Anglesey Gottwood festival to give slots to budding DJs


Stephanie Price

ANGLESEY’S Gottwood Festival is giving budding DJ’s a chance to win a place on the line up.

Gottwood Festival returns for its fifth edition this June, and has announced the return of its popular DJ competition, offering a place on the lineup and a podcast in the Gottwood Presents series to the winner.

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.

Up for grabs are prime sets over the weekend, where you can see your name billed alongside the underground’s most impressive names, including Crazy P Soundsystem, Calibre, Session Victim, Tale of Us and more.

First prize winner will get a peak-time slot at the festival, and will also receive a host 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.

Each aspiring entrant is asked to craft a 45-90 minute mix that makes a real impression. Applications must be submitted via a downloadable streaming link (Soundcloud/Mixcloud, etc) to by 12pm on Monday May 12.

The Gottwood team will select their favourite 10 mixes from the submissions which 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.

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