Gottwood Festival: Everything You Need to Know
Intimate and independent, Gottwood Festival in Anglesey is one of the biggest underground events on the Welsh club culture calendar. Organisers call it a “mystical little party hidden in the middle of the woods” and it’s a pretty spot-on description. The electronic festival unfolds at Carreglwyd Estate, a beautiful Georgian country house set in enchanting gardens.
It may be “underground” but Gottwood Festival doesn’t fly under the radar. The critically acclaimed festival receives rave reviews from the press and has a cult following with local clubgoers.
Escape to the Welsh woodlands
Where exactly is Carreglwyd Estate? It’s on the island of Anglesey, just off the northwest coast of mainland Wales. A pair of bridges connect Anglesey to the mainland, which makes it easy to drive to Gottwood Festival.
Key dates and times for Gottwood Festival 2023
Gottwood Festival 2023 is scheduled for Thursday, June 8th to Sunday, June 11th:
- 1pm, Thursday June 8th – public and boutique campsites open
- 1pm, Monday June 12th – public and boutique campsites close
Gottwood Festival 2023 line-up
Event organisers have just released the second wave of artists for Gottwood Festival 2023. This year is the 12th edition of the legendary underground electronic festival and organisers have announced one of the most exciting line-ups yet. Catch Polish-born DJ Margaret Dygas, German ambient techno legend Move D and tech house masters, Hamish and Toby. Chase euphoria at sets by Berlin-based duo The Ghost and test your stamina with extended sessions from club icons, Gene on Earth.
This year will also delight festivalgoers with rare back-to-backs from well-known artists. Watch underground Romanian DJ team up with Italian vinyl fiend Francesco Del Garda and minimalist producer Dan Andrei join forces with Edward from Giegling.
How much are tickets for Gottwood Festival?
Tickets for Gottwood Festival 2023 are priced at £180. The festival also offers a limited number of discounted student tickets.
Accommodation at Gottwood Festival
Camping is the order of the day at Gottwood Festival. Like previous years, public campsite access is included with your ticket. Site restrictions mean the festival can’t accommodate vans or vehicles.
Prefer a more luxurious experience? Upgrade to the self-contained boutique camping area equipped with showers, toilet blocks and secure fencing. Sleep like royalty in luxury Lotus Belle, Belle and Emperor tents with plush memory foam beds and lots of privacy.
Getting to Gottwood Festival
Riding the train is a fast and eco-friendly way to get to Gottwood Festival. The closest station is Holyhead, a 3.5-hour journey from London Euston and two hours from Manchester. Shuttle busses will run between Holyhead and Carreglwyd Estate on Thursday 8th June and Monday 12th June. Taxis from Holyhead are also an option and cost around £25 each way.
Are there age restrictions for Gottwood Festival?
Yes. Gottwood Festival is an 18+ event, no exceptions. Don’t forget to bring ID!
A note on drugs and illegal substances
Safety is a top priority at Gottwood Festival. The use or possession of drugs and illegal substances is strictly prohibited. Here’s a note from festival organisers to clarify their position:
“There will be police, and police dog presence on the ticket gate and all individuals including staff, crew and artists will be searched on entry, refusal to a search will result in ejection from the site – all individuals found in possessions of illegal substances will be evicted from the festival and handed over to the police.”
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