This summer Nozstock: The Hidden Valley is back for its 22nd year with Into The Great Unknown as its theme. This awesome festival is located in the rolling hills of Herefordshire and runs from Thursday 23rd – Monday 27th July.
This small family-run event is set in a beautiful rural part of Herefordshire on a working farm. Friendly, welcoming and independent, the festival has evolved from a 50-friend gathering into an intimate musical and arts odyssey; and is now one of the UK’s longest running festivals.
As ever, it’s a kaleidoscopic mix of headline names, up and coming talent and seasoned stars forming an incredible range of styles across the event’s ten stages.
Confirmed artists performing at this years event include: Sister Sledge, Bill Bailey, Andy C ft Tonn Piper, Calyx and Teebee w/ LX One, Flava D, Gentleman’s Dub Club and Submotion Orchestra headline, plus Ibibio Sound Machine, Dirty Dike w/ DJ Sammy B-Side, Mungo’s HiFi ft. Gardna, Stanton Warriors, Break, Kingdem: Rodney P, Ty and Blak Twang, Dutty Moonshine Big Band, Tankus The Henge and more to be announced soo
The Kids Area
Nozstock provides a whole family festival experience from beginning to end, and this is a friendly and welcoming environment for both parents and little ones alike. Our family have been to the last 5 Nozstock festivals, and for us this fabulous little festival has always signaled the start of the summer holidays.
The Little Wonderland Kid’s Area features a vibrant spectrum of children’s entertainment. All are welcome to get creative, be amazed by wondrous stories, sculptures and entertainment, or roll their sleeves up for some physical fun.
All events and activities are free of charge in the Little Wonderland Kid’s Area across the whole weekend. Nozstock provides a range of activities for all children from the very young to the tweens and teens. Over the years our boys have enjoyed activities as diverse as bhangra dancing, beat boxing, tie-dye t-shirt making and clay sculptures. There’s even a bottle warming service and plenty of changing space for the really little ones.
As I type this blog, with cold February rain lashing down against my office window, I cannot wait for summer to arrive and with it the festival season. This one is our family favourite and we are counting down already!
For more info and tickets have a look at the official Nozstock: The Hidden Valley website.