A HEREFORDSHIRE festival that has vowed to return this year is almost sold out after meeting unprecedented demand for tickets.

There are just 100 tickets left for Bromyard's Nozstock The Hidden Valley, which is back for its 22nd season this summer after cancelling last year's festival due to coronavirus.

Headliners re-confirmed for the July festival include Sister Sledge, Bill Bailey, Andy C ft. Tonn Piper, Calyx and Teebee w/ LX One, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Submotion Orchestra, Ibibio Sound Machine and hundreds more across the spectacular and intimate weekend

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.

But, since last week’s road map news and timeline, the team are thrilled to announce they are coming back from July 22 to 25 this year.

Many of last year’s booked artists are all back for this summer.

Organiser Ella Nosworthy said: "We are astonished that we are so close to selling out. Since the road map news, we have seen a huge spike in demand, 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.