Bristol’s original multi-venue festival, Dot-to-Dot returns to the city centre for a thirteenth year this May, taking over more than a dozen venues across Bristol all day and night, the much-loved festival run by DHP Family had already announced some huge names including headliners The Horrors, Dermot Kennedy, Pale Waves, Marika Hackman and Mahalia and Cassia (who recently put together an ecclectic Influences playlist for us).
Today, they’ve announced an additional 24 acts joining the lineup. Ady Suleiman, whose excellent debut album Memories was released last month, fusing the best of R&B, soul, funk and jazz sounds with playful guitar and adding his distinctive, old-skool R&B style vocals. Another exciting addition to the bill is Canada’s hazy days, indie rock quartet Peach Pit, whose fabled live performance will send you back to your teenage days in the best way possible.
Dot-to-Dot festival have also announced Amaroun, Chappaqua Wrestling, Dead!, Desperate Journalists, Dud York, Ecca Vandal, Emily Burns, Fizzy Blood, Fontains D.C, Girlhood, Jack River, Nadia Nair, No Hot Ashes, Oscar Jerome, PD Liddle, Rothwell, Sam Johnson, San Junipero, The Nectars, Vistas, Westerman and Yowl.
indie rock quartet Peach Pit’s fabled live performance will send you back to your teenage days in the best way possible
In their 13 years, Dot-to-Dot have earned a reputation for unearthing new talent, with previous appearances from The XX, Ed Sheeran, Mumford and Sons, Caribou, and Florence and the Machine, to name a handful. One £13 wristband will get you access to every show across the entire festival and with some venues only yards apart, one of the great things about Dot-to-Dot is wandering between shows and maybe discovering your new favourite band. Although with them winning Best Festival for Emerging Talent at the UK Festival Awards last year, it can feel like the pressure is on to not miss the next-best-best thing. If that’s you, hold tight for a Dot-to-Dot Recommends run down coming soon on Nitelife…
Dot-to-Dot have earned a reputation for unearthing new talent, with previous appearances from The XX, Ed Sheeran, Mumford and Sons, Caribou, and Florence and the Machine