Tri-city urban festival Dot To Dot have unveiled a huge line-up of stellar acts for this year’s events in Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham. Now reaching its thirteenth year, the revered all-dayer will host an array of diverse talent in eclectic venues across the three cities, with a history of hosting impressive names before international popularity. It can be hard to navigate a line-up of such great names, but we’ve picked out eight we think you won’t want to miss. We’ve also put together a great playlist of our eight picks here.

// Ady Suleiman

Now with debut album ‘Memories’ tucked under his belt, anticipation is high for the soulful Suleiman. Fusing R&B beats with lush pop sensibilities, expect a healthy dose of groove and charm.

// Pale Waves

Taking fifth place in BBC Introducing’s ‘Sound of 2018’, the gothic Mancunian indie pop outfit have wasted no time building on the success of this year’s debut release ‘All The Things I Never Said’.

// The Kite String Tangle

Brisbane-based alternative electronic artist and producer Danny Harley brings his finely-crafted and melodic brand of electronica to town, following the release of his self-titled debut album last year.

// Marika Hackman

Offering her sultry and soaring take on contemporary folk-rock, the Sub Pop-signed songstress is now two albums-deep into a career that has seen her become a regular on the festival circuit.

// The Regrettes

The Los Angeles outfit burst onto the international scene last year with debut album ‘Feel Your Feelings Fool!’ treating listeners to catchy pop-punk, channelling 60’s surf rock harmonies alongside Riot Grrrl ferocity.

// Cassia

Macclesfield’s calypso-flavoured three-piece have quickly become one of the North West’s brightest up-and-coming talents, combining continent-spanning influences with vigorous energy.

// Ecca Vandal

With a genre-hopping debut album still fresh on the shelves, don’t miss one of Australia’s best up-and-coming talents deliver a distinctive and fierce take on modern pop, blurring the lines between hip hop, rock and soul.

// Turnover

Fresh from releasing third album ‘Good Nature’ last summer, expect this Virginia Beach quartet to offer fans a superb set brimming with lush pop-punk sounds, laid back vibes and catchy rock hooks.

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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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