Award winning festival Nozstock: The Hidden Valley returns once again on the 20th – 23rd July 2023 for its 25th anniversary! It’s hard to believe that this now well established festival was once a small gathering of friends and family.

The event has grown bigger and better every year while still maintaining its welcoming and nostalgic feel.

Nozstock takes place on the working Nosworthy farm amid lush green fields nestled in the rolling Herefordshire countryside.

The festival site is tucked away from the hustle and bustle and boasts outstanding views of the surrounding county, the Nosworthy family have created an intimate, eccentric event unlike anything else in the UK.

Nozstock is a sonic escape boasting ten stages of entertainment with music ranging from indie-pop, drum & bass, punk, funk, folk and everything in between as well as comedy, spoken word, cabaret and live performance.  The team is delighted to be sharing the next wave of artists and performers joining the line-up for 2023.

Creative Director Ella Nosworthy said: “We are so thrilled to be celebrating 25 years of Nozstock, we are planning to make this our biggest ever celebration.  If you have not been to the festival before, this is one year you will not want to miss! We’ve absolutely packed our line-up with the best artists, comedians and entertainment and I can’t wait to welcome everyone back to the farm.” 

Heading the Orchard stage this year will be the sublime Fat Freddy’s Drop bringing their unique combination of dub, reggae, soul, jazz, rhythm & blues and techno – providing the ideal vibe for a summer festival.  Jungle and drum & bass trailblazer Shy FX will be on the decks getting the crowd jumping.

Groundbreaking ska and reggae legends The Wailerswill be bringing those laid back summer vibes with classics such as ‘No Woman, No Cry and Could You Be Loved’.  2023 is the 50 year anniversary of hip hop, so who better to join us than the pioneer of hip hop Grandmaster Flash?! Expect a masterclass in cutting and scratching, with an eclectic set of party classics, old skool hip hop with a little bit of everything else in between. Festival veteran and reggae royalty David Rodigan will be spinning the decks with his impeccable set of dancehall and roots.

Continuing the festival and carnival feel-good summer party vibes will be The Allergies, who are guaranteed to get everyone on their feet moving and grooving.  Fans of neo-soul will not want to miss singer songwriter Eva Lazarus.  Expect to hear her effortlessly jumping between genres from her belting vocals to her punchy rap verses.

Over on The Garden stage will be multi-award winning veteran of the UK urban music scene, the Reggae legend that is General Levy. One of the most exciting drum & bass DJs on the the scene DJ Marky will be tearing up the stage with rapper GQ.  Bristol based MC Gardna will be bringing the vibes with his big heavy concoction of Dub, Grime and Dancehall.

BBC 1 DJCharlie Tee will be bringing the most exciting and innovative sounds d’n’b has to offer, producer.  DJ and ex Prodigy keyboardist Leeroy Thornhill will be serving up his eclectic mix of electro beats and breaks.   While Beans on Toast will be performing his sublime political folk music. 

Heading up our dance arena The Cubicles and guaranteed to get your body shaking we have drum & bass producer and MC Mefjus ft. Maksim.  British independent drum & bass label Hospitality will also be doing a stage takeover with Brazilian born house and garage DJ S.P.Y joined by accomplished MC and all round entertainer LowQui

As an award winning family-run festival, Nozstock have always had family at their heart, believing that festivals should be a great place for everyone, regardless of their age.

Nozstock offers their very own dedicated children’s area ‘Little Wonderland’ that provides a programme of free activities and workshops for children of all ages, in previous years workshops have included beatboxing, DJing, hula-hooping, poetry, yoga, plasticine animation workshops, and much more.