BIGGEST EVER DOT TO DOT FESTIVAL Full Line-Up and Venues Confirmed

We have to say this looks like a rather amazing line up, some of our favourite emerging artists here –

Dry The River // Tom Odell // Benjamin Francis Leftwich //

Lucy Rose // The 1975* //Findlay // Feathers //PINS

Beans on Toast // Bo Ningen // Chapel Club // Deap Vally //Wolf Alice

 Little Green Cars // London Grammar // // Ruen Brothers //

 Swim Deep** // Wave Machines //

* Manchester/Nottingham only **Nottingham/Bristol only

Manchester: Friday 24th May 2013

Bristol: Saturday 24th May 2013

Nottingham: Sunday 26th May 2013


 Dot to Dot offers a unique experience for festival-goers and artists alike’ – efestivals

  • ‘One of the UK’s fastest rising festivals’ – NME
  • ‘With a stunning bill and venues within yards of one another we’ll leave you to join the dots.’ – Clash


Now in its ninth year, Dot To Dot 2013 is set to be its biggest and best to date, adding more artists and venues than ever before! For the uninitiated, the festival has established itself as the UK’s best festival for unearthing the hottest new talent around, alongside established acts from all over the globe. Touring Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham, three of the UKs more music savvy cities, from the 24th to the 26th May, Dot To Dot’s ever eclectic line-up gives the festival-goer the opportunity to dash around the city catching as many awesome acts as possible over 14 hours!

Dot To Dot Organiser Anton Lockwood (of DHP Group) said: “2013 is the best year for new music in a long, long time. There is so much emerging talent around that at Dot to Dot we’ve decided to increase the number of venues to the most we’ve ever used so we can squeeze them all in! Many highlights amongst them: but very happy to welcome great artists like To Kill A King, fresh from touring with Bastille & Dog Is Dead, BBC Introducing starlet Indiana, one of the hottest acts in the world right now In The Valley Below and lots lots more. In addition this year’s Dot to Dot really shows our commitment to grassroots new music including more emerging artists from our home cities than ever before, and introducing innovative partnerships with key people who help enable new talent.”

Further additions to the line-up include:

Hawkeyes // Indiana // Phildel // To Kill A King // Sam Bradley
Alice Jemina // Bear’s Den // Catfish & Bottleman // Ellie Rose // Feathers // Hector // Kagoule //

Kappa Gamma // In The Valley Below // Likely Lads // Misty Miller // Pylo // Rivals // Saint Raymond //

Six60 //  Thumpers // We Three And The Death Rattle


As well as the additional bands and increased venues, each city date will be hosting further music-related events. Highlights include Dot to Dot sponsors Fred Perry treating festival-goers to a chronological DJ selection celebrating British subculture at Rescue Rooms courtyard, Nottingham and Department S hosting a bowling, beats and booze emporium at The Lanes, Bristol and groundbreaking audio college SSR coming on board in Manchester.

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Full Line-Up:

Dry The River // Tom Odell // Benjamin Francis Leftwich // Lucy Rose // The 1975* //

Beans on Toast // Bo Ningen // Chapel Club // Deap Vally // Little Green Cars // London Grammar // // Ruen Brothers // Swim Deep** // Wave Machines //

A Plastic Rose // Ady Suleiman // Alice Jemima // Bear’s Den // Best Friends // Big Cosmos // Billy Lockett // Bipolar Sunshine // Blackeye // Black Books // Blue Hawaii // Candy Says // Catfish & The Bottleman // Chlöe Howl // Dan Croll // Ellie Rose // Feathers // Findlay // Gavin James // Golden Fable // Hawk Eyes // Heart-Ships // Hector*** // Houndmouth // In The Valley Below // Indiana // Jake Hart // Joel Baker // Kagoule // Kappa Gamma // Likely Lads // Matthew & Me // Mausi // Middle Class Rut // Misty Miller // Night Engine // Only Real // Phildel // PINS // Pylo // Random Impulse // Rivals // Roosevelt // Saint Raymond // Sam Bradley // Satellite Stories // Six60 // SKATERS // Sons and Lovers // Snakadaktal // Story Books // Syron // Teleman // The Bots // The Family Rain **// Thumpers // To Kill A King // We Three And The Death Rattle*** // Wildflowers // Wolf Alice

*Nottingham/Manchester only

**Nottingham/Bristol only

***Nottingham only

Venues Include:


The Ritz, Zoo, Gorilla, Joshua Brooks, Deaf Institute, Sound Control, Attic, Thirsty Scholar, SSR

Rock City, Rescue Rooms, Stealth, Bodega, Jongleurs, The Corner, Broadway Cinema, Jam Café, Antenna

Academy 1, Academy 2, The Exchange, The Exchange (downstairs), Thekla, Thekla Top Deck, Fleece, Louisiana, Trinity,  Start The Bus, Stag & Hounds, The Birdcage, The Lanes


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