UK: Nozstock has announced the second wave of acts for its 18th edition, set on a picturesque working farm in Herefordshire. With its first round of artists already released, including Jurassic 5, Gentleman’s Dub Club and Foreign Beggars, the festival has now introduced more acts taking over Bromyard in July.
The new acts announced include: Imelda May, The Skints, Jaguar Skills, Goldie, My Nu Leng, Buster Shuffle, The Lounge Kittens, King Kong Company, Benjamin Yellowitz, Subculture Sage, Uncle Dugs, Idles, Anchorsong, Funke and The Two Tone Baby, J-Man, Seas of Mirth, Foreign Affairs, Cousin Kula, Lobster, Adam Scriven, Mr Tea and The Minions, Junior Bill, Black Thistles, Black Salvadore, and Cherryshoes.
Nozstock’s original dance arena is a former bull pen and milking parlour, and Sika Studios are returning to host. The UK’s top underground hip-hop, grime, rave, graffiti and clothing family are making a return, with an assembly of talent descending on Bromyard including Klashnekoff, Devilman and a RLD Records showcase. Friday sees The Blast return to Nozstock, with their multi-genre sounds. Their line-up includes President T, Sir Spyro and Nastee Boi. Psytrance stalwarts Tribe of Frog have also announced their headliners: OOOD and Illegal Machines, whilst in The Swinging Gardens of Babylon electro swing heavyweight Dutty Moonshine will be taking up headline duties.
The festival’s comedy area the Laughing Stock will feature Henning Wehn, Phil Kay, and Richard Herring. Returning after last year’s extravaganza, Mash Cinema will present a host of cultural videos and ancient references featuring The Power In Our Hands, The Jungle Book, Nosferatu, Nanook Of The North, Hydro The Film, London Calling: Shorts, Nothing Can Turn Into A Void, Sell Off – The Abolition Of Your NHS and The Adventures Of Prince Ahmed.