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6th May 2019

Preview: Gottwood Festival 2019

Contributor Henry Delamain takes a look at what Gottwood’s, the cult-festival in the Welsh countryside, 2019 lineup has to offer
Preview: Gottwood Festival 2019
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Exams are done, Parklife is a long-forgotten memory and it’s time to shuffle. What better place to satisfying those grooving needs than the northern Welsh countryside?

Gottwood is back for its 10th-anniversary and what a lineup it’s got to go with it. Sitting in Anglesey in North Wales- this 5,000 person, boutique festival has got the views as well as the music to make for a cracking weekend. The lineup spans far and wide: the Rush Hour regulars, Antal and Hunee, a rare jungle set from Enzo Siragusa and Houghton curator Craig Richards to name a few. Debutants include Shanti Celeste, the not-so-boring Dj Boring and the ever-rising Peach. A number of regulars at Manchester’s much-loved White Hotel, who could say no to a chance to see them do what they do best in a remote, Welsh field?

It’d be hard to write a preview without giving some form of a nod to Gottwood’s remarkable 10 years of being a festival. Opting not to sell themselves out as a mass market event, they have kept the same intimate capacity for a number of years. Gottwood has managed to remain committed to putting on a festival that has a family-feel, justifying the fame they have achieved for their care-free crowd and serene atmosphere. This unique festival has become something of a rite of passage for music lovers and so what a chance to come to enjoy this in its 10th year of existence. It looks set to be an unforgettable weekend.

Who to look out for? Peach has to be an obvious go to with a Gottwood debut, Move D with what has become his regular Disco set out on the Welsh coast. Fresh out of the Asylum, Crazy P is sure to bring some insane house, and who can wait for Seth Troxler, who is, in a word, American, and in another, male. Lenzman is going back to back with LSB, for those afflicted with a genuine enjoyment of drum and bass. My thoughts and prayers got out to you at this time.

Time’s running out to get your Gottwood ticket – And no, it isn’t a coincidence you’re reading this the same time your student loan has just dropped. Go do what you know you want to.

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