1pm - Ead Wood
2pm - C. B. Kinsella
3pm - Knowbetter.
4pm - Monocle UK
5pm - Sink Ya Teeth
6pm - SIRACUSE
7pm - Bravo Sierra
8pm - Yr Poetry
9pm - Indoor Pets
Free entry until 10.15pm, when Department S Club Night Bristol will take over for an offical Dot to Dot after party!
Dot To Dot Festival
We see the return of one of Bristol's biggest multi-venue festivals, with a huge line-up. We highly reccomend buying tickets!
Following record breaking sales last year, Dot To Dot Festival is pleased to announce its return to Manchester, Bristol & Nottingham from 25 – 27 May for its 13th year. Expect a massive line-up of established performers and the best emerging artists from the UK and around the world.
The 2018 event will be headlined by the inimitable THE HORRORS. Prolific songwriters with 5 (UK top 40) albums under their belt, Faris Badwan, Joshua Third, Tom Furse, Rhys Webb and Joseph Spurgeon swaggered into the public consciousness as The Horrors in early 2006. They sported electrocuted-raven hairstyles, heavy eyeliner, pointy boots and Dickensian dandy threads, looking like the disreputable black sheep, which several eminent Victorian families had given up on. The band has progressed immeasurably since those early steps, from their 2009 Mercury prize nominated album “Primary Colours” through to 2015’s “V”, their Dot to Dot headline set is sure to be full of highlights.
Always a supporter of emerging talent, Dot To Dot is pleased to welcome both DERMOT KENNEDY and PALE WAVES to this year’s event. 25 year old Irish newcomer Dermot Kennedy can count James Blake and Taylor Swift among his fans, with his debut EP clocking over 80m streams. Regularly compared to Bon Iver, his debut performance at Dot To Dot 2018 is not to be missed. The Manchester incubated band Pale Waves have had a meteoric rise to date; alongside their BBC Sound of 2018 nomination the band have received praise from a host of tastemakers including The Guardian and NME. Part of the Dirty Hit label (The 1975, Wolf Alice), the band have released one EP to date, and with their debut album planned for later this year, a promising future lies ahead.
Having recently completed a European tour in support of alt-J, MARIKA HACKMAN is a welcome addition to Dot To Dot 2018. She is an artist who is more likely to quote proto-feminist ghost stories such as the Yellow Wallpaper than align with audience expectations of a woman prepared to “sing a few nice songs with a pretty voice and then forget about it”.
Leicester’s soul/R&B prodigy MAHALIA will also appear at Dot to Dot 2018. Having signed to powerhouse label Atlantic Records, her session for Berlin tastemaker blog COLORS has already had over 5 million views. At only 19 years of age & with a support tour for Brits Critics Choice winner Jorja Smith planned, Mahalia is another exciting artist not to miss at this year’s event.
American indie rockers TURNOVER are sure to have singalongs aplenty with three fantastic albums to their name. Stalwarts of the Bristol scene, BAD SOUNDS will definitely get the crowd moving this year, whilst internet sensation GUS DAPPERTON will turn the heads of both fashionistas and music fans alike.
Dot to Dot 2018 will also feature performances from LA punk rockers THE REGRETTES, as well as tropical Manchester three-piece CASSIA, who’s refreshing and upbeat sounds are sure to go down a treat.
As well as these performers, the first wave announcement includes a host of exciting and emerging bands set to perform across the greatest venues of Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham; ADAM FRENCH, AKA GEORGE, ARLO, BEXEY, BULLY, CONNIE CONSTANCE, CUCKOOLANDER, DANIEL ALEXANDER, DANIEL DOCHERTY, DEVON, EASY LIFE, GEORGE GLEW, GRAND PAX, HAIKU HANDS, HELENA DELAND, KAWALA, KYLE CRAFT, LION, MALENA ZAVALA, MEN I TRUST, NOAH KAHAN, OUR GIRL, PETER OREN, PUMA BLUE, SHADOWPARTY, SKEGSS, SOHAM DE, SPORTS TEAM, THE KITE STRING TANGLE, THE MYSTERINES, THE SNUTS and WINSTON SURFSHIRT, plus more to be announced.
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