Along with the above are the confirmed acts below:
ANDY C – NETSKY – SONIC BOOM SIX – SPUNGE – LIFE IN FILM –
CATCH IT KEBABS – DC BREAKS – ALIX PEREZ – RESON – BORGORE – THE CORRESPONDENTS – ICICLE – MC GQ – MC SEROCEE- LAID BACK – TAKO LAKO – MC REMIDY – JAZZSTEPPA – DR MEAKER – THE ANOMALIES – DUB BAY – TREE OF FROG – AMOS – OCTO PI – SONNY WHARTON
Jim Jones Revue are one of the hottest bands on the up. They have been described by Mojo as ‘deranged rock +roll’ reminiscent of the Stooges. Produced by Bad Seed Jim Sclavunos, their album, ‘Burn Down Your House,’ has been getting recent media attention but it is live where this band excels. Adrian Edmondson + The Bad Shepherds have garnered excellent reviews for their folk-style reworking of classic songs such as ‘Down in the Tube Station at Midnight.’ With a skillful array of multi-instrumentalists they’ll be a ‘must-see at Nozstock. CW Stoneking is an American-Australian who defies time and place with his Deep South Blues. He’s already been on ‘Later Live With Jools.’ And, The Wurzels are a perfect accompaniment to cider and hog roast as the sun sets over the Hidden Valley on Sunday evening.
Amid the brushes of Herefordshire’s countryside lies Nozstock: The Hidden Valley. Founded by local residents during the hazy, optimistic and halcyon days at the turn of the millennium, it’s a homegrown event built from a curious amalgamation of performance, art, electronic supersounds and good old-fashioned guitar-strumming and drum-bashing. Now an established, leading family event in its 13th year, Nozstock is a sonic escape boasting eight main 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 the laid back atmosphere of the event for three pleasure-filled days, 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. 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 families en bloc, keeping in the spirit of those early days.
New for 2011:
This year’s theme: ‘Twisted Carnival’.
Festival friends are encouraged to dress up in the brightest, eye-catching outfits they can procure. The theme should inspire all sorts of warped imaginations. Be bold, be free, be you!
Nozstock’s home-grown bars will offer the Wye Valley’s favourite brew Butty Bach, local Kingston Rosey & Press ciders… the usual spirits, lagers, wines and homemade cocktails, embellished with our own special ingredients. We try to keep as close to pub prices as we can.
Food will be sourced locally where possible. An eclectic mix from around the world to stimulate the taste buds. For carnivores there’ll be the delicious Hog on the Spit, tasty burgers and there’s healthy vegan and veggie options too.
New roads after the year of rain; so easy on and offsite access.
New beefy soundsystem in the Cubicles for the dnb & dubstep.
Boutique camping and tipis.
Nozstock Supermarche selling all useful supplies for the festival camper.
Official Merchandise (hoodies, tshirts, lighters, programmes)
Workshops – free standing, comedy, theatre, arts & crafts, kids…
Arts & craft area with sculptures
Little Wonderland Kids’ Area – all weekend entertainment for 12s and under.
Jamming round the wood fire
The Arenas and Stages:
Nozstock’s main arena, The Hidden Valley, is landscaped around a ramshackle Tudor farmhouse which sits on the side of the Valley in the centre of the festival site. It’s nestled against The Garden Stage, which hosts an array of eclectic bounce-inducing artists with an electronic turn post-sundown. The Orchard boasts the bigger names and good rollicking party bands as the Bandstand offers experimental electro-acoustica from diverse and unsigned artists.
The converted cowsheds include the Cubicles, sub-thumping drum ‘n’ bass and dubstep, to be found aside the Bullpen, knees-up housey beats and alternative dance. The Coppice’s luminous sounds from veterans of psytrance Tribe of Frog are the blissful converse to the Bantam of the Opera Theatre which explores another world with live performance, workshops and after-dark experimental cabaret while Laughing Stock bills prime-time comedians and up-and-comers, providing raucous chuckles and proper belly rumbles.
Shenanigans for the mini-festival goer occur off the beaten track and over the bridge where the Dingle is programmed with workshops aplenty and theatrical splendor, where opportunities abound to get interactive and remember how to play like only kids know how.
You can also catch a late night short film or music video from the mesmerising screenings on offer in the Cinetent, or grab some delicious local fare and a cocktail and take a tour round the site, letting your curiosity get the better of you.
In essence, Nozstock: The Hidden Valley is your chance to romp throughout a weekend of guilt-free debauchery and indulge in a medley of eye-opening encounters.