The annual tri-city triumph Dot to Dot has scouted yet more songsmiths for its rapidly approaching urban festival. Have a gander at the poster below to see who’ll be joining Mystery Jets, Augustines and The Temper Trap across a mammoth 17 Northern Quarter stages.

Dot to Dot Manchester fourth wave poster

Manchester itself is well represented, with Girl Friend, Blooms, Gymnast, and The Bear Around Your Neck some of our picks among the current fertile crop.

Manchester bands Dot to Dot 2016

The much-touted groove-meisters┬áSpring King even appeared on the latest episode of Jools Holland – a sign that the indie poppers’ rise and rise has been noticed further afield.

This year’s event has migrated across town, with 17 stages dispersed between Northern Quarter bars, venues, places of worship, a real ale brewing pub and even a clothes shop, meaning your mission to join the dots this year will be all the more eventful.

Launching in Manchester on Friday 27 May, the festival will also call at Bristol and Nottingham during the same weekend.


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Venues hosting D2D festival shows are: 57 Thomas Street, AATMA (formerly Kraak), Central Methodist Hall, Cord, COW, Dive NQ, Gullivers, Gullivers (Acoustic), Kosmonaut, Manchester Cathedral, Mint Lounge, Night and Day, Soup Kitchen, Texture, The Castle Hotel, The Ruby Lounge, The Whiskey Jar.

The Manchester leg is on Friday 27 May, 2016, and it’s promoted by DHP.

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