Tri-city urban festival Dot To Dot have unveiled a first wave of names for this year’s events in Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham. Each year the festival hosts an array of diverse talent in eclectic venues across the 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, previous years have documented a record attendance with sellout shows in Manchester.

Now reaching its thirteenth year, the revered all-dayer has quickly put its own unique stamp on the festival circuit since a first outing in 2005, and looks to again build on its successful history with an excellent new line up for 2018. Previous names who have graced the festival include Florence And The Machine, Pulled Apart By Horses, Ed Sheeran, Jake Bugg, Courtney Barnett and Metronomy. Tickets for this musical extravaganza will cost you just £13 for access to over fifty acts and some of the city’s favourite venues

Headlining this year are gothic rock five-piece The Horrors, supporting their latest album ‘V’. We’ll also be hearing from Irish newcomer Dermot Kennedy, fresh from packing out Gorilla in February, joined by local talent and BBC Sound of 2018 shortlisters Pale Waves. Also performing are folk-rock singer Marika Hackman, soul prodigy Mahalia, Macclesfield’s calypso-flavoured Cassia, Virginia Beach rock quartet Turnover, Bristol’s indie five-piece Bad Sounds, and budding young New York talent Gus Dapperton.

Proving to be a big name on the festival calendar, Dot To Dot places an emphasis on showcasing the best new talent in the industry, giving budding new talent a platform to demonstrate their abilities. Adding to an impressive selection of headliners are Adam French, AKA George, Arlo, Bexey, Bully, Connie Constance, Cuckoolander, Daniel Alexander, Daniel Docherty, Devon, Easy Life, George Glew, Grand Pax, Haiku Hands, Helena Deland, Kawala, Kyle Craft, Lion, Malena Zavala, Men I Trust, Noah Kahan, Our Girl, Peter Oren, Puma Blue, Shadowparty, Skegss, Soham De, Sports Team, The Kite String Tangle, The Mysterines, The Snuts, and Winston Surfshirt.

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Dot To Dot Festival 2018 takes place in Manchester on Friday 25th May. Tickets are available here.

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