Phil Kay To Headline Nozstock Comedy Tent
27-29 July 2012
THEME: MYTHS & LEGENDS
‘A veritable explosion of colour and whimsy tucked away in the rolling hills of Herefordshire’ Clash
‘The most friendly festival I’d been to in years…a real mix of different people, ages and cultures.’ Creative Boom
PHIL KAY TO HEADLINE COMEDY TENT ON FRIDAY
PLUS DUB BAIT TAKEOVER THE GARDEN STAGE AND TRIBE OF FROG LINEUP ANNOUNCED
New additions to the comedy tent…
PAUL RICKETTS / MILES LLOYD / SHAZIA MIRZA
SHAUN MCHUGH / TOM ROCHE
Dub Bait announce Garden stage takeover…
BASS CLEF / STUMBLEINE / BROCKSTEADY
PRYMEDIA / TENZ / LARSEY
Previously announced Comedy Line Up…
THE RUBBERBANDITS / JASON ROUSE
DEVVO / PAT MONAHON / TONY LAW / PAUL DUNCAN MCGARRITY / DARIUS DAVIES / CHRIS BOYD / JOHN KEARNS / SPENCER JONES / PAT CAHILL / MATTHEW HIGHTON / DON BISWAS / JOE DAVIES / MARK STEPHENSON / RICHARD TODD / KISHORE NAYOR / BOB SLAYER (MC) / TREVOR LOCK (MC)
Music Line Up for the Orchard/Garden stages…
THE FUTUREHEADS / THE PROCLAIMERS / DREADZONE
THE CORRESPONDENTS / WILLY MOON / JUAN ZELADA / CROWNS / SON OF DAVE /
BY THE RIVERS / ZINC / IMPERIAL LEISURE / SONNY WHARTON / KAL LAVELLE / JAKE BUGG / ED SOLO / EUGENE FRANCIS JNR / LOS ALBERTOS / SICKNOTE / NEW TOWN KINGS / THE CAEZERS / EYES ON FILM / CHINA SHOP BULL / THE SNARE / THE RAGED / RUBY AND THE RIBCAGE / KENTISH FIRE / WE STEAL THIEVES / THE STOWAWAYS / PHYISCS / FLASH HARRY AND J MAN / JOHN BLOOD AND THE HIGHLYS / ANDI SKELLAM /
BEDLAM BEAT ASYLUM FT. MOUTHMASTER MURF
Nozstock The Hidden Valley is delighted to announce Phil Kay and more names for this year’s comedy line up.
Over the past few years Nozstock has forged a reputation for hosting some of the finest UK comedy talent. Seen now as the perfect place to road-test new material past luminaries have included the likes of Russell Howard, Phil Jupitus, Adrian Edmondson and Stephen Frost to name a few.
Headlining the laughter dome on Friday night is multi award-winning Scottish comedian Phil Kay. Known for his eccentric and at times wild persona Kay has been a regular on the circuit for the past 20 years, fronted his own TV shows - such a Channel 4’s ‘Phil Kay Feels’ and ‘Next Stop, Phil Kay’ – and even found time to pen scripts for the likes of the Jonathan Ross show and The Smell Of Reeves And Mortimer. A former British Comedy Award winner and Perrier nominee Kay’s brand of high-energy improv and anarchic wit defies comedy convention.
Also just announced is Comedy Store regular Paul Ricketts, accomplished young stand up Miles Lloyd and new kids on the block Shazia Merza, Tom Roche, Brian Damager and Shaun McHugh. They join an incredible array of previously announced talent such as The Rubberbandits, Jason Rouse, Devvo, Pat Monahon, Tony Law, Paul Duncan Mcgarrity and Darius Davies to name a few.
From midnight on Saturday leading blog Dub Bait takes over the Garden Stage and presents an intriguing late night line-up of 60’s inspired retro-futuristic electronica. Confirmed acts include Bristol based rising star Stumbleine and weighty dubstep producer Bassclef as well as moving visual duo Prymedia, Dub Bait founder Larsey, and newbie’s Tenz and Brocksteady. Meanwhile over by the lake and in the trees of The Coppice legendary psy-trance crew Tribe of Frog have announced their line-up featuring heavyweights such as Psymmetrix, Asmilon, Monad, Colour, Steve Oood and Psyfi plus a whole host of breakthrough talent (see full line up in the The Coppice stage section below).
Landscaped around a ramshackle Tudor farmhouse this small family-run event now in its 14th year is set in the pristine Herefordshire countryside. It started life as a party for relatives and friends and has grown organically over the years into an experience where a sense of belonging still holds true. With over six stages and many nooks, crannies and secret wooded glades to discover Nozstockers are invited on a journey of discovery through the dingles and the dells of this magical site.
For more information go to www.nozstock.com
ANDY C and MC GQ / CAMO AND KROOKED / DRUMSOUND AND BASSLINE SMITH / TOMB CREW/ OCTANE and DLR / YOUNGSTA / DUB PHIZIX / EDRUSH / SCOPE / AMOSS
SIKA STUDIOS - hip hop takeover featuring the cream of underground UK hip hop talent, with graffiti art workshops
DR SYNTAX / RAT TASH / CRACKER JON /THE FOUR OWLS / RAW ELEMENT / RICTA + IDYLLIC / DIRTY DIKE & JAM BAXTER /TPS /FLIPTIX / 3 AMIGOS / KIMBERLEY FT MR AVOCADO BEATS / GRAMMA K / INDEX / ZICO MC FEAT LADY ROOBZ / MYLO STONE / TEKSTEPPA / KOPEIUS / DJ IS GOD /NK / BROKKIE / JACK THE REPPER / MR TEA / JOE RAYGUN / SAMHAIN / MC ANNIHILATE
London’s MOOCH Saturday night takeover www.moochlondon.co.uk - underground House & Techno.
Bristol’s TRIBE OF FROG host psychedelic trance stage www.tribeoffrog.com
New acts announced PSYMMETRIX / ASMILON / MONAD / COLOUR / STEVE OOOD / PSYFI / LURK / PICKLE / NEUTRON / OCCULAR / NOCTOPUS / PSYDIGITAL / TOM ARTMTRON / RAMA / GEO / PIEMAN / PSYCHOSONIC / F’DA F’DA / TIMMER
MUSICBORN from London host Friday night www.musicborn.com - elite bands from the London circuit with a mix of indie, rock and electro.
Other Fun Activities:
Nozstock: The Hidden Valley strives to bring a whole cornucopia of fun, games and happenings. 2012’s extravaganza will bring you:
Sock Wrestling, Walkabout Theatre, Ballz Out Circus Troupe, Fire Dancers and Ceilidh evenings, Sound Art, Spoken Word and Poetry, Talks and Forums from the Tent Of Temporary Thought with guest speakers
KIDS AREA: THE ENCHANTED GLADE
Slapstick workshop, Circus skills, Willow Sculptures, Face Painting, Tall Tales, Puppet Procession, Kidi Yoga, Puppet Processions, UV Disco and Dance Workshop, Hula Hooping, Gaffer Tape Roses, Bubble Making, Craft Workshops, Magician, Balloon Maker
BANTAM OF THE OPERA/THE VELVETEEN VALLEY:
During the day the Bantam Of The Opera tent offers a myriad of theatrical shenanigans to kick back, relax and watch or fully participate in. Here you can learn circus tricks, belly dancing and acrobatics or soak in the puppet shows and hilarious physical theatre. When the sun goes down over the farm the bright lights of the Velveteen Valley twinkle and shine in the Bantam of the Opera. As the clock strikes twelve it marks the start of two nights of decadence and delight. Fabulous Friday brings a plethora of all things burlesque. From vaudeville to cheesecake – a tasty evening of tassels and glamour, seduction and comedy awaits. On Saturday ring mistress Ophelia Bitz presents an eclectic mix of cabaret, humour, song and dance, the dark and the downright electrifying. Confirmed acts include Amber Rosia, Oh! Carolina, Betsey Blaze and The Glitter Kittens…
THE TENT OF TEMPORARY THOUGHT:
The Tent Of Temporary Thought will spring up in different locations featuring a selection of the UK’s finest wordsmiths (such as the winner of the ‘UK Young Story Teller of the Year’ award Rachael Rose Reid and leading Welsh poet Ifor Thomas) delivering a wide range of talks, poetry, spoken word and forums
WRONG DIRECTIONS CINEMA:
The Wrong Directions Cinetent presented by local collective MASH will bring a whole host of AV treats, including a highlight retrospective collection from esteemed animator and experimental artist Jeff Scher; ‘Brain Wash‘, the best in short films, music videos and experimental pieces, followed by a live AV trip down the glitch rabbit hole; The Light Surgeons (present LDN-REDUX), world renowned cross-disciplinary practitioners in the world of AV, live performance, video production and installation who have previously created tour visuals for U.N.K.L.E, Zero 7 and Chase & Status; topped off by a Sunday afternoon workshop Unravel Film, winner of the Deutsche Bank Award for Art at the Royal College of Art 2010, Unravel is an epic project that will create a hand painted film that correlates in length with the 874 miles between John O’Groats and Land’s End.
Meanwhile on Saturday afternoon the tent will be transformed into The Sound Art zone. SA is an emerging practice that has grown out of the avant-garde jazz, contemporary classical and conceptual visual art movements. There will be eclectic, live audio-visual performances that explore ambience, electronics, improvisation, noise and silence. Artists include the field recording infused electronica of Gagarin and the hypnotic drone soundscapes of the Wardenclyffe Trio. Bring open ears, open minds and expect to hear something new, weird and wonderful.
ARTS AND CRAFTS:
For those who feel the creative itch the new and improved arts and crafts area is an immersive hotbed of fun featuring classes and demo’s of such forgotten arts as chalk carving, haberdashery, coppicing, spoon carving and blacksmith forgery
The healing and therapy area will be offering Thai massage among other healing therapies. It is run by www.yelenisupport.co.uk who will be donating a percentage of their takings to cancer patients and their families.
FOOD AND DRINK:
As ever, Nozstock will be creating a varied menu combining local delights with foods of the World. A plethora of tasty meals and snacks will be offer with a chill out café for those seeking coffee-scented sanctuary.
This year Nozstock launches it’s Cycle Challenge. You can get 2 free tickets if you organise a group cycle ride to Nozstock with a minimum of 6 other people and a distance of 15 miles or over. There will be some free drinks and Nozstock goodies thrown in for good measure for those who take on the challenge – for more info click here.
In addition there will be a special celebrity tree planting session on site plus the introduction of a reuse me box, where people can leave unwanted items they don’t want to take home which will then be recycled / donated to people in need.
Gates open at 9am from Friday 27th July. Shuttle services will be on offer from local town Bromyard and to and from Hereford and Worcester before and after the festival.
ON SALE NOW
Adult Advance Weekend Tickets £85 from June 1st
Camper Van/Live in Vehicle Pass £28 (price freeze)
Parking Pass Full Weekend £5 in advance (price freeze)
Boutique Camping – http://www.nozstock.com/news/glamp-in-style-with-hotel-belltent/
An adult aged over 18 must accompany all those aged under 17.
Location: The Farm, Rowden Paddocks, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4LS
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