Taking place in a now infamous Welsh forest location, Gottwood boasts a mystical fairytale-like setting. Entering its sixth year, the Gottwood team are excited to be bringing the most established and forward thinking line-up to date to their wholly independent, electronic music based festival.

11th-14th June 2015
Gottwood Forest, Llanfaethlu, Wales

This years fully stacked line-up welcomes a whole host of the finest underground talent, including rising stars and established veterans drawn from all corners of the scene:

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Gottwood 2015 Line Up So Far…

(A Number Of Very Special Guests Still TBA)

FULL LINE UP 2015:

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
Alec Function / Assheton / B&W / Bobby Pleasure / Brothers Of Jah / Chad / Charles Jordan / Charlie McFarley / Cherrie Flava / Ciaran Hansen / Congo Tuff / Croz / Dan Jordan / Daniel Orestes / Dave Beer Ed Mackie / Ed Steele / Ed Sweet / Edward Antonio / Em Williams / Endaf / Everything Is Everything
Farrer / Fox / Gold Wing / Good Block Dj’s / Hamish Cole / Herukajon / Hijinkx / Hizatron / Hugh Bailey Hunter Giles / In A Lonely Place / Indra / Itchy Rich / Jigsaw / Jonny Dub / Jonny Sleight / Jonny Tawn
Jordan Plange / Kaim Shah / Kostas G / Kris Davis / Krywald / Lauren Lo Sung / Lorcan Mak
Low End Grooves / Maff C / Master & Commander / Metrodome / Metske / Mr Paul / Nanny Banton
Nick Wood OJsmooth / Optimus / Phase 2 / Rankin / Reme / Rich Reason / Rob Amboule / Sharkbait Silas & Snare Surgeon / Sison / SoulJam Dj’s / Spam Chop / Sparkz / Studio 89 DJ’s
T-Man / Talk & Smoke / Toby Nicholas / Tom Saunders / Truthos Mufasa / Will Brockbank

 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.

Further artists still to be announced in the New Year.

In a promise to preserve the festivals roots, the Gottwood team are welcoming a close knit family of only 4,000 revelers to share this special weekend with them.

Weekend tickets are available now from Resident Advisor.

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