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(Not quite) 500 miles to this year's Nozstock
ANOTHER packed line-up has shown why Nozstock is the summer escape of choice for 5,000 people.
What started life as a party for relatives and friends at Rowden Paddocks, in Bromyard, has grown organically over 14 years and now takes the form of The Hidden Valley.
This year’s magical proceedings will follow a myths and legends theme from Friday to Sunday, July 27-29 with The Proclaimers heading the bill of the family-run event.
Twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid are perhaps most famous for the anthemic I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) and I’m On My Way, which featured in the hit movie Shrek. They are set to release their latest long player, Like Comedy, in May.
Other acts also appearing in the natural arena of the gently sloping valley that is the Orchard Stage include electro-dub pioneers Dreadzone, swing/hip-hop duo The Correspondents and Spanish singer-songwriter Juan Zelada.
In all there will be six stages housing an eclectic range of bands and artists centred around a ramshackle Tudor farmhouse.
On top of that there’s a choice of theatre in partnership with Birmingham University, comedy in the Laughing Stock tent, workshops and kids’ activities, plus cinema, a healing area and a choice of food providing local and world flavours.
The converted cowshed of the Cubicles is the place to go for drum ‘n’ bass and dubstep, with the likes of Andy C and MC GQ, Tomb Crew and Youngsta already confirmed.
While the Garden Stage will provide sets from DJ Sonny Wharton and producer Ed Solo among others.
This year the festival is working with Stand Up Against Racism as part of the Show Racism The Red Card campaign to raise awareness.
For more information and tickets go to nozstock.com.