Gottwood 2014 starts as it means to go on with its first lineup announcement that brings together, among others, drum’n’bass pioneer Calibre, forward-thinking techno henchman StephanBodzin, the unique talent of CrazyPSoundsystem, Dense& Pika, MaxCooper (live), CraigRichards, PBRStreetgang and KrisWadsworth, resident of Berlin’s Panorama BarProsumer, the long-standing RalphLawson, live house dons SessionVictim and the big-hitting Italian duo TaleofUs.
Also lined up, catch the unstoppable EtonMessy, MaribouState, Avatism (live) and Brackles. See MarkoZenker (live), MoKolours (live), GangColours (DJ), MrBeatnick and Medlar. Plus Back to Basics’ very own DaveBeer comes to the woods,2 Bad Mice return after a cracking 2013, and many more.
The full lineup so far: CALIBRE & MC DRS | CRAIG RICHARDS | CRAZY P SOUNDSYSTEM | DENSE & PIKA | MAX COOPER (live) PBR STREETGANG | PROSUMER | RALPH LAWSON | SESSION VICTIM (live) | STEPHAN BODZIN (live) | TALE OF US 2 BAD MICE | ALEX JONES | AVATISM (live) | BARESKIN | BEHR | BRACKLES | CEDRIC MAISON | CHIMPO DAVE BEER | DENNEY | DUSTIN | ETON MESSY | FUTUREBOOGIE DJs | GANG COLOURS (DJ) GENERAL ROOTS (live) | JAMES WELSH | KONRAD WEHRMEISTER | KRIS WADSWORTH | LAST MAGPIE MARIBOU STATE | MARKO ZENKER (live) | MEDLAR | MO KOLOURS (live) | MORRIS COWAN (live) | MR BEATNICK NISSE NILSON | OJSMOOTH | STRATEGY | TCTS | TRISTAN DA CUNHA | WOLF MUSIC | and more still to come
“A festival is at its best when the bonds between people are strong and the sense of purpose is clear. Today the challenges facing festivals are immense. The line ups are overwhelmed by the same old names, the dance tent’s fabric is frayed and the bookings system has betrayed the people. But these problems can be overcome if we party together. In a forest. In Anglesey. It’s not a Big Society that’s needed, it’s a Twig Society.
Some festivals say: ‘give us your ticket and we will sort out all your fun’. We say: real change comes when the people are inspired and mobilised, when thousands of us are fired up to party. Yes this is ambitious. Yes it is optimistic. But in the end all the big name bookings, all the light shows, all the “cleanest toilets” awards are just words without you and your involvement.
How will we revitalise the tired and saturated festival culture unless people stop asking ‘who will book Orbital (again)?’ and start asking ‘what can I do?’ Festivals will change for the better when we all elect to take part, to take responsibility – if we all come together.
Only together can we protect the falafel stand. Mend broken tent poles. Improve our toilets. Only together can we get the cash machine queue moving. Together we can even make the weather better (maybe). And if we can do that, we can do anything. Yes, together we can do anything.
So our invitation today is this: join us, Gottwood, to bread a new kind of festival for Britain.“
The Gottwood Manifesto: – Ensure festival goers macroeconomic stability – Create a more balanced musical, visual and cultural festival – Get Britain raving again – Encourage enterprising collaborations and spontaneity – Ensure the whole country shares their unique experiences and wise tales – Reform the toilets, we all deserve better! – Create a safer camping system that serves the needs of our Twig Society – Build a greener festival within a greener Britain
Jamie XX A Guy Called Gerald (Live) The Correspondents (Live) Kollektiv Turmstrasse Round Table Knights Phil Kieran (Live) Lee Foss Max Cooper (Live) DJ Format & Friends Zeds Dead Deadbeat Chris Coco Perc Mr Thing Midland Monkey Safari Dark Sky Dan Beaumont Royalty Matanza (Live)
Itchy Feet DJ’s Autophase Mr Krum eLDOKO Dj Mac McRaw Dom Chung Meshkov aka Nooncat Sven Dhose Whatyes (Live Analog Set) Rodhad Mary Jane Audio Is Guilty Hof Gutow Projekt 1 Dieter Polen Urchins Ben Gomori Schadenfreude Nick Agha (Live) Count Chocula Madera Verde & Alex Ruello Gringo Da Parada Ed Mackie Dutty Moonshine Graphics Firas & Jay Wetrooms Thick As Thieves Oli DAB & Robin Lo:Tek Brinsley Josh Tweek Off Putter (Maggot GLC) D Jacques (Live) Mr Solid Gold Pelski Picture House Darkly Cosmanauts
Timmy P Ambitur John Marshall Daniel Parry Hylu & Jago Mystery Hesseltime Tweek Croz Cubiq Bruno Schmidt Tom Frank Matthew Roche Jasper A.L.F Real Nice Dan Jordan Hawker Get Your Geek On Ben & Harrys Ryan Walkinshaw Osky Hannah Hammond Medlam Kartik Poria Matt Duncan Jigsaw Timothy Alexander Jack Mckeith & Jackson Edwards Sharkbait Charlie Holden Six’Six Jonna Johnny Beverton Proper Songs Anna Wall Sway2 Charlie Jordan Arko Type CoBerg Jonna Ben Smith Crosbie Dawson
Jamie XX // A Guy Called Gerald // DJ Format & Friends // Kollektiv Turmstrasse // Round Table Knights // Phil Kieran (Live) // Lee Foss // Max Cooper (Live) // Zeds Dead // Perc // Midland // Monkey Safari // Dark Sky // Dan Beaumont // Royalty // Matanza (Live)
In its second year set in an enchanting forest clearing in Anglesey, Gottwood is a festival for the musically experimental and open-minded. With early bird tickets already sold out, this year’s festival will be serving up some of the most exciting talent from across the electronic music spectrum. Last year saw the likes of DJ Format, Max Cooper, David E Sugar, Jakwob and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs experiment with an eclectic mix of techno, deep house, dubstep, hip hop and drum and bass, all to the eager ears of almost one thousand Gottwood Festival goers.
With last year’s early bird tickets also selling out just hours after release, Gottwood Festival 2010 effortlessly established itself as the leading underground electronic music festival in the North of England and Wales. Incorporating a variety of diverse festival treats and with intricate attention to detail, Gottwood offers a truly unique and intimate festival experience worthy of its position in the Daily Telegraph’s Top 100 UK Festivals list. 2011 however, promises to be bigger and better.
In addition to last year’s mesmerising stages, newcomers to the festival circuit Stop Making Sense Festival (SMS), will be hosting a stage at Gottwood this year. For those who couldn’t get to Croatia last summer, SMS is the newest, freshest international music festival, showcasing top quality dance music and live acts. Nominated for Best New Festival in the European Festival Awards last year, SMS is now in its second year and will be hosting some of the most exciting dance acts over the course of the weekend. Also taking control of Gottwood stages in 2011 will be Berlin-based promoters Klangsucht, sure to recreate their infamous party atmosphere, whilst CorsicaStudios’ Trouble Vision is back for a second year, bringing everything from dubstep to disco.
Guaranteeing an array of local and international talent, Gottwood will be introducing some new faces at 2011’s festival. Promising to set the techno scene alight are newcomers Eat Your Brains, who will be tearing into the infamous Igloo on Friday night. Likewise, fellow newbies Louche – the cult-status Leeds and London club night – will play host to a special, deeply nostalgic Sunday morning in the woods.
Keen not to forget the dedicated resident artists, Gottwood will also be welcoming back esteemed bloggers and party starters Jackmode and You Can Call Me Pelski, who will be joining forces once again to create a sound wave of tribal tech-house and sample-crazy beats.
A festival like no other, Gottwood 2011 promises to recreate the mind bending adult playground that made last year such a success. In response to the high demand for tickets, all tickets went on sale in January compared to the 750 that were hastily snapped up last year. Gottwood promises to be the perfect weekend away from the constraints of reality. If only we never had to return…
Date: Thursday 30th June – Sunday 3rd July 2011 Tickets: Early bird tickets £70 + Booking Fee – sold out Weekend tickets £80 + Booking Fee via gottwood.co.uk Location: Carreglwyd Estate, Llanfaethlu, Holyhead, LL65 4NY, UK Capacity: 3000 Hours: Thursday: Gates midday, music stops 11pm Friday: 10am – 4am Saturday: 10am – 4am Sunday: 10am – 8pm
Children / Teenagers: Gottwood is an over 18s event and no children will be admitted onto site
Gottwood Full Line Up:
Jamie XX A Guy Called Gerald (Live) The Correspondents (Live) Kollektiv Turmstrasse Round Table Knights Phil Kieran (Live) Lee Foss Max Cooper (Live)
DJ Format & Friends Zeds Dead Deadbeat Chris Coco Perc Mr Thing Midland
Monkey Safari Dark Sky
Dan Beaumont Royalty Matanza (Live)
Itchy Feet DJ’s Autophase Mr Krum eLDOKO Dj Mac McRaw Dom Chung Meshkov aka Nooncat Sven Dhose Whatyes (Live Analog Set) Rodhad Mary Jane Audio Is Guilty Hof Gutow Projekt 1 Dieter Polen Urchins Ben Gomori Schadenfreude
Nick Agha (Live) Count Chocula Madera Verde & Alex Ruello Gringo Da Parada Ed Mackie
Dutty Moonshine Graphics Firas & Jay Wetrooms
Thick As Thieves Oli DAB & Robin Lo:Tek Brinsley Josh Tweek Off Putter (Maggot GLC) D Jacques (Live) Mr Solid Gold Pelski Picture House Darkly Cosmanauts
Timmy P Ambitur John Marshall Daniel Parry Hylu & Jago Mystery Hesseltime Tweek Croz Cubiq Bruno Schmidt Tom Frank Matthew Roche Jasper A.L.F
Real Nice Dan Jordan Hawker Get Your Geek On Ben & Harrys
Ryan Walkinshaw Osky Hannah Hammond Medlam Kartik Poria Matt Duncan
Jigsaw Timothy Alexander Jack Mckeith & Jackson Edwards Sharkbait
Charlie Holden Six’Six Jonna Johnny Beverton Proper Songs Anna Wall Sway2 Charlie Jordan Arko Type CoBerg Jonna Ben Smith Larry Heard Crosbie Dawson