Nozstock: The Hidden Valley: SP:MC, Turno, Skinnyman, Rumble In The Jungle, Dom Kane, Dirty Secretz, Lobster, Inwards, Happy Daggers, Frauds & more
"Nozstock is one of the UK’s longest running festivals. Set on a beautiful working farm, it is family-run, home-made and proudly independent.
It’s a gloriously eccentric and decadently off-kilter brain-shift with incredible detail at every turn. A small festival with a big heart which continues to chart its own path, far away from commercialism and following the flock. Nozstock transcends the classic festival experience, creating its own sense of community and escapism for a few precious days. The Nosworthy family curate one of the UK’s finest portfolios of music and arts, with a huge focus on keeping families entertained in the Little Wonderland Kids’ Area. Now they very proudly reveal the first wave of artists joining them this summer in Bromyard, with this year’s theme across the whole site being The Wizard of Noz, so everyone can get really creative!
For more info visit www.nozstock.com
We’re off to see The Wizard the wonderful #WizardOfNoz. Join us at the 21st edition of Nozstock The Hidden Valley.
“This really is a party that has it all; a festival at the very top of the game.” - E Festivals
“At times it feels like you’ve wandered into a private party (although admittedly one for 5,000 smiley, happy people” - The Independent."
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Member of the Mud Family and rising MC star on the UK hip hop scene. From the depths of Camden Lock comes Skinnyman as heard collaborating with Roots Manuva and DJ Vadim. Early influences include Leroy and Yellowman before gradually moving into reggae influences such as Papa San as he grew older. Narrating with a passion and honesty which does not waver, Skinnyman paints a lyrical picture of the state of the world we live in today.
Skinnyman tour dates
This North Leeds four piece, who formed in 2010, are intent on producing well crafted songs driven by a thumping rhythm section, soul drenched vocals, and melodic guitars. The sound is light hearted and high spirited indie with an alt-pop twist.
Happy Daggers tour dates
Post-hardcore noise duo Chris (drums) and Mike (guitar) aka Frauds are wrapped in a Mcluskey-esque chaos! The two-piece create songs that are packed with a fair amount of humour and venom. They want you to have fun. They want you to be angry at the general state of things.
Frauds tour dates
Cardiff band making indie dream pop with songs that explore weighty concepts of time, money, politics and vanity.
Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard tour dates
Shades of 60’s psychedelia, blues-rock and punk permeate the air ways when these guys are playing. The Cardiff four-piece are big fans of hefty guitar sounds and supercharged, foot to the floor rock and roll, not shying away from bringing their personalities to life with their music.
Rainbow Maniac tour dates
Rootsy bluegrass and Americana, with sweet harmonies and dark tales.
Medicine Creek (formerly Whiskey Drifters) tour dates
Punch The Sky are an extremely energetic Birmingham based 6-piece World-Rock band. They have made it their mission to get audiences jumping, singing and dancing across the UK. Their unique, loud and thrillingly energetic live shows take the audience through an infectiously fun rollercoaster ride of sexy sax lines, tongue-in-cheek lyrics, thrill-seeking solos and virtuosic versatility.
Punch The Sky tour dates
Junior Bill have been here all along. Surveying their world from atop a suburban overpass, or a forlorn back alley, they are the eyes and ears of urban Britain. Their witty provincial tales eulogise forgotten peoples, spin empathic character portraits and tell the everyday stories of contemporary city life.
The tunes themselves are catchy as hell. Pretty playground limericks, latin melodies and chanted refrains rattle round the skull, distracting you from the often tragic subtexts of division, decline and gentrification familiar to any British city-dweller. The music is hugely danceable too. Dubby basslines and concrete grooves underpin a ska-tinged global-local collage of sound. It's a blend that makes them the natural torch-bearers of a vein of Jamaican-influenced British songwriting running from Jerry Dammers to Jamie T.
When frontman Rob Nichols and keyboardist Joel Beswick met at Cathays Community Centre in Cardiff at the tilt of their teenage years, they never expected to take the band to where it is now. Whilst keeping allegiance to the humble community centre, the youth club loiterers have grown into electric and brilliant showmen who are regulars at the likes of Boomtown Fair and Nozstock and have toured with Danny Goffey (Supergrass).
They've got the home crowd on side, with support and airplay from BBC Radio Wales, jam-packed local gigs and a Cardiff Music Award. Now's the time for that support to spread nationwide.
"Everybody's talking about Junior Bill... a genuine grassroots feel, instantly" - Tom Robinson
Junior Bill tour dates
Soul II Soul have been producing memorable quality music since the late eighties. They've sold over 6.8 million albums in 35 territories across the globe and appeared on over 100 compilation albums. Their Club Classics Vol. 1 album was named one of the top 50 British Albums Ever by Q Magazine.
They began as a sound system in the early 80s, playing at various house blues parties, street parties and local youth clubs, adopting a unique style which became known as 'Funki Dred'. Soul II Soul signed to Virgin Records, and the rest is history. Tracks such as 'Keep On Movin' and 'Back To Life' have stood the test of time.
Soul II Soul tour dates
Punk influenced duo from Nottingham, Sleaford Mods "deal in grotty, cheap, abrasive, two-bit punk ferocity" - NME.
The duo has been favourably compared to The Streets with the humour and wit of Ian Dury, John Cooper Clarke and Half Man Half Biscuit.
Sleaford Mods tour dates
If Rodigan were ever quizzed on Mastermind, his chosen subject would be reggae. Just check his selection of special guests for proof.
David Rodigan tour dates
The original Ska legends whose influence in the development of the genre is unparalleled. The band has lasted despite countless line-up changes, delighting audiences around the globe.
The Skatalites tour dates
Originally from the Deep South of the USA, and now one of the North West's favourite comics. Reg is one of the good guys of comedy. A hypnotic, smooth-talking, very human comedian who hits your funny bone with tales of love, hate, death and all that is in between.
Reginald has been in the UK for just under two decades and in that time he has become one of the UK Comedy industry’s best-known performers for his distinctive take on subjects including race and sexuality. His work can be brutally honest and is often considered to be controversial but it is always meticulously thought out and he has never been afraid to face challenging issues head on even when the focus is on his own principles or beliefs.
Reg has had a hugely successful career and has become a well-known face of primetime television shows such as Live At The Apollo, and is a frequent guest on Have I Got News For You.
'Searing social commentary, deep south wisdom and juicy punchlines' (The Independent)
'One of the comedy scene's leading players and a figure of rare authority' (The Daily Telegraph).
“Stand-up comedy’s coolest customer” (Telegraph).
“Reginald D Hunter joins the top rank of stand-up comedians working today…A comedian going for broke flying in the face of received opinion in a way that is simply exhilarating...this is comedy of a rare scope” (Times).
Reginald D Hunter tour dates
DJ Zinc (real name Ben Pettit) is a DJ/producer hailing from East London, his career stretching back to 1993. Zinc went on to produce some of the most well known dance anthems such as 'Super Sharp Shooter' and '138 Trek'. After launching the seminal True Playaz label alongside Hype and Pascal and as part of the Ganja Kru, Zinc continued to release and produce many successful jungle and drum 'n' bass anthems throughout the 90s. In 2001 he launched a new label, Bingo Beats releasing tunes under a new sound he calls 'crack house'.
Zinc tour dates
Ed Solo is a British DJ and record producer of electronic and dance music. He has worked with artists including Blak Twang, Deekline, MC Det, Fatboy Slim, Roots Manuva, Shy FX, DJ Swift, DJ Trace and Eliabeth Troy.
Ed Solo tour dates
Drum & Bass DJ, producer and musician from Bath in the South West of England.
Danny Byrd tour dates
The drum'n'bass DJ who runs Virus Records. His experimentation with new sounds always makes him interesting to listen to.
Ed Rush tour dates
The daughter of Sex Pistol Paul Cook, Hollie's self-coined "tropical pop" sound stems from her passion for reggae singers Janet Kay and Phyllis Dillon combined with classic 60s girl groups. She released her self-titled debut album in the Summer of 2011 to critical acclaim from many, resulting in her being on an array of 'Top Albums of 2011' lists including The Word, The Mirror and Rough Trade.
Hollie Cook tour dates
It's time all you sinners went back to church. To a service where party is the new praising, where you'll be baptised in absinthe and made to dance with the devil himself. Hell, even Jesus gets down and dirty at this show!
'The Church' is a non-stop party church service featuring the best soul, blues and disco tunes fronted by insane Pastor and Pentecostal pervert Rev. Michael Alabama Jackson.
By the end you'll be on your knees praying for more - think Sister Act on speed!
Oh My God! It's The Church tour dates
An Elvis fronted Nirvana tribute band, Elvana tear through Nirvana’s catalogue whilst splicing in grunged up sections of the king of rock & roll's finest moments, culminating in an audible overdrive of old school Rockabilly. It smells like cheese burgers and teen spirit!
Elvana tour dates
One of the most sought-after acts in the country. Perrier Award Nominee and Polygram Award winner for best stand-up at the Edinburgh Festival. Undoubtedly one of Britain's sharpest comic brains - all this and he doesn't swear.
'He's been one of my favourite stand-ups for about ten years (Ricky Gervais)
'In the premier league of comedy' (The Independent)
'He makes me laugh out loud, I can't wait to see him live' (Sir Ian McKellen)
'Bloom is perhaps the perfect comedian' (The List).
Adam Bloom tour dates
Worcestershire singer-songwriter creating mellow but emotionally charged music. Taking a nod to the greats like Neil Young, Ben Howard and John Martyn.
Alex Lleo tour dates
By blending traditional African rhythms and instruments with infectious soul melodies, this band are creating a sound and atmosphere that defies genre.
Arcadia Roots tour dates
Brighton-based DJ / producer who fuses funk, hip-hop and breaks with his own highly innovative take on scratching, sampling and mixing. A long-time collaborator with Krafty Kuts.
A-Skillz tour dates
Manchester two-piece who, in their own words, "use the power of a rock band and mix it with break beat, jazz and computer game soundtracks that take you on a trip away from reality".
Ask My Bull tour dates
Now flying solo after years of playing and gigging with Peta yapp in Duo, Beth Prior and her 7-piece collective are the result of what happens when Reggae, Folk, Dub and Ska meet. There are no half measures in their sound. Expect to be stirred and shaken whilst you absorb the stories, humour and honesty in her delivery.
Beth Prior tour dates
'Melding sharp harmonies and indie guitars with folk inflections, four piece Beyond Rivers create familiar soundscapes that are haunting and uplifting, like sharing a lift with the ghost of Tim Buckley' (Bristol Redfest).
Beyond Rivers tour dates
Billy Whizz are a punk rock/power pop outfit whose energetic live shows are guaranteed to put a smile on your face- 'It's all about having fun and entertaining people'.
Billy Whizz tour dates
A wicked DJ as well as a wicked producer, Cadinal Sound has his own radio show on Reprezent Radio plus releases on More Time and Dukie Disco.
Cardinal Sound tour dates
The Carny Villains are a six-piece circus show band playing stomping swing and ska all rolled out live and kicking with the riotous energy of punk rock. Formed to be the house band with The Invisible Circus they have gone on to storm stages across Europe from festivals such as Fusion and Glastonbury to their namesake Carny Ville in Bristol.
The Carny Villains tour dates
China Shop Bull are a 6 piece mix of ska, rave and drum and bass and have been on the festival, punk and party scene since 2006, releasing two albums 'Public Disorder: Act 1' and 'Rave To The Grave'.
Playing shows with acts as diverse as Dreadzone, The Dub Pistols, Sonic Boom Six, The Skints, Random Hand, Goldie Lookin Chain, Sicknote, Voodoo Glowskulls. Building a fast growing following with their infectious sound and lively shows.
Go to http://chinashopbull.bandcamp.com/music to check out the music.
China Shop Bull tour dates
Dabbla’s is an MC showing no signs of slowing down or making it easy for anyone stepping up to the plate. To say he is an electric live performer is an understatement. Dabbla's signature fast flow incites riotous behaviour. He has destroyed stages from Iceland to Croatia to Glastonbury, leaving very little ground untouched.
Dabbla tour dates
After growing up in '80s South-East London and surviving a post-Bush, post-racial, post-Thatcher, post-Twilight Society, Dane realised that it was a moral obligation to chronicle and in some places parody the human experience and contemporary western culture.
Having written and starred in his own sitcom for the BBC (Sunny D) and performed a triumphant run at the Edinburgh Festival, Dane Baptiste is fast becoming regarded as definitely one to watch as his career takes off.
As seen on Live At The Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), Mock the Week (BBC Two), Chris Ramsey's Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Tonight at the London Palladium (ITV1), Live from the BBC (BBC Two), Seann Walsh’s Late Night Comedy Spectacular (BBC3) and Live at The Comedy Store (Comedy Central).
'Brilliant' (Comedy Blogedy)
'Intelligent and genuinely hilarious' (Adam Bloom)
'Observational comedy at its finest' (The Independent)
'Baptiste is a comical genius' (http://www.EdFestMag.com)
'A thunderingly charismatic comic' (The Guardian).
Dane Baptiste tour dates
Birmingham born, Midlands raised Eva Lazarus is the front woman for Bristol grown bass music band Dub Mafia. Outside of creating a world wide noise with the 5 piece crew of dance heavy weights, she amassed a sea of collaborations to include, Mr Woodnote, Snareophobe, Urban knights, Buggsy, Audible one, Lion Fire, Mr Benn and the list could go on! Shes like a Dub Lauryn Hill” – Digital Ninja.
Eva Lazarus tour dates
AKA Lee Mintram, Southampton's answer to Timberland. Described as 'Nu Funk's very own Mr Midas', Feature Cast has proved himself to be a leader in his field as he looks to conquer the world. From DJing to producing, this guy is a juggernaut tearing down the scene with his impressive catalogue of chart-topping releases and his skills on the decks being showcased globally.
Featurecast tour dates
Tribe Of Frog Resident DJ with blistering sets that take no prisoners.
F'da F'da tour dates
Denis and Dan, formerly of well-known Ugandan group, DaTwinz, combine their dynamic and soulful vocals with Craig’s big sound vision. Craig Pruess, an American living many years in the UK, is an internaJonal film composer and gold and plaJnum record producer and arranger, besides being a mulJ-instrumentalist, sound designer and world fusion expert.
The Ganda Boys have a new and arresJng energy where the songs take on a life of their own, touching the listener directly to the heart. Denis’ mature and soulful voice comes deep from the soul and is backed up perfectly by Dan’s tenor and sense of rhythm. The songs sit comfortably on Craig’s acclaimed and experienced, big cinemaJc arrangements.
The Ganda Foundation is a registered UK not-for-profit charitable organisaJon and was established during 2009 by the Ganda Boys music group to empower sustainable community development in Uganda. It has been operaJonal on the ground in the health and educaJon sectors in Uganda since its founding. The FoundaJon’s focus to date has been to deliver immediate people-centred benefits, including the Kawolo Hospital and the Lugazi Community Primary School.
Ganda Boys tour dates
The Bristol lyricist on a Dubwise tip.
His latest release - Sunday with producer Kreed - has been widely regarded as his best single yet. Toddla T, Seani B & Don Letts are amongst a list of tastemakers who are supporting his work on BBC Radio.
Gardna has been embraced across the UK Bass scene and the European Sound System circuit as an artist with a fresh approach to promoting a positive message whilst shelling down the party.
Gardna tour dates
'A slow motion, de-focused chamber music played by Charles Hayward, John Edwards, Ashleigh Marsh and Jacqueline Grant' (12 Bar).
Gradual tour dates
Describing themselves as a GypsyElectroSkaBalkanGreekPunk Mashup, Hallouminati are like a global conspiracy of dance. They’ve been packing venues and festival arenas since 2010, and have toured extensively throughout the UK, Europe, and even India, spreading chemtrails of joy wherever they go. Jet fuel might not melt steel beams, but the Hallouminati sound will melt your faces.
Hallouminati tour dates
Offensive basslines, power-psych synth riffs and ten ton drum beats are what we've come to expect from London based Henge. Guaranteed to provide a cosmic, uplifting experience, Henge have built a reputation for wild live shows.
Henge tour dates
Since forming in early 2016, 12-piece Hotsteppas have gone from strength to strength. With a load of shows under their belts, they have been Hotsteppin’ all over the place, playing shows throughout Bristol, London and Plymouth. Bringing some funky, dancehall flavours to the traditional Reggae sound, we are very excited to see them run the ting.
Hotsteppas tour dates
Hummadruz are a Welsh Black-Light Theatre Company and have been winners of the Independent Festival Award for their show, Mind-Blowing Spectacle.
Hummadruz tour dates
Inwards is the project of Worcestershire producer, experimental music programmer and multi-instrumentalist Kristian Shelley. He draws influences from the far reaches of dance music.
Inwards tour dates
Norwich band playing melodic rock, including the Norwich City anthem, Derby Day.
Jago tour dates
Jayde Adams is a Bristolian multi-faceted comedian. She is trained in competitive dancing, sings opera, beatboxes, clowns, raps, balloon models, draws and plays the piano.
Jayde was Funny Women Winner 2014.
'Will have you in fits of laughter before she's even opened her gob' (Bristol247)
"Jayde Adams is the 3rd funniest woman in the world. Fact." (Dawn French).
'Jaw-droppingly amazing, Jayde Adams is the rising star of London cabaret. See. Her. Now' (ThisIsCabaret).
Jayde Adams tour dates
Joe’s combination of surrealism, silliness and love for potatoes is pure comedy gold, there is never a dull moment with this nutty Herefordian.
Joe Davies tour dates
John takes his home made kora (21 string African Harp) and runs it through a series of electronic devices creating lush soundscapes and solid beats, overlays it with woodwind instruments, bridging the gap between ancient West African Folk melodies and modern electronica, visiting influences from hip-hop to house to dub along the way.
John Haycock tour dates
Kioko are a group of like-minded, multicultural musicians from the UK who have embarked on a journey to bring people their own brand of reggae-pop.
Kioko tour dates
Formed in the depths of Dorset in the pre-summer haze of 2016, Leeches are bringing infectious pop hooks to fuzzy alt-rock - a match made in heaven some might say.
Leeches tour dates
Live music pioneers who combine event production and education, via spoken word and hip hop, in groundbreaking ways.
Lyrix Organix tour dates
Marcus has been DJing for over 13 years! 1st show on Flava FM in 1999 followed by guest appearances on Kiss FM, BBC Radio1, Radio 1Xtra and Choice FM. His hard work, originality and dedication has provided him with a residency on London's award winning Rinse FM! Marcus has been booked all over the world at well known events & festivals: FWD, Garage Nation, Global Gathering, Leefest, Lounge on the Farm, Lovebox, Outlook, Rinse FM UK Tour, Standon Calling, Urban Nerds, Urban Shakedown & Eskimo.
Marcus Nasty tour dates
Matt Woosey's refreshing songwriting and playing style has acoustic, roots-based music at its heart but is not limited to a particular genre.
His self-penned songs are conveyed with an accomplished vocal delivery which has gained him praise from sources such as Paul Jones (BBC2), Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music) and a variety of respected publications in the UK and around the globe.
Matt Woosey tour dates
Since first being poured in January 2015, Milk Poetry has gone from strength to strength.
With belief firmly rooted in supporting emerging acts, we have helped to provide a friendly and welcoming platform for performers and audience alike.
Milk Poetry tour dates
Famed in Seattle for their energetic live shows, Naked Giants are made up of guitarist/vocalist Grant Mullen, bassist/vocalist Gianni Aiello, and drummer Henry LaVallee. Formed in 2014, they've become members of Car Seat Headrest’s newly expanded 7-piece live band.
Naked Giants tour dates
Brought up around the trance scene from a very young age, Neutron quickly developed a passion and love for Psychedelic music. Originally mixing Goa trance, over the years his style has developed into something more fluid and melodic.
Neutron tour dates
'Brilliant bubbly personality, bursting with talent' (Funny, Free, Fringe)
'Paul Sweeney swishes about the stage like a surreal tea caddy' (Paul Foot)
'... he's fresh, funky, new and original, a breath of fresh air on the comedy circuit' (Patrick Monahan)
'Intriguing and memorable' (Chortle)
'One to watch' (What's On London).
Paul Sweeney tour dates
Scotland's madcap king of stand-up comedy has been performing since 1989. He has garnered a pile of awards, nominations and TV appearances but it is his stage shows that see him at his best.
His childlike take on the world is blended with sacks of energy, spoonfuls of improvisation and jumps of the imagination. The results are hilarious, crazy shows where even Phil doesn't know what's going to happen next!
"A must see experience" The Guardian.
Phil Kay tour dates
Phil Nichol is a truly unique performer. An acclaimed actor, award winning comedian, producer, presenter, writer and musician, there is no end to his talent! His skill as an improviser whether it be musical, comedy or straight is unparalleled.
WINNER - Scotsman Fringe First Award 2011
WINNER - IF.COM Eddie Award 2006 (previously The Perrier, now known as the Edinburgh Comedy Award)
WINNER - Time Out Best Comedy Performer 1998
Chortle Best Headliner - Nominee - 2002, 2006 & 2010
As seen on The Graham Norton Show, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Altitude Festival , Annually Retentive, The World Stands Up, Comedy Shuffle, and many more.
'Nichol is absolutely born to perform, and the show is brilliant' (The Skinny)
'Attacks his material with all the restraint of a Tasmanian Devil in a foghorn
factory' (The Times)
'Phil Nichol is an extraordinary performer – entrancing and alarming in equal measure' (The Stage)
'Very polished, witty and insightful. It is also extremely funny' (List)
'Seismically powerful award-winning comic force' (The Scotsman).
Phil Nichol tour dates
Mixed in an analogue haze of vintage spring reverbs, tape echoes and custom hi-grade mixing console, Prince Fatty won’t disappoint the lovers of the early 70s sound.
Prince Fatty tour dates
His hard-hitting beats have backed the best Reggae artists in the business; from Max Romeo to Little Roy and many more. Famous for his precision timing and fearsome delivery he is just as comfortable on the mic as behind the kit.
Horseman tour dates
These six young hipsters from Newcastle Upon Tyne play a foot stompin’ blend of early 20th century American music. With razor-sharp solos, great arrangements and original songs, they hark back to a golden age whilst staying perfectly modern. Frontman Rob Heron is a crazy fool for country music and a full time dandy-cowboy. His songs are full of character, satire and good old fashion hollerin’. Expect themes of debauchery, disasters, drink and debt. An eclectic mix of hokum blues, ragtime, western swing, gypsy-jazz, cajun and country roots.
Rob Heron & His Tea Pad Orchestra tour dates