Photographers: Paul Appleby, Lee Hawkins, Hristina, James@Example Mag, Simon Lewis, April Newman, Angus Rushworth, Joe Singh, Ray Whittaker, Mike Hale, Mairead McHugh, Rob Thomas, Ffion Roberts, Ian Palmer

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…

 

2015’s LINE UP TBC
2014’s LINE UP DAZZLED…
India Roper-Evans_Nozstock 2012

India Roper-Evans_Nozstock 2012

 Folk Jam

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. Its at the bottom of the craft area by the pond. See you there…….

Tea and Empathy Welfare Tent

If your in need of some, well, 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 Tea and Empathy know exactly what to do to get you back on your feet and back into the festival!

The Chicken Cow Cafe

In deference to the prehistoric theme, ‘Chicken Shit Bingo’ becomes ‘Pterodactyl Shit Bingo’ for Nozstock 2014. You could be a winner if our “Pterodactyl” shits on your numbers, so roll up, roll up, get your bingo card at the ready and a steaming hot toddy in hand. The Chicken Cow Cafe

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 Herefordhire’s New Leaf, to support sustainable living in the county.

*Kiddy meals plus gluten free & vegan options available, and we always try and buy local where we can!*

Yeleni Healing Zone

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 Workshop

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 prehistroic fancy dress or dinosaur tails! Be as inventive, creative and as green as you can be!

Craft Area

Welcome to the Craft Area where we weave a bit of magic and create beauty from all that nature provides. Fancy yourself as the industrious type? Learn a new skill or make a memento of your weekend in our craft haven… utilising metal, wood, textiles or stone, come and be creative with us or just come and chill and admire the sculptures, ground art and gardens. This area is a busy but tranquil spot where you can unwind and take home a long lasting memento of your time here.
Workshops on offer this year include…

Hammered

Blacksmithing workshop where participants can make their own small forged items such as hooks, pokers and pendants all under the tutelage of acclaimed artist blacksmith Jenny Cole and her grubby crew.

Zoe’s willow

Sit down, relax and make small willow items such as wands and dream-catchers or spend a little longer and produce a basket, small sculpture or farmyard animal, all surrounded by astounding willow sculptures produced by Zoe for your viewing pleasure.

Crunchy’s Cobs

A traditional horseman and family, who shall be camped up in the area along with the horses, where he shall be giving demonstrations on tacking up  as well as discussions on the role of the working horse in today’s society. . Also to be seen around the site when you can grab a cart ride or get some horsepower to help move your equipment and supplies around.
In the evenings call down and have a warm by the fire where the kettle is always on.

Spinning Viv

Learn spinning techniques on a traditional wheel or utilise a drop spindle and learn the art of converting a fleece to knitting grade wool to create your own cosy clothing.

L for Leather

All things leather from belts to bangles or bags and clothing for the more adventurous, come and create something unique under the guidance of a master saddler and costume maker to the film industry.

Knot working with chalk

Lots and lots of knots to learn for a wide variety of uses from tree surgery to creating bangles. Come and learn a few to put to good use. You can also have a sit down and create a carved item in chalk, using it as a base for learning carving techniques used in welsh love spoons.

Mushroom Paul.

An array of chainsaw carved mushrooms to lounge around on and create your own small mushroom from wood and copper.

The Wandering Blacksmith

More blacksmithing because we can never get enough of it! Come and watch Simon create a bit of magic as he forms beautiful items from metal and have a go on the forge yourselves to create your own unique small items.

Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter

Join the artist potters from Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter as they attempt to construct a giant clay, terracotta T-Rex. 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.

FireWorks

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…

SHOPPING

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 2013. 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.