Gottwood 2016 | Not Just A Festival
Are you ready to immerse yourself in a world of sonic serenity? It’s that time of the year again. This weekend in a forest on the South Stack peninsula of North Wales, a mystical wonderland awaits. Back for it’s seventh year Gottwood 2016 is all set to be the best yet. Despite the phenomenal reviews from 2015, the Gottwood family have proudly kept the capacity to 5000. This has the power to create a close-knit community of people from all walks of life that share the deep passion for underground electronic music, or more simply, to dance. This festival is an opportunity to experience the full spectrum of this sort of sound. Over the weekend there will be a wide range of the purest vibrations balanced by the mind bending arts that have been carefully entwined into the natural environment.
Gottwood have said it is their ‘most encompassing line up yet’ on which I would strongly agree, from house to hip hop, disco to techno, there will always be something going on that will deeply resonate and rattle your core. Not only are they hosting a selection dance music legends such as Move D, DJ Deep, Mr G, Craig Richards, Adam Shelton & Axel Boman (to name a few) But they have also carefully curated a spectacular line up of live bands such as Drymbago, The Expansions, Max Graef Band & Khruangbin. Not to mention some of the underground’s finest; Subb-An, Tristan Da Cunha, Tama Sumo, tINI, & Secretsundaze. You cannot help but admire this carefully selected range of diverse sounds.
In between the music you may find yourself lost in wonderland. The whole forest is decorated to entice you deeper and deeper into the woods, you may find yourself within the woodland cinema, the art gallery or the laser dome. A mesmerising visual quest that will leave you charged and inspired, these fantastic extra creations really will elevate your wild forest experience.
Then there is that vital third sense. On site there will be a wide selection of the countries finest food stalls, along side quality produce from the local area. A festival like this, that manages to weave all four senses together with such quality, truly is something special. Gottwood is not just a festival but a life experience.
WORDS FROM ELLIOT FAIRHURST