Since starting in Nottingham in 2005, Dot To Dot Festival has established itself as the UK’s premier inner-city festival for unearthing the hottest new talent around, alongside established acts from all over the globe, winning Best Metropolitan Festival at the UK Festival Awards in 2013. The festival now takes place in Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester and has put acts such as The xx, Mumford & Sons, Florence & The Machine and Jake Bugg on the map.
In partnership with Fred Perry Subculture, the Dot To Dot and DHP Family will bring a host of artists to Bristol this year.
The anthemic Mystery Jets will return to co-headline the Dot To Dot stage this year, blasting out infectious tunes and soon to be classics from their new album “Curve Of The Earth”. Australian indie giants The Temper Trap also join the Dot To Dot line-up after spending all of 2015 in the studio working on a highly anticipated third album.
With his brand of indie hip-hop rock Rat Boy will stir up the Dot To Dot crowd, conveying modern lyrics of a pissed off generation, alongside Lauren Aquilina’s beautifully honest ballads and euphoric guitar rock supremoes Sundara Karma. Imaginatively crafted chill-out specialists The Japanese House will be spellbinding Dot To Dot-goers with dreamy harmonies whilst Yorkshire-based brothers The Sherlocks bring their Courteeners-esque guitar riffs and energetic live performance to the festival, along with Dublin’s hottest indie rockers Little Green Cars.
The first wave of artists to be announced also includes: Ardyn, Barns Courtney, Bleeding Heart Pigeons, Chappo, Cigarettes After Sex, Crosa Rosa, Dancing Years, Ekkah, Estrons, The Jacques, Lewis Del Mar, Liss, New Carnival, Northeast Party House, Stephen Kellogg, Trevor Sensor, and there is still so much more to be announced!