How incredible is it that the world is pretty much back to how it was pre Covid in terms of festivals and fun? I don’t think we will ever take our freedom for granted again and will most definitely make the most of all the opportunities that come our way, including heading to the fields this summer for Nozstock 2022 and here’s why you and your family should join us this summer.
The line up is incredible
With so many different areas there is a real mix of music genres and comedy acts at Nozstock including some well known artists and well as some up and comings ones. Last time we discovered some brilliant bands that we still listen to now including The Happy Daggers and Year of the Dog.
This year the line up includes
Sister Sledge, Andy C, Bill Bailey, Flava D, Gentleman’s Dub Club,
Submotion Orchestra, Ibibio Sound Machine, Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club,
Break, Rosie Jones and many more…
Nozstock is family friendly
Lots of festivals will claim to be family friendly but in reality all that means is that they will allow you take your children, it is up to you to ensure they are entertained, safe, and happy with no child friendly activities or provisions being made. However, when Nozstock claim they are a family friendly festival they really do mean it and here is why
They have a designated children’s area called Little Wonderland
Here you will find FREE activities that are specifically aimed at children of all ages
Theatre of a parallel world
Mini Mixers DJ Workshop
Hula Hoop classes
Bottle warming service
Nozstock have thought of everything including a bottle warming service and baby changing facilities to further encourage not just families but young families too.
Nozstock offer a separate family camping area which is patrolled to ensure that only families with children camp in this area. This is to make you feel more at ease surrounded by fellow parents and is a quieter campsite located further away from the music to hopefully help the children get some much needed sleep after their busy day. This part of the campsite even have children only smaller toilettes which means no expecting toddlers to queue for ages to use the loo. And if you don’t want the hassle of pitching your own tent you can book to have a ready pitched one waiting for you – perfect.
Family camping facilities
If you camp in the family zone you will also benefit from the onsite park that will keep the children entertained whilst you set up the tent or between festival trips, as well as near by food vendors and onsite showers. All the things that make camping as a family so much easier.
When I was researching which festivals we wanted to check out Nozstock really stood out to me as a festival that have thought of it all and this simple safety measure will be of great reassurance to most parents. Once you have unpacked you can head over to the lost Kids area where you child will be given a band to wear that has your number on it. Not only am I impressed with this measure but also the fact there is a designated lost kid area in the first place, hopefully no one will need it but it is handy to know where it is just in case.
Non stop fun
As well as Little Wonderland that is set up specifically for children there are of course other areas of the festival where you can explore as a family with some of the highlights being
The Garden Stage, which hosts an array of eclectic bounce-inducing artists.
The Orchard boasts the headline names and the cream of the upcoming crop,
The Bandstand brings forth bands from indie-pop, alt/punk to folk-rock.
Games and after-dark,
Of course knowing that Nozstock is a family friendly festival is really important but so is knowing what else is going on for the adults too. This year the theme is Parallel Worlds sounds great as it covers everything from the dawn of time to futuristic imaginings so you can really get creative with costume ideas if you want to. For me I can not wait to see what they do with the place the Wizard of Noz theme was incredible.
Nozstock: the Hidden Valley ticks all the boxes for being a fabulous family festival and we simply can not wait for our next visit this year. If you fancy joining us between 21st and 24th July 2022 then grab your tickets now and we will see you there, hopefully dancing in the sunshine.
You can now read our review of Nozstock 2019 if you want to know what we thought.
If you haven’t been to a festival before then make sure you check out our family festival camping checklist to ensure you are prepared for a weekend of non stop fun.
(We are being gifted tickets to Nozstock in exchange for a review after the event, so keep your eyes peeled).