20th – 23rd June
One of the hottest tickets of last summer, Gottwood is perhaps best described as a techno-based teddy-bear’s picnic. Nestled away in the Anglesey woods, this year’s vibrant roster of artists includes Extrawelt, Luke Vibert, Ben UFO, Detroit Swindle and Tom Demac – plus a plethora of quality producers and established regional promoters.
Manchester collective Drop The Mustard play host to up and comers Urulu and Ejeca, London house heads Tief welcome Bicep and KRL, whereas Leeds night Louche bring in German supremo Move D for a 4hr set. Hip-hop tinted live act The Scribes and deep-rooted reggae crew General Roots also contribute to an extremely eclectic billing.
What sets Gottwood apart from other UK dance festivals is that it is genuinely dedicated to supporting up and coming DJs. The promoters strive to provide a platform for lesser known artists, giving them the opportunity to push themselves further into the public eye. It’s also set in the woods, which is pretty rad. The theme this year is ‘The Wild Things’, so expect to see plenty of larger-than-life art installations, animalistic murals and graffitied trees.
Tickets are £95 for the weekend w/camping – great value. See the website for more details and necessary directions.
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