This June heralds the return of the infamous and fantabulous Gottwood Festival. Now in its fifth edition the festival is gearing up for yet another SMASHER of a year. Showcasing some of the most innovative musicians in electronica, the Welsh forest will reverberate to the epic sounds of Crazy P Soundsystem, Gerd Janson, Margaret Dygas, Calibre, Maribou State, Max Cooper, Mo Kolours, PBR Streetgang, Prosumer, Session Victim, Stephan Bodzin, Tale of Us and possible YOU.
This week the foresty’ mega fest announced the return of its yearly DJ competition. The prize offers not only a place on the EPIC lineup, but a personal podcast in ‘Gottwood Presents’. First prize wins a peak-time slot at the festival and a mountain of Gottwood and Gottwax goodies, plus a Gottwood Presents Podcast series. Two runners-up will win a set at the festival plus a ticket for themselves and friends. SHAZAM!
To enter: each aspiring entrant is asked to craft an AWE-INSPIRING 45-90 minute mix. One that’ll cause planets to collide and eyeballs to explode. One that’ll cause passers by to break into wild/sporadic/ecstatic dance and passing nuns to burst into flames. So yeah, basically one that makes a real fackin’ impression. Think out of the box – eclectic, shit-your-pants mixes stand more chance of being shortlisted.
Applications must be submitted via a downloadable streaming link (Soundcloud/Mixcloud, etc) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12pm on Monday May 12. All applicants must be UK-based. The Gottwood team will select their favourite 10 mixes from the submissions. Top 10 decided, the mixes will be entered into a Facebook poll from Friday May 16 to Friday May 23, where the public will be invited to cast their vote. Good luck!
“Having launched in 2012, Gottwood Festival’s annual DJ competition has become a platform for emerging talent to demonstrate their skills in the hope of appearing on stage in the woods. Trailblazing UK garage duo Eton Messy, intricate live act Atlas and modernist producer Sonus are a few of the past participants to win a slot.”
Gottwood: The Fifth Chapter
Welcome to the Woods
“Welcome to the jungle – It’s time to head deep into the jungle as Gottwood Festival’s theme for 2014 is announced. Let your imagination lead you into unchartered terrains, join in the fun, find your most ferocious and feral outfits to play in, and get lost in the psychedelic Gottwood Jungle.”