Festival: Dot To Dot 2011

More festival! OH BOY! Despite being knackered already from the onslaught of showcase-style music events in takeover-fashion in otherwise-urban conurbations – and we do indeed still have that crazy look in our left eyeball from that weekend in Brighton – we’ve still very much got the bug and in the mood to party harder, faster and in as many different places as humanly/financially possible. Next up on the list? Dot To Dot 2011, which for the second time in its 6 year history as a festival has spread into a tri-city event over the course of three days; specifically the party rolls into Bristol (28th May), Nottingham (29th May – which coincidentally is the one we’re hitting up) and Manchester (30th May, although you probably could have guessed that). Goddamn, that’s literally next weekend…

So, what’s going down at this one right here? Well, unless you can’t read or otherwise lack web browser abilities to view the above image, only the very finest in up-and-coming talent will be whipping their proverbial balls back and forth alongside some of the finest established live acts around today. Killing Moon faves Braids, Dom, Cults, Morning Parade, Dananananackroyd, Yaaks,  Ronika and Wolf Gang have all made the cut this year, as have musical stalwarts Joy Formidable, …Trail Of Dead, Naked & Famous and Guillemots. What’s doubly exciting, and a sign of good times whereby a travelling festival gives some focus back to the town it has taken root in, is that each stop will have its own resident bands performing on a purpose-curated stage, showcasing the best talent that each respective town has to offer. Which makes us as giddy giddy as this guy in a McDonald’s-owned abattoir.


Ronika is one of many Nottingham-based acts confirmed to perform at the event next weekend

Wristbands are £30, which includes access to all venues subject to capacity, and can be purchased here. If you see us about, come say hi. And bring booze. We like London Pride, and they don’t serve that shit in Notts.

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