Herefordshire's own Nozstock: The Hidden Valley Festival today reveals hotly anticipated additions to the line-up that include world supreme wobble selector Mr Scruff, internationally acclaimed cut and paste party starter DJ Yoda, producer and D'n'B superstar S.P.Y with the brilliant MC LowQui, prominent underground figure Kasra, Nozstock favourite Sonny Wharton and electro-swingers Kitten and The Hip.
These additions will rub shoulders with the current line-up which include Friday night headliners The Dub Pistols, The Strypes, Andy C and MC GQ, Wilkinson, Loadstar, Loko, MC Visionobi, The Beat, The Computers, Ava Leigh, Velvet Stream and cockney legends Chas & Dave.
This small family-run event now in its 15th year is set in a beautiful rural part of Herefordshire. It started life as a party for relatives and friends and has grown over the years into one of the friendliest small festival experiences to be had.
The Hidden Valley has over six stages, many nooks and crannies and is landscaped around a ramshackle Tudor farmhouse. The ORCHARD STAGE is set at the foot of a natural arena on the side of the gently sloping valley. Alongside the farmhouse is the GARDEN STAGE, which provides a more eclectic line up, turning electronic by sundown whilst converted cowshed the CUBICLES pushes out sub-thumping bass and dubstep this year hosted on Saturday by the legendary drum 'n bass label RAM Records. With further music (including a new electro-swing stage), theatre, comedy stages and tents dotted around the site Nozstock offers a cornucopia of wonders to explore.
Joining Yoda and Mr Scruff on the Garden stage as new additions will be Resonators, Heymoon Shaker, By The Rivers, Backbeat Soundsystem, Coda, Octp Pi, Koncept, MouthMaster Murph, Goldseal, More Like Trees, Gypsy Unit, Cazal, Too Spicy, Duncan Disorderly and The Scallywags, Wyynona Ryyder, Caolin Claby,Johnny Kowasaki and The Sexy Weirdos, Captain Accident and The Disasters, Sarah Joy, Jennifer Booton, The Inexplicables, and The Cadbury Sisters.
This year's theme is Wild Wild West, so dust off your cowboy hats, fringed moccasins, saloon skirts and ropey John Wayne impressions for what promises to be the best Nozstock yet.
Mr Scruff: Ninja Tune veteran & supreme selector Mr. Scruff will be at the controls for the first time at Nozstock this year, serving up a melting pot of jazz, soul, hip hop, funk, disco, deep house, reggae, dubstep, afrobeat, latin, electrofunk and plenty of goodies that don't fit into any category... and no lumps of fat or gristle! Expect fantastic sound and probably one of the best atmosphere's the Garden Stage has seen. We cannot wait!
Yoda: DMC Scratch DJ Champion and international Hip-Hop party starter, DJ Yoda, touches down at Nozstock! Ever since the launch of his first compilation album "How to Cut & Paste Vol.1", all the way through to his latest and greatest artist album "Chop Suey", DJ Yoda's sense of humour and unique style have been in high demand; the only DJ in the world who can fill a club cutting the Indiana Jones theme music with dirty Dubstep beats or 80's pop with New York rap! Acclaimed by Q magazine as one of the 'Ten DJs To See Before You Die', this is one show you cannot miss out on!
S.P.Y: Award-winning and Brazilian born, S.P.Y started DJing from the age of 12 and his career has gone from strength to strength. Now based in London, he has progressed to remixing for Deadmau5, Zinc Ft. Ms Dynamite and Delilah and has recently released his debut solo album "What The Future Holds" on Hospital Records to rave reviews. Headlining Friday night in The Cubcicles with MC Lowqui expect a set to remember. This is Nozstock history in the making.
Kasra "Kasra is a gatekeeper to what is under the surface in Drum & Bass. He does what he does with passion and care. He is a kindred spirit - Goldie"
Kasra is an integral part of and prominent figure in the UK underground scene. Using his own brand, Critical Music, as a vehicle for musical expression that has been responsible for pioneering productions and unforgettable events at the legendary Fabric. In the past five years, Kasra has created in Critical a unique identity that is respected the world over and has ultimately left an indelible mark!
Kitten and The Hip: Kitten and The Hip are a two piece electro swing outfit hailing from Brighton. Comprised of founding members Kitten Quinn and Ashley 'Hip' Slater, and accompanied by an extra three members when doing live shows, these guys' own brand of "head banging electro swing" has been taking the UK underground scene by storm. Having only formed in 2011, their debut single 'Don't you worry' was released on prestigious UK label Hedkandi, whilst recently signing to Brighton's very own independent swing label, Freshly Squeezed. Having had support from the likes of Radio 1, Jazz Fm and Kiss FM, this band shows no sign of slowing down in 2013.
FULL LINE UP
The Strypes | Dub Pistols | Mr Scruff | The Beat | Chas and Dave | DJ Yoda | King Porter Stomp | Sonny Wharton | Kitten and The Hip | The Computers | By The Rivers | Ava Leigh | Velvet Scream | Resonators | Dutty Inspectors | Heymoon Shaker | Backbeat Soundsystem | Coda | Octp Pi | Koncept | MouthMaster Murph | Goldseal | More Like Trees | Gypsy Unit | Cazal | Too Spicy | Duncan Disorderly and The Scallywags | Wyynona Ryyder | Caolin Clay | Johnny Kowasaki and The Sexy Weirdos |Captain Accident and The Disasters | Sarah Joy | Jennifer Booton | The Inexplicables | The Cadbury Sisters
Andy C | S.P.Y | Loadstar | Wilkinson | Benny Page | Kasra | Loko | MC GQ | MC Lowqui | MC Visionobi