More acts added to this years Nozstock including Imelda May

With its first round of artists already released, including Jurassic 5, Gentleman’s Dub Club and Foreign Beggars, now the festival introduces more acts taking over Bromyard in July.

The feisty Imelda May has a truly unique vocal talent, inspired by the sounds of jazz infused with rockabilly. The rise and rise of Imelda has been unstoppable since the release of her first studio album Love Tattoo in 2009. The Number 1 Mayhem followed in 2012 and Tribal in 2014. Imelda and her band have been touring non-stop around the world; she is a stellar performer who makes her Nozstock debut headlining on Sunday, bringing the festival to a rousing climax. Touching down in the Hidden Valley, the festival welcomes the almighty ska-reggae powerhouse, The Skints. The guys have been fusing reggae, ska, grime and hip hop since 2007 to create an incomparable sound and bring a wild dynamic to Nozstock. 

Honing his craft for the last 20 years, Jaguar Skills has kept a mysterious edge to his character with details of his real name, age and home town left largely unconfirmed. He has been responsible for some of the most exciting musical projects of the past few years, centered around producing stunning mixes which have festivals and clubs partying to his genre-crossing sounds. Known as “the King of Jungle", Goldie is an artist whose creativity knows no bounds. He was a graffiti and album cover artist before he started performing; from a MBE to over 20 years as a Metalheadz lynch-pin, Goldie is one of the UK’s most celebrated music artists and a cultural icon revered for his productions and DJing. From their adopted home of Bristol, where early reggae, drum 'n' bass and dubstep pioneers from Massive Attack to Portishead were informing their cultural history, My Nu Leng understand the heritage and importance of bass music in the city. The celebrated duo are known for their blistering sets and dark, smouldering vibes, heavy on mood but always danceable. 

Many more live acts have been announced for Nozstock. Buster Shuffle effortlessly fuse Cockney ska/pop and lyrics that are guaranteed to make you laugh, with songs about crafty cats and messy divorces. The Lounge Kittens are a cheeky, glamorous and geeky trio, spanning rock, punk, ska, pop, soul, metal, dance and grunge to sublime party-time effect. Also at the party is the Mercury-nominated King Kong Company. The Irish dance band have performed alongside the likes of Orbital and Paul Oakenfold; their sound can be likened to the brass section and heavy bass of Dreadzone mixed with the hypnotic rhythm of the Chemical Brothers. Benjamin Yellowitz is a young singer songwriter who takes acoustic roots to new levels, influenced by RnB and the darker side of pop. Subculture Sage bring pure hip-hop vibes to Nozstock, as party-starters of the finest pedigree and the old skool DJ with vibes for miles, Uncle Dugs makes a welcome return to The Cubicles. Further new live acts announced include Idles, Anchorsong, Funke and The Two Tone Baby, J-Man, Seas of Mirth, Foreign Affairs, Cousin Kula, Lobster, Adam Scriven, Mr Tea and The Minions, Junior Bill, Black Thistles, Black Salvadore and Cherryshoes.

Nozstock’s original dance arena is a former bull pen and milking parlour, and Sika Studios are returning to host. The UK’s top underground hip-hop, grime, rave, graffiti and clothing family are making a very welcome return, with an epic assembly of talent descending on Bromyard including Klashnekoff, Devilman and a RLD Records showcase. Friday sees The Blast return to Nozstock, with their multi genre sounds. Their line up includes President T, Sir Spyro and Nastee Boi. Psytrance stalwarts Tribe of Frog have also announced their headliners; OOOD and Illegal Machines whilst in The Swinging Gardens of Babylon electro swing heavyweight Dutty Moonshine will be taking up headline duties.

Over in Laughing Stock, the self-styled Henning Wehn is the German comedy ambassador to the U.K., a hilarious TV and radio regular who skewers the British way of life with aplomb. The teutonic comedian blends self-mockery and nationalistic superiority to great effect. He’s joined by the outlandish and eccentric Phil Kay, who has become something of a Nozstock regular and the man described by British Theatre Guide as the “leading hidden master of modern British comedy" Richard Herring. Returning after last year’s extravaganza,  Mash Cinema present a host of cultural videos and ancient references featuring The Power In Our Hands, The Jungle Book, Nosferatu, Nanook Of The North, Hydro The Film, London Calling: Shorts, Nothing Can Turn Into A Void, Sell Off – The Abolition Of Your NHS and The Adventures Of Prince Ahmed. 

Set on a beautiful working farm in the heart of Herefordshire, the reassuringly welcoming and independent event has evolved from 50 friends at the inaugural gathering and flourished into an intimate musical odyssey. Joining the dots between pop, ska, folk, funk, soul, indie, drum and bass, psytrance and a whole lot more, plus interactive adventures for big and small kids of all ages, Nozstock is a playground for everyone, from seasoned festival goers to newbies setting out for their first time. This year’s theme is Wonders of the Ancient World. Nozstock embraces a whole family festival experience from beginning to end, and the Children’s space is a friendly, welcoming environment for both parents and little ones alike.

Live line up so far: Jurassic 5, Imelda May, Foreign Beggars, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Slamboree, The Skints, Hot 8 Brass Band,  Buster Shuffle, Professor Elemental, Split Prophets, Dr Syntax + Pete Cannon, Son of Dave, Tankus The Henge, Solo Banton + The Upper Cut Band, The Lounge Kittens, Houdini Dax, Kagoule, CC Smugglers, Eva Lazarus, Harleighblu,  King Kong Company, Benjamin Yellowitz, The Lovely Eggs, Jenna + The Gs, Mystro + Cut La Vis, Shanty, Subculture Sage, Youth Man, Idles, Anchorsong, Funke and The Two Tone Baby, J-Man, The Stiff Joints, Seas of Mirth, Foreign Affairs, Cousin Kula, Cantaloop, Lobster, Steve Strong, Pink Diamond Revue, Collective 43, Calm Like A Riot, Rosebud, Desert Boots, Adam Scriven, Mr Tea and The Minions, Junior Bill, John, Castles, Black Thistles, October Drift, Doppelganger, William Poyer, Black Salvadore, Cherryshoes, Voes, Keto, Circe’s Diner, CW Jones, Mumbleman, Andy Jones, Gold Thing, As Mamas, Brooklin, Paul Spry, Samuel Wulf.

DJ line up so far: Jaguar Skills. Friction ft. Linguistics, Goldie, My Nu Leng, Dub Phizix + Strategy, DJ Marky & MC GQ,  Dimension, The Prototypes, Rene LaVice + Stapleton, Ulterior Motive b2b Jubei,  JFB, Teddy Killerz, Rockwell, Randall, Uncle Dugs, Xtrah b2b Stealth, Channel One, OOOD, Illegal Machines, Amoss, Octo Pi, Sam Redmore, Beatwell, Scope, Dex, Modify Perspective, Funky Navigation, Remidy M.C, Trafic M.C, Sika Studios present: Klashnekoff, Devilman, Sox, Trilla, The Otha Guys (Wordsmiff + Spitfire), Tenchoo, Jibbarish, Omus One, 420 + Chedeye Knights, SkinzMann + Guests, Bonafyde, Fiyahman, Flash Harry, Boogieman, Snoopy Dubz, King Bracket, Don’t Flop Entertainment Showcase, Leaf Dog + BVA + Smellington Piff + Jack Jetson (RLD Records Showcase), The Skuff + Inja Show ft. Stakka Lyrics + Bee 109, Team Dreebs, Datkid + Guests, DJBig Mikee + Guests, Katch Pyro, E-Coli, C3B, Osh Kosh, Verbal Highz, Aristocrats, Tea Unit, Ash The Author, Dirt Bagginz, Lean In The Evening, SWMS, Culture Vultures, The Blast takeover featuring: Sir Spyro, President T, Riz La Teef, Hi5Ghost + Boofy, Nastee Boi, BlazeyBodynod, Jaydrop, FireManSam, TS2W, Koast, Electric Ballroom Promotions takeover featuring; Dutty Moonshine, Freear, Jenova Collective, Mister Trick, Basschimp, Velocity Raptor, M.O.B, Jaxon, Stick ‘n’ Mix, Yodelling Sheep, The Lost Girls, Big In The Gambia featuring: C-Yoonit, Ewan Hoozami AKA Tropical Thunder, DJ Fonz, Dex.

Comedy, theatrics, workshops and cinema so far: Laughing Stock Comedy featuring Henning Wehn, Ricahrd Herring, Phil Kay, Jayde Adams, Joe Davies, Jim Dale; Velveteen Valley Cabaret; Bantam of the Opera Theatre; Spare Room Arts’ Little Wonderland featuring Let’s Go Fly A Kite, What Did The Romans Ever Do For Us, Walk Like an Egyptian, The Hanging Gardens of Nozstock, Aztec Sundials, Marvelous Mayan Masks, Bandhani Tie Dye, Fabulous Festival Fashions, Greek Pots, Magic Lanterns, Creative Corner, Family Yoga, Story Time; Clik Clik’s Cabinet of Lost Secrets; Mash Cinema present Wrong Directions featuring The Power In Our Hands, The Jungle Book, Nosferatu, Nanook Of The North, Hydro The Film, London Calling: Shorts, Nothing Can Turn Into A Void, Sell Off – The Abolition Of Your NHS, The Adventures Of Prince Ahmed; Tent of Temporary Thought including RikTheMost, Matt Cummins, Jack MacMillan Amy Acre; Walkabout including BallzOut Circus, Knaive Theatre presents Dreamspeakers, Sunken Circus/Groove Yard Collective present Organised Mess, and Threadbare Jugglers presents A Commedia Del’Arte Promenade, Naomi Wood and friends present Egyptian Goddess, Glitter Culture present Mothers Who Like To Funk, Territories present Mothers Who Like To Funk, Roseanna Skikun presents Interactive Music Workshops, London Humanist Choir present Glory Hallelujah – There Is No God, Circo Inferno, Scrubbers, Ras King Bobo I, Suzy Conrad present Gigtron, Hummadruz present Funtasia, Geofest Collective, Golden Lotus Archery, Uncollective unconscious, Orly Phillips Aerial Silk; Chicken Cow Café; Captivating Crafts featuring: Blacksmith Worskhop, Recycled Copper Wire Bracelets, Jewellery Workshop, Willow Weaving. Yeleni Healing Area, Folk Jam, MyElla Sustainable Textiles.

Jurassic 5, Gentleman’s Dub Club and more set for Nozstock 2015

First headliners include Jurassic 5, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Foreign Beggars, Slamboree, Hot 8 Brass Band, Professor Elemental and Split Prophets and DJs includingFriction ft. Linguistics, Dub Phizix + Strategy, DJ Marky & MC GQ, Dimension, Rene LaVice + Stapleton and more.

Curated by the father and daughter duo of Noz and Ella and a huge extended family who work across the entire festival, there’s a unique charm and energy to Nozstock unlike anything else in the country. Reaching its 18th year in summer 2016, Nozstock is like a mini-Glastonbury nestled in rolling hills.  

Set on a beautiful working farm in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside, the reassuringly welcoming and independent event has evolved from 50 friends gathered at the inaugural gathering and flourished into an intimate musical odyssey. Joining the dots between pop, ska, folk, funk, soul, indie, drum and bass, psytrance, house and a whole lot more, plus interactive adventure and performance for big and small kids of all ages, Nozstock is a playground for everyone, from seasoned festival goers to newbies setting out for their very first time.

Wu Tang Clan cancel this weekend’s Nozstock appearance, De La Soul added to the linup

It is with great sadness and shock to Nozstock The Hidden Valley that Wu-Tang Clan have cancelled their forthcoming UK shows this weekend without any explanation as to why.

The organisers have been working around the clock since yesterday to find a suitable replacement, and are now very proud to announce that De La Soul will be joining the party this weekend for the 17th Nozstock in beautiful Bromyard.

For over 20 years they have rocked the world with their De La songs full of inscrutable samplings, whimsically irreverent lyrics, social commentary, light rhythm and laid back rhymes. They have gained huge respect within and outside the hip-hop community with their contributions to rap, as well as jazz, funk, soul and alternative genres. Not only are their musical innovations acclaimed and respected worldwide, but they paved a path for many alternative rap groups to come after them. Classic tracks include The Magic Number, Me, Myself and I and Saturdays. Their debut, the ground-breaking 3 Feet High And Rising, remains a peerless album of immense repute.

Ella Nosworthy, one of Nozstock’s founders, says: “It is with massive regret that we have to announce the cancellation of our Saturday night headliner, Wu-Tang Clan. For many of us it was going to be the highlight of our weekend and we are crestfallen that Wu-Tang Clan are going to be missing out on one of the best audiences they could ever wish for –  you guys! We have received no specific reason for the cancellation and are without control to enforce their attendance at Nozstock, we are told we will receive an official cancellation announcement by the end of this week, which we will share with everyone. In the same breath, we have to say a massive thank you to De La Soul for agreeing to headline the Orchard Stage in their place. We’re really excited to have them here and to have them step up at such very short notice, and we know they are going to put on a brilliant show for everyone. The festival itself is looking ready – the site looks incredible and we can’t wait for it all to start!”

De La Soul join an already amazing lineup which includes Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Fuse ODG, Neville Staple Band, Beardyman, Hollie Cook, Molotov Jukebox, Will and The People, By The Rivers, The Mouse Outfit ft. Dr Syntax & Sparkz, The Computers, Electric Swing Circus, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, Beans on Toast and many more.

Nozstock announce Fuse ODG and more

Nozstock The Hidden Valley has announced its next wave of names performing at the festival this July at their beautiful working farm in the Herefordshire hills, curated and managed by the father and daughter partnership of Noz and Ella.

Reaching its 17th year this summer, Nozstock is one of the UK’s longest running festivals and has already announced Wu Tang Clan, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Beardyman and many more.

The festival is now very proud to announce Fuse ODG joins the bill, with further new live artists including the Neville Staple Band, Will and The People, Mouse Outfit ft Dr Syntax & Sparkz, By The Rivers, The Computers, Will Joseph Cook, Clarence Clarity and many more, with P Money, Mad Professor, Chimpo, Reggae Roast and lots more DJs and MCs, plus in Laughing Stock Seann Walsh, Mark Simmons, Andrew Maxwell, Mike Wozniack, Brett Goldstein, Spencer Jones and Pat Cahill all star.

Nozstock: Wu Tang Clan, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas to headline.

Nozstock is thrilled to reveal a very special headliner for this summer: NY-based Wu-Tang Clan, who not only proved to be the most revolutionary rap group of the mid-'90s but are arguably the greatest ever hip-hop group of all time. Individually its family of members are all lyrical stars, including RZA, Ghostface Killa, GZA and Method Man, and together they are a thrilling, provocative and wild stage presence. Last year’s Once Upon A Time In Shaolin album, which only had one physical copy, further illustrated their continual reinvention. Wu Tang Clan are taking Nozstock to a different level in July.  

The festival is also very proud to announce true Motown sensation Martha Reeves and the Vandellas as one of the headliners on the Orchard Stage. They have charted over 26 hits, ten Billboard R&B singles chart Top Ten hits and two Number Ones, and their classic ‘Dancing in the Street’ entered the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. True veterans of soul, they headline a bill that focuses on top talent across multiple genres.

Across the weekend trail-blazing hip-hop, bass music, grime, dubstep and raucous beats come from a brilliantly diverse range of DJ and live acts. Dr Syntax and Pete Cannon have produced for Action Bronson and Punchtown, whilst the Dead Players trio of Jam Baxta, Dabbla and Ghost Town are the chameleons of rhyme. They are joined by Ruffnek Diskotek w/Dub Boy, Dutty Inspectors and Ghost Writerz, Mr Woodnote & Eva Lazarus, Smokey Joe and The Kid, Gypsy Hill, Solko, Sounds of Harlowe, Octo Pi & Koncept, Scope, Modify Perspective, Remidy M.C and Trafic M.C and many more to be announced.


Across the whole weekend, Swing Theory stages action from Electric Ballroom Promotions, Swingmajig and Ragtime Records. They are hosting the likes of Wolfie Razzmatazz, Madam Electrifie, C@ In The H@, Jenova Collective, The Chicken Brothers, Clan Dextine, F Block, Velocity Raptor, M.O.B, Mr Jay, Sir Jasper, Jest FX and Billy Chillfingers who between them cover everything from electro-swing, vintage rock and roll, breaks, techno, glitch hop, ghetto funk and loads more.

Cardinal Burns and Pat Cahill join Nozstock

Aside from playing host to some of the hottest music acts around, Nozstock: The Hidden Valley is now announcing an array of comedy and theatre names including British Comedy Award-winning duo Cardinal Burns, one to watch Pat Cahill and puppeteers The Fetch.

Further comedy additions include 8 out of 10 Cats star Tom RosenthalBrian Gittins and Brett Goldstein, both seen on Ricky Gervais’ latest TV outingDerek; the eclectic Rob Carter; and newcomers Tom Davis and Matt Rees. These comedy stars will be joining Nozstock’s musical headliners Fun Lovin’ CriminalsThe Heavy and Roots Manuva as they descend upon the prehistorically themed Jurassic Farm this August for the biggest Nozstock to date!

The Bantam of the Opera theatre will again be filled with jaw-dropping circus, poignant poetry and more magical moments than you can shake a wand at. Master puppeteers The Fetch will be performing a brand new show called Cloth of the World that will incorporate profound puppetry and mesmerising mask work to create something truly spectacular. As night falls, The Velveteen Valley will take over the Bantam of the Opera theatre, filling it with decadent cabaret including the much lauded Ophelia Bitz, ‘Polesque’ entertainer Amber Rosia and many more.

Interactive theatre will also be seen throughout the entire site ­– stilt-walkers, jugglers, unicyclists, acrobatic cavemen, dinosaurs and more will all grace the Jurassic landscape, which will be alight with visual treats for Nozzers of all ages. The weekend will see a huge 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). Bring your familiars and families, the sages and the youngsters to join your caveman friends and some furry beasts in an adventure to reclaim your roots once more.

The ever intriguing 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 artistYoshihide Sodeoka, whose celebrated visuals have been shown all over the world.

Remember the days when we used to dress up like Marc Bolan from T. Rex and sing their classic Get It On? No? Well, get remembering as Nozstock want attendees this year to be part of a Marc Bolan flash mob world record attempt on the Saturday at 4pm at the Bandstand! To sign up all punters need to do is turn up at the Bandstand a little before 4pm with their best Marc Bolan outfit on (gongs optional) and their vocal chords intact. All together now, “Get it oooooonnnn…”

Live Music lineup announced so far

Fun Lovin’ Criminals/ Roots Manuva/ The Heavy/ Craig Charles DJ Set/ Molotov Jukebox/ Sonic Boom Six/ The Skints/ The Mouse Outfit ft. Dr. Syntax and Sparkz/ By The Rivers/ Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer/ Too Many T’s/ More Like Trees/ Dizraeli and The Small Gods/ Le Galaxie/ Tako Lako/ GAPS/ Big Deal/ Radio Riddler/ New Town Kings/ ASBO Disco/ Benji Tranter/ Typesun/ Two Man Ting/ The Stiff Joints/ The Remedy/ Jess Morgan/ Sketchbeat/ Paper Tiger/ Caolin Clay/ Al and The Sorry Seaguls/ Mat Envy/ DJ Hampsta/ Bwalya/ The Twisted Burlesque DJs/ Electric Swing Ballroom/ Phat Tony/ Jitterbug/ Edd Tipton/ Mr Bliss/ Sketch/ The Knights Project/ Pip and The Polar Bears/ The Mourning Suns/ Immi Grant/ Low Cost Life/ The Captain’s Daughter

Dance lineup announced so far

James Zabiela/ Andy C & MC GQ/ Friction ft. Linguistics/ Calyx & Teebee/ TC and A.D / Dense & Pika/ Sonny Wharton/ Eddy Temple-Morris / DC Breaks/ Frankee/ Jubei/ High Focus/ RLD Records/ Split Prophets/ Joe Ford/ Stealth/ Devilman D.E.Velopment/ Uncle Dugs/ Skuff & Inja/ Amoss/ Ray Rampage/ Octo Pi/ Traumatik/ Defenders of Style/ Despicable Youth/ Scope/ Koncept/ Modify Perspective/ Off Me Nuts Records/ Remidy MC/ Trafic MC

Comedy lineup announced so far

Cardinal Burns/ Pat Cahill/ Brian Gittins/ Brett Goldstein/ Tom Rosenthal/ Rob Carter/ Tom Davis/ Matt Rees

Theatre and cabaret lineup announced so far

The Fetch/ Ophelia Bitz/ Amber Rosia/ Beulah Bell/ Ursula Dares/ Oh! Carolina/ Twinkel Pink/ Florence Fontaine/ Bella Donna Berry/ Owen Niblock/ Ballz Out Circus Troupe/ Hummadruz UV Circus/ Doe Demure/ HausofSequana/ Weird Kid Collective – Wormhole babies/ Clik Clik Collective and Collective 43/ Puppetual Motion/ Toby Parker/ Circo D'Eliatrix/ Archery (Marcus Groves)

Cinema lineup announced so far

MASH Cinema/ Don Slepian/ Yoshihide Sodeoka/ The Lost World/ Gammera the Invincible/ Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet/ Brain Wash/ Motion Sickness/ Off Tinters/ Classic Kids TV

Nozstock adds Fun Lovin Criminals, Charli XCX and more

Nozstock: The Hidden Valley Festival’s 2014 lineup is becoming fit to burst with giant additions for punters to get their claws into including altrock/hip-hop kings Fun Lovin’ Criminals, pop sensation Charli XCX and energetic ska-rockers Sonic Boom Six all taking on the Orchard Stage this August. They will be joined by legendary genre-crossing DJ/producer Eddy Temple-Morris and a techno lover’s dream collaboration in Dense & Pika over on the Garden Stage for what is proving to be a Nozstock lineup of monster proportions.

These additions will be welcomed to the prehistorically themed Jurassic Farm this summer alongside hip-hop legend Roots Manuva, funk-rock revolutionaries The Heavy, tech-house behemoth James Zabiela, dub-rockers The Skints and the legendary Andy C, who will be bringing his whole crew for a RAM Records takeover of the Cubicles on the Saturday night to get the fans roaring with excitement.

Further acts announced include dub/reggae mixers and Fun Lovin’ Criminals side project Radio Riddler, folk/hip-hop fusers Dizraeli and the Small Gods (trust us, the combination works), indelible nine-piece Manchester hip-hop tribe The Mouse Outfit ft. Dr. Syntax and Sparkz and eternal fun providers Tako Lako, returning after their outstanding set that brought out the sun at Nozstock last year, making everyone lose their inhibitions, caveman style.

This year, the Bandstand will be full of experimental musical discoveries from the likes of The Knights Project, Pip and the Polar BearsThe Mourning Suns, Immi Grant, Low Cost Life, and The Captain’s Daughter. Elsewhere,SIKA Studios will also be stomping their T-Rex sized footprints all over The Bullpen, bringing with them the best in fresh hip-hop talent including Split Prophets, showcases from High Focus and Off Me Nuts Records, RLD Records, Skuff and InjaDevilman D.E.VelopmentTraumatik and Defenders of Style.

Music lineup announced so far

Fun Lovin’ Criminals/Roots Manuva/The Heavy/Craig Charles DJ Set/Charli XCX/Molotov Jukebox/Sonic Boom Six/The Skints/The Mouse Outfit ft. Dr. Syntax and Sparkz/By The Rivers/Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer/Too Many T’s/More Like Trees/Dizraeli and The Small Gods/Le Galaxie/Tako Lako/GAPS/Big Deal/Radio Riddler/New Town Kings/ASBO Disco/Benji Tranter/Typesun/Two Man Ting/ The Stiff Joints/The Remedy/Jess Morgan/Sketchbeat/Paper Tiger/Caolin Clay/Al and The Sorry Seaguls/Mat Envy/DJ Hampsta/Bwalya/The Twisted Burlesque DJs/Electric Swing Ballroom/Phat Tony/Jitterbug/Edd Tipton/Mr Bliss/Sketch/The Knights Project/Pip and The Polar Bears/The Mourning Suns/Immi Grant/Low Cost Life/The Captain’s Daughter

Dance Lineup announced so far

James Zabiela /Andy C & MC GQ/Friction ft. Linguistics/Calyx & Teebee/TC and A.D /Dense & Pika/Sonny Wharton/Eddy Temple-Morris /DC Breaks/Frankee/Jubei/High Focus/RLD Records/Split Prophets/Joe Ford/ Stealth/Devilman D.E.Velopment/Uncle Dugs/Skuff & Inja/Amoss/Ray Rampage/Octo Pi/ Traumatik/Defenders of Style/Despicable Youth/Scope/Koncept/Modify Perspective/Off Me Nuts Records/Remidy MC/Trafic MC

The Heavy, James Zabiela and more added to Nozstock 2014 lineup

The Summer Festival has the latest lineup news for this years Nozstock: The Hidden Valley which includes brassy rockers The Heavy, funky renaissance man Craig Charles and gypstep pioneers Molotov Jukebox join DnB heavyweight Friction (ft. Linguistics) on the Nozstock bill. They will be in good company this year as DnB trailblazer and master mixer Andy C will be returning to Nozstock, bringing with him his RAM Records crew for a Saturday Night Takeover of the Cubicles. The highly-regarded TC has also joined the lineup to further fulfill everyone’s DnB needs and tech house behemoth James Zabiela will be headlining the Garden Stage on Saturday night for the first time, which will no doubt be music to many a Nozzer’s ears!

These additions join a glittering lineup that includes hip-hop legend Roots Manuva who will be headlining the Orchard Stage and London dub rockers The Skints, set to go off with a bang on Friday night.

The RAM records Saturday Night Takeover of the Cubicles will be commanded by label head Andy C who will be joined by regular rhymer MC GQ. Support will come from the shining stars of the independent DnB label: energetic ground shakers Calyx & Teebee and A.D, devastating duo DC Breaks, prodigy producer Frankee and RAM legend Ray Rampage

The Garden Stage will see a range of acts entertaining sun drenched dancers from the hybrid reggae/soul band By The Rivers and 10 piece ska band The Stiff Joints through to house DJ and venerable producer Sonny Wharton, as the darkness falls.

The Speakeasy Bordello will also be returning to Nozstock 2014 for all your electro swing desires in an afterhours takeover of the comedy tent. The Twisted Burlesque DJs and the Electric Swing Ballroom will be joined by the eclectic Phat Tony, Hereford’s foremost electro swing DJ Jitterbug, the classic soul and 50s rock’n’roll stylings of Edd Tipton, funk and urban soul maestro Mr Bliss and the decade-spanning mash-up master Sketch.

Entering its 16th year this summer, Nozstock is a family-run festival on a beautiful working farm in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside. The three-day festival offers a broad spectrum of live music, DJs, arts, comedy, workshops, cinema and performance theatre in a sublime setting, flowing from family-friendly by day, to party by night – over various locations across the farm.

Nozstock will take place on the 1st – 3rd August and will take festival-goers back in time to a prehistoric world of creepy creatures and fearsome beasts, as they enter the Jurassic Farm.

Lineup so far announced

Roots Manuva /The Heavy/James Zabiela/The Skints/Molotov Jukebox/Craig Charles/Sonny Wharton/By The Rivers/Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer/The Stiff Joints/Mat Envy/DJ Hampsta/Bwalya/ The Twisted Burlesque DJs/Electric Swing Ballroom/Phat Tony/Jitterbug/Edd Tipton/Mr Bliss/Sketch

Andy C & MC GQ/Friction ft. Linguistics/TC/Calyx & Teebee and A.D/DC Breaks/Jubei/Stealth/Uncle Dugs/Joe Ford/Frankee/Ray Rampage/Amoss/Octo Pi/Despicable Youth/Scope/Koncept/Modify Perspective/Remidy MC/Trafic MC

Roots Manuva to headline this years Nozstock

Nozstock: The Hidden Valley Festival is proud to announce their first headliner for 2014 as part of three major announcements to be released over the coming weeks – the hip hop legend and ruler of rhyme, Roots Manuva. Taking place on the 1st – 3rd August 2014, support will come from fellow Londoners and dub rockers The Skints,as well as ‘chap-hop’ champion Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer. 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.

Entering its 16th year this summer, Nozstock is a family-run festival on a beautiful working farm in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside. The three-day festival offers a broad spectrum of live music, DJs, arts, comedy, workshops, cinema and performance theatre in a sublime setting, flowing from family-friendly by day, to party by night – over various locations across the farm.


Rodney Smith, known by most as Roots Manuva burst onto the British rap and hip hop scene with the release of his 1999 debut Brand New Second Hand. He is signed to cult label Ninja Tune and has had six successful albums, multiple sell out shows, a Mercury album prize nomination and a Best Hip Hop Act MOBO – needless to say Roots Manuva is one of the most respected figures in hip hop. Never afraid to visit dark themes or borrow from different styles, his lyrics are distinctive and his most recent album 4everrevolution is perhaps his most diverse. One of the most exciting bookings ever to grace The Orchard Stage, Nozstock is thoroughly thrilled to host the hip hop powerhouse, Roots Manuva!

The Skints, are bringing their “East London Reggae” sound to Nozstock! Formed in 2005, The Skints mix reggae, hip hop, dub, ska and punk and have a reputation for energetic and passionate live-performances. They have toured extensively on their own and as support for a wide variety of artists such as Gym Class Heroes through to Reel Big Fish. Sure to appeal to a variety of tastes down on the farm, The Skints are set to devastate the dance floor as never before.

Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer, the alter-ego of rapper Jim Burke, will be giving everyone an elocution lesson at Nozstock this year. A pioneer of “chap-hop” aka hip hop delivered Received Pronunciation (like, Queen’s English innit), Mr. B has performed at Glastonbury, Club NME in Paris and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Along with his banjolele, Mr. B will be rapping about pipe smoking, high-society, cricket and coming “Straight Out Of Surrey”.

Nozstock reveals final music lineup for 2013

The 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 over the years into one of the friendliest small festival experiences to be had.

The Hidden Valley has nine stages, many nooks and crannies and is landscaped around a ramshackle Tudor farmhouse. The ORCHARD STAGE 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.  

Also playing are hotly tipped young upstarts The Strypes, one of Britain’s longest running and most cherished acts Chas & Dave, Dub Pistols (fronted by the enigmatic Barry Ashworth), 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, RAM will once again be bringing his bag of bass-heavy tricks, alongside Wilkinson, Loadstar, Loko and MC Visionobi.

New Additions:



The Correspondents will be returning to Nozstock for a second year with their high-energy two-man stage show. DJ/Producer Chucks throws a history of dance music from Blues to Jazz, Electro to Dubstep to Drum’n’Bass into the mix which is then seasoned with Mr Bruce’s vocals depicting the trials and errors of love, lust and loss creating a show not to be missed.

Electric Swing Circus are a 6 piece Electro Swing band that fuses cool 20's swing with stomping electro beats in a dazzling live show.  Fronted by the sassy Sisters of Swing with the addition of live drums, fretless bass, gyspy jazz guitar, keys, synths and swinging samples, The Electric Swing Circus hotfoots its way through everything from breakbeat and house to jungle and dubstep, whilst keeping true to their own unique style of swing. 

The Wytches formed in November 2011 and have slithered their way in to various cities over England with a cynical, dark and flowery take on psychedelia ever since. Their songs take in 50’s surf riffs, desert whips and loungey melancholic shuffles, drawing influence from Nirvana, Bright Eyes and The Cramps

Dr Meaker have become one of Bristol's prize assets and are set to be an exciting prospect for Nozstock this year. Many have been won over by their mind blowing live performances, tight production, quality writing and their ability to effortlessly mix soul with Bass music. Last year the band performed a Maida Vale Live Lounge session for Trevor Nelson’s BBC Radio 1xtra show.

Smerins Anti Social Club are renowned for their explosive live shows and Nozstock will be no exception. They have long been firing up festival crowds and gig-goers throughout the UK with their 10 piece lineup using the raw ingredients of ska, funk, dub, drum'n'bass and swing to full effect in their epic, brass-heavy instrumentals.

Sika Studios Hip Hop Squat Takeover

Fliptrix  |Verb T | Jam Baxter |Leaf Dog | BVA | Edward Scissortongue | DJ Sammy B Side| DJ Madnice |Dr Syntax |Devilman | Ed Cox + Stivs (DSC) + Mattycore (Life4land) |Stagga + Skamma |Lee Scott + Bill Shakes (Children of the Damned) | Split Prophets | Jman |Sonnyjim + Sleaze |Mylo Stone | Tenchoo | Traumatik |Rum Committee | Concept of Thought | Defenders of Style + Lego + Matter | Granville Sessions + Jester Jacobs|Influx |TPS |GV Clik | Cracker Jon + Too Late | Bennadict | Kimberley Newell |Bahai | Flash Harry

In addition to these announcements, Sika Studios have announced the lineup for their hip hop squat takeover in The Bullpen. This will see the return of High Focus Records to Nozstock, putting on a showcase featuring the like of Fliptrix, who has been considered the UKs freshest hip hop MC since 2010's critically acclaimed Theory of Rhyme, Leaf Dog, one third of underground heroes Three Amigos, Verb TBVAJam BaxterEdward ScissortongueDJ Sammy B Side and DJ Madnice. A huge figure in underground UK hip-hop, Dr Syntax will be returning to Nozstock, with his ‘witty social commentary, self-deprecating humour and intelligent wordplay. (Rhyme and Reason).

The Coppice lineup announced

Psytrance stalwarts Tribe of Frog will also be returning to Nozstock to bring deep beats into The Coppice all weekend long with acts like Big Scary Monsters, Illegal Machines, and K.i.M joining the fray. Also appearing will be: Brainiac, Occular, Lurk, Lorraine, Awen, Neutron, Nocotopus, Psychosonic, F'da F'da, Hemp, Timmer, Dr. Psy, Piemanand Wicki.

First comedy acts revealed

Nozstock is also thrilled to announce the first wave of its comedy lineup for 2013. Hosted by Rock ‘N Roll tour manger turned award winning comedian Bob Slayer, this year’s line up features the cream of the UK comedy crop.

Lauded by Time Out as a ‘wonderfully observed and hysterically funny character who contacts dead celebrities with incredible results‘ Tom Binns is set to grace the stage with his most recent comic creation Ian De Monfort, a psychic from Sunderland.  Mr Methane, the renowned performing flatualist caused a stir on Britain's Got Talent a few years ago with his anal voiced rendition of The Blue Danube will also be appearing.

Other highlights include Martin Mor, Norman Lovett and Simon Donald as well as Lach, Joey Page, Holly Burns, Ben Target, Pat Cahill, John Kearns, Holly Burn, Karl Schultz, Adam Larter, Paul Duncan McGarity, Matthew Highton, Beth Vyse Gareth Morinan and Joe Davies.

Full Lineup

The Strypes | Dub Pistols | Chas and Dave | Mr Scruff | The Beat | The Correspondents | DJ Yoda | Sonny Wharton | The Wytches | | Parlour Flames | The Computers | Misty Miller | Electric Swing Circus  | Wille and The Bandits  | The Equators  | Ava Leigh | Tako Lako | Smerins Anti Social Club | Kitten and The Hip | More Like Trees | Dr Meaker | Uncle Dugs | Kry Wolf | King Porter Stomp | By The Rivers | George Ezra | Velvet Stream | The Resonators | Dutty Inspectors | Ziro | Heymoon Shaker | Backbeat Soundsystem | Coda | MouthMaster Murph | Goldseal | More Like Trees | Gypsy Unit | Cazal | Too Spicy | Duncan Disorderly and The Scallywags |  Wyynona Ryyder |  Caolin Clay | Johnny Kowasaki and The Sexy Weirdos | Captain Accident and The Disasters | Sarah Joy | Jennifer Booton | The Inexplicables | The Cadbury Sisters | Richard and The Rafters  | Bo Walton  | Stiff Joints | High Focus Records Showcase | Fliptrix | Verb T | Jam Baxter | Leaf Dog | BVA | Edward Scissortongue | DJ Sammy B Side| DJ Madnice | Dr Syntax | Devilman | Ed Cox + Stivs + Mattycore | Stagga + Skamma | Lee Scott + Bill Shakes | Split Propehts | J Man | Sonnyjim + Sleaze | Mylo Stone | Big Scary Monsters | Illegal Machines | K.i.M | Brainiac | Occular | Lurk | Lorraine | Awen | Neutron | Nocotopus, Psychosonic | F'da F'da | Hemp | Timmer | Dr. Psy | Pieman |  Wicki


Andy C | Loadstar | Wilkinson | S.P.Y | Kasra | Break | Benny Page | Loko | MC GQ | MC Lowqui | MC Visionobi | Remidy MC | Amoss | Octo Pi | DJ Scope


The Music Pool Charity

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-Yurts

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 at 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?


Tier 2

Adult Weekend = £95

Children 12 and under – free

Car parking – £10

Camper Van £30