Established in 2009, Gottwood Festival has become known and loved as not only one of the UK’s premier festivals for electronic music, but also one of the most beautiful.
Set in the mystical location of Carreglwyd Woods in Angelsey, Wales, the festival has played host to some of the best artists & DJs in the game and after a two-year hiatus, is back with a bang with a stellar lineup for their 2022 edition.
To celebrate this, and crank up the hype, we take a look at 5 acts playing this year that you won’t want to miss.
CHILDREN OF ZEUS
Children of Zeus need little introduction. The manchester duo, comprised of Konny Kon & Tyler Daley, exploded onto the scene in 2018 with their debut album Travel Light bringing a fresh & highly addictive take on soul-infused R&B & Hip Hop. Since then, they have gone from strength to strength, with another highly acclaimed album in 2021, international tour dates and inspiring appearances on platforms such as COLORS.
When talking about the UKG resurgence of the last few years, you can’t not mention Dr Banana. The Bristol-based DJ has played a key part with his highly impressive vinyl only record label which not only features & pushes brand new productions & artists but also reissues much sought after, and now very expensive, classic releases from back in the day. You can also catch him on his Rinse FM residency as well as his joint ventures with the likes of Dimensions Festival & Pickle Factory.
It’s been a very fast paced couple of years for Nia Archives and one can’t help but think she’s only just getting started. The Yorkshire-born, London-based producer, DJ, singer, songwriter AND visual artist has firmly established herself within the Jungle and Drum & Bass scene with her wicked & soulful take on the sound, perfectly defined with her incredible 2022 EP Forbidden Feelingz and mesmerizing DJ sets which incorporate her own live vocals.
Very few DJs excite the way Yung Singh does. He is a core member of Daytimers, an art collective focused on pushing South Asian artists & music, a cause which is very close to his heart and can be clearly heard in his own work, blending UK club music with Punjabi sounds & influences passed down by his siblings…and in the case of his DJ sets, this is quite literal. See for yourself in his sensational Boiler Room appearance from last year which almost broke the internet.
London-based producer & DJ LUXE is certainly an artist to keep a very close eye on. Already well known for her rave-inspired, breaks-filled, deadly productions, and also equally known for her similarly styled DJ sets which traverse the club music spectrum have been hosted by the likes of Keep Hush, delighting all ravers in attendance…something we know will happen once again when she makes her Gottwood Festival debut later this year.
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