A HEREFORDSHIRE festival is back with a bang after the Covid pandemic with top names like Sister Sledge and comedian Bill Bailey.

One of the county's longest running events, Nozstock: The Hidden Valley takes place in the rolling Herefordshire countryside on the fully working Nosworthy family farm, near Bromyard.

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle and boasting outstanding views of the surrounding county, the Nosworthy family have created an intimate, eccentric and family-friendly event set to take place from July 21 to July 24.

Live music, comedy and family entertainment, the team is delighted to be sharing the next wave of artists and performers joining the line-up for 2022.


Hereford Times: Charlie Rimmer at Nozstock in 2019Charlie Rimmer at Nozstock in 2019

Creative director Ella Nosworthy said: "The past two years have been so difficult for everyone, and what better way to shake off the cobwebs and celebrate the summer safely than by joining us for a proper good old dance at the farm.

"We absolutely cannot wait to welcome both returning and new Noz-goers to what we hope will be our best year yet.

"We've absolutely packed our line-up with big tunes, big laughs and big

entertainment. I can't wait to see you all there."

Iconic dancefloor fillers Sister Sledge have been sound tracking parties, festivals and your stay-at-home playlists since the 70s.


The multi-lead vocal group hailing from Philadelphia is responsible for some of the biggest dance anthems of all time, best known for their breakthrough album We are Family and single He's the Greatest Dancer.

Joining them on the Orchard stage is the indomitable Andy C ft. Tonn Piper.

An underground phenomenon, Andy C has made himself a household name with his infectious brand of drum and bass.

Hereford Times: Nozstock: The Hidden Valley is set to host Sister Sledge and many more top namesNozstock: The Hidden Valley is set to host Sister Sledge and many more top names

Comedy is always a vital part of Nozstock, and in 2022 Bill Bailey will make history as the first comedian to take a headline slot on the Orchard stage.

Making her Nozstock debut this year is Rosie Jones, armed with her uniquely dark, cheeky sense of humour.

Over on the Garden stage is the unprecedented force of drum and bass Calyx & Teebee w/ LX One.

Calyx & Teebee have certainly forged their own path, swooping up numerous awards along the way.

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One of the UK's biggest producers Flava D will be bringing her best tunes to get your limbs shaking and grooving.

Shaking the rafters of the Cubicles this year is the myth, the legend that is Break - one of the drum and bass scene's most prolific producers and wavemakers.

The weekend will also put on an array of family-friendly activities, including theatre, games, workshops, and opportunities to learn funky new skills.

To see the full line-up and find out more about the amazing artists and activities for 2022, visit the Nozstock website.