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It’s not just the stages keeping you entertained in The Hidden Valley.  When you need a break from the festival hive our chill-out healing area down by the pond can provide a proper pampering or visit our garden and get yourself some remedy and soul-soothing. When the bouncing and partying has tired your legs clap along with our folk jam artists or indulge in a spot of retail therapy…


2019 line up includes…


YELENI HEALING AREA
A varied programme of workshops and complementary therapies from Yeleni Support Centre. A quiet, reflective zone to get spiritual and relax, visit Yeleni in the Healing Zone for a massage and an unwind. By helping yourself you will be helping someone else too! Profits from therapies go towards helping those with cancer and chronic illnesses…
CHILL WELFARE
Forgotten your rain mac? Had one glass too many? Nozstock is proud to be working with Chill Welfare to make sure Nozzers high and low are able to feel safe and supported. Chill Welfare have a fantastic ethos which aims to keep people safe by reducing the harm caused by alcohol and other drugs. “We recognise that some people use substances at music events and might at times be in need of support because of what they have taken.” Whether you’ve partied too hard or just need a reassuring chat and a safety pin, the Chill Welfare team will know exactly what to do to get you back on your feet and back into the festival!
SPEAKERS CORNER
Partake in some pop-up spoken word at Dingly Dell throughout the weekend. Featuring Sophie Sparham, The Uptown Portrayer Punk Poet and more yet to be announced.
CIRCUS SKILLS WITH WYE CIRCUS
Wye Circus is a Community Interest Company bringing the joy of circus to the people of Herefordshire and surrounding areas. This year they being this joy to the fields of The Hidden Valley. You can catch their fire show on Friday and Saturday night
PEDAL POWER
Try our pedal powered smoothie bar and phone charging! Yummy alcohol free smoothies and Bloody Marys with a bit of knee grease! Phone charging is free while you pedal.
FOLK JAM

Talented musicians who love to strum, sing, blow and pluck unplugged and informally, join us! There will be a safe place to put your instruments down and the opportunity to sing your favourites and play your heart out. It’s at the bottom of the craft area by the pond.

Including:

Vaginapocalypse perform their own original folk-punk with close harmonies and caustic rapid fire lyrics. Two fingers to the mainstream and a warm hug from the rural underground.

Slippery Slope are a four-piece acoustic band combining an unusual mix of instruments and musical styles to produce a charming, fun and foot stomping sound.

Huw Knight & Viv Bell form this acoustic folk-rock / Americana duo, all the way from the mean streets of Bromyard.

The Stoned Cherries are a lively folk-roots bank playing some traditional tunes and the occasional cover.

Sproatly Smith are a quirky psych-folk band from Herefordshire

Aly’s Whistle Band is the musical project of Aly May, co-creator of our fabulous craft area.

SHOPPING AND FOOD
Not to be outdone by those big consumer festivals, Nozstock brings you your own shopping boulevard, so treat yourself to a bit of consumer naughtiness. Don’t forget to browse our selection of official Nozstock merchandise with brand new designs for 2018. Almost everything you can imagine can be found, so try and pull yourself away from the music to have a stroll around… As well as delicious sweet treats from our various vendors, meat and veg of all varieties can be found on site to sate all appetites. With a focus on local sourcing, good variety, and high quality, no belly should be left unfattened! Our themed homegrown bars will be serving you the finest local ciders and home made cocktails. Get salivating over lovely fresh Italian pizzas, warming curries and the ultimate in comfort food: toasties! Plus we’ll be finding you sweets treats to meet every desire, from ice creams to crepes for that much-needed sugar injection. Fill your tummy – you’re going to need the energy for all that dancing.
CACAO CEREMONY LED BY SOFIA BARNES
We all know chocolate makes you feel good! Cacao was first used as a health elixir by the Aztecs. Drank as part of their worship rituals it was used to release negativity and unlock euphoria. Who wouldn’t want that? Join us to open the festival with ecstatic healing, meditation and delicious delicacy.
THE ORCHARD BAR LOCK IN
Late night party tunes in the Orchard Bar with a trip through funk, soul and disco, 80’s & 90’s, cheeky remixes, quirky covers and festival anthems. Featuring Nozstock veteran Dex, performing for the 20th consecutive year and Bristol based Rastey from the Dirty Laundry DJ’s.
GOLDEN LOTUS ARCHERY
Archery is an ancient art form of elegant power and grace. Engaging both the mind and the body, it can be equally exhilarating or a tranquil medication. For many thousands of years archery has been used for survival, sport and spirituality and contains all these aspects within a unique and profound practice. With coaching from Golden Lotus’s team of dedicated and passionate instructors as you release your arrow, cutting through the air, there is the exquisite sensation as your shot strikes home.
CHICKEN SH*T BINGO
Back by popular demand! Will luck be on your side? Will the chicken crap on your number? Will you win £50? All this and more will be answered during the fifth instalment of chicken shit bingo!
THE HUMAN FRUIT MACHINE
Can’t resist a flutter? At 20p a go, with all proceeds going to charity we can’t blame you. Three matching fruits and you win!
THE HUMAN JUKEBOX
Old songs, new songs and songs made up on the spot. Musicians in a box, what next?!
FIREWORKS
What better way to end a fantastic weekend of festivities than a firework display? Well, that’s exactly how we will be ending Nozstock. Once again, Jordan’s Fireworks will be supplying the sparkles this year, and we are all stocked up with our favourites from the past, plus of course some nice new additions. So make sure to come along, you really don’t want to miss out on witnessing what is set to be a breath-taking display…


 

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