Nozstock The Hidden Valley Initial Line Up Announced

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Nozstock The Hidden Valley is pleased to announce its first line up of artists for 2012. Early Bird tickets will also be on sale from 10am, Thursday 8th March. This years theme is Myths & Legends.

This small family-run event now in its 14th year is set in a beautiful rural part of Herefordshire. It started life as a party for relatives and friends and has grown organically over the years into an experience where a sense of belonging still holds true. There is a warm, inclusive welcome, synonymous with the small festival experience, an ethos of fun and participation, and an incredible array of entertainments. All genres of music play out over six stages, with additional stages hosting theatre, comedy, workshops and kids’ activities. It’s a most welcome summer escape from the pressures of modern life for partygoers of all ages.

The Hidden Valley is landscaped around a ramshackle Tudor farmhouse. It sits behind the main ORCHARD STAGE and 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. Converted cowshed the CUBICLES pushes out sub-thumping drum ‘n’ bass and dubstep. And further music, theatre, comedy stages and tents are located in secret woodland glades around the site.
 
Music Line Up so far:
THE ORCHARD STAGE: 
THE PROCLAIMERS / DREADZONE / THE CORRESPONDENTS / SKINNY LISTER / WILLY MOON / JUAN ZELADA / SON OF DAVE / BRASSROOTS / DOLLAR BILL / ELECTRIC SWING CIRCUS

THE CUBICLES:
ANDY C and MC GQ / CAMO AND KROOKED / DRUMSOUND AND BASSLINE SMITH / TOMB CREW/ OCTANE and DLR / YOUNGSTA / DUB PHIZIX / EDRUSH 

GARDEN STAGE:
SONNY WHARTON / ED SOLO

THE BULLPEN:
SIKA STUDIOS - hip hop takeover featuring the cream of underground UK hip hop talent, with graffiti art workshops
THE FOUR OWLS / DIRTY DIKE & JAM BAXTER /FLIPTRIX / 3 AMIGOS
London’s MOOCH Saturday night takeover www.moochlondon.co.uk - underground House & Techno.

THE COPPICE:
Bristol’s TRIBE OF FROG host psychedelic trance stage www.tribeoffrog.com 

THE BANDSTAND:
MUSICBORN from London host Friday night www.musicborn.com - elite bands from the London circuit with a mix of indie, rock and electro
Other Fun Activities:
Nozstock The Hidden Valley strives to bring a whole cornucopia of fun, games and happenings. 2012’s extravaganza will bring you:
Sock Wrestling, Walkabout Theatre, Ballz Out Circus Troupe, Fire Dancers, Jive and Ceilidh evenings, Sound Art, Spoken Word and Poetry, Talks and Forums from the Tent Of Temporary Thought with guest speakers

KIDS AREA: THE ENCHANTED GLADE
Circus skills, Tall Tales, Puppet Procession, Kidi Yoga, UV Disco and Dance Workshop, Gaffer Tape Roses, Bubble Making, Workshops

Published on 08 March 2012 by Ben Robinson

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