Nozstock to close gates after 2024 festival

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The organiser of Nozstock The Hidden Valley has revealed that the 2024 edition of the 5,000-capacity event will be its last.

In a statement, the festival organising team said that the losses incurred over COVID and the cost-of-living crisis has meant the “financial risk” has become “too great”. 

The statement read: “In 2024 we will be opening the gates to Nozstock for the final time. But we intend to go out with a bang! We will be putting together a line-up of some of our favourites from over the years plus the usual exciting additions you’ve come to expect from us. We will celebrate the amazing 26 years we’ve had, the people we’ve met, the sights we’ve seen, the music we’ve heard and the moments we’ve made.

“But when one door closes another opens. We will party again. We have lots of ideas we want to try for different events in different formats and are excited to start planning them.

“A huge thank you to all our performers over the years who kept our feet moving and our lips singing. To the traders, who kept our bellies full and our hearts happy. But most importantly thank you to our crew. Such a special group of people it has been an honour to work with and to know. They have been the backbone of our little event and without them the festival would be nothing.

“Finally, we want to thank each and every one of you for your support over the years. For the wonderful feedback that made us smile, the vision of 5000 people swaying in the Orchard. You made a drum n bass loving farmer very happy and created a Nozstock family that meant the world to us.”