Nozstock 2011: The Hidden Valley – Dance stage lineups announced
Nozstock: The Hidden Valley – 29 – 31 JULY 2011 – have announced their exciting line-up for this year’s dance stages. Confirmed dance/hip hop artists and DJ’s for the festival are as follows:
Andy C / Toddla T / Netsky / Alix Perez / Reso / Borgore / The Correspondents
Icicle / DC Breaks / MC GQ / MC Serocee / MC Remidy / Jazzsteppa / Dub Mafia
Laid Blak / Dr Meaker / The Anomalies / Dub Boy / Amoss / Octo Pi
Pioneers of drum n bass Andy C and MC GQ lead the line-up for bass heavy electro dance fans at Nozstock this year. From Bristol Dub Mafia provide their unique combo of drum n bass, dubstep and breakbeat. Toddla T and Alix Perez bring the riddim and bashment, alongside controversial, non-conformist dubstepper Borgore. Hi tech breaks comes from Reso, while The Correspondents give it their swing-hop feel along with live dubstep from the brilliant collective Jazzsteppa.
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 as well as Tom Oliver’s lovely 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, hip hop 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, with some sound suggestions from Avalon, 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, brought to you by seasoned Bristolians Compass, 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 Advance Weekend Tickets £75.00
Teen Advance Tickets (13-17 yrs old) £55.00 (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