Gottwood 2012 line-up announced

Gottwood festivalGottwood 2012 Date: Thursday 21st June – Sunday 24th June

Returning to its lush and enchanting deep forest location (or as DJ Mag penned: the “magically decorated rave forest”) in idyllic Anglesey, Gottwood is the festival for the musically experimental and open-minded. Serving up the most exciting talent from across the electronic music spectrum, last year saw the likes of Jamie XXLee Foss, Max Cooper, Midland, The Correspondents, Round Table Knights (and many more) experiment with an eclectic mix of the best of all genres of electronic dance music, mashing house, techno, drum & bass, dubstep, hip-hop, garage and more, and feeding it to the eager ears of over a thousand Gottwood Festival goers. And there’s more Gottwood have promised a secret mystery guest this year that will not disappoint!

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. Gottwood 2011 further cemented it as the electronic music festival not to be missed, and featured in The Sunday Times “Definitive Guide to the 100 Best Music Festivals”.

Gottwood’s success in its sophomore year has attracted some of the UK’s finest promoters, including Tief, Krankbrother, Louche, Hypercolour, We Are Your Friends, Finger Lickin’ Management, White Mink, Hit & Run, Absentminds, idiosync, & Pelski.

This year also sees Gottwood unlocking the gates to two previously inaccessible areas: a luscious walled garden to tantalise your optic nerves and most excitingly, the swathing lakes on the site will now be opened for a very special Sunday event… cue bikini-clad ravers and bombing galore. Gottwood veterans will recall the gorgeous coastlines within a 15 minute walk that earned the North Wales coast Lonely Planet’s “Greatest Region on Earth 2012” accolade.

Early bird tickets have already run out, so attendees will have to move quickly as capacity has been limited to just 1500 this year to keep the intimacy that helped to make the first two years such a success.

The line-up so far includes:

TIGER & WOODS // DINKY // MOSCA // MOVE D // GROJ // THE CORRESPONDENTS (LIVE) // HUXLEY // ED SOLO // MR WOODNOTE & LIL RHYS // TRISTAN DA CUNHA // WILDKATS // APPLEBLIM // ARKIST +SPECIAL GUESTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

2 BIT THUGS // AARTEKT (LIVE) // ALEX JONES // ASHLEY WILD // AUTOPHASE // BRINSLEY KAZAK // BRUNO SCHMIDT // CASINO TIMES // CATCH 23 // CEDRIC MAISON // CHARLIE BANKS // CHIMPO // eLDOKO // GREYMATTER // GYGO // HESSELTIME // JOHN MALCOLM MOORE // JOSH T // MATT ROACH // NICK LAWSON // PICTURE HOUSE // PUCA // THE PUSHAMANN // RICH REASON // RIZ MC // STRATEGY // THE OTHER TRIBE (LIVE) // TOM FRANK // THE WILD KNIGHTS // TRISTAN DA CUNHA // ZOO LOOK // ZUMO

AMBITUR // ANTAGONIST // ARLO & JACK // BOWEN FT. AGGY // BUTLER & MURT // CROZ // CLERICAL MASS // CUBIQ // DAN NEO // ED MACKIE // ED STEELE & KOSTAS G // EOIN THOMAS // FAMOUS BY FIVE // GED LEVER // GUY RICHARDS // HANNAH HAMMOND // JARVIS & DEAN // JIGSAW // JOHN MARSHALL // JOHNNY DUB // JONNA & ARTHUR JNR // KYDRO // LEADBELLY // LEON RILEY // MR SOLID GOLD // OPTIMUS // REAL NICE // ROGER LI // SHARKBAIT // SPARKS // STE-V-SOMETHING // SWAY 2 // T-MAN // TEN STORY // THICK AS THIEVES // TOSH OHTA // YOGHURT WARRIORS // DAN JORDAN // THOMAS FC RIDDIM // VOYEUR + MORE TBC

Nneka preps ‘Soul Is Heavy’

Nneka‘Soul Is Heavy’ is the new album from Outpost client, Nneka. Press support comes from The Mirror who awarded the record ‘Album of The Week’, plus strong support from The Sunday Times, ‘simply one of the best soul singers on the planet’.

Radio 1 have been getting behind new single “Shining Star”, which has received a superb remix from man of the moment, Joe Goddard (Hot Chip / 2 Bears)

The record has been playlisted on Radio 1Xtra and has received regular plays from Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Pete Tong and a Record of The Week placement on Nick Grimshaw’s Radio 1 show. Additional support comes from John Kennedy on Xfm.

‘Soul is Heavy’ is released through Decon records on 19th March.