Nozstock announces first wave of bands including Rudimental (DJ set), Soul II Soul, The Skatalites, David Rodigan, Hollie Cook & Elvana

One of the UK’s festival circuits best kept secrets, Nozstock, has today announced it’s first wave of artists joining them this summer in Bromyard.

First up is the legendary Rudimental who will perform one of their legendary DJ sets whilst headlining Sunday night is Soul II Soul. Led by the acclaimed producer, vocalist and songwriter Jazzie B, the innovative dance outfit create seductively deep R&B, with their classic hits Back To Life and Keep On Movin’ still huge today.

Also announced are The Skatalites are an institution of top-notch musicians who didn’t just define the sound of Jamaica, but were the sound of Jamaica across the ’50s and ’60s, whilst for over 40 years David Rodigan MBE has been the top dog in the bass heavy-atmosphere of Britain’s reggae dance-halls.

The wonderful Hollie Cook makes delicious cosmic/tropical pop, and Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana tear through Nirvana’s catalogue while splicing in grunged-up sections of Elvis’s finest moments.

Also announced are Oh My God! It’s The ChurchHenge, King Kong Company, The Carny Villains,  Rob Heron and The Tea Pad Orchestra, Swamp Candy, Junior Bill, Stiff Joints, DJ Zinc + SP:MC, Turno, Notion, A.Skillz Randall, Jam Baxter, Dabbla, Skinnyman, Joe Burn & Skitz, Featurecast and Boom Sound Takeover ft. Prince Fatty & Horseman

Over in The Cubicles, converted cowshed and original raver’s haven,, Nozstock’s famed bastion of bass-beats once more serves up some of the finest names around. Returning after their last takeover in 2015,  Hospitality’s Friday night features some of the label’s biggest and brightest stars, including Kings of The Rollers, Danny Byrd, Keeno, Unglued, Inja and Carasel. Saturday welcomes A.M.C, Ed Rush and Benny L b2b Shimon, Octo Pi, Nu: Motive Takeover and Kanine with hosts Remidy MC and Phantom.

There’s plenty more action across the festival’s seven other stages. There’s Elephant’s Grave and 10 years of Whartone Records, with label head Sonny Wharton plus Dom Kane, Dirty Secretz, Luke Stanger, Kid Cut, House Meanz House, Data Transmission presents Shanghaied, Subwork Takeover and Emotion Takeover. On Bandstand there are some amazing live artists including Sam Brookes, Frauds, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, Rainbow Maniac and Medicine Creek. The Coppice welcomes the much-loved psy-trance Tribe of Frog crew and the fantastical oddity The Cabinet of Lost Secrets presents its unique mind-bending magic from Lobster, Inwards, Happy Daggers, Year of the Dog, Punch the Sky and more

Nozstock: The Hidden Valley takes place Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st July 2019@ Rowden Paddocks, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4LST

Tickets on sale now HERE