For most of the year Rowden Paddocks is a fully working farm, complete with cows, sheep
and chickens. Yet every summer since 2008, a rather brilliant and barmy family-friendly
festival has also grown in Herefordshire; from first a handful of friends and family getting
together for an intimate party, evolving over the years into a marvellously magical weekend
of escapism set across the idyllic rolling hills with headline acts from around the world
dropping in. And now, after a few days of unprecedented demand, there are now just 100
Last year’s fallow summer was the first time Nozstock has not taken place, with the entire
UK festival season postponed. It has been a long and difficult last 12 months, with everyone
impacted by the pandemic in some way. However, since last week’s road map news an
timeline, the team are incredibly thrilled to announce they are coming back Thursday 22 nd –
Sunday 25 th July 2021.
Many of last year’s booked artists are all back for this summer. In the eclectic style which
defines the festival, it’s a brilliantly diverse range of performers across the site’s 10 stages,
including 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.
“We are astonished that we are so close to selling out. Since the road map news,Ella says.
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. We understand however that things are by no means certain. We are committed to going ahead, but only if
it’s safe to do so. 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. We can’t wait to welcome people back to the fields. The headliners and many of
the artists and performers we had booked last year are all coming back which is great and
we are working closely with the relevant bodies to ensure things are COVID secure. “
Nozstock is a unique odyssey of discovery, enchantment and adventure unlike anything else
in the UK. The Nosworthy family curate one of the finest portfolios of music and arts, with a
huge focus on keeping families entertained in the Little Wonderland Kids’ Area. There’s
incredible attention to detail at every turn, across long lazy days and energetic nights. 2021
is going to be a defining year for the festival.
Nozstock The Hidden Valley takes place in Herefordshire, HR7 4LST on Thursday 22nd – 25th of July 2021.
Line up includes: 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 over the weekend Tickets and info from: www.nozstock.com