A HEREFORDSHIRE festival is working to increase safety for its revellers this summer.

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.

The festival has a list of big acts, such as Bill Bailey and Sister Sledge, ready for the weekend of 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, with camping throughout the weekend.


This year the festival organisers have signed up to Association of Independent Festival Safer Spaces at Festivals campaign to make sure people remain safe throughout the festival.

A spokesperson from Nozstock Festival said the campaign reiterates their commitment to delivering a safe environment and taking a survivor-led approach underpinned by policies, procedures, and training at the festivals.

Ella Nosworthy, creative director of Nozstock, said: "The Safer spaces campaign is about a group of independent festivals coming together to raise awareness, commit to taking a survivor led approach to sexual safety and to having a zero tolerance policy to sexual harassment at their events.

"We recognise that festivals are a reflection of wider society and organisers have a duty of care to take sexual safety seriously.

"If, by joining, we can raise awareness and educate people on issues regarding consent and being an active bystander than we have an obligation to do just that."