This July 28th – 30th sees the hotly anticipated return of Liverpool’s woodland rave utopia. In just a short space of time, One In The Woods has made quite the name for itself, curating quintessential lineups which perfectly strike the balance between respected legends of the scene and the most in-demand current names. Match that with the immersive, spellbinding setting of Orrell Hill Woods and you’ve got yourself one helluva party.
Past years have been packed full of taste-making selectors, enthralling production and earthquaking sound systems. This year is no exception. Well actually, it’s even better.
2023 is set to be a landmark year for the festival. With an extra day added, the 3 day spectacle will now have the option of camping meaning ravers can immerse themselves into the woods even further, staying right in the thick of the action.
For the first time, after parties will also take place deep in the woods to keep the festivities going through the night. For those staying in neighbouring cities Manchester or Liverpool, it’s just a short distance to/from the festival with plenty of transport links to get you back amongst it in no time.
This year’s lineup cements the festival’s place as one of Europe’s must see events. If we ever needed a sign that the One In The Woods is here to stay, this is it. Building on the expertly crafted programming of previous years, 2023 once again sees a who’s who of artists in their respective genres.
Techno lovers are in for a treat with the likes of German exports FJAKK, Len Faki, Kobosil and Rødhåd all set to play. After her memorable set at the first OITW back in 2021, Rebekah makes her return along with debuts from more of the genre’s leading ladies including Paula Temple, Clara Cuvé and VTSS.
Showcasing the more niche and other-worldly shades of electronic music brings genre-hopping maestro Joy Orbison, along with the outlandish sounds of Special Request, breaks & electro titans Objekt, DJ Stingray and the mind-bending Irish sensation BEN PROPHET.
Dusky, Interplanetary Criminal, Oden & Fatzo and DJ Seinfeld will be flying the flag for house, garage and everything in between with their signature styles as well as drum & bass elite Goldie, A.M.C, Matrix & Futurebound, LTJ Buken and a lot more. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, check out the full lineup below.
What’s more, they’re sparing no expense for production, with brand new custom built stages and dazzling 360 degree installs which will create an attack on the senses, bringing the woods to life like never before.
Need we say more? Seal your place here.
Words: Ben Lovejoy
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