An intimate family run festival of performing arts, which takes place every summer, and brings together rock, indie, ska, world, folk, hip hop, drum n bass, dubstep, breaks and house, psytrance, cabaret, comedy, theatrics indoor and out, film and kids entertainment to an intimate farm deep in the rolling hills of Herefordshire.
Nozstock Festival takes place at a farm near Bromyard, Herefordshire from Friday 1st until Sunday 3rd August 2014.
Latest additions are Cardinal Burns, Pat Cahill, The Fetch, Tom Rosenthal, Brian Gittins, Brett Goldstein, Rob Carter, Tom Davis, and Matt Rees. Plus Velveteen Valley Burlesque Tent acts Ophelia Bitz, Amber Rosia, Beulah Bell, Ursula Dares, Oh! Carolina, Twinkel Pink, Florence Fontaine, Bella Donna Berry, and Owen Niblock.
They join headliner Roots Manuva, plus The Heavy, Molotov Jukebox, Craig Charles, James Zabiela, The Skints, Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer, Friction & Linguistics, By The Rivers, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Charli XCX, Sonic Boom Six, Eddy Temple Morris, Dense & Pika, Radio Riddler, The Skints, Cinc Sound, SemTex, Flash Harry, Dizraeli and the Small Gods, Mouse Outfit ft Dr Syntax & Sparkz , Tako Lako, Too Many T's, More Like Trees, Le Galaxie, Gaps, Big Deal, New Town Kings, Asbo Disco, Benji Tranter, Typesun, Two Man Ting, Stiff Joints, The Remedy, Jess Morgan, Sketchbeat, Paper Tiger, Caolin Clay, Al and The Sorry Seaguls, The Knights Project, Pip and the Polar Bears, The Mourning Suns, Immi Grant, Low Cost Life, The Captains Daughter, Split Prophets, High Focus, Off Me Nuts Records, RLD Records, Skuff & Inja, Devilman D.E.Velopment, Traumatik, Defenders of Style, Stiff Joints, Sonny Wharton, Andy C & MC GQ,Calyx & Teebee, MC AD, DC Breaks, Frankee, Ray Rampage, Octo-Pi, Koncept, Mat Envy, DJ Hampsta, Bwalya, TC, Jubei, Uncle Dugs, Joe Ford, Amoss, Despicable Youth, Scope, Modify Perspective, MC Remidy, Trafic MC, The Twisted Burlesque DJs, Electric Swing Ballroom, Mr Bliss, Phat Tony, Jitterbug, Edd Tipton, and Sketch.
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Tier 2 adult weekend tickets are priced at £105 including camping. A teen ticket is priced at £80. Children aged 12 years and under can attend for free.
All those aged under 17 must be accompanied by an adult aged over 18.
A campervan pass is priced at £30, and a car parking pass is £10.
The 5,000 capacity Nozstock offers 9 venues hosting an eclectic mix of performance, art, electronic supersounds and good old-fashioned guitar strumming. Known for its homegrown, handmade appeal, without any of that brash commercialism and with a unique personality of its own. Where else can you get opera at lunchtime and sock-wrestling of an afternoon?
The festival of performing arts will also offer a healing and therapy area, local and world cuisine, sock wrestling, walkabout theatre, ballz out circus troupe, fire dancers, jive and ceilidh evenings, sound art, spoken word and poetry, talks and forums from the tent of temporary thought with guest speakers.
The Enchanted Glade kids area will offer circus skills, tall tales, puppet procession, kidi yoga, uv disco and dance workshop, gaffer tape roses, bubble making, and workshops.
The cinema will present an array of experimental short films, animations, music videos and with live VJ performances, the cinema offers kids' shorts by day, sound art workshops and visionary works.
The event offers a range of workshops - free standing, comedy, theatre, arts & crafts, kids, a cinetent, an arts & craft area with sculptures, little Wonderland Kids' Area offering all weekend entertainment for 12s and under, and a chance to jam around the wood fire.
Nozstock's main arena, 'The Hidden Valley', is landscaped around a ramshackle Tudor farmhouse which sits in the centre of the festival site. Here you'll find The 'Garden Stage', which hosts an array of eclectic artists with an electronic emphasis post-sundown. 'The Orchard' boasts the bigger names and party bands and the 'Bandstand' offers experimental electro-acoustica from diverse and unsigned artists.
The converted cowsheds include the 'Cubicles', with drum 'n' bass and dubstep, beside it the Bullpen, offering housey beats and alternative dance. 'The Coppice' hosts Tribe of Frog. There's also the 'Bantam of the Opera Theatre' which explores another world with live performance, workshops and after-dark experimental cabaret while 'Laughing Stock' bills comedians.
Kids' entertainment occurs off the beaten track and over the bridge where the 'Little Wonderland' is programmed with workshops, theatre, and opportunities to get interactive.
The Wrong Directions Cinema tent, curated by Mash Cinema will once again be making a welcome return to Nozstock, too. Full of prehistoric-themed classics (including plenty of kid-friendly screenings) like The Lost World and Gammera the Invincible, the schedule will be topped off by audio visual work from musician, concert artist, composer and video artist Don Slepian and works from multi disciplinary artist Yoshihide Sodeoka, whose celebrated visuals have been shown all over the world.
Nozstock's home-grown bars will offer the Wye Valley brew Butty Bach, local Kingston Rosey & Press ciders... the usual spirits, lagers, wines and homemade cocktails at as close to pub prices as possible.
Food will be sourced locally where possible, offering flavours from around the world with vegan and veggie options too.
Fancy dress theme
Festival goers are encouraged to dress up. Prepare to go prehistoric this year, as Nozstock will also be rolling back time. The dinosaur bones will need to be dusted off and the spear heads collected as the 2014 theme is 'The Land That Noz Forgot.'
To celebrate Nozstock want attendees this year to be part of a Marc Bolan (lead singer of T.Rex - geddit?) flash mob world record attempt on the Saturday at 4pm at the Bandstand! To sign festival goers need to turn up at the Bandstand a little before 4pm with their best Marc Bolan outfit on. All together now, 'ÂÂÂGet it oooooonnnn...'
Interactive theatre will also be seen throughout the site ÂÂÂstilt-walkers, jugglers, unicyclists, acrobatic cavemen, dinosaurs and more will all grace the Jurassic landscape. The weekend will see a tribal dance break out and chieftains will take crowds on an epic hunt across the site, joined by life-size exoskeletal puppets (think sabrecats and mammoths).
Gates open at 10am from Friday. Shuttle services will be on offer from local town Bromyard and to and from Hereford and Worcester before and after the festival.
Here is a short eFestivals film about 2011's Nozstock festival.
There will be more information here when available.
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