26th May | Multi-Venue

Returning to Bristol for its twelfth year since its Bristolian inception in 2007, Dot To Dot Festival is yet again promising a jam-packed line-up of new talent for the bank holiday weekend. Having already wowed Bristolian crowds with an unforgettable collection of up and coming artists last year, the likes of Radio 1 adored Sundara Karma, The Big Moon and Tom Grennan, just to name a few, there’s no doubt that this year’s festival will be just as epic.

Inhabiting fourteen of Bristol’s most popular music venues, the city will be transformed into a lively hub of new music discovery. Who says you need to be knee-deep in a muddy field to get that authentic festival experience? Dot to Dot is the best way to kick off the season in style.

This year’s roster is full of fresh music you won’t want to miss. Notable small acts yet to be discovered include AK Patterson and Harrison Storm, who both play chilled-out sets aboard the top deck of Thekla. American rockers, Turnover kick off the evening celebrations at O2 Academy with their sultry rock tones, and if you’re hoping for something with a stronger kick, then be sure to check out Canadian self-professed ‘chewed bubblegum pop’ band, Peach Pit who’ll be gracing the stage of Thekla later. The soul-filled voice of Ady Suleiman is another class act who tops the bill of newbies attending this year. Hailed by incredible artists like Laura Mvula and Michael Kiwanuka, this guy’s more than worthy of your time.

A great mix of well-known artists can of course be relied on to entertain later into the night, as alt-rock babe, Marika Hackman, Dublin-born singer/song-writer, Dermot Kennedy and the well loved post-punk rock heroes, The Horrors make an appearance too.

And if you really can’t make your mind up where to go, let us do that for you, as the BLM stage in the Louisiana bar will satisfy all of your aural needs and more.

The Bristol Live Magazine Stage Line-Up

Whatever you choose, Dot To Dot remains a wonderfully eclectic musical assortment to excite your eardrums. This year’s festival, as ever, is not one to miss.

See the video for Dermot Kennedy’s ‘Glory’ here: