Dear Family,We are excited to announce that we are welcoming some of the finest selectors in the world to Gottwood 2018.
This year we welcome a host of new and faithful returning acts including Avalon Emerson, Ben UFO, Rodriguez Jr, Dominik Eulberg, the multifaceted Paul Woolford and his genre hopping alias Special Request, plus Andrew Weatherall who’ll play twice across the weekend, with a special Music Is Not For Everyone set inspired by his NTS show.
Over the last three years we have taken the lawn stage from a DJ based affair to now more of a forward thinking live stage. On this stage, acts include Romare, Rival Consoles, Dark Sky, Weval, Africaine 808, Wolf Muller & Niklas Wandt, Tenderlonious & The 22archestra, Happy Meals, Febeuder and Ariwo all playing fully fledged live sets across the weekend.
Move D, who has played more sets at Gottwood than any other artist, returns along with the likes of Hunee, Palms Trax, Axel Boman, Felix Dickinson, Bufiman and Amsterdam’s master of off kilter and unpredictable party starting sets San Proper.
This year we have decided to take a stand against short sets and extend the length of as many sets as possible inviting DJ’s to do what they are best at – digging deep within their bags. Manchester’s Mr Scruff has signed up for a long extended performance on the Lawn Stage as well as Shed on the Trigon and of course our close friend and man of the moment Craig Richards in the Walled Garden.
Margaret Dygas, Nicolas Lutz, Binh, Archie Hamilton, John Dimas, Job Jobse, Saoirse, Enzo Siragusa and Sonja Moonear will all be leading the way with their stripped back minimal sounds and grassroots headsy approach to partying. Serial crate digger now record store owner Ruf Dug, Rhythm Sections Bradley Zero, Red Light Disco’s Orpheu The Wizard, Robert Jonson main man Ata, DJ Nomad the lauded collector of exotic rhythms from across Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and Willow who got her first break at Gottwood after partying with Move D in a campsite afterparty will all also be playing. The next artist announcement will be in the new year.
See you in the woods.