First up for the latest line-up additions is The Joy Formidable. One of the hottest grungey-pop trios on the block, the intense power of their live show has propelled them to the top of the heap, with a sack-full of praise for their long-player The Big Roar, expect big things. Austin Texas’s finest sons …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead will be joining Dot To Dot for the Bristol and Nottingham dates. Famed for their raucous live shows, the band’s latest album ‘Tao of the Dead’ has seen them strip their sound back, continuing their boundary smashing visceral riffing to acclaimed effect. UK Bass behemoth SBTRKT will be on hand to slay crowds with his crisp and driving sound. Alloying deep, techy vibes and heavy electro to broken beats and wobbly bass, his sound is as unmistakable as his voodoo mask.
Benjamin Francis Leftwich whose awe-inspiring guitar playing and amazing harmonies have marked him out as one to watch for 2011 will be traversing Dot To Dot’s triumvirate of cities to the wow the crowds. New York duo Cults have been causing a stir in the past six months and will be joining the Dot To Dot juggernaut to showcase their faultless 60s inspired indie-pop. Award winning folk singer songwriter Ben Howard will be entrancing crowds with just his acoustic guitar and his incredible voice that has won him a litany of accolades. Five-piece pop-rockers Wolf Gang, led by Max McElligott will be pushing their 80s tinged grooves to the limit, neo-dubstep synth duo Alpines will supply their glacial thrills, heads down acid action, replete with thunderous drums, will come courtesy of Blawan, Canadian up-and-comers Braids will demonstrate the dreamy baroque hooks that have the world’s music press all hot and bothered, DOM will amaze one and all with their infectious reverb drenched surfer sounds and Sweden’s Royal Republic will add a touch of searing rock to proceedings.
With lots more exciting additions to be announced for Dot To Dot’s 2011 line-up, make sure you keep checkingwww.dottodotfestival.co.uk for all the latest news and ticket info.
Tickets are now on sale:
…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead (Bristol & Nottingham only) / Alpines / Ben Howard / Benjamin Francis Leftwich / Blawan / Braids / Cults / Darwin Deez (Manchester only) / Dom / Ed Sheeran / Hurts / Mona(Bristol & Nottingham only) / Royal Republic / SBTRKT / The Joy Formidable / The Naked & Famous / The Phoenix Foundation / Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs / Wolf Gang