Final lineup for Gottwood Festival released with Ejeca, Urulu and more!


Gottwood Festival 2013 - June 20-23 - The Woods, Carreglwyd, Llanfaethlu

We already knew that Gottwood Festival, The Escapist's dream music and dancing experience, was high on our (already scarily swamped) list of things to do this summer. Nevertheless, the Gottwood team have got us even more excited with the release of their complete musical and visual programme, which will bring countless UK and European collectives, labels, and promoters together under one woodland roof during the longest days of the year, June 20-23rd. Stage hosts include the likes of Louche, Futureboogie, Hypercolour, Drop The Mustard, Cologne-based label Traum, Tief, and many more.


New to the lineup comes artists such as the experimental rising star from Belfast, Ejeca, alongside Urulu, whose retro, crate-digging sounds have gained him much deserved attention the past few years. On top of this, they've also announced Zoo Look, Pedestrian, Zero 7 vocalist Sophie Barker, and the endlessly fun vocalist/DJ outfit, AZ & TOR, will be joining the weekend's festivities (which as you can see below is jam-packed!)

Quite excitingly, Gottwood have revealed that this year's theme is 'The Wild Things', with the organisers saying:

“This theme is a reinvigoration, a celebration and most importantly an exploration of your imagination. We want everyone to pause, take a step back from their everyday life, leap off the edge, and wander into an unrestrained, untamed, wild and wonderful parallel mindset celebrating everything in your life that is not actually there, but is locked up top, and in most cases is rarely given a chance to flourish! We will be building an a magical backdrop of colour and vibrance, and we can’t wait for you to show us 'The Wild Things'.”


With two open-air stages running until 4am, RFID providung 360 degree visual projections, as well as a whole host of installations and visual trimmings including live oil painting and wood sculpture, designed to turn the space intro a living fairytale. With Lonely Planet naming it the ’Greatest Region On The Earth 2012’, we cannot wait to see their plans in fruition!


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Full lineup:

TRAUM / WIGFLEX: Extrawelt (live) / Ryan Davis (live) / Microtrauma (live) / Morris Cowan / Spam Chop / Ambitur /


JAUNT: Ben UFO / Blackhall & Bookless / Richard Rowell / Tom Rankin / Liam Vance

HYPERCOLOUR: Luke Vibert / Tom Demac (live) / Bareskin / Alex Jones / Cedric Maison

LOUCHE: Move D (four-hour set) / Brinsley Kazak / Josh T / Bruno Schmidt

TIEF: Bicep / Wolf Music / KRL / John Malcolm Moore / Thick as Thieves

FUTUREBOOGIE: Crazy P (live) / Futureboogie DJs / Christophe / Futureboogie All Team (b2b)

HIT&RUN: Marcus Intalex / 2 Bad Mice / Chimpo / Strategy / Rich Reason / Acre / Jonny Dub / Kanjira / Preacha – Hosted by Strategy / Sparkz / T-Man

APOGEE: Detroit Swindle (live) / Cera Alba / Charlie Banks / Zoo Look / The Pushamann / Owen Howells / K.A.G / Ron E / Gearo / George A G

ETA/REAL NICE: Waze & Odyssey / Real Nice / Ca$h Back / Benedict Jackson / Hugo Heathcote / Adrian Forster / Jimmy V / Luke Brancaccio / Rollo Maschietto

DROP THE MUSTARD: Ejeca / Urulu / Alex Blaxx / Croz / Farrer / Timmy P / Charles Darkly / Oli Hackett / Krywald NIXWAX: Joonipah / BEHR (live) / OJsmooth / Kris Le Vay / Hunter Giles / Rob Amboule / Alec Function THE SOUND OF C: TCTS / Toyboy & Robin / Jigsaw / Werkha / Belch / Jakkit & Saizme MANIPULATE: John Scudamore / Jackie Baxter / Ryan Pickering / David Moran / Haydn / Andy B

IDIOSYNC: Josh Butler / Luke Leadbelly / Aslan / Harry Crowther / Alex Foulkes / Black BOXFORD: Kostas G / Ed Steele / Dr Cubis / E-Ratik / General Weiredness / Slim D

ETON MESSY: Maribou State / Pedestrian / A.Z. & T.O.R. / Luvian / Transmission Collective / Atlas / Thieves / Eton Messy

GOTTWOOD Presents...

Archie Hamilton / Arkane Society / Autophase (live) / Sion / Ed Mackie / eLDOKO / General Roots (live) / Kalichakra (live) / Lacuna / Little Thoughts (live) / Lorcan Mak / LTMDTW (live) / The Scribes (live) / Sophie Barker (live) / Van Did (live)

Also... Ali Wilson / Angus Cowen / Bangor Uni DJ Society / Brothers of Jah / Butterside Up DJs / City Fly / Daffadam / Dan Jordan / Digby / FEO / Hannah Hammond / The Hat / High Hopes / Jarvis & Dean / Joey Nelson / Just William / Let the Machines do the Work / Leitmotif / Lizzle / Lucy Moores / Maff C / Nerram / Nick Assheton / Nick Duffy / Red:I / Sam Crofts / Sharkbait / Six Axle / Ste Waite / Theo Wainhouse / Thomas / Tweak / VII.Y.P DJs / Willow & Alex Lewis / Zade & Kayne Cross and more


Apogee / Boxford / Drop the Mustard / E.T.A & Real Nice / Eton Messy / Funktion-One / Futureboogie / Hit&Run / Hypercolour / Idiosync / Jaunt / Louche / Manipulate / Nixwax / The Sound Of C / Tief / Traum / Wigflex / Yoghurt Warrior