6 - 9 July 2023 Shepton Mallet, nr. Bristol
A celebration of street culture
6 - 9 July 2023 | Shepton Mallet, nr. Bristol

NASS will return to the Bath and West Showground on Friday 6th – Sunday 9th July 2023


What is NASS?

NASS is a multi-stage, multi-sports event delivering a modern festival experience for young people. Our aim is to celebrate street culture and inspire the next generation by showcasing and getting them involved in street art, music and action sports.

We offer a diverse line-up from Bristol based collectives through to well-known headline artists. This year’s headliners are Chase and Status, Wu-Tang Clan and Mercury Prize winner Little Simz.

Our skateboarding and BMX competitions bring pro athletes from across the world. Recent competitors have included Tony Hawk and Sky Brown (Team GB Olympic Medallist). Festivalgoers can bing their skateboards and bikes to have a go on our custom build public park.

The festival is set to a backdrop of street art created by Bristol based Upfest – with live painting and have-a-go sessions taking place throughout the weekend.

Local Residents tickets:

We offer complimentary local residents tickets to those living in our catchment area. Look out for a A5 flyer from us which will be delivered by Royal Mail on Monday 12th June with more details. If you have received a flyer offering you a pair of local residents tickets, please submit your details here The ballot closes on Wednesday 28th June 2023.

Local residents tickets will be sent as e-tickets on Thursday 29th June.

New and existing measures for 2023

Following feedback from local residents and local stakeholders we are implementing the following measures for 2023 

  1. We have moved our late-night stage from a big top (tent style structure), to an indoor warehouse.  
  1. Thursday and Friday entry tickets are still in place. Numbers of each ticket have been restricted per day in order to spread out peak traffic patterns and reduce pressure on the local road network, as part of a new traffic management plan.   
  1. Bagborough Lane will be closed for the event period and access permitted for residents and businesses only.  
  1. Prestleigh Lane will have dedicated stewards throughout the live event.  
  1. There will be no GA camping adjacent to the Mendip School area and there will be additional control measures on potential routes taken by customers and staff over the event duration. We have been liaising with the school since the 2019 edition of the festival and have agreed specific operational arrangements.  
  1. No re-entry to the festival. Festivalgoers will not be allowed to leave and re-enter the festival site in the interests of minimising local disruption.  

Key timings

We will begin building the festival from Wednesday 28th June 2023

The festival will be open to the public from 6th – 9th July 2023

Approximately 2/3 of our camping attendees will arrive on Thursday 6th July

Camping attendees will leave the festival on the morning of Monday 10th July. Our campsites will close at 12pm.

During live event our outdoor stages cease at 23:00, with music continuing in enclosed venues only until 02:00.

We will dismantle the festival and remove any leftover rubbish from the Showground and agreed surrounding area from 10th – 14th July 2023

How to get in touch with us?

Before the festival you can contact us by emailing nasscommunity@visionninegroup.com.

During the hours the festival is open to the public there will be a 24hr control room onsite. If you have any concerns with regards the event or what is happening onsite please do call 01749 710 710. This phone line will be operational from 9am on Thursday 6th July to 12pm on Monday 10th July.

Please note that this number is used for people to phone with regards public nuisance, noise, litter or traffic issues and we will send our onsite response teams to help assist with your concerns.

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