NOZSTOCK: The Hidden Valley
Amid the emerald fields and raggle-taggle farmhouses of Herefordshire’s ruralest countryside lies Nozstock The Hidden Valley.
Entering it’s 17th year, Nozstock is an award winning family run, home made festival set on a beautiful working farm in the truly stunning heart of the Herefordshire countryside. Independent and just a little nit left of centre, Nozstock brims with diversity, creativity and excitement.
This years highlights include Wu Tang Clan, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Fuse ODG Beardyman, Hollie Cook, Molotov Jukebox, Neville Staple Band, Will and The People, Mouse Outfit ft Dr Syntax & Sparkz, By The Rivers, The Computers, Clarence Clarity, P Money, Mad Professor, Electric Swing Circus, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, Beans on Toast, Skinny Lister, DJ Hype, Ed Rush & Optical, Congo Natty, Dillinja, London Elektricity, Etherwood and Danny Byrd. There’s comedy from Seann Walsh, Mark Simmons and Andrew Maxwell plus an endless array of distractions and interactions including cabaret, theatre, poetry, spoken word, circus, performance, workshops, cinema, kids area, arts and delicious local food and drink.
Like the very best of festivals, Nozstock was founded by a fun-loving family, their extended relatives, friends, acquaintances and pretty much everyone who had a guitar to play or a joke to tell. It was a hazy, optimistic time at the turn of the millenium, when life felt simple and summers were long and full of amusements. The Hidden Valley has successfully retained this homely, welcoming nostalgia, but have woven it into a delightful amalgamation of performance, art, electronic supersounds and good old-fashioned guitar-strumming and drum-bashing, thanks to some great advice and not a small dose of audience participation and feedback. Now an established family event, Nozstock is a sonic escape boasting nine stages of entertainment with surprising sights and intimate, secluded areas of theatre and discovery to be unearthed.
When its visitors down tools and hand themselves over to Nozstock’s crew, safe in the knowledge that their hedonistic needs will be met, they discover there’s a small world of frivolity to find, all scrupulously programmed by the festival’s founders, the Nosworthy family and their eclectically informed friends.
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. It’s an ever-changing event with a clear agenda; to invite conversation, interaction and serious recreation. Above all, Nozstock The Hidden Valley is a blissful family festival that caters to all ages with activities that little ones can enjoy as well as entertainment for teens, students, seasoned festivalites, party-starters and grandparents.
The details you need to know;
Price £105 for the 2 day event
START July 24th 12pm and ENDS july 26th 11pm
contact number: 01885 475 005
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