A second wave of artists has been revealed for Dot To Dot Festival 2017, kicking off in Manchester on Friday 26th May before moving on to venues in Bristol and Nottingham. The festival hosts an array of diverse talent in eclectic venues across three cities, with a history of hosting impressive names before international popularity. Winner of Best Festival (under 15000 capacity) at the Live UK Awards 2016, last year’s festival documented a record attendance with sellout shows in Manchester.
Now in its twelfth year, the tri-city urban festival Dot To Dot has quickly put its own unique stamp on the festival circuit since a first outing in 2005 and looks to build on a successful history with an excellent new line up for 2017. Tickets for this musical extravaganza will cost you just £12 (TWELVE) for access to over fifty acts.
The new announcements include the addition of the Nico-esque Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation, a band who made their debut with the Swedish Grammy-nominated 2014 EP Diamond Waves. Just three years later and the five-piece are already two albums heavier, heading back to Manchester following a recent performance at Soup Kitchen, offering listeners a finely tuned alternative reality.
Joining them will be Mancunian rockers The Slow Readers Club, currently warming up with dates across the UK on a Spring tour with an output ranging “from insanely catchy upbeat indie to angry, introspective downbeat ballads“. Following Dot To Dot, the dark and brooding indie electro quartet are heading to the Isle of Wight Fest.
Also announced with this latest wave are London quartet The Big Moon, stopping off at The Deaf Institute before heading on a wider tour of Europe. Following the release of ‘Love In The 4th Dimension’ – 2017’s ‘best debut album‘, the band have now earned their stripes as an excellent and accomplished live act.
This new wave of acts comes following the unveiling of an already stellar line-up. Headlining this year are Reading quartet Sundara Karma, supporting their latest release Youth Is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect, another step on a rapid rise for the indie rockers. This will be the band’s third appearance in Manchester this year, following an intimate offering at HMV and a sellout show at the Albert Hall.
Headlining alongside them are Nottingham’s breakthrough indie pop pack Amber Run following their latest LP, released this month. The ambitious and well crafted For A Moment I Was Lost is already proving to be something of a breakthrough record for the quartet.
American garage rock band The Growlers have also been announced, themselves more than familiar with the festival circuit having held their own annual Beach Goth festival in Orange County since 2012. For a band who possess an impressive record of widespread acclaim, they have still managed to maintain a strong cult status.
Dot To Dot has always placed an emphasis on showcasing the best new talent in the industry, giving budding new talent a platform to demonstrate their abilities with a history of hosting exciting names before widespread popularity. With past festivals having included sets from Florence And The Machine, Pulled Apart By Horses, Ed Sheeran, Jake Bugg, Courtney Barnett and Metronomy, Dot To Dot is proving to be a big name on the festival calendar.
This year, fans can expect breakthrough acts in the shape of Kirkby singer-songwriter Louis Berry, Scottish duo Honeyblood, New Jersey rockers Pinegrove, American rock trio Cherry Glazerr, Chase & Status guest vocalist Tom Grennan and Irish pop rock pair Picture This.
Dot To Dot also gives a platform to excellent fresh talent. This year, you can also look forward to sets from: Alaskalaska, All We Are, Anna Straker, Ardyn, Artificial Pleasure, Atlas Wynd, Avante Black, Banfi, C.Macleod, Callum Beattie, Confidence Man, Cosmo Pyke, Croox, Cuckoolander, Easy Life, Ellie Rose, Eyre Llew, Freak, Gothic Tropic, Hannah Georgas, Heaters, Holiday Oscar, Horse Thief, Husky Loops, Indigo Lo, Island, Jack Ladder, Jakl, Jesse Terry, Jordan Allen, Kolars, Kudu Blue, Little Cub, Little Hours, Liv Dawson, Low Island, Mystic Braves, Nilufer Yanya, Overcoats, Parcels, Parekh & Singh, Pixx, Redfaces, Sondre Lerche, Sonny, Sorry, Swimming Tapes, Ten Tonnes, Tender, The Night Café, To Kill A King, Vagabon, Willie J Healey, Yellow Days and Yonaka.