Tri-city urban festival Dot To Dot have added more names to their venue-hopping extravaganza this year, unveiling a second wave of acts 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.
Adding to an already stellar line-up, soulful R&B singer Ady Suleiman returns again to D2D, bringing his mix of neo-soul, jazz and funk to Manchester, Bristol and hometown Nottingham. Canadian four-piece Peach Pit have also seen their energetic live show added to the bill, quickly building on the success of “chewed bubblegum pop” singles ‘Seventeen’ and ‘Drop The Guillotine’.
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.
Also 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. The second wave announcement also includes an eclectic collective of artists in the shape of; Amaroun, Chappaqua Wrestling, Dead!, Desperate Journalist, Dude York, Ecca Vandal, Emily Burns, Fizzy Blood, Fontaines D.C., Girlhood, Jack River, Nadia Nair, No Hot Ashes, Oscar Jerome, PD Liddle, Rothwell, Sam Johnson, San Junipero, The Nectars, Vistas, Westerman and Yowl.
Dot To Dot Festival 2018 takes place in Manchester on Friday 25th May. Tickets are available here.