Get ready to see acts of astonishing bravery as stilt-walkers, jugglers and unicyclists tumble through the festival site all day, creating spectacles as they go. Workshops will welcome those amateurs and semi-professionals out there eager to learn new skills or improve on old ones, and as dusk settles the flames of the firedancers will flare and dazzle through the night. We have expanded the arts & crafts across site, including the new chill-out healing area down by the pond where you can get a proper pampering. Visit our garden and get yourself some remedy and soul-soothing. Be wowed by the natural skills in our craft quarter and get involved in the folk jam when the bouncing and partying has tired your legs…
Talented musicians who love to strum, sing, blow and pluck unplugged and informally, join us! There will be a safe place to put your instruments down and the opportunity of singing your favourites and playing your heart out. It’s at the bottom of the craft area by the pond. See you there…….
If your in need of some tea and empathy then this is the perfect place! Whether you have partied too hard, feeling a bit delicate or your in dire need of a safety pin, the staff at our welfare tent know exactly what to do to get you back on your feet and back into the festival!
The Black Hole
Once you have entered The Black Hole you won’t ever want to leave… this new area of the festival sucks you like spaghetti into a swirling vortex of fun where you could find yourself space-hopping, drag racing, Elvis-spotting, laser-dancing, gambling on ‘alien sh*t bingo’ or listening to a university lecture on solar system physics.
The Chicken Cow will be serving up the best of homemade sweet and savoury treats, including quiches, snazzy pizza breads, hot baked spuds, new potato hash & bean breakfast, and of course delicious cakes (including our famous courgette cake with cream cheese and lime icing). Plus fresh coffee will be a’brewing on the hob, a range of teas will meet decaffeinated needs and there’ll be a few surprises in store, from pop-up live art to workshops and games for big and little kids. 50% of all profits from the Chicken Cow Cafe go to charity…
*Kiddy meals plus gluten free & vegan options available, and we always try and buy local where we can!*
A varied programme of workshops and complementary therapies from Yeleni Support Centre. When you need a break from the festival hive, visit Yeleni in the Healing Zone for a choice of various massage types and an unwind. By helping yourself you will be helping someone else too! Profits go towards helping those with cancer and chronic illnesses…
My Ella sustainable textiles workshops will be returning to Nozstock for the fourth time! This free workshop aims to empower people to develop skills to express themselves artistically while helping to reduce waste and care for our planet. Join Helen and her team (in their 100% recycled bell tent made of old duvet covers!) as they teach the principles of upcycling and using eco fabrics. You can make some mind-bending sci-fi costume creations! Be as inventive, creative and as green as you can be.
Workshops on offer this year include…
Coppersmithing with Dan
L for Leather
Knot Working with Chalk
Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter
Join the artist potters from Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter. Perfect collaborative family activity with drop-in sessions available though out the Festival. No need to book, just turn-up and get creative with clay. No previous experience of pottery necessary!
Lots of Pots
Learn about plants and take away your own propagated plant species.
What better way to end a fantastic weekend of festivities than a firework display? Well that’s exactly how we will be ending Nozstock. Once again, Jordons Fireworks will be supplying the fireworks this year, and we are all stocked up with our favourites from the past, plus of course some nice new additions. So make sure to come along, you really don’t want to miss out on witnessing what is set to be a breathtaking display…
Not to be outdone by those big consumer festivals, Nozstock has thought to bring you your own shopping boulevard, but with a touch of the different. Meddle in the arts and crafts or treat yourself to a bit of consumer naughtiness. Don’t forget to browse our selection of official Nozstock merchandise with brand new in-house designs for each year. We’ve got hoodies to keep you warm when the night-chills hit and t-shirts for the balmy summer afternoons. Almost everything you can imagine can be found so try and pull yourself away from the music to have a stroll around…
As well as delicious sweet treats from our various vendors, meat and veg of all varieties can be found on site to sate all appetites. With a focus on local sourcing, good variety and high quality no belly should be left unfattened!
What’s Herefordshire good at? Cider and beef! That’s right – delicious Herefordian meat will be available as tasty steaks and burgers and our themed homegrown bars, will be serving you the finest local ciders and homemade cocktails.
Plus we’ll have delicious foods of the world, including lovely fresh Italian pasta, pizza and panini to proper curries and some choice comfort snacks. Fill your tummy – you’re going to need that energy for all that dancing.