Houghton announce first names for 2019

Described in some quarters as setting a new benchmark for music festivals, Houghton announces a progressive and eclectic group of names for its third edition on 8th-11th August 2019.

After making arguably one of the most successful debuts of recent times in 2017, the festival opted to make only minor improvements to its simple and refined approach in 2018. In 2019, the festival is staying true to its ethos and is continuing to incorporate art, music and sculpture into the beautiful surroundings of Houghton Hall, Norfolk.

The musical programme reflects Craig Richards’ eclectic taste, while continuing the festival’s tradition of encouraging long extended sets and unique live acts, across bespoke and cutting edge sound systems from German manufacturer d&b audiotechnik.

As always, Houghton casts a spotlight on an array of rising talent and experimental artists. They have also confirmed plans to expand and develop the Pinters stage format, offering a unique 360 soundscape listening environment for jazz, ambient and experimental sounds and inviting artists that promise to explore all of the corners of the musical spectrum. Estonian violinist and vocalist Maarja Nuut, the rapidly rising Object Blue, UK jazz pioneers Matthew Halsall and the Elliot Galvin Trio, German dubtronica trailblazer Pole, and the abstract and beautiful musings of Soundwalk Collective are all appearing

After extraordinary sets last year, the heavyweight returnees include Ricardo VillalobosHelena Hauff, Ben UFOOptimoHuneeSeth TroxlerJane FitzPearson SoundAndrew WeatherallJoy OrbisonPowderMidland and Call Super, whilst debut appearances are lined up for Four TetBruce, DJ Stingray and Biosphere amongst many others, as Houghton‘s lineup extends to include even more of the most influential figures in electronic music.

Jensen Interceptor is one of Australia’s finest electro exports and Mark Ernestus’ Ngadda Rhythm Force is an unmissable live band prospect from the hugely influential techno producer. There are also sets from Carl Finlow as Silicon  Scally, Vancouver protege D. Tiffany, Floating Points and uniquely Jerry Dammers of The SpecialsPalms Trax showcases his deep-digging gems, Calibre and dBridge offer up their unique strain of thunderous bass music and Gerd Janson will be showcasing his eclectic genre spanning commitment to the scene. Harvey SutherlandFlangerDMX KrewRadioactive Man and acclaimed composer Ricardo Romaneiro all deliver live sets unconfined by genre, with Juju & Jordash uniting with Move D to become Magic Mountain High for a welcome live return.

More added to this years Gottwood Festival lineup

Gottwood are proud to announce a new set of artists who will join the likes of Mr. G, Joy Orbison, Move D, DJ Deep, Craig Richards, Ben UFO, Roman Flügel, Sonja Moonear, Andrew Weatherall, Zip and many more in their magical Welsh forest this June.
Joining the Gottwood Family will be the Barcelona based Hivern Discs Label owner John Talabot,known for his slow moving and ebullient house. Alongside John Talabot, Gottwood welcomes the return of Rush Hour records Hunee, a Gottwood favourite following an epic set in the Gottwood Forest during the 2015 event.  
Gottwood are also excited to announce rising star John Dimas, who will bring his stripped back avante-garde house and techno sound to a Gottwood stage, whilst hotly tipped Manchester grime collective LEVELZ take over an intimate corner of the welsh woodland. 
Ensuring all musical bases are covered jazz, funk and fusion band The Expansions, who are best known as Andrew Ashongs session bandwill play Live on the Lawn Stage as will the enthused raw groove, funk and hip-hop sounds of The Max Graef Band and the afro edit sounds of Sheffield's Al Zander aka Lodger. 
Futureboogie's Maxxi Soundsystem, twin duo The Menendez Brothers and One Records head honcho Subb-An will be bringing more up front party attitude to the forest, along with the well respected Leicester based club night and label collective City Fly. Manchester based crowd-loving crate-digger Neil Diablo will also be onboard, playing solo and also alongside Crazy P original member Jim Baron as their Ron & Neil collaboration. 


Alongside new media partners,  Stamp The Wax, and friends of the festival Ruf Dug, Gottwood are set to create a new space at the festival aptly named Ruffys Lab. Artistically curated by Ruf Dug himself, expect daytime interviews, product showcases, 80's video games and evening house parties with take overs from Ruf Kutz, Stamp The Wax and Dream Catalogue. 

Gottwood announces 2016 lineup

Artists on this year's bill include techno royalty, DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall, Ostgut Ton former label manager and long-serving electronic music figure Nick Höppner and Simple Record's founder and the man behind AUS Music, Will Saul. Also joining this years 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.   
Other names on the bill include Berghain and Panorama bar resident Tama Sumo, the timeless house and techno producer Prosumer, music ambassadors Psychemagik and Scottish Sub Club residents Optimo. Axel Boman will also bring his distinctive yet dance floor friendly sound to a Gottwood stage, along with Balearic disco king Felix Dickinson and US based African cassette collector, blogger and DJ Awesome Tapes From Africa.
Ensuring all musical bases are covered, Gottwood welcomes the return of drum and bass purveyorChimpo, forward thinking bass trio Ivy Lab, rave legends 2 Bad Mice and Foul Play, and the young Bristol producer Hodge, who'll bring a b2b set with fellow Bristol based artist Kowton to the forest. Elsewhere, Appleblim, Roly Porter and Shackleton delve into their iconic leftfield strain of dance floor electronica, whilst Glenn Astro, Max Graef and Al Dobson Jr will bring their jazz infused house and hip-hop-flecked samples to the mix.
Live Acts this year come in the form of a Crazy P full band performance, who fuse slinky underground disco, deep electronic throbs and shimmering pop moments produce dance music with a voice, heart, and soul. Ostgut Ton's Virginia will play a live PA set and Frankfurt based Lauer will also perform live. Live house stalwart Mr G will play a rare set, as will fast rising 22a records homestay Reginald Omas Mamode IV.
Local, Anglesey world music heroes Drymbago will bring their blend of afro, funk and cumbria to the live stagealongwith Texan three piece guitar band Khruangbin, who's sound has been described as Thai funk, crafting hypnotic, spacious, drifting soulmusic with a cinematic dreaminess.  
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.
Determined to bring the finest of underground talent to their coastal woodland location, Gottwood will host stages from – 22a, AUS, Back 2 Basics, Bade Records, Banoffee Pies, Boxford, Brotherhood Soundsystem, Butter Side Up, Dream Catalogue, Future Disco, Futureboogie, Half Baked Records, Hit & Run, Hypercolour, In A Lonely Place, Jaunt, Jigsaw Presents, Louche, LZRDM, Nixwax, Not An Animal, One Records, Percolate, Rhythm Section, Road to Nowhere, Secretsundaze, Studio 89, The Nothing Special, Tief, Warm Up, Waxxx, Wigflex, Wolf. 
Newly announced Gotwood Family members for this year include Berlin's Renate, who first crossed paths with the Gottwood team at Garden Festival in Croatia, the stage will be home to Axel Boman& residents Peak & Swift who'll be presenting a very special 12hr takeover. Also new this year will be the London party brand Half Baked, showcasing their Half Baked Records imprint at the Festival, whilst Rug Dug presents his label Ruf Kutz, a takeover with his trusty Manchester friends in his own 'Ruf Dug Kutz Lab' venue. Returning for this year will be tINI, hosting a stage with the full tINI & The Gang, in addition to 2 Bad Mice, back for their 4th year, this time presenting a 2 Bad Mice Jungle Takeover. 


2 Bad Mice / Adam Shelton / Al Dobson Jr / Andrew Weatherall b2b Roman Flügel / Alex Arnout / Antony Di Francesco / Appleblim / Awesome Tapes From Africa / Archie Hamilton / Axel Boman / 
Bad Passion / Bastien Keb (Live) / Beautiful Swimmers / Black Josh / Bradley Zero /
 Blackhall & Bookless / Cassio Kohl / Cedric Maison / Chimpo / Crazy P (Live) /
 Craig Richards b2b Ben UFO / Daniel Avery / Dave Harvey / Denney / Detboi / DJ Deep /
 Drymbago (Live) / Felix Dickinson / Foul Play / Frits Wentink / FYI Chris / Glenn Astro / Glowing Palms / Grain / Harry McCanna / Henry Wu / HKE / Ivy Lab / Jane Fitz / Jeen Bassa / Job Jobse  / Joy Orbison / Jozef K / Khruangbin (Live) / Kowton b2b Hodge /
 Krywald & Farrer / Last Waltz / Lauer (Live) / Maribou State / Max Graef / Mirko Loco / Morris Cowan (Live) / Move D / Mr G (Live) / Nick Höppner / Nicolas Lutz / Optimo / Paramida / Pedestrian  
PBR Streetgang / Peak & Swift / Prosumer / Psychemagik / Ralph Lawson / Roly Porter / Reginald Omas Mamode IV (Live) / Ruf Dug / Sam Russo / Saoirse / Secretsundaze / Sebastian Voigt / Shackleton (Live)  Sonja Moonear / Tama Sumo / Tenderlonious / The Mole / tINI / Tristan Da Cunha / Virginia / 
Waifs & Strays / Will Saul / Wolf Music / Zip
Aaron Levitt / Adam Ross / Aidan Doherty / Alan Cross / Alec Falconer / Assheaton / Athoms / Banoffee Pies & Friends / Bobby Pleasure / Brinsley / Brothers Black / Brothers Of Jah / Chad / Charlie Banks / Charlie Jordan / Charlie MacFarley / Chungking Mansions / Cici / Croz / Culture / Dan Jordan / Dave Beer / Dom Chung / E-Ratik / Ed Mackie / Ed Steele / Ed Sweet / Edward Antonio / eLDOKO / Em Williams / Gavin Hogan / Greg Brockman / Gus Emmett / Half Baked DJ's / Hamish Cole / Harri Pepper / Hesseltime / Hizatron / Hugh Bailey / In A Lonely Place / Indra / Itchy Rich / Jacques Adda / James Sison / Jigsaw / John Scudamore / Jonny Opo / Jonny Sleight / Jonny Tawn / Jorge Martins / Josh Tweek / Joshua Brill / Kaim Shah / Kostas G / Lorcan Mak / Lukas Wigflex / M.Miutante / Maff C / Master & Commander / Metrodome / Metske / Mr Paul / Nanny Banton / Nick Wood / Phase 2 / Preston Brooks / Pyravid / Racubah Soundsystem / Ralph Giles / Ramji / Rankin / Real Nice / Reme / Remember / Rich Reason / Rob Amboule / Robin Ordell / Robin Sure / Sam Bangura / Sean Brosnan / Sharkbait / Silas & Snare Surgeon / Sisterhood / SoulJam / Ste Roberts / Studio 89 DJ's / T-Man / Talk & Smoke / The Hat / Titan / Tom Saunders / Truthos Mufasa / Wet Play DJ's / Will A / Will Brockbank / Zoo Look

Motor City Drum Ensemble, Craig Richards and more join Gottwood 2015 lineup

Gottwood 2015 Line Up So Far…
(A Number Of Very Special Guests Still TBA)

Adam Shelton / Andrew Ashong (Live + DJ) / Artwork / Brawther  Craig Richards b2b Ben UFO / dBridge / FaltyDL / Frank & Tony  Hunee / Leon Vynehall / Marcellus Pittman / Margaret Dygas 

Maxxi Soundsystem / Midland / Motor City Drum Ensemble 

Mouse Outfit (Live) / Move D / Om Unit / PBR Streetgang 

Point G (Live) / Radioactive Man / Ralph Lawson / Subb-an 

Tornado Wallace / Zenker Brothers / Zip 



2 Bad Mice / Al Dobson Jr / Alex Arnout / Alex Jones / Bad Passion 

BEHR (Live) / Bell Towers / Blackhall & Bookless / Bradley Zero / Brinsley 

Casino Times / Cassio Kohl / Cedric Maison / Chimpo / Cottam / Denney 

Dom Chung / eLDOKO / Francis Inferno Orchestra / Futureboogie DJ's 

General Roots (Live) / Hesseltime / Ishmael / Josh Tweak / Lee Coombs 

Luv*Jam / Michael James / Morris Cowan (Live) / Nils Diezel / Prequel 

Real Nice / Red Eye Hi-Fi (Live) / Romare / Ruf Dug / Sean Brosnan 

Sisterhood / Soul Jazz Soundsystem / Sounds Of The Universe DJ's 

Steevio (Live Modular) / Tenderlonious / Tristan Da Cunha 

Wolf Music / Zoo Look 


Amongst the delicate balance of DJs and live acts, there's upcoming talent and established names in equal measure. Gottwood favourite and host of this year's new 'The Nothing Special' stage, Fabric's Craig Richards will be joined by the returning Hessle Audio co-founder Ben UFO for a special back to back set.

Perlon head honcho Zip, pioneer of the microhouse and general minimalist sound is making a rare UK festival appearance alongside Panorama Bar bi-monthly resident Margaret Dygas. In addition to this Gottwood welcomes globally profiled DJ and producer Motor City Drum Ensemble, renowned for his eclectic taste in music and his technical production wizardry.

Germany's Move D will be bringing his own inimitable style to the forest, with the diverse live performance on par if not superior to his studio work. In addition to the house and techno mainstays Exit Records boss dBridge, NYC's genre hopping FaltyDL, live Mancunian hip-hop act Mouse Outfit and Metalheadz Om Unit are ensuring all corners of the musical spectrum are covered.

Gottwood is known not only for its ambitious and credible bookings, but also its carefully curated party vibes that are this year being delivered by Futureboogie's Maxxi Soundsystem, fast rising star Tornado Wallace and the Detroit veteran Marcellus Pitttman.

The now legendary London record store Sounds of the Universe are programming a day of live music next to the picturesque Gottwood Lake, the Gilles Peterson favourite and Theo Parrish collaborator Andrew Ashong is closing affairs with the 22a and Rhythm Section regular Al Dobson Jr providing an eclectic afternoon soundtrack. Acts returning to Gottwood following the Festival's 5th Birthday earlier this year include Futureboogie label regulars PBR Streetgang, Artwork, Ilian Tapes co-founders Zenker Brothers and 2020 Vision records owner Ralph Lawson.

Other names on the bill include One Records stage hosts Subb-an and Adam Shelton, Rush Hour Record's Hunee, AUS's Midland, Boilerroom host Bradley Zero, France's Point G and the highly regarded Leon Vynehall.

Determined to bring the finest of underground talent to their coastal woodland location, Gottwood will host stages from – Back To Basics, Bad Passion, Bade Records, Brotherhood Soundsystem, Butterside Up, Dog Eat Dog, Future Disco, Futureboogie, Fresh Out The Box, Hit & Run, Hypercolour, Jaunt, Jigsaw Presents, Louche, Nixwax, One Records, Percolate,  Real Nice Presents, Rhythm Section, Road To Nowhere, Sounds Of The Universe, Studio 89, The Nothing Special, Tief, Waxxx, Wigflex, Wolf Music.

Ben UFO, Ghostpoet & more for Bristol’s Love Saves the Day Festival

Conceived by the brains behind Glastonbury’s WOW stageSee No Evil and one half of the team behind the much lauded In:Motion series, Love Saves The Day and LOVE SAVES SUNDAY celebrate musical pioneers and innovators bringing together some of the finest DJ’s and live acts that the globe has to offer.

First Release of Artists – More Headliners announced in the coming weeks
Kicking us off in style is Ben UFO, helmsman of the Hessle Audio label and one of those rare breed of young DJ’s that hasn’t strayed into production. His wobbly, percussive strains of dubstep are set to unite the LOVE SAVES SUNDAY in a climatic finale.
Last year Bristolian 70 year old DJ Derek was given the Lord Mayor’s Medal for his outstanding work! He’s a true west-country legend and enjoys his real ale almost as much as his beloved rocksteady, reggae, dancehall and Ska. He’s bringing his amazing show to the right place then!
GhostpoetGhostpoet’s second album 'Some Say I So I Say Light' drops in May and is set to be a more than worthy follow up to his Mercury Music Prize nominated ‘Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam’. He has many fans in Bristol and always brings the sunshine to his sets.
Montreal wunderboy Jacques Greene’s trademark blend of bass music, synth-heavy house and futuristic R&B vocals will be a welcome addition to LOVE SAVES SUNDAY in the form of his brilliant analogue live set.
Lulu James is finding ways to break down barriers between dance, soul and R&B, retro and futurist, pop and avant-garde. Live her icy-smooth performances consider the dance floor of clubs in the 1990s and yearning of old soul music in equal measure.
Cut ups, bootlegs, big bounding basslines and addictive vocal toplines both old and new intertwine Melé’s sets. Deftly chucking everything and anything in the mix, the 19 year-old Liverpudlian will be bringing some heavy bassbin action to Bristol’s Castle Park.
Winner of the Mercury Music Prize, two Brits and three Mobo’s, Ms Dynamite’s credentials as a legend are beyond doubt. She wowed the crowd with her recent performance at In:Motion and she’s set to do the same at LOVE SAVES SUNDAY.
MC Soom T is the Glaswegian wonder known to many for her eclectic vocal stylings and mass collaborations having shared a studio and over 50 record releases since 1999 with the likes of The Orb, T.Raumschmiere, King Creosote, Miss Kittin, The Bug, Mungos Hifi, Bus, Asian Dub Foundation and many other style defining artists, securing Soom T's coveted position as a true innovator.
To date Soul II Soul have sold over 6.8 million albums in over 35 territories worldwide. Jazzie B has accreditation on over 35 million albums in over 100 territories, and they have performed in over 20 countries, at some of the most famous venues in the world including Wembley and New York's Universal Ample Theatre. They are the godfather’s of a Sunday session and perfect for LOVE SAVES SUNDAY
Transcending age, race and political barriers, Trojan Sound System play music that satisfies the purest of vinyl collectors, while at the same time, introducing a new generation to the roots of Jamaican music. Mixing styles and flavours from the past 40 years, the Trojan crew are legendary party starters, ignited by uplifting vocals, and the biggest bass. TSS – Bristol awaits you with open arms…
Also confirmed in the first release of acts for LOVE SAVES SUNDAY are: 2 Kings, Artifact, Babyhead – Live, Ben Pearce, Clean Bandit – Live, Dub Boy and Tenja, Dutty Girl, Lil Silva, My Nu Leng, Necessary Mayhem – Curtis Lynch and Mr Williams, Rainy Milo – Live, Reggae Roast, Riddum Tuffa, Steve Rice, The EEL and Walter Ego.