Dot to Dot Festival

Bristol: 28th May 2011 Nottingham: 29th May 2011 Manchester: 30th May 2011

By Lee Isherwood | 12 May 2011

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Bristol: Saturday 28th May 2011
Nottingham: Sunday 29th May 2011
Manchester: Monday 30th May 2011

Dot To Dot 2011 is shaping up to be the tri-city festival’s finest outing yet with a wealth of new talent joining the bill. With a heavyweight line-up including Hurts, We Are Scientists, The Naked And Famous, The Joy Formidable, Ed Sheeran and many more already confirmed to travel between Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester from May 28th – 30th, the latest names joining the bill are some of the hottest new acts around.

Dot To Dot Organiser Anton Lockwood said: “This is what Dot To Dot is all about! The exciting new bands who are announced today add to a strong line-up of established acts (and the odd new one we’ve sneaked out already).  In previous years people like Mumford & Sons, The xx, Klaxons, Temper Trap and Foals have all played breakthrough sets at Dot To Dot. Who’ll be your pick from this year’s crop of talent?”

Bands confirmed for Dot To Dot 2011 this week include self-proclaimed Scottish fight pop six-piece Dananananaykroyd, alt-electro five piece Morning Parade, shimmering indie-disco merchants Trophy Wife, anthemic psychedelic indie from Fixers Swedish goth tinged electro-pop stars Niki & the Dove, New Jersey based singer songwriter Allie Moss who caught the public imagination with her lauded track ‘Corner’, a live set from ghost-stepper Becoming Real  and the psych folk stylings of Colourmusic.

Plus there will be post punk soul and funk from Foreign Office sizzling beats and melodies from Get People, futuristic sibling duo Hot Horizons, rocky electro vibes from Is Tropical, the luscious soundscapes of Lanterns On The Lake, Girls Against Boys spin-off Paramount Styles, Stax influenced singer songwriter Pete Lawrie, high octane glam from Romance grunge pop tour de force Stagecoach, shimmering synth action from Swimming, Manchester’s fastest rising stars The Kill Van Kulls, Wolverhampton indie rockers The Lines, the very hotly tipped To Kill A King, shabby Motown popsters Various Cruelties, Danish rockers Veto, and the raw and bluesy Zebedy Rays.

As well as all the new bands Dot To Dot is pleased to announce the venues taking part in this year’s Dot To Dot for each of the three cities. Bristol venues playing host to the line-up are Anson Rooms, The Academy, Thekla, The Fleece, The Louisiana and The Cooler. Nottingham haunts include Rock City, Nottingham Trent Student Union, Rescue Rooms, Stealth and The Bodega. Whilst Manchester’s venues will be Academy 1, Academy 2, Academy 3, Club Academy, The Deaf Institute and Sound Control.

With more acts still to come and the venue by venue breakdown to be announced for Dot To Dot 2011 make sure you keep checking for all the latest news and ticket info.

Tickets are now on sale:
Bristol: £30
Nottingham: £25
Manchester £20

Full Line-Up So Far:

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead (Bristol & Nottingham)  / Allie Moss  / Alpines / Ben Howard / Benjamin Francis Leftwich / Blawan / Braids / Colourmusic / Cults / Dananananaykroyd / Darwin Deez (Manchester only) / Dom / Ed Sheeran / Fixers / Foreign Office / Get People / Guillemots / Hot Horizons / Hurts / Is Tropical / Lanterns On The Lake (Nottingham / Manchester only )/ Morning Parade / Niki & the Dove / Paramount Styles / Romance / Royal Republic / SBTRKT / Stagecoach / Swimming / The Joy Formidable / The Kill Van Kulls (Manchester Only) / The Lines / The Naked & Famous / The Phoenix Foundation / To Kill A King / Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs / Trophy Wife / Various Cruelties / Veto / We Are Scientists / Wolf Gang / Zebedy Rays