Heading into a 15th year, much-loved inner-city festival Dot To Dot is now a staple of the local festival circuit, and looks to again build on its successful history with an excellent new line-up for 2019. Each May the award-winning festival hosts an array of diverse talent in eclectic venues across Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham, with a track record of hosting impressive names before international popularity. Always a big draw on the local festival calendar, Dot To Dot places an emphasis on showcasing the best new talent in the industry, giving exciting new talent a platform to showcase their abilities. This time around fans can look forward to performances from English-Spanish trio Crystal Fighters, hip hop and jazz multi-instrumentalist Jordan Rakei, Birmingham indie five-piece Swim Deep and Liverpool four-piece The Night Café. There will also be performances from hard-hitting trio Dream Wife, Halifax outfit The Orielles, the captivating Lauren Aquilina along with Swedish rockers Viagra Boys, local indie cohort The Slow Show, Irish newcomers The Claque, DIY four-piece Bloxx and many more.
Local talent this year includes: 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.
Tickets for this musical extravaganza will give you plenty of bang for your buck at just £14, offering access to over fifty acts spread across some of the city’s favourite venues, including the Albert Hall, O2 Ritz, Gorilla, Band On The Wall, Night & Day, Soup Kitchen, Gullivers, The Castle Hotel, and many more.
Fri 24 May, various Northern Quarter venues, 1pm – 4am, £14, www.dottodotfestival.co.uk