Dot to Dot Festival 2015
Starts 14:00 to 23:00
Saint Raymond **
Hudson Taylor // Best Coast** // Fat White Family** // The Wytches**
Prides // Laura Doggett // Honeyblood // Hinds** // Josef Salvat
Alex Burey / Alfie Connor / The Amazons / April Towers / Cairobi / Cymbals Eat Guitars / Delamere / Flesh / Francisco The Man / The Griswolds / Holy Holy / The Hotelier / Laurel / Little May / Man Made / Menace Beach / Model Aeroplanes / Neon Waltz / Oscar and the Wolf / Pixel Fix / Pretty Vicious / REMI / The Riptide Movement / Racing Glaciers / Single Mothers / Sugarmen / Tei Shi / VANT / VÉRITÉ / Vitamin / Walking on Cars
Ema Sierra / Emba / Fenne Lily / Flower Fellow / Foreign Affairs / Fossette / High Climbers / Little Dusty / New Palace Talkies / Nicholson Heal Band / Saskia Maxwell / Sam Brockington / She Makes War / Tamu Massif / The Travis Waltons / White Parker
At Bristol O2 Academy, Thekla, The Fleece, The Exchange, The Louisiana, Trinity, Start the Bus, The Birdcage
(** indicates guaranteed 14+, under 18s will only have access to o2 Academy and Trinity)
Winner of ‘Best Metropolitan Festival’ at UK Festival Awards 2013
‘Dot to Dot offers a unique experience for festival-goers and artists alike’ – efestivals
‘With a stunning bill and venues within yards of one another we’ll leave you to join the dots’ – Clash
Dot To Dot Festival is established as the UKs premier festival for unearthing the hottest new talent around, alongside established acts from all over the globe. 2015 marks the festival’s 10th year and will see it returning to Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham from the 22nd to 24th May. Dot To Dot’s ever eclectic line-up is set to make this landmark year the biggest and best in the festival’s history.
With lots of exciting announcements to follow, this is just the first wave of artists to play this year’s Festival:
Following a stand out set at last year’s festival, headlining this year’s festival will be Saint Raymond, Nottingham’s latest success story. It’s been an incredible year for the singer-songwriter, which has seen him embark on an arena tour with Ed Sheeran as well as a take on a sell-out headline tour of his own. Twenty-one year old Rae Morris also joins the festival in Manchester and Nottingham following a sold out UK tour and top 10 critically acclaimed album “Unguarded’. Irish pop folk duo Hudson Taylor, comprising of brothers Harry and Alfie join the bill, along with The Wytches who bring their blend of critically acclaimed surf-psych to the festival. Also joining Dot To Dot 2015 are Canadian punk-rock band Single Mothers and New York based indie-rockers, Cymbals Eat Guitars.
Glaswegian duo Honeyblood bring their brand of grunge-pop to the festival alongside the folk infused Haim-esque harmonies from Australian trio Little May and Hinds (formerly known as Deers), the garage rock up and comers from Madrid. Laura Doggett (whose music you may recognise from ITV Series Broadchurch) will also perform with her distinctive soulful sound along with the hotly tipped pop fuzz of Menace Beach. Further along the line up, Dot To Dot fans can expect to hear sensual R&B pop courtesy of Brooklyn based singer Tei Shi, atmospheric indie sounds from Racing Glaciers and 4-piece Welsh rock band Pretty Vicious who’ll perform their angsty anthems at the Bristol and Nottingham dates. The full line-up also features Alex Burey’s tenderly emotional pop music, the ‘80s infused electro pop of April Towers and the playful bohemian indie tunes of Vitamin as well as many, many more incredible acts yet to be announced!
Dot To Dot Organiser Anton Lockwood (of DHP Family) said: ‘We’re very excited to be celebrating our 10th birthday here at Dot To Dot and can’t wait to bring the festival back to Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham! We’re proud of the reputation we’ve developed over the last 10 years for promoting new, up and coming talent by giving artists their first chance in front of a festival crowd, and this year’s line-up is no different. Having seen so many previous Dot To Dot artists become huge successes in recent years
we can’t wait to watch some of the emerging talent that the music scene has to offer at this year’s festival. This announcement is only the start of it!’
Previous Dot to Dot line-ups have seen performances from The xx, Mumford and Sons, The 1975, London Grammar, Jake Bugg, SBTKRT, The Cribs, Peace and many, many more. With the emphasis on showcasing the hottest new talent on the planet, there will be lots more exciting additions to be announced for Dot To Dot’s 2015 line-up.
Make sure you keep checking www.dottodotfestival.co.uk/ for all the latest news and ticket info.