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.
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.
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.
Dot To Dot also gives a platform to excellent fresh talent. This year, you can also look forward to sets from: Viagra Boys, 404, Alex Lahey, Angie McMahon, Bess Atwell, Bessie Turner, Crows, Dancing on Tables, Dylan, Fatherson, Faye Webster, Heavy Lungs, James Gillespie, Kojaque, Love Sick, Max Rad, Mini Mansions, Miss Grit, Missio, ONR, Rachel Chinouriri, Rews, Sons of an Illustrious Father, Sun Silva, Swimminggirls, Wasuremono and Wovoka Gentle.