, being invited to festivals such as Glastonbury and Shambala. These guys bring warm vocals, an infection sense of fun and a good old-fashioned thigh-slapping knees-up.

Pierre Donahue’s beautifully ethereal vocals, country-esque guitar and steady rhythms are faintly reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac or Arcade Fire. It’s this folk / Americana sound that has led him to perform at the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. So kick back and listen as this master song-writer transports you to Tennessee.

Like something out of the Haunted Forest, Wych Elm birth a macabre string of stories with their ear shredding fragile guitar parts and rattling drums. Check out the beautifully chilling vibrations on their highly anticipated debut EP, rat blanket, released just days ago on the 22nd March via brand new Bristol label Post Mortem Records.

We also have some post-punk outfits gracing the bandstand this year with Do Nothing, an art-rock band from Nottingham with creative lyricism and playful genre-spanning sounds, and Cruelty, who’s tracks provides an intriguing journey into intensity and discomfort.

And last but by no means least, we have Josie Blake, with her richly woven guitar melodies and a voice that has been likened to Anna Calvi and Patti Smith. This girl is heading for greatness faster than you can click your ruby heels.

Women of Nozstock | Happy IWD day!

Here at Nozstock HQ we’re proud of our brilliant team. From our clean-up team to the stage designers, we are lucky to have a bunch of outstanding people committed to making Nozstock even bigger and better every single year.

However, today, on International Women’s Day, we want to take a moment to put in an extra special thank you to all of the incredible women that keep Nozstock keepin’ on. This year’s Women’s Day campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter – from grassroots initiatives to worldwide action, we’re moving into a period of history where the world expects balance. We’re starting to notice its absence more and more, even in the music industry.

In the recent statistics that have come to light as part of Smirnoff’s ‘Equalising Music Pledge’ (spearheaded by BBC Radio 1 DJ, Annie Mac) it’s clear we are noticing our pitfalls and are putting in the shift for equal representation in the industry. According to the research presented by the PRS Foundation, in the US in 2018, there was 76% male representation across festival stages to 14% female. Meanwhile, the overall gender divide in the music industry workforce is drastic, with 70% of the workforce currently made up of men. Only 30% of the workforce are women. 

At Nozstock, we’re so proud to work with a range of incredibly talented women, front and centre and behind the scenes, and today is better than any to celebrate their presence. We spoke to a couple of the Noz ladies about what makes the festival such a great place for them to work, and advice for the next generation of young women looking to close that industry gap even more. 

Maddie Williams, our brilliant Assistant to Managing Director Pete Nosworthy, found her feet with the team because “Nozstock is a welcoming and respectful environment to work in – the whole project is a collaborative effort, so from the moment you get on site there is a shared degree of respect and comradery which ties us all together.” Working closely with Pete, booking amazing artists and all the admin that comes with it, Maddie’s found herself saying yes to a plethora of opportunities that have helped her expand on existing skills, and learn new ones too.

But there’s still so much more to be done to bring young women into the industry. “We should be continuing our efforts to recognise individuals for their own skills and qualities regardless of gender.” Maddie says. And a word of advice to those of you reading this thinking, let’s do it; “Get involved! Don’t be afraid to ask for help or guidance, there are plenty of people willing to do this, don’t let being a woman ever defy what you want to achieve or how you achieve it.”

Roisin Linton, our Assistant to the Creative Director Ella Nosworthy, puts Nozstock’s awesome working environment down to one simple thing: “Skill set and drive comes above gender or age every single time.” Roisin knows the ups and downs of working in such a challenging industry, but believes in the power of perseverance, confidence and supportive networks: “Sometimes your idea will not be good, sometimes it just won’t be the best in the room, sometimes it will be brilliant, bordering on genius. But the point is, you should be working in a team which allows you to work through to the best solution together…The world is changing and you get to lead the way baby!”

Our very own Creative Director, Ella Nosworthy, has helped to build an environment that’s more focussed on skill set and creative ideas than gender, intentional or not: “It’s not something we’ve specifically tried to make happen…it’s been a gradual growth from a group of friends, so the love for all insights and perspectives has been there from the beginning.” And for Noz HQ it’s all about that family feel; knowing your ideas won’t be shot down, being given the space to be you and bring your unique insights to the table. 

That family aspect that we all know and love about Nozstock extends to our line-ups as well; “It’s about having an integrated approach across all sectors of production and programming, looking at who gets the opportunities and why.” And for all of you; whatever age, whatever gender you identify as, whatever your skill set looking to get involved in music, just remember one thing: “Be less scared of failure.” 

Welcome to the Garden 2019

Garden stage
The Garden Stage 2018

Welcome to the Garden – Nozstock’s booming backyard. Our melting pot of bass music is back with a bang. Home to hip-hop, drum & bass, reggae, rock and everything in between, everyone is welcome in our garden – as long as you abide by our one rule. It better be loud.

By day the Garden is an idyllic scene overlooking lake Noz – a perfect spot to soak in the sun and visit the garden bar – all to the soundtrack of some dazzling music. By Night? It’s a haven of bright lights, thundering beats and ear-shattering basslines.

Garden Bar

This year we’ve got an arsenal of musical weaponry ready to launch assault on your eardrums. Heading up the lineup – we’ve got UK dance heavyweight DJ Zinc. Sending heavy subs and skatty breaks since the days of Super Sharp Shooter, Zinc’s legendary status is in no doubt to those in the scene. Traversing through all areas of UK Bass music, from d&b, ragga-infused jungle, 2-step garage and traditional breakbeat, Zincs gathered a fair few tricks up his sleeve over his 25+ years in the game. After leaving the D&B scene for a while in the mid-noughties and moving onto pastures new, recent performances including dynamic b2b’s with special request have re-energised Zinc, and he’s here at The Garden, ready to teach us a thing or two.

Alongside Zinc we’ve got one of underground musics most renowned hosts in SP:MC. An unbelievably versatile MC and undeniably talented rapper in his own right, SP’s hosted events for Metalheadz, Autonomic, Hospital, Digital Soundboy, Soul:R, Innerground and more as well as his own label Shogun Audio. SP’s ability to guide you through a set is second-to none, his talkative delivery glides you through the dance, making you feel as if every word is exactly in its right place. As well as MCing, SP is a renowned DJ in his own right, with his records garnering heavy rotation from D&B icons such as Andy C, DJ Marky, Friction & Goldie

Randall at Nozstock

Joining the D&B crew we have veteran DJ & Nozstock regular Randall. with a career spanning over two decades, Randall has steadily built a reputation as one of the best DJ’s the UK has to offer, bringing an army weighty dubplates every time he steps up to DJ. A true D&B and Jungle legend, Randall’s set is never one to be missed.

Representing the Jump-up side of D&B, we have DJ & producer Turno. With a growing presence in the scene, Turno’s name is ever-present on lineups across the U.K, bringing a high energy- quick mixed pace to the dance. With bangers such as The Invaderz being heard frequently in the rave, Turno’s face-melters are sure to be blessing the D&B scene for years to come. Not for the faint hearted.

As per usual we have some pillars of the UK Hip-Hop community representing on The Garden stage. This year we’ve got iconic bar-spitters from across the isles, both past and present.

Mud Family originator and Finsbury Park icon Skinnyman, will be blessing our ears with his street wisdom-laced lyricism this year. Reinstating his importance as one of UK Hip-Hop’s most distinctive and important voices with a string of performances over the last few years, Skinnymans politically-charged bars motivated and inspired a generation of hiphop heads with unforgettable tunes such as “I’ll be surprised” and “Fuck the hook”  from the culturally profound “Council Estate of Mind” — and now he’s back, mic in hand, ready to do it all again.

Joining him we have two High Focus Records stalwarts ready to bring some bars to the Garden in Dabbla and Jam Baxter. Both rappers possess the unique ability to bounce, weave, duck and dodge between darkness-laden flows and bouncy jovial beats – balancing murkiness and playfulness as if it were notihing.

Baxter’s outlandish content & trailblazing style presents him as one fo the most enigmatically engrossing acts in the UK Hip-Hop scene. Known for old-school hip-hop staples such as Brains, these days Baxter tends to experiment with his flow and style – tracks such as “for a limited time only” and “mask” show his sonic exploration, but his signature personality always remains the most prevalent factor.

Dabbla’s dexterity from boom-bap to trap allows him to bring an energy to his music which permeates throughout his live performances – his rapid-fire flow has been known to cast a spell of carnage from stage to audience. From Psychoville to Death Moves, Dabbla’s lyrical skill and darkness casts a mesmerising spell when he’s on-mic – we can’t wait to see what these two High Focus OG’s have in store.

We’re delighted to welcome back genre-bending grime-punk fusers Pengshui. Made up of Prav (Foreign Beggars), Illaman and Submotion Orchestra’s Fatty, each artists brings a bag-full of musical pedigree, which combines to form a fiery blaze of musical energy. After last years performance there was no way we could keep them off the lineup this year. If you like your music hard, this isn’t one to miss. Here’s an example of the energy you can expect.

Gardna at the Garden Stage

Bringing the flavour this year we’re buzzing to see what our Boom Sound takeover has in offer. Head Honcho Gardna has steadily built a reputation out of Bristol with his mic-controlling mastery – from dancehall to reggae and D&B. Joining him we have MC and singer Eva Lazarus, slowly on her way to stardom, conquering each genre one by one – all while unsigned and self-managed. There’s nothing this woman can’t do, from reggae bangers with Mungos Hi-Fi (Amsterdam & Live my life), to big name crossovers with Swindle (Knowledge), Eva’s versatility presents her as one of the most exciting voices in the UK Bass scene right now. 

Joining them for Boom Sound we have chameleonic DJ & producer Prince Fatty and his trusted MC Horseman. Both respected artists in their own right, Fatty and Horseman drew attention as a duo from a collection of dub-sprinkled, reggae-topped hip-hop covers. With tracks such as Shimmy Shimmy Ya and Insane in the Membrane  getting dropped regularly at sound-system nights across the U.K, theres no doubt you’ve heard Fatty’s bouncing-steppas and Horseman’s deep patois flow in a dance near you. Not one to miss – it’s gonna be a lot of fun. 

Joining them we have Boom Sound residents Kreed, Asbo Disco and Fat Stash who will be handling proceedings from the decks. 

Representing the ever-growing UK Bassline scene, we have one of the scenes most prominent next-gen artists in Notion. With tracks such as Vex garnering support from UKF and B2B’s with baseline VIP’s Darkzy, Skepsis, Holy Goof and Bru-C, Notions stock is rising within the UK bass music community.

Reppin the Old School we have breakbeat & Hip-Hop DJ A Skillz. The U.K based artist is known for masterfully chopping and flexing funk with Hip-Hop (Poppa Soul) and we’re excited to see what his progressive mixing has in-store for us this year. 

Rounding off the Garden stage this year we have Nozstock regulars Rumble in the Jungle, sure to bring the steppa style thats catapulted them to the forefront of Bristol’s lively music scene.

The Orchard Stage 2019

Dust off those red ruby wellies and begin to make your way down the yellow brick road, for it’s not long until you’ll be entering the magical Land of Noz!

Here at NozHQ, we work relentlessly to gather the very best live artists, performers, show-stoppers and feet-stompers from far and wide to appear on our beloved Orchard Stage – and 2019 has been no exception. We have picked the crème de la crème of acts – just for you! 

So, without further ado, behold the musical wonders that will appear on the Orchard in only a few months’ time…

We are delighted to announce Rudimental as the first act we welcome to the Orchard Stage. Making waves with their music since 2009, the Hackney-based boys have skyrocketed to the top of their game, holding a No.1 album in ‘Home’, a BRIT Award and a Mercury Prize nomination under their belts. Working an urban fusion of reggae and soul into their sound, Rudimental have also mastered the art of collaboration, working with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Anne-Marie and Jess Glynne – some of the very best and biggest names the industry has to offer. Known for delivering high energy performances that pack a punch, it’s no surprise that these guys have headlined many major festivals before.

Next up we have soul & dance legends and international chart toppers Soul II Soul. With over 10 million albums sold worldwide, Soul II Soul stormed the 90’s with smash hits ‘Back to life’ and ‘Keep on Movin’ catapulting them into superstardom and household-name status. We’re delighted to have them gracing the Orchard Stage with the dance-conjuring experience that has permeated throughout their live performances and recorded music for over thirty years. 

Joining them in experienced party-starters we have Britains leading authority in all things reggae and dancehall, David Rodigan. After being in the broadcasting game for over forty years, David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan has cemented his legendary status with an unbelievable worldwide touring schedule, ground-breaking radio shows, and has even been awarded an OBE in the process. A certified UK music icon, Rodigan’s energy and love for the music he champions transfers from him to audience, causing smiles from ear to ear.

Jamaica’s premier ska band since 1964, The Skatalites, are landing to play us their infectious brand of bluesy, jazzy ska that spread like wildfire around the island, subsequently spawing the entire genres of ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub, two-tone and 3rd wave ska. Pioneers in the purest sense of the world, The Skatalites maintain the same high-standards and innovation which has flown through their work since all those years ago – we’re so excited to see them on our stage.

Extra-terrestrial music-makers, Henge, come to planet Earth with one aim – to bring the rave. Henge’s incomparable sound is one that they call ‘cosmic dross’ – an eclectic mix of genres including EDM, synth and psychedelia. Bursting to the brim with intergalactic soundwaves and visuals, their performance is guaranteed to throw you into the stratosphere. 

Returning to Nozstock this year, we gift to you the sensational voice of Hollie Cook.  Not one to place herself into boxes, Cook has carefully crafted a genre that she has labelled as ‘tropical pop’, a mesmeric reggae/electronic/synth mix and has previously teamed-up with legendary producer Prince Fatty to perfect her sound. Be simultaneously lifted and grounded by her music through dreamy harmonic vocal arrangements and sturdy rhythms. Whatever the weather at Noz’19, we know that Cook will be bringing the sunshine. 

Who praises the sinners and punishes the saints…? Yes, Oh My God! It’s The Church return for their third consecutive year on the farm. Singing, strutting and showing off what the Good Lord has given them, they are set to bring even more commotion to the congregation. Non-believers be prepared for blasphemy, debauchery and baptisms of absinthe – it’s the faith you’ve always wanted to follow. Get ready to confess your deepest and darkest secrets to this Church, because in the wise words of the Reverend ‘If you don’t sin, Jesus died for nothin’.

Ever wondered what would happen if Elvis joined forces with Nirvana? Witness it for yourself, as rock ‘n’ roll-meets-grunge band Elvana, who will be hitting our Orchard Stage this summer with some serious head-banging and hip-swivelling action. Unapologetically mashing up genres by splicing the King’s and Cobain’s best work, Elvana are what people are calling a ‘stroke of absolute genius.’. 

If you fancy yourself a shindig at this year’s Noz, fist-pounding partnership Swampcandy are the band for you. The Maryland-based two-piece made up of Rueben Dobbs and Joey Mitchell bring a raucous good time of hand stompin’ and foot clappin’ to their music, which is soaked in the primitive blues. Take a walk on the wild side with this pig drinkin’, whiskey eatin’ American music. 

We can’t cram all the Orchard Stage acts on this page but if you want more details, take a look at our full line-up here.

If July still seems too far away, don’t worry, we have created an Orchard Stage playlist on Spotify for you to immerse yourself in until the big week arrives – check it out here.

Also on the Orchard Stage 2019 line up we have: Hotsteppas, The Social Ignition, Elijah Miller, Arcadia Roots, King Kong Company, The Stiff Joints, The Carny Villains, Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra, Year of The Dog, Junior Bill, Bryony Sier, Alex Lleo, Katherine Priddy & Beth Prior Collective.

Glamping packages now open!

It’s four months til Nozstock, our Wizard of Noz theme has been announced, and festival season and all the excitement that comes with it is on your mind – but there’s that one issue that crops up every year, camping.

We know there’s no place like home, so this year at Nozstock we’re offering a range of camping options to keep you well-rested after long days exploring the yellow brick road…

Glamping with Zoobells

If it’s privacy and luxury you’re after, Zoobells is the choice for you. All packages offer a pre-pitched canvas bell tent within a private campsite.

Formed with steel poles, a sewn-in ground sheet and stylish ventilated cotton bunting, all bell tents are fully weatherproof, so you can relax knowing you’re completely prepared for whatever the British summertime has to offer this year! 

Whether you simply seek a stylish bell-tent, or if you wish to sleep among the stars in lavish luxury, Zoobells offer classic, traditional and luxury packages to ensure your entire camping needs are met. Upgrade options include the choice to add comfy mattresses, Egyptian cotton bed sheets and rugs amongst other luxuries. 

Please bear in mind spaces are limited so if you fancy camping in style this year click here for further information and here to make a booking.

Camplight Pre-pitched Tents

Not a fan of glamping but don’t don’t fancy lugging your tent, sleeping-bag and chair combo all the way to Nozstock this year? Camplight offer the perfect solution.

Camplight will pre-pitch your tent ready for your arrival AND take it down after you leave – making your festival Monday blues that little bit easier. 

As well as freeing you from the stress of battling with pesky tent poles & pegs, all Camplight tents are handpicked from UK festivals, reducing festival wastage and recycling, so your conscience can be green-clean.

Starting from £52 all camplight packages include a pre-pitched tent, sleeping bag and roll mat. Book one of our Camplight packages by clicking here.

Follow the yellow brick road…2019 theme announced!

Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Bromyard any more…

We get it. Every now and then the everyday world feels dull, dreary, black-and-white even, the drudgery of work, college, a flat pint in a cheap pub and a rainy walk home with only the thought of summer and a few weekends of freedom on the horizon to keep you going. Sometimes you just want to get away from it all, go on an adventure, meet some new mates, get some new shoes, maybe melt an evil witch or two, generally have a good time. Maybe somewhere over the rainbow, where the sparkling emerald slopes of the Hidden Valley will melt away your troubles and where things are ready to get well and truly weird…

That’s right Nozstockers, this year we’re off to see the Wizard, the wonderful wizard of Noz – and you’re all coming along for the ride. Because we’re lovers of all things technicolour, trippy and ever so slightly terrifying – as well as a good pun – we have decided to spend our twenty first year paying tribute to the iconic 1939 film which inspired so many sequels, prequels, spin-offs and pop culture moments – as well as its fair share of childhood nightmares, we’re sure. Our humble farm will be transformed into the glittering Emerald City, and we’ll be inviting friends of Dorothy from far and wide to join us. From rainbows, lemondrops and cowardly lions to flying monkeys, psychiatric wards and Michael Jackson, there’s something for everyone within the Oz universe – and we’re looking forward to seeing your imaginations at work, my pretties.

Make sure you pack your red sequined wellies and remember – there’s no place like the farm!

#WizardOfNoz | www.nozstock.com | 18-21 July 2019

Food trader 2019 applications open!

We’re all partial to a bit of grub and we’re on the lookout for the tastiest traders in town to keep all of you Nozstockers and all of us nicely fed next year!

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2019 Little Wonderland and family camping improvements!

With just over 200 days until Nozstock 2019 begins we’re already looking ahead to next year, and plans are afoot to entertain mini Nozstockers come next July! We have some big improvements planned for our Little Wonderland and family camping areas… 

The key changes for 2019 include:

  1. Increasing the capacity of family camping, meaning more space for more families! 
  2. 25% more toilets + kid sized loos! 
  3. Supplies available for family campers – loo roll, wet wipes, sanitiser, sun cream, plasters, toothpaste + site maps! 
  4. Little Wonderland Kids Area expanded to include more activities aimed at older children including workshops in break dancing, graffiti, beat boxing, felt-making, crazy cartoons and up-cycling clothes. As well, as chances to design your own Nozstock t-shirt. Don’t worry the little kids will still have plenty to do!
  5. A dedicated breastfeeding space
  6. ‘Save your space’ scheme. Want to make sure you have enough space to camp together? A limited amount of 5m x 2m pitches are available to pre-book for 2019!

Come and join the Noz Family…and remember all kids 12 and under attend the festival for free!!

Photo: Dan Barker

“We are still smiling, to be honest, after how amazing our 20th anniversary was. Selling out was really great and we had a packed site, it was lovely to see everyone having so much fun and to see so many kids on site really getting into everything! We wanted to announce some new elements for next year, after listening to feedback and realising there are some simple things we can do to enhance the experience for families – that’s what this news is all about.” – Ella Nosworthy.