The Nozstock Stage, Castle Green



The amazing, energetic, award-winning festival team at Herefordshire’s very own Nozstock are once again hosting the main stage on Castle Green and it promises to be a real celebration.

This year’s Nozstock, The Hidden Valley Festival will take place on 20 – 22 July and it’s the 20th anniversary of Hereford’s sonic escape with its nine stages of entertainment, surprising sights and intimate, secluded areas of theatre and discovery ready to be unearthed.


Line up – all timings to be confirmed
To give us a taster of what’s to come in the summer at  the main Nozstock, The Hidden Valley festival, we’ve lined up some of the fantastic acts to perform at this year’s River Carnival so come along and see for yourself for free.  Confirmed acts include:

The Stiff Joints –  an 11-piece ‘Ska Army’ from the West Midlands bringing an an infectious brand of two-tone ska that makes it impossible to sit still to.

Blending Afro/Latin, Ska, Hip Hop, Funk & Rock sounds,
7Suns are a multi cultural outfit based in London making
universal music for universal people. 


Teddy Matthews
Kidderminster based Teddy Matthews started to turn heads last year with a couple of his releases getting airplay on BBC Introducing and 6 Music. Teddy and his five-piece band have performed at a number of festivals, while Teddy takes in solo acoustic sets along the way.

Bringing their upbeat mix of worldly rhythms, including African, Latin and Caribbean, Drumlove are professional players, teachers and makers of drums from all across the globe.  ‘Promoting unity through rhythm since 1996’.


Kringo Blue
Worcestershire based Kris Rolfe brings his original mix of acoustic soul with blues influences. 
His powerful yet distinctly smooth voice, melodic choruses and articulate rhythmical guitar blends with well thought out lyrics to provide a varied and soulful performance.








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