Nozstock Festival update

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 particpation 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.
Quote from Farmer Pete Noz:Chaos at Nozstock this year? No chance! – we’ve built new roads though the site. There’s also going to be a new sound system in the Cubicles and we’re going for a full 3 days all at last year’s prices. We’ve had great feedback about our campsite but for those who want to go up market there’s boutique camping in bell tents, tipis and of course showers for the dirt-shy. We’re also developing some green plans that we’ll announce over the coming weeks. Nozstock is well known for its unique atmosphere and handmade vibe, that won’t change but there’s more colour, more to do and more walkabout performance, plus we’ve decided on a ‘Twisted Carnival’ theme this year to really get the punters looking lively. So come on down to The Farm and party till the cows come home!

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 tastebuds. 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 & 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


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-festivaler 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.

Gates open at 10am from Friday 29th July. Shuttle services will be on offer from local town Bromyard and to and from Hereford and Worcester before and after the festival.
Adult Early Bird Weekend Tickets £65.00
Teen Early Bird Weekend Tickets (13-17 yrs old) £50.00 (16s and under must be accompanied by adult)
Child Ticket (12 and under) FREE (must be accompanied by adult)
Camper Van/Live in Vehicle Pass £28.00
Parking Pass Full Weekend £5.00 in advance

Location: The Farm, Rowden Paddocks, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4LS
Capacity: 5,000

Just So Festival 2011 announcement

Held over the weekend of Friday 19th August 2011 to 21st August 2011.


Girl Peculiar, Polly and the Billets Doux, The Zen Hussies, Cut a Shine, Gypsies of Bohemia, Jessie and the Orbits and The Augustalias are the first acts confirmed.


An adult weekend ticket (16+) is priced at £80 , a weekend child ticket (aged 3-15 years)is priced at £35, with children aged under 3 free to attend. Please note that 2011 camping will be a mix of glade and field camping. The first 250 families will be allocated glade camping, and later bookings will be camping on adjoining fields. An adult day ticket (16+) is priced at £20, a child day Ticket (3-15) is priced at £10. Under 3s day tickets are free. All under 18s must be accompanied to the festival by a responsible adult..


The family festival experience includes family camping, nice loos, baby changing tents with changing mats and wipes, a breast-feeding boudoir, an area with electicity points for bottle warmers and sterilisers, and more.


Just So Festival is set in 65 acres of English woodland in Staffordshire, under an hour away from Manchester and Derby, and under an hour and a half from Birmingham, Liverpool, Nottingham and Sheffield.

Other attractions

The festival will provides an experience where art, music and literature are embedded and entwined in a beautiful and wonderous landscape. Expect also a lantern parade, midnight feast, festival opera, festival choir, children’s authors and illustrators, animation workshops, machinery drama workshop, Wonderland, a Gingerbread House, circus skills, Bespangle hazel wood circle, Famous Five Picnic, storytree, puppet show, the Jumblies, The Button Museum, and more.


Sonica Festival 2011 Dates and Ticket Info

Sonica – Contemporary Music, Art And Culture will feature:

• 2 Stages
• Visual Shows
• Performing Arts
• Healing & Workshops
• Flea Market
• International and Local Food
• Biologic and Vegetarian Cuisine
• Eco-sustainability and Tribal Culture

It is our aim to keep improving all our activities for living together and having fun in a sustainable way, respecting Mother Earth and enhancing our common social vision.
At the festival we ask you to respect the Sonica Festival rules to enjoy your best festival experience this summer in harmony with all people and the surrounding environment.


Sonica Main Stage will see some of the best psytrance DJs and producers the world has to offer perform across 3 nights and 4 days delivering all styles of trance from morning full-on to night dark, deep progressive to pumping psygressive, Sonica 2011 will feature a 24h non-stop lineup perfectly scheduled to give you the best flow of energy, feelings and visions.

Absolum live + Christof DJ (FR) / Ace Ventura (IL) / Ajja (CH) / Alex Parasense (RU) / Allaby (UK) / Alternative Control (SRB) / Altruism (BR) / Aphid Moon (UK) / Arjuna (IT / GOA) / Atriohm (MK) / Avalon (UK) / Awip (IT) / Bee (MNE) / Blisargon Demogorgon (MK) / Burn In Noise (BR) / Djane Gaby (SLO) / Edoardo (IT) / Etnica live + Max Dj (IT) / EVP (UK) / First Stone + Swarup DJ (BR) / Gino (IT) / Giuseppe Parvati (IT) / Gorgo (HUN) / Govinda (IT / GOA) / Headroom (SA) / Irritant (MNE) / Journey (UK) / Killawatts (Tristan-Avalon) / Latam (RO) / Liftshift (NL) / Logic Bomb (SWE) / Logica (BR) / M-Theory (UK) / Marco Tranky (IT) / Meko Gaiatech (IT) / Pena (PT) / Perfect Stranger (IL) / Pleiadians (SP) / Pseehaw (MNE) / Sally Doolally (GER) / Shane Gobi (SA) / Slater (CZ) / Species live + Aki Dj (SRB) / Stole (SRB) / System-7 (UK) / Tommy Pixan (IT) / Tristan (UK) / Tron (MEX) / Twentyeight (BR) / X-Dream (GER) / XP-Voodoo (RU / GOA)


Sonica Alternative Stage will feature the sound of ambient, chill, down-tempo, dub and electronica in order to offer you a more suitable chill-out and relaxing environment for listening to some of the very finest contemporary music.

Aliji (UK) / Almamegretta (IT) / Antonio Testa (IT) / Ashtech (UK) / Astropilot (RU) / Atom Based (CR) / Banco De Gaia (UK) / Brando Lupi (IT) / Darren (UK) / DJ Foose (BE) / DJ Greg Mandala (FR) / DJ High (PT) / DJ Marilli (IT) / DJ Scibi (IT) / DJ Wedran (BIH) / D.M.T. – Total Eclipse (FR) / Dovla (CR) / DR Cat (UK) / Entheogenic (SO) / Filippo Glitches (IT) / Fishimself (GR) / Frankie Watch (IT) / Gaudi (UK) / Greg Hunter (UK) / Josko (IT) / Kukan Dub Lagan (IL) / Mauxuam (UK) / Meditronica (IT) / Nova (UK) / Paddy Free – Pitch Black (NZ) / Paolo Polcari (IT) / Phuture Primitive (USA) / Pura & Johan (SRB) / Robin Triskele (UK) / Scene (IT) / Simon Baring (UK) / Toires (FR) / Tom Real (UK) / Warp Technique (UK) / Zizou (IT)


Our new venue is only 80km from Montenegrin capital Podgorica, which is where the main airport is located and only 20km from Montenegrin port of Bar. From the airport or from the port you can also easy rent a car or get a taxi. Prices are affordable and fair even for long routes.

Montenegro’s currency is Euro €, so you won’t need to change your money and as in all developing countries you can easily find cash-machines, banks, hotels and all regular facilities. Many hotels, bungalows, apartments or simple rooms are available around the festival area, but we really suggest you to start checking on time as the festival period is at the start of the summer season, so there will be a large influx of tourists looking to stay on the beautiful Montenegrin coastal zone.


The venue is easily to reach by any kind of transport and here are the best ways to get to the festival:


As this side of Adriatic coast has became very popular with tourism in last few years, we recommend you book your flights in advance in order to get the best possible fares. If you are not able to find affordable fares with Montenegro Airlines, we suggest you to check Malev Hungarian Airlines or Croatia Airlines for direct flights to Podgorica from the main European capitals.

To give you an idea, these are the fares (including taxes) if booking a flight 2 months in advance:

• Budapest (for all goers to Ozora): 90,00€ / 1h time flight
• Berlin: 160,00€
• Bucarest: 185,00€
• Amsterdam: 190,00€
• Zurich: 210,00€
• Bruxelles: 220,00€
• Copenaghen: 240,00€
• London: 260,00€
• Rome: 260,00€
• Tel Aviv: 400,00€
• Moscow: 300,00€

Alternatively you could reach other destinations such as:

• Croatia – Dubrovnik (from UK for only 170,00€ with Croatia Airlines). From Dubrovnik it is only 180km to Sonica venue, which is approximately 3 hours driving or by bus from Ulcinj
• Albania – Tirana (from UK for 170,00€ as well) is only 130km from Sonica venue, about 2.5 hours driving or by bus from Ulcinj

We are currently organizing a shuttle-bus connection from Podgorica airport to Sonica festival. More details to come soon, keep checking the website for more info.


You can get more info on international buses on:


• From May to September there are several ferry-boat companies listed below, that make three main routes from Italy to Montenegro.
• For those traveling form North-West Europe we heartily suggest to use these ferries in order to have a more comfortable trip.
• The city of Bar in Montenegro is at only 20km from Sonica and we are organizing shuttle-bus connections from the port to the festival for everybody traveling on foot.
• Ferry-boat connections from Ancona (North Italy – Adriatic coast) to Bar (Montenegro) take approximately 16 hours or from Bari (South Italy – Adriatic coast) to Bar 8 hours.

Contact Details for the two main ferry companies from Montenegro to Italy:

• Montenegro Lines: (Telephone +39-080-5789811)

• Azzurra Line: (Call Center – 892.112)


Remember Montenegro is entering the European Union and will become full member from 2012. Until then all people traveling to Montenegro needs a valid passport to be enter the country.



• Pre-sale tickets go on-sale from Sonica pre-sellers network from January 31st, check the Sonica website to locate your closer pre-seller.
• Pre-Sale Tickets will be available till July 17th 2011. After this date tickets will only be available at the SONICA gate at a much higher value.


• E-tickets on Sonica website will be on sale from January 15th. To buy a Sonica E-ticket you’ll have to login to the website and provide a valid e-mail address to receive Sonica confirmation reply with your alphanumeric ticket-code. Sonica e-ticket sale is made through PayPal secure site, so if you already use this, you will need a PayPal account to purchase, alternatively you can ask friends with PayPal.
• Sonica E-ticket-code will be always readable in the body of your “html” or “rich text” format email. No paper-tickets will be sent to the purchasers.


You must print your E-ticket email and bring it with you to show at the entrance gate together with your passport to get your Festival full-pass.


• 1st Phase (January 31st – April 30th): 65€
• 2nd Phase (May 1st – July 17th): 85€

For more information visit our website:

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