Nozstock Festival UK announces 2023 line up!

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As we inch towards a brand new summer of festivalling, with great excitement it’s about time Nozstock organisers announced who will be joining them down on the farm in the beautiful Herefordshire fields!

Now you all know Nozstock is a place for variety, with an intention of making you dance, smile and think, ‘I don’t know what this is, but I love it!’ So trust that organisers have brought you a mix of bassy, melodic, bizarre but incredible music this year. Let’s get on with the show…

First up there are some reggae legends among you, if you don’t know this lot then where were you when everyone was singing ‘I Shot the Sheriff’? That’s right, THE WAILERS are coming to the farm, bringing classic and new reggae beats to the Orchard Stage and we can’t wait. Talking of smooth operators, FAT FREDDY’S DROP will be delivering their smooth bops to us, giving respite to the thumping cow sheds. You won’t have a wandering eye when watching this lot (see what we did there?), their immersive performance will entrance the cows from fields away. Fancy something a bit more drum & bass? Organisers have got a double act to suit your needs. SHY FX & STAMINA MC are sure to satisfy your raving cravings, especially as they’re taking over the main stage – there’s no way you’ll be able to walk past without a jig.

Just in time for the 50th year anniversary of hip-hop, GRANDMASTER FLASH graces our stage to show us how it’s done. This hip-hop spinning legend has consistently pioneered the DJ game for many years, and he’s not done yet. Another legend who’s been dedicating years to the craft, but takes a different spin when it comes to genre is DAVID RODIGAN; a lover of all things dancehall, reggae, afro beats and every dance-worthy genre in between. Rodigan has featured on many stages and radio stations throughout the UK, he cannot be stopped! Not far behind you’ll find our farm-favourite EVA LAZARUS, if you saw her performance in 2018 you’ll know why organisers are SO excited to welcome her back to the festival on the Orchard Stage this time. That’s what you call bigger and better.

Now, let’s add a few more musical members to the mix, or in other words.. Bands. THE ALLERGIES LIVE will be injecting their mix of soul, sample-filled, rock & roll, groove worthy tunes with added members to truly make it come alive, we cannot wait for this one. Added to the bill these is, HOLY MOLY & THE CRACKERS, FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DUNCAN DISORDERLY AND THE SCALLYWAGS, FIDGET AND THE TWITCHERS, THRILL COLLINS, MY BABY, ROVING CROWS and THE PLEASURE DOME who will be hauling their crews to Herefordshire for a blend of folk, rock, indie, ska, punk and all round ‘party music’ (quoted from Duncan Disorderly himself). Speaking of party music, ever wanted to go to Carnival in Brazil but can’t hack the flight? Never fear, BLOCO B have you covered. This multi-member party starting act brings an authentically Brazilian energy to the stage and we cannot wait for this high-intensity performance. Not forgetting the solo artists bringing a different but no less energy to the main stage, GASPER NALI, KATIE SPENCER, JAKE SPICER, DRIFTA, FUNKE & THE TWO TONE BABY and NATI DREDDD will fill the fields with a variety of exotic, acoustic sounds throughout the day to keep you going through to the evening.

Through the valley and out the back door we arrive at The Garden Stage. This year you’ll see the return of vinyl scratching expert DJ MARKY alongside MC GQ, with a truly once in a lifetime set you will not want to miss. Another iconic MC and lyricist, the incredible GENERAL LEVY will be delivering his recognisable high pitched sounds and fast paced pronunciation. We really are spoilt for choice this year with MCs, GARDNA, TOO MANY T’S and ex-foreign beggars member PAV4N will also be joining us. Gardna is the gardener to our Garden Stage and continues to get better every year he performs, he’s become part of the family. Another regular to the farm is BEANS ON TOAST, known for his honest and relatable writings about life, we look forward to what he has to say on stage in 2023. Don’t worry it’s not just a family affair, new-comers CHARLIE TEE from Radio 1’s drum & bass show, ex Prodigy member LEEROY THORNHILL and MANDIDEXTROUS are sure to blow your socks off with their bassy, techno beats.

This isn’t the end, it’s simply just the beginning, there is all this and so much more that will take place at Nozstock The Hidden Valley 2023!

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