The third wave of acts have been announced for Nozstock - The Hidden Valley festival which takes place at 17th century farm near Bromyard, in Herefordshire.
Tribe of Frog bring psychedelic sounds from Psymmetrix, Dirty Saffi, Asimilon, Occular, Braniac, Hemp, Rama, Krosis, F'da F'da, Psychosonic, Dr G, PsyDigital, Neutron, Pieman, Steve OOOD, Wicki, Pertual Present, and Geo.
Over in The Velveteen Valley, after midnight decadence and delight awaits, including theatrical and cabaret action from Irrational Behaviour, Vagina Monologues, The Fetch Theatre, Nula Hula, Tinderbox Creations, Chris Lynam, Jiggery Spokery, O & O Theatre, Threadbare Jugglers, Hummerdruz, Goya Arts, Alanya, Bingo, Vicky Lee, Doe Demure, Jolene Dover, Owen Niblock, Mike Bathke, Indira Skyflower, Ursula Dares, Marvellous Marie, B-Boy Winz, and Tom Hunt.
Nozstock features a wide spectrum of children’s entertainment; the festival embraces a whole family festival experience. At Little Wonderland the friendly welcoming environment parents and little ones alike are welcome to get creative, be amazed by wondrous stories, sculptures and entertainment, or roll their sleeves up for some physical fun. All events and activities are free of charge in the Children’s Space across the whole weekend, as the festival strongly believe families shouldn't foot the bill for festival fun. There’s even a bottle warming service.
Now an established, family event in its 18th year, the 5,000 capacity Nozstock offers nine main stages of entertainment, intimate areas of theatre and more. The festival is held at The Farm, in Bromyard, Herefordshire from Friday 22nd until Sunday 24th July 2016. Curated by the father and daughter duo of Noz and Ella and a huge extended family who work across the entire festival.
They join headliners Jurassic 5, Gentleman's Dub Club, and Foreign Beggars. Supporting them will be Slamboree, Hot 8 Brass Band, Professor Elemental, Split Prophets, Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon, Tankus the Henge, Solo Banton & The Upper Cut Band, Son Of Dave, Houdini Dax, Kagoule, Eva Lazarus, and Sam Redmore. This year's DJ line-up includes Friction & Linguistics, Dub Phizix & Strategy, DJ Marky & MC GQ, Dimension, Rene LaVice + Stapleton, The Prototypes, JFB, Ulterior Motive, Jubei, Rockwell, Randall, Teddy Killerz, Xtrah & Stealth, and Channel One, Imelda May, The Skints, Buster Shuffle, The Lounge Kittens, C.C. Smugglers, The Lovely Eggs, Jaguar Skills, My Nu Leng & Dread MC, Mystro & Cut La Vis, Harleighblu, King Kong Company, Funke and the Two Tone Baby, Stiff Joints, Foreign Affairs, Lobster, Goldie, Dutty Moonshine, FreeAr, Jenova Collective, Mr Tea and the Minions, Adam Skriven, Jenna & the G's, Shanty, Subculture Sage, Anchorsong, Jman, Junior Bill & The Scallies, Black Salvadore, Benjamin Yellowitz, Youth Man, Sika Studios, Idles, Cousin Kula, October Drift, Doppelganger, William Poyer, Castles, Black Thistles, Cherryshoes, OOOD, Illegal Machines, John, Voes, Keto, Circe's Diner, CW Jones, Mumbleman, Andy Tamlyn Jones, Gold Thing, As Mamas, Brooklin Band, Paul Spry, Samuel Wulf, Amoss, Octo-Pi, Scope, Modify Perspective, MC Remidy, Trafic MC, Mista Trick, Basschimp, Yodelling Sheep, Velocity Raptor, M.O.B, Jaxson, Stick n Mix, and The Lost Girls.
For the line-up details as available see the Nozstock line-up page.
This year's fancy dress theme is Wonders Of The Ancient World, and festival goers are encouraged to dress up.
The festival's ethos is about bringing play to everyone, in whatever form it can. Nozstock believes in the value of not only entertaining, but in participation and contribution for all ages with activities that little ones can enjoy as well as families.
Other entertainment confirmed includes Velveteen Valley Cabaret; Bantam of the Opera Theatre; Spare Room Arts’ Little Wonderland featuring Let’s Go Fly A Kite, What Did The Romans Ever Do For Us, Walk Like an Egyptian, The Hanging Gardens of Nozstock, Aztec Sundials, Marvelous Mayan Masks, Bandhani Tie Dye, Fabulous Festival Fashions, Greek Pots, Magic Lanterns, Creative Corner, Family Yoga, Story Time; Clik Clik’s Cabinet of Lost Secrets; Mash Cinema present Wrong Directions featuring The Power In Our Hands, The Jungle Book, Nosferatu, Nanook Of The North, Hydro The Film, London Calling: Shorts, Nothing Can Turn Into A Void, Sell Off – The Abolition Of Your NHS, The Adventures Of Prince Ahmed; Tent of Temporary Thought including RikTheMost, Matt Cummins, Jack MacMillan Amy Acre; Walkabout including BallzOut Circus, Knaive Theatre presents Dreamspeakers, Sunken Circus/Groove Yard Collective present Organised Mess, and Threadbare Jugglers presents A Commedia Del’Arte Promenade, Naomi Wood and friends present Egyptian Goddess, Glitter Culture present Mothers Who Like To Funk, Territories present Mothers Who Like To Funk, Roseanna Skikun presents Interactive Music Workshops, London Humanist Choir present Glory Hallelujah – There Is No God, Circo Inferno, Scrubbers, Ras King Bobo I, Suzy Conrad present Gigtron, Hummadruz present Funtasia, Geofest Collective, Golden Lotus Archery, Uncollective unconscious, Orly Phillips Aerial Silk; Chicken Cow Café; Captivating Crafts featuring: Blacksmith Worskhop, Recycled Copper Wire Bracelets, Jewellery Workshop, Willow Weaving. Yeleni Healing Area, Folk Jam, MyElla Sustainable Textiles.
Early bird tickets have sold out, Tier one tickets are priced at £109 for adults (Thursday arrival £119) and teens tickets are priced at £85 (£95 with Thursday). Tickets for children aged 12 years and under are free. A car parking pass is priced at £10 carmpervan pass is priced at £35.
Nozstock is a playground for everyone, from seasoned festival goers to newbies setting out for their very first time. Inspirational and intimate, this eclectic haven offers a broad spectrum of live music, DJs, arts, comedy, workshops, cinema and performance in a sublime setting, flowing from family-friendly adventure by day to a big party by night, set across various locations at this delightful, topsy-turvy farm.
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