The illustrious woodland debauchery of Gottwood is now reincarnate in Houghton - a new festival to 2017 curated by Craig Richards. With a vision to make sure the festival “represents the very best in electronic music and those performing are closest to my heart and record box,” Richards’ hand-picked selections are already shaping up to something quite special.
Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer’s VILOD takes is UK debut, alongside an endless list of heavyweight DJs: Nicolas Jaar, Floating Points, Seth Troxler, Ben UFO, SAOIRSE, Andrew Weatherall, the list goes on. The emphasis here is on spontaneity, and extended sets plus impromptu b2bs are something we can be sure to expect. Live sets from Convextion and Howie B. and Borgar Magnason also contribute to its eclecticism, whilst Gottwood’s artistic flare is spearheaded by visionaries like James Turrell, Richard Long and Zhan Wang.
Located in the height of August, in a lake-side estate but a train ride from central London, even in its initial stages and more acts yet to be announced is Houghton setting itself up to be a true contender in the festival season. Tickets are on sale now.