Dot To Dot 2017

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  • Sunday 28th May 2017
  • Supported by: Sundara Karma + Amber Run + The Growlers + Louis Berry + Honeyblood + Pinegrove + Cherry Glazerr + Tom Greenhan + Picture This
  • Doors open: at 11:00am

Winner of Best Festival at the Live UK Awards 2016

“Dot To Dot is proof that you don’t need to pitch a tent in a muddy field to get that festival feeling”  • The Independent

“With a stunning bill and venues within yards of one another we’ll leave you to join the dots”  • Clash

“Each place opens up all of their best venues to embrace these soon-to-be-huge acts and we all get to boast that we saw them up close before they were huge. The only real worries are the inevitable agonising clashes and where to begin.”  • Virtual Festivals

The UK’s premier festival for unearthing the best new talent, Dot To Dot Festival, returns to Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham from the 26th-28th May for its 12th edition. After smashing record attendance, and marking a sell-out Manchester event in 2016, more of the same is expected for 2017, with a huge line- up of established performers and emerging artists from around the world.

Dot To Dot, are delighted to reveal the second wave of artists to play this year’s festival, with more bands still to follow:

Hotly tipped four-piece THE BIG MOON open the list of new additions. Bold, articulate, and with an insatiable ear for melody, they are perfectly poised and ready for their Dot To Dot debut. With their highly anticipated debut album, ‘Love In The 4th Dimension’, scheduled for release at the start of April through Fiction Records, we’re sure you’ll be hearing plenty about these girls over the next few months.

Manchester’s own THE SLOW READERS CLUB are also set for their first Dot To Dot appearance. Currently halfway through a UK tour, with sell out shows in London and Nottingham, we can’t wait to see a series of imposing live sets at Dot To Dot by this much acclaimed band. They’ll be joined by Stockholm’s JOSEFIN ÖHRN + THE LIBERATION, whose brand of radiant psychedelia stands effortlessly apart from the increasingly staid, and often paradoxically predictable, modern take on the genre.

The second wave announcement also includes: ANNA STRAKER, ARTIFICIAL PLEASURE, ATLAS WYND, AVANTE BLACK, C. MACLEOD, CALLUM BEATTIE, CONFIDENCE MAN, ELLIE ROSE, EYRE LLEW, GOTHIC TROPIC, HANNAH GEORGAS, HOLIDAY OSCAR, HUSKY LOOPS, INDIGO LO, ISLAND, JACK LADDER, JAKL, JESSE TERRY, JORDAN ALLEN, KUDU BLUE, LITTLE CUB, LITTLE HOURS, MIYA FOLICK, MYSTIC BRAVES, PIXX, SONDRE LERCHE, SORRY and TO KILL A KING.

They’ll be joining SUNDARA KARMAAMBER RUNTHE GROWLERS,  LOUIS BERRY,  HONEYBLOOD,  PINEGROVE,  CHERRY GLAZERR,  TOM GRENNAN,  PICTURE THIS  and lots more on this year’s Dot To Dot line-up.

Dot To Dot Organiser Anton Lockwood, of DHP Family, said: “After our record breaking festival in 2016 we are so excited to bring the festival back to Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham this year! We are always proud to see so many previous Dot To Dot artists become huge successes, with Sundara Karma working their way up the ranks to headline this year’s event. We pride ourselves on finding & nurturing new artists, we can’t wait to see the stars of the future playing in small venues this year before their big breaks. This first announcement is only the tip of the iceberg, and there are loads more phenomenal performers still to be announced across multiple venues very soon!”

Previous Dot to Dot line-ups have seen performances from The xx, Ed Sheeran, Mumford and Sons, The 1975, Frank Turner, Caribou, Wolf Alice, Jake Bugg, SBTKRT, Florence + The Machine, Peace, Courtney Barnett and many, many more. With the emphasis on showcasing the hottest new talent on the planet, there will be lots more exciting additions to be announced for Dot To Dot’s 2017 line-up. Make sure you keep checking www.dottodotfestival.co.uk for all the latest news and ticket info. Also subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat to keep yourself in the loop for all things Dot To Dot. Tickets are priced from £12 and available now through www.alttickets.com

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With many exciting announcements to follow, Dot To Dot, are ecstatic to announce the first wave of artists to play this year’s festival:

Euphoric guitar rock supremoes SUNDARA KARMA will return to the Dot To Dot stage, this time as festival headliners! Their meteoric rise and epic debut album came as no surprise to anybody who have seen these guys at Dot To Dot before. With stage presence in abundance, and a plethora of huge songs such as ‘Flame’, ‘Loveblood’ and ‘She Said’, Sundara Karma embody everything Dot To Dot stands for and we can’t wait to see them own the headline slot.

Joining them will be more Dot To Dot legends, in the form of Nottingham’s own AMBER RUN. Their scintillating second album just dropped after a year in the studio, and we couldn’t be happier for their return. Californian rockers THE GROWLERS also join the party, after their latest album ‘City Club’, produced by The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas, took the UK by storm when it was released last year.

After a memorable performance in 2015, high octane Scottish duo HONEYBLOOD, have also been confirmed to return. With their blend of Americana influenced, emo-tinged indie rock PINEGROVE are crossing the Atlantic for this year’s Dot To Dot. LOUIS BERRY will be stamping his own brand of Merseyside rock ‘n’ roll on this year’s festival. We’ll also be treated to sets by much-hyped LA 3-piece CHERRY GLAZERR, Irish chart-toppers PICTURE THIS and BBC Sound Of 2017 shortlisted vocalist TOM GRENNAN.

The first wave announcement also includes: ALASKALASKA, ALL WE ARE, ARDYN, BANFI, COSMO PYKE, CROOX, CUCKOOLANDER, EASY LIFE, FREAK, HEATERS, HORSE THIEF, KOLARS, LIV DAWSON, LOW ISLAND, NILÜFER YANYA, OVERCOATS, PARCELS, PAREKH & SINGH, REDFACES, SONNY, SWIMMING TAPES, TEN TONNES, TENDER, THE NIGHT CAFÉ, VAGABON, WILLIE J HEALEY, YELLOW DAYS and YONAKA.

Dot To Dot Organiser Anton Lockwood, of DHP Family, said: “After our record breaking festival in 2016 we are so excited to bring the festival back to Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham this year! We are always proud to see so many previous Dot To Dot artists become huge successes, with Sundara Karma working their way up the ranks to headline this year’s event. We pride ourselves on finding & nurturing new artists, we can’t wait to see the stars of the future playing in small venues this year before their big breaks. This first announcement is only the tip of the iceberg, and there are loads more phenomenal performers still to be announced across multiple venues very soon!”

Previous Dot to Dot line-ups have seen performances from The xx, Ed Sheeran, Mumford and Sons, The 1975, Frank Turner, Caribou, Wolf Alice, Jake Bugg, SBTKRT, Florence + The Machine, Peace, Courtney Barnett and many, many more. With the emphasis on showcasing the hottest new talent on the planet, there will be lots more exciting additions to be announced for Dot To Dot’s 2017 line-up. Make sure you keep checking www.dottodotfestival.co.uk for all the latest news and ticket info. Also subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat to keep yourself in the loop for all things Dot To Dot. Tickets are priced from £12 and available now through www.alttickets.com

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