Dot To Dot Festival

With an impressive roster of varied bands, Dot To Dot is back to Manchester on Monday 4th June.

By Manchester's Finest | Last updated 16 May 2012

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A multi-venue and indeed multi-city festival; Dot To Dot is back. With an impressive roster of varied bands, Dot To Dot runs on the June Bank Holiday weekend. Held in Bristol on the Saturday, Nottingham on the Sunday it will be taking Manchester by storm on bank holiday Monday June 4th.

Since starting in Nottingham seven years ago, Dot To Dot has continued to build on it’s impressive reputation by showcasing some of the best up-and-coming acts around. Previous performers include Mumford & Sons, Florence & The Machine and Ellie Goulding. As well as having impressive headliners, they also go to a lot of effort to seek out and shopwcase some of the best newbys on the scene.

This year’s line-up doesn’t fail to impress with Willy Mason, Dog Is Dead and Pulled Apart By Horses gracing it’s many stages, all topped off by American indie-poppers The Drums.

The bands are split between five venues – HMV Ritz, Sound Control, Deaf Institute, Joshua Brooks and Zoo – all (according to the Dot To Dot website) within nine minutes walking distance of each other. So depending on what bands you choose to see, two different people can have completely different experiences of the festival.

We spoke to Anton, the festival organiser, to ask him a little more about the festival:

What is Dot to Dot festival?
A big party where you’ll find your new favourite band in the afternoon, and rock out to your current favourite in the evening – and have a great time doing it!

Who created Dot to Dot festival?
We did!

And Why?
Because we went to things like SXSW and thought “why shouldn’t there be a party like this at home in England!”

What is different about Dot to Dot festival?
No mud!
No camping!
No massive expense!
Genuinely exciting new bands!

Why should people go along to Dot to Dot festival?
Because they love live music and having a good time.

So if you love live music and having a good time consider putting Dot To Dot festival onto your calendar!