Nozstock Festival

Nozstock: The Hidden Valley (Also known as Noztock Festival of Performing Arts) is a three day independent music and arts festival.

Held at The Rowden Paddocks Farm, the festival features an array of entertainment from DJ stages, acoustic/live stages, comedy, theatre, burlesque and walkabout fire and circus performers.

Rumours

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2013

Other 2013 Highlights:

  • The theme is Wild Wild West
  • Nozstock is delighted to announce The Music Pool as an official charity for 2013

Vibe

The festivals self proclaimed ethos is about "bringing play to everyone, in whatever form it can". Organisers aim to bring an event that goes beyond just providing entertainment, encouraging attendees to participate and contribute to the fun of the festival.

It is an ideal family festival for parents who still love their loud music but would like a safer event to take their children and teens too. There is also dedicated family entertainment for parents with younger children.

You can check out our past interview with Ella Nosworthy, Festival Director of the event, by clicking here

Tickets

  • Adult £95
  • Children 12 and Under: Free
  • Car Parking £10
  • Camper Van £30

Tickets can be purchased here

Stages and other entertainment

There are eight stages at Nozstock: three DJ stages, three live/acoustic stages, one theatre and one comedy tent.

Music Stage details are as follows:

  • Garden Stage: features an eclectic line-up with an electronic turn post-sundown.
  • The Orchard: features the larger names of the festival
  • The Bandstand: experimental electro-acoustica from diverse and unsigned artists.
  • The Cubicles: sub-thumping DnB and Dubstep.
  • The Bullpen: hip-hop, house and alternative dance.
  • The Coppice: sounds from the psytrance veterans Tribe Of Frog

Other stages and entertainment include:

  • The Bantam Of The Opera: live performances, workshops and after dark cabaret
  • Laughing Stock: comedy from prime-time and upcoming comedians
  • Workshops- free standing, comedy and theatre.
  • Arts &Crafts area with sculptures
  • Little Wonderland Kids' Area- entertainment for 12's and under
  • The Wrong Directions Cinema: short films, music videos and screenings
  • Jamming round the log fire

VIP

Yippee-Yurts

There is a cosy camping option available with Yippee-Yurts, you are offering you the chance to create a pick and mix luxury package suitable for your budget.

These yurts are cosy and spacious cotton canvas bell tents, assembled and waiting for you simply furnished with scatter cushions, textile rugs, fleecy throws and decorated around the entrance with solar fairy lights, and more standing room than you’ll know what to do with.

If you want to push the boat out why not book an airbed with bed linen and a snuggly duvet! In the Yippee Village there will be a covered chill out area with chairs, tables, BBQ's and charging facilities for your phones and pads!

The cheapest is £195 - which is a 4 metre bell tent for 4-6 people, which includes porter service, cushions, a chillout area and some fairy lights.

They even offer a luggage porter service and they stay on-site to look after you for the whole event! For more information email yippeeyurts@gmail.com to choose what you want for your weekend home.

Children

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Disability Access

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Weather

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Location

Nozstock takes place at The Farm, Rowden Paddocks, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4LS.

Local Information

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Travel

BY CAR: For those driving, paid parking is available on site whereas those getting a lift are encouraged to catch a shuttle bus from Bromyard Rugby Club.

BY TRAIN: The closest train stations are Herford and Worcester, for further travel details visit National Rail Enquries. Coaches from the station cost £4 in advance and £6 on the day, however due to the likelihood of high demand, those travelling by train are encouraged to book in advance by visiting Festival Coaches.

BY COACH/LOCAL BUS: Local buses stop at the Bromyard bus stop and Festival Coaches also book coaches to the festival from London & Bristol.

BY BIKE: Cycle routes can be found on the Sustrans website, there is also a Nozstock ticket competition. cyclists who organise a cycle rise with a minimum of five other people may qualify for two free tickets.

Accommodation

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What to wear

In 2013 Nozstock's fancy dress theme will be 'Wild West'.

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Camping

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Site Information

Nozstock Supermarche: The onsite supermarket has food, drink and camping items for all festival needs.

Due to the easy on/off site road access, visitors are encourage to explore the local town, benefiting the local community by visiting the local shops.

Contact

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Food and drink

Locally sourced food is featured heavily at Nozstock, with a delicious Hog on the Spit, tasty burgers and healthy options for vegans and vegetarians too.

Amongst the usual spirits, lagers and wines, local drinks such as Wye Valley's Butty Bach brew and Kingston Rosey & Press cider will also feature in the selection.

There will also be homemade cocktails available embellished with special ingredients.

Trading

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Perform at the festival

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Volunteer or work

The following positions are available:

Drugs and security

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Mobile Apps

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Trivia

When it started in 1998, the festival was originally a very large barbevue that took place in the home of the Nosworthy family. Since then through the help of volunteers the festival has expanded to a 5000 capacity.

Past performance highlights include music from The Buzzcocks, Scratch Perverts and Phill Jupitus, whereas comedy highlights include Stephen Frost and Russell Howard, who has dubbed the festival "A rural slice of English eccentricity".

With the dates recently announced, Nozstock 2012 will be the event's fourth year.

Past Highlights

2009: Festival was nominated for four UK Festival Awards.

2010: Mock The Week's Russell Howard made a secret special guest appearance, he also stayed after his hour set to meet and greet fans. Never Mind The Buzzcocks resident Phil Jupitus also made two guest appearances.

Past lineups

2012 Acts confirmed for Nozstock 2012 included headliners The Futureheads, DJ Zinc, Imperial Leisure, The Rage, The Proclaimers, Dreadzone, The Correspondents, Andy C & MC GQ, Camo & Krooked and many many more. To view the full line-up,click here.

2011 line-up featured Alabama3, Sonic Boom Six, The Correspondents, Andy C, Netsky and Phil Kay. Full list of the 2011 line-up can be found here