Nozstock: The Hidden Valley announces Chase & Status, Goldfrapp and Grandmaster Flash in first wave of artists for 20th anniversary

The Selector, Dub Pistol and Electric Swing Circus are also set to perform. 

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this summer, from 20-22 July, Nozstock: The Hidden Valley has revealed the first flow of artists set to help celebrate.

Headlining The Orchard, electronic floor fillers Chase & Status are one of the most successful acts associated with drum and bass, with multi-platinum albums, numerous charting singles, and working with the likes of Rihanna.

Electronic pop duo Goldfrapp are an enchanting force, releasing iridescent, intriguing pop since 1999 across 7 highly respected albums, and will no doubt add to the Nozstalgia theme of the festival. 

Elsewhere on the lineup, Nozstock welcomes The Selecter, a 2-Tone ska band featuring a racially diverse and politically charged line-up, as well as the Dub Pistol who, over a 20-year career have worked with heroes like The Specials and Madness.

Electric Swing Circus is a 6-strong fusion of saucy 20s swing and stomping electro beats, and The Lovely Eggs are a lo-fi psychedelic punk rock band, while The Stiff Joints bring more ska with their 10-piece army. If that’s not enough genre-spanning, Oh My God! It’s The Church will be on hand, alongside Mr Tea and The Minions, Mad Apple Circus and Buffo’s Wake.

Over in The Garden, rap royalty Grandmaster Flash – member of ground-breaking hip-hop group with the Furious Five –  brings his incredible party-rocking acumen to the stage. Speaking of legends, Chali 2na – founding member of hip-hop supergroup Jurassic 5 returns to The Garden alongside Krafty Kutz; the multi award-winning DJ and undisputed King of Breaks.

Nozstock fave DJ Marky, Taskforce and Verb T and Pitch 92 are set to cover all bases from drum and bass to psychedelic flows, via rhyme and funk.

With an endless stream of exciting names, from Serial Killaz and Kiko Bun, to Frauds and Average Sex, Nozstock has everything and more to offer.

Nozstock The Hidden Valley – The 20th Anniversary
takes place Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd July 2018.
More details and tickets can be found at

Full lineup:

Goldfrapp, The Selecter, Dub Pistols, Macka B, Electric Swing Circus, Kiko Bun, The Lovely Eggs, Oh My God! It’s The Church, Mr Tea and The Minions, Mad Apple Circus, Buffos Wake, Childcare, Catholic Action, Seas of Mirth, The Stiff Joints, Pengshui (Illaman, Fatty Bassman & Prav), Smiley & The Underclass, Collette The Dots, Rachel Dadd, Alabaster De Plume, Lazy Day, Samsara Collective,, Yama Warashi, Frauds, Harvey Causon, The Pink Diamond Revue, Average Sex, Collective 43, Jeremy Hugget’s Swing Zing, Heavy Lungs, Capas Music, 7 Suns, The Woo Town Hillbillies, The Imaginary Hat, The Whipjacks, Social Ignition

Chase & Status (DJ set + Rage), Grandmaster Flash, Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts, DJ Marky & G.Q, Black Sun Empire, S.P.Y, Audio, Dillinja, Randall, Sonny Wharton, Taskforce, Verb T & Pitch 92, Fliptrix, Serial Killaz, Dom Kane, Dirty Secretz, Luke Stanger, House Meanz House, Pro-ject, Tribe of Frog, Amoss, Ant TC1, Octo Pi, Scope, Dex, Remidy M.C, Trafic M.C, Chris Tofu

Comedy, Theatrics, Film & Craft:
Phil Kay, Jayde Adams, Joe Davies, The Sunken Yard, Hummadruz, Puppetual Motion, Andrew Szydlo, Impermanence Theatre, Roisin Crowley Linton, MASH Cinema ft. Eclectic Method – Retrospective, A Creak In Time – Steven McInerney, Under 7s Drive In Cinema, Board of Canada – Community Selection, #Soundtracks – Tristan C. Anderson, Little Wonderland Kids Area, Golden Lotus, Mushroom Paul, Sams Garden, Matt Hatters, Bryce Rendell



Melissa Svensen

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