Nozstock 2021 Sold Out in Record Time

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Chloe Knott

Nozstock Festival is set to take place in Herefordshire this July after unprecedented demand for tickets.

Although many had their passes from 2020 honoured for this year, remaining tickets sold out faster than ever before. The festival, with acts such as Sister Sledge, Andy C and Ibibio Sound Machine, sold all tickets last week as punters snapped up hundreds per day following the government announcement on coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown measures lifting.

Ella Nosworthy, festival organiser, said: “Since the road map news, we have seen a huge spike in demand like many other events, and we are now planning to have the festival as we intended last year – in its full Nozstock glory.”

The Nozstock organisers realise, however, that nothing is set in stone and safety is still the top priority. “We will remain cautiously optimistic, keep watching how the situation unfolds and keep every finger and toe crossed that we have the summer we have all been waiting for,” said Ella.

This summer Nozstock is preparing to showcase its usual mix of unrelenting drum and bass, disco funk, hip hop, and indie with the majority of artists being rebooked from the 2020 line up. Sister Sledge, Bill Bailey, Andy C ft. Tonn Piper, Calyx and Teebee w/ LX One, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Submotion Orchestra, Ibibio Sound Machine, Dirty Dike, Flava D, Mungo’s HI FI ft. Gardna, Stanton Warriors, Break, Culture Shock, Kanine, Dutty Moonshine Big Band, 24hr Garage Girls, Nicky Blackmarket, Tankus The Henge, Randall, The Destroyers, and hundreds more are on the line up across the festival’s 10 stages.

Additionally, the music and arts festival promise to deliver a busy schedule of performing art acts, comedians, poetry, and art instalments, claiming that 2021 will be a defining year for Nozstock. Families will not be left out either as Little Wonderlands Kids’ Area will have family entertainment across the whole weekend.

Last year’s fallow summer was the first time Nozstock has not taken place since it began as a family barbeque in 2008, with the entire UK festival season postponed. Since England’s road map news was announced, the team have been working frantically alongside the relevant bodies to ensure this year’s event can take place in a COVID-secure fashion.

Nozstock runs from Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th July 2021. Although the festival has sold out, you can join a waiting list for the resale. For full festival info go to: www.nozstock.com

Published on 26 March 2021 by Shanna Jones

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