Chas & Dave to headline Nozstock Festival

Also confirmed for the tasty Nozstock smorgasbord of music are: The Dub Pistols, The Strypes, Andy C and MC GQ, Wilkinson, Loadstar, Loko, MC Visionobi, The Beat, Bhi Bhiman, The Computers, Ava Leigh and Velvet Stream. Plus the legendary RAM Records will be hosting a Saturday takeover in The Cubicles. More artists to be announced soon….

This small family-run event now in its 15th year is set in a beautiful rural part of Herefordshire. It started life as a party for relatives and friends and has grown organically over the years into an experience where a sense of belonging still holds true. There is a warm, inclusive welcome, synonymous with the small festival experience, an ethos of fun and participation, and an incredible array of entertainments. With over six stages and many nooks, crannies and secret wooded glades to discover Nozstockers are invited on a journey of discovery through the dingles and the dells of this magical site

The Hidden Valley is landscaped around a ramshackle Tudor farmhouse. It sits behind the main ORCHARD STAGE and is set at the foot of a natural arena on the side of the gently sloping valley. Alongside the farmhouse is the GARDEN STAGE, which provides a more eclectic line up, turning electronic by sundown whilst converted cowshed the CUBICLES pushes out sub-thumping bass and dubstep this year hosted on Saturday by the legendary drum 'n bass label RAM Records. With further music (including a new electro-swing stage), theatre, comedy stages and tents dotted around the site Nozstock offers a cornucopia of wonders to explore

This year’s theme is Wild Wild West, so dust off your cowboy hats, fringed moccasins, saloon skirts and ropey John Wayne impressions for what promises to be the best Nozstock yet.

Line up

In a career spanning 40 years, Chas & Dave are without doubt one of Britain’s longest running and most cherished acts. Chas Hodges (piano, vocals, banjo, guitars) and Dave Peacock (bass guitar, vocals, banjo, guitars) began playing together way back in 1972.  With hits like Gertcha, Rabbit, The Sideboard Song and Margate, they created a sound that was uniquely British and rockin' to boot. And it’s those songs that have ensured that the boys have continued to tour for over five decades to audiences across the world, enchanted by their East End charm and witty song-writing

Their contribution to popular culture was recognised recently by BBC Four with an hour-long documentary detailing their career and influence. The critically acclaimed show was based around the 2011 tour and featured input from Jools Holland, Phill Jupitus, and Pete Doherty to name a few. Also just announced are festival favourites The Dub Pistols (fronted by the enigmatic Barry Ashworth), teenage buzz band The Strypes (tipped by NME as one of the most exciting new bands of 2013), The Beat, Benny Page, The Computers and Ava Leigh plus the legendary RAM Records takeover of The Cubicles dance arena. Featuring some of the hottest talent in the dance music scene including the undisputed godfather of DnB, Andy C, who will once again be bringing his bag of bass-heavy tricks, alongside Wilkinson, Loadstar, Loko and MC Visionobi

Sika Studios

SIKA studios are returning to Nozstock! By day they provide break dance lessons and graffiti workshops, with a chance for everyone to get their hands on a spray can, giving all ages the chance to get creative and express themselves. By night, enjoy SIKA’s dynamic programming as they bring you DJs spanning every urban style and bringing a big time groove to your weekend. Keep your ears peeled for some beatbox battles and record label showcases

The Music Pool Charit

This year Nozstock is delighted to announce The Music Pool as an official charity for 2013. A community based music charity for Herefordshire and its borders; they are dedicated to providing chances for people of all ages and abilities to make music together, because it is one of the most powerful ways to improve people's lives and well-being. You can find out more about what they do at and catch the best of their Livewire youth music project showcased on The Bandstand on Saturday

Cosy Camping from Yippee-Yurt

If there’s one thing that would make your Noz experience that little bit snugger, it would be having a non-soggy sleeping bag, and no muddy footprints on the tent ceiling from the previous weekend (don’t ask). If this sounds like your festival wish list, then you need to book yourself in for some cosy camping. We’re over the moon to have partnered up with Yippee-Yurts who are offering you the chance to build a pick and mix package that suits you (and your wallet!) for the festival weekend, with cosy and spacious fab cotton canvas (no soggy nylon nightmares here!) 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! They even offer a luggage porter service and they stay on-site to look after you for the whole event! Start your cosy camping experience or email [email protected] to choose what you want for your weekend home. Just imagine, perfect days at Nozstock and perfect nights in your bell tent. Could your weekend get any better?

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