Roots Manuva has been confirmed as Nozstock: The Hidden Valley Festival’s first headliner of 2014, just one of the massive acts yet to be announced over the next couple of weeks. Support will be provided by fellow Londoners and dub rockers The Skints, as well as ‘chap-hop’ champion Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer.
Secondly, Nozstock proudly presents Drum n Bass giant Friction (ft. Linguistics) who is joined by the legendary Andy C & RAM Records, featuring MC GQ, Calyx & TeeBee, DC Breaks, FRANKEE and Ray Rampage for a Saturday Night Takeover of the Cubicles. But the fun doesn’t stop there – the widely reputed TC will also be performing as well as gypstep pinoors Molotov Jukebox and tech house behemoth James Zabiela, who shall be headlining the Garden Stage for the first time. Sonny Wharton, Jubei and Stealth have also been confirmed.
Today established as one of the country’s leading boutique festivals, this years theme is ‘The Land That Noz Forgot’, beholding a resurrection of the prehistoric ages (as well as perhaps also subliminally making reference to their zero tolerance of nitrous oxide). Whether or not they will be renting out dinosaur skeletons from the local Hereford museum is to be seen, but we can confidently expect another extravagant set-up nonetheless.
Having evolved from a gathering of 50 friends into an “intimate musical odyssey” Nozstock : The Hidden Valley commences on August the 1st-3rd and has become reputed for connecting pop, ska, folk, funk, soul, indie, drum’n’bass, psytrance, house (and a whole lot more) whilst also offering a wide spectrum of arts, comedy, workshops, cinema and even performance theatre across 9 intriguing stages which surround the infamous Tudor farmhouse. Nozstock Festival 2014 promises to uphold their extensive reputation for providing a simply unmissable experience.
For a video that speaks louder then words, check out the highlights of last years successful weekend event for a true taste of what the Nozstock experience entails:
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