As the boutique dance festival enters its seventh year, Getintothis’ Ste Knight has the latest on Gottwood Festival 2016’s amazing line-up.
With so many massively corporate festivals on the circuit nowadays, it can be pretty hard to find something intimate and enchanting in equal measure. Look past your Glastonbury and Bestival, however, and you’ll soon start noticing that there’s some awesome independent festivals to enjoy.
One such festival, which has bubbled away happily under the surface for the past six years, is Gottwood. Fiercely independent, this is definitely a fezzie for those in the know, but one of those festivals everyone wishes they knew about.
2016 will see Gottwood enter its seventh year, and the line-up is stronger than ever. Nestled in the heart of mystical Anglesey woodland, the festival welcomes a wealth of underground talent.
Included on the roster for 2016 are techno royalty, DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall, Ostgut Ton former label manager and long-serving electronic music figure Nick Höppner and Simple Records’ founder and the man behind AUS Music, Will Saul.
Also joining next year’s line-up will be Robert Johnson family member Roman Flügel, the highly regarded Joy Orbison, former Life and Death label manager Job Jobse, Drone Logic artist Daniel Avery and the much sought after Geneva based DJ, Sonja Mooner.
Gottwood has become a festival favourite, with many artists on the bill returning year-on-year to play, and party, in the enchanting Welsh woodland. Acts returning include micro-house pioneer and Perlon founder Zip and Germany’s much beloved electronic soul Move D and leader of the gang, tINI this time bringing her gang to the forest.
Futureboogie label regulars PBR Streetgang, 2020 Vision head honcho Ralph Lawson, One Records‘ Adam Shelton and Boiler Room host and Rhythm Section label owner Bradley Zero also return. Fabric’s Craig Richards will be once again joined by Hessle Audio co-founder Ben UFO for a marathon b2b set, a memorable moment that closed Gottwood’s Walled Garden area during last years event.
We’re sure this has whetted your appetites for now – keep your eyes peeled on Getintothis for more Gottwood announcements.