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 on 24th May, before heading to 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.

Set times for all shows are now available here.

Dot To Dot has always placed an emphasis on showcasing some of the finest local talent, and this year sees a huge line-up of North West acts on the bill. Attendees can look forward to sets from: SPQR, Sheafs, Narrow Margin, LYNCHS, Carnival Club, Scuttlers, Callow Youth, Diving Station, Mealtime, New Luna, YOUNG, Dantevilles, Woman You Stole, Document, Matter of Mind, Gathering of Strangers, Ryan Jarvis, Darcie, HORLA, Nana White Pepper, Lindblad, The People, Giant Boys, Dakota Avenue, Tamsyn, The Demo, Deacon Brody, Tin Mole, Yang Idle Hours, Careering, Good Grief, Lindsay Munroe, Carl North, IORA, Hannah Ashcroft, Dom Major, The Dee Vees, Porij, Springfield, Elementary, Elephant and the Rider, The Zangwills, Sweets, Loose Articles, Saytr Play, Camilla Sky, Chloe Eleanor Jones, Chloe Lawrence, Ellysse Mason, Granfalloon, Hannah Nicholson, Jonny Woodhead, Megan Dixon Hood, Natalie McCool, Sound Of Thieves, Toria Wooff, Jon Kenzie, Micah Erenburg, Broke Casino, Josef Crow, Stanleys, Factory, The Attic Doctors, Sly Antics, The Jade Assembly, Nile Marr, Pacific, Twenty Eighth Club, Laurel Canyon, Denova, Red Bricks, Kashmere, Cosmo Calling, Freeda, The Claremonts, The Elephant Trees, MCRAE, James Holt, Provocateurs.

Announced earlier this year, English-Spanish trio Crystal Fighters will headline this year’s festival, following the release of fourth studio album ‘Gaia & Friends’. Hip hop and jazz multi-instrumentalist Jordan Rakei will also be performing, along with Birmingham indie five-piece Swim Deep. North West indie pop quartet The Orielles return to Manchester again, with a follow-up to debut album ‘Silver Dollar Moment’ on the not-too-distant horizon. Attendees can also look forward to performances from Liverpool four-piece The Night Café and hard-hitting trio Dream Wife, joining previously-confirmed acts including Viagra Boys and Heavy Lungs. Adding to an already stellar line-up, Bristol singer-songwriter Lauren Aquilina has been announced to appear, making a welcome return to music last year. Local indie outfit The Slow Show have also seen their energetic live show added to the bill, quickly building on the success of singles ‘Sharp Scratch’ and ‘Hard To Hide’, taken from new album ‘Lust and Learn’. Irish newcomers The Claque, Squid, London-based Pixx, DIY four-piece Bloxx and Nancy will also be appearing at the festival, alongside FEET, Phoebe Green and Talk Show.


Tickets for Dot To Dot Festival are priced from £14, now on sale here. For more information on the line-up, visit Dot To Dot’s official website.

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