In just 24 hours we will be heading to Herefordshire to set up our base at Nozstock Festival. They are kindly supporting our campaign and setting us up with a space to get you photographed in our tees, and find out What Future You Choose?
Nozstock shines a light on some of the UK’s top comedians and performance artists…
Nozstock invites you on a journey ‘Through The Looking Glass’ embracing everything wonderful about English eccentricity and eclecticism whilst encapsulating the true spirit of fun and adventure. Initially started as a ‘barbeque on the lawn’, the last few years have seen this festival blossom into an eight-stage three-day extravaganza with a world-class array of bands, DJs, comedians and performance artists. Nominated in five categories at last years UK Festival Awards, 2010 is set to be the year that this burgeoning festival comes of age.
Set within the idyllic grounds of a 17th century farm Nozstock retains a family friendly atmosphere that people return to year on year. From the pear tree lined orchard to the converted barns, secret areas, cinetent, coppice and glistening lake guest promoters play host to a rich musical tapestry of punk, dubstep, drum and bass, psy-trance, ska, acoustic, classical, folk and blues. In addition there are a whole host of treats for the kids in this year’s all new Little Wonderland Kids Area. Here the little ones can learn how to make carnival costumes, puppets, listen to stories or help build the giant recycled junkyard orchestra that will dance through the site at dusk.
The natural topography of the site is truly spectacular allowing you to get lost in all manner of hidden dingles and dells. Dance the night away in a bull pen, don your best gloves and top hat for the cabaret, laugh uncontrollably to world class comedians such as Stephen Frost (Who’s Line Is It Anyway, The Players) in the comedy tent, learn stage combat or watch the out of this world light show in the gnarled trees of the coppice – Nozstock has it all. A quick journey down the rabbit hole brings you out into the mad-capped world of the Nozstock Village with the Farrell Circus Troupe workshops, juggling, puppetry and roaming Rainbow Collectors. Other delights include a vintage tractor display, acoustic stage, cinetent and some huge surprises to be announced very soon.
However, it’s not just the creative vision, performance art, and visual splendour that sets Nozstock apart, there is a real underlying sense of community with locally produced food, farmers market, craft workshops and the BBC Hereford and Worcester Introducing Stage promoting local talent. Nozstock offers unparalleled value for money and an opportunity to become part of the family.
And what about the line-up?
THE STEPHEN FROST IMPRO-ALL-STARS WITH PHILL JUPITUS, CRAIG CAMPBELL (THE COMEDY STORE), STEVE HALL (WE ARE KLANG) + VERY SECRET SPECIAL GUEST + MANY MORE ADDED TO THE COMEDY TENT AT NOZSTOCK 2010…
COMEDY: SECRET SPECIAL GUEST | THE STEPHEN FROST IMPRO-ALL-STARS WITH PHILL JUPITUS | CRAIG CAMPBELL (THE COMEDY STORE) | STEVE HALL (WE ARE KLANG) | ED GAMBLE | RAY PEACOCK | IAN COGNITO | BETHANY BLACK | ANDY NINER | TOM ROCHE | ROB COLEMAN | ANON THE POET | BOB SLAYER + MANY MORE
CABARET (PRESENTED BY THE BLUESTOCKING LOUNGE): MISSY MALONE | JOE BLACK | BUNNY GALORE | PESKI DE VILLE | DELILAH GALORE | THE BAY BELLES
MUSIC: THE BLOCKHEADS with PHILL JUPITUS | STANTON WARRIORS | CASPA & MC ROD AZLAN | SUB FOCUS | HIGH CONTRAST | TRIBE OF FROG | THE KING BLUES | PETE AND THE PIRATES | JACK BEATS | GABBY YOUNG AND OTHER ANIMALS | TANKUS THE HENGE | STAGECOACH | GAGGLE | CHIEF | LOUIS BARABBAS | 3 DAFT MONKEYS | TALONS | APPLES | DJ GAMMER | KONCEPT | SICKNOTE | DEX | OCTO PI | URBAN TRAMPER | KARMA JUNKIE | VIVIAN COMA | PETER BRUNTNELL + MANY MORE (see full line-up at www.nozstockfestival.co.uk )
There are a few tickets left, just £75 for the whole weekend. (£70 for students) Click here for more info.
Hope to see you there, make sure you come and find us.