Two Cities: Bristol proving music lovers want their live music back by quickly selling out of tickets and Nottingham not far behind with a few tickets left to buy!
Change of Month: Isn't Dot to Dot Festival meant to fill up my May Bank Holiday weekend? Well not this year because we need those Lockdown restrictions to go so we can properly party! So bring on September Instead!
Who's on the line up: If you think 2019’s was packed full of emerging talent, then 2021 is even better! Our notable highlights which can be seen in both Nottingham and Bristol are; Sports Team, Palace, and Girl Band, but check out the full listings because there are so many more!
Where do you find out more: Dot to Dot is all over social media, check out Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and their website for the latest information.
Most Importantly here's the link if you want to buy tickets for the Nottingham side of the festival: https://www.dottodotfestival.co.uk/tickets/
Dot To Dot Festival launched in 2005, starting life across 3 venues in the heart of Nottingham. Since then it has also launched across Bristol and Manchester, adding a huge variety of venues into the mix and continuing to promote the best in new music!
2005: The first ever Dot To Dot Festival held at; Rescue Rooms, The Social (now known as The Bodega, of course) and Stealth, it signalled the start of their journey toward making the May bank holiday weekend their own.
2007: Dot to Dot arrives in Bristol, after 2 successful events in Nottingham. The festival expanded into its second venue city, which meant Thekla, Louisiana and Fiddler's hosting over 30 bands during 2007. Headliners that year were, the one and only, The Cribs. What a start!
2008: Second year for Dot to Dot in Bristol and this time with two new venues including the current mainstage Bristol Academy.
2010: The festival’s 5th birthday event, and by this time Dot to Dot had achieved a reputation for bringing the best up and coming music to venues in two key musical cities.
2011: Little known artist called Ed Sheeran who was still 4 months from releasing his debut album made an appearance.
2012: Not in May during a Bank Holiday this time, due to the Queen’s Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend, this becoming the first ever Dot To Dot to take place in June!
2014: Winners of the ‘Best Metropolitan Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards, gaining recognition for 9 years of pulling together some of the newest bands around and getting them playing in iconic venues around the UK.
2015: The big 10th Birthday, because Dot to Dot is known for promoting local band, In Nottingham this meant 75 local musicians on the bill!
2017: Yes another well deserved award, this time winning ‘Best Festival For Emerging Talent’ at the UK Festival Awards .
2019: A year to remember for Dot to Dot with a line up packed full of emerging talent and new artists, many of whom were soaring through the airwaves of Radio 6 Music for the remainder of the year and long into 2020.