Dot to Dot Festival drops Drenge, The Pizza Underground and Catfish & the Bottlemen in second announcement

Booming Derbyshire duo Drenge are the big act of the second Dot-to-Dot Festival announcement. 

The Loveless brothers have built up a wild fanbase through their titular debut album and supporting slots, including one with Dot to Dot headliners Peace before their own headlining tour in Spring 2014.

Former child actor Macaulay Culkin brings his 'The Velvet Underground' tribute act, The Pizza Underground to the UK, with hits like 'I'm Waiting For Delivery Man' and 'Cheese Days' under the belt.

Rising star Luke Sital-Singh will also showcase his talents, alongside The Heartbreaks.

The inner-city festival takes place on consecutive days in Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham on Friday May 23, Saturday May 24 and Sunday May 25, respectively.

Further new additions Saint Raymond and Catfish and the Bottlemen are playing certain legs of the festival, with Nottingham and Manchester for the former and just Manchester for the latter.

These new names come secondary to the initial announcement, which saw Peace, The Midnight Beast, Courtney Barnett and Wolf Alice, amongst others, playing the festival, which costs just £20.

Full Line-Up So Far:  Peace // The Midnight Beast Drenge // Saint Raymond* // Catfish & The Bottlemen** // Real Estate // Lauren Aquiliana 
Luke Sital-Singh // Courtney Barnett // Darlia // Kyla La Grange // Wolf Alice 
The Pizza Underground // Hudson Taylor // Josh Record 
Amber Run // Barbarossa // Betty Who // Big Sixes // Caveman // Champs // Charlotte OC 
EZRA FURMAN // Frank Hamilton // Fred Page // Freddie Dickson // Fyfe // Gallery Circus 
Gavin James // Gengahr // George Barnett // God Damn // Horse Thief // JAWS // Joel Baker 
La Femme // Lapland // Laura Welsh // Life // Life In Film // LSA // Marika Hackman 
MT Royal // No Sinner // Noah Gundersen // Norma Jean Martine // Port Isla // Pup // Sean McGowan 
Sivu // Slaves // Southern // St Paul & The Broken Bones // Sundara Karma // The 45s 
The Heartbreaks // The Jacques // The Trouble With Templeton // We The Wild // We Were Evergreen 
Wonder Villains // Young Kato // Young Romance 
*Nottingham and Manchester Only ** Manchester Only 

Peace, The Midnight Beast, Real Estate and Courtney Barnett all announced for Dot to Dot Festival 2014

The first wave of announcements for citywide music extravaganza Dot to Dot Festival have been made, and include inde-rock headliners Peace, parody group The Midnight Beast and Aussie singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett.

In addition are surf rockers Real Estate, Paris' very own We Were Evergreen, along with another exciting Brit group Wolf Alice. Grunge rockers Darlia will be another highlight, as will the soulful singing of Kyla La Grange,who adds yet another festival appearance to her schedule. Fyfe, Norma Jean Martine and Young Kato make up the best of the rest.

Peace's return to the festival will be of particular interest to Dot to Dot veterans, as their 2012 performance set them on the way to the stardom they're currently acheiving. Last year's debut release 'In Love', saw them garnered with praise from the likes of the NME, and they used summer festival appearances and a winter UK tour to further showcase their abilities. Now in 2014, they're back, with album number two being recorded as we speak!

With a couple of TV series' and over 64 million YouTube views under their belts, Midnight Beast will also be taking to the Dot to Dot stage, adding a bit of humour to proceedings. Look out for Courtney Barnett too, a frank and honest songwriter who isn't afraid to sing what she feels, the Australian is gaining a lot of attention.

Dot to Dot 2014 takes place over three consecutive days in Manchester on Friday, May 23, Bristol, Saturday May 24, before ending in Nottingham on Sunday, May 25, at various venues scattered throughout the city, with over 14 hours of music to keep punters entertained.

The likes of the XX, Mumford & Sons, Florence + the Machine and Foals have all featured at past festivals, which aim to showcase the talent of the future in initimate venues for bargain prices.

With tickets set at a bargain £20 (plus £2 booking fees), the Best Metropolitan Festival of 2013, as handed out by the UK Festival Awards, looks to be yet another success in its ninth year of running.

Full Line-Up: 

Peace will headline, plus The Midnight Beast, Real Estate, We Were Evergreen, Wolf Alice, Courtney Barnett, Fyfe, Darlia, Kyla La Grange, Barbarossa, Betty Who, Caveman, Frank Hamilton, Norma Jean Martine, Gavin James, George Barnett, Horse Thief, Lapland, Laura Welsh, LSA, Marika Hackman, Mt Royal, Sean McGowan, Sivu, St Paul and The Broken Bones, Sundara Karma, We The Wild, Wonder Villains, and Young Kato, with more to be announced.

Dot To Dot lineup update and venue breakdown

Boasting some of the finest acts around including the biggest pop sensation to emerge from the UK in the past year, Hurts, plus high octane New York disco-punk from We Are Scientists, sublime shoegaze bliss from The Joy Formidable, stunning vocal loop action Naked and Famousfrom Ed Sheeran, New Zealand’s amazing The Naked And Famous, hotly tipped singer songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich, sub bass overlord SBTRKT and many more of the most exciting bands you’re likely to see all year, Dot To Dot will be bring the best music to your door step. 

Dot To Dot Organiser Anton Lockwood said: “I’m extremely pleased and proud that we’ve secured Hurts’ first ever UK festival headline performances for Dot to Dot Festival in Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester. I was lucky enough to see their performance at the NME Awards, and can say it’s a very special show – only a few days to go now – can’t wait to see them, and all the other fantastic artists we have playing over the festival”

Bristol will see the O2 ACADEMY hosting Hurts, We Are Scientists, The Naked and Famous, Ed Sheeran and Hit Ups. O2 ACADEMY LATE NIGHT will feature Mat Horne’s Session with a Mat Horne DJ Set, The Trash Society DJs, Push Music DJs plus Special Guests. Performing at O2 ACADEMY 2 will be Josh Osho, Romance, Royal Republic, Fixers, All The Young and Bravo Brave Bats.

Gracing the COOLER are The Phoenix Foundation, Foreign Office, Braids, The Chakras, Colourmusic, Born Blonde and Count To Fire. Appearing at THEKLA are Blawan, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (Live), SBTRKT (Live), Hyetal (Live), Becoming Real (Live), Trophy Wife, Dom, Alpines, The Holidays, Niki And The Dove, Wolf Gang, Allie Moss and Broken Arm of Love.

The THEKLA BAR will play host to King Charles, Is Tropical, Get People, Yaaks, Veto, To Kill A King, Stagecoach, Hysterical Injury and The Fan Jets. FLEECE will feature Morning Parade, Guillemots, Alessi’s Ark, Kill Cassidy, Dirty Goods, The Lines, Swimming, Zebedy Rays and Koshiro

At LOUISIANA, catch Cults, Tom And The Tides, Hot Horizons, Fauns, Various Cruelties, David’s Lyre, Jake Morley and Cajita. Artists playing the ANSON ROOMS will be …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, The Joy Formidable, Dananananaykroyd, Benjamin Francis Leftwich and Idles.

Sunday’s action in Nottingham will be extra special as Talbot Street will be closed to traffic and will feature an outside bar, seating area and a number of market stalls including local vintage retailers Kathleen & Lillys and Dorothy’s Wardrobe (formally Kitch), custom shoe designers, handmade jewellery and much more. 28 Barbers will be setting up their temporary salon in the Rig, and they will also be hosting a charity cake sale (hopefully hair-free!). Homemade will be cooking up a feast with a BBQ, Homemade Paella, gourmet burgers, toasties and there will of course be brownies!!

Nottingham’s musical action will see ROCK CITY MAINHALL host Hurts, We Are Scientists, The Naked and Famous, Ed Sheeran, Swimming, Alpines and Long Dead Signal and ROCK CITY MAINHALL LATE NIGHT will feature Mat Horne’s Session with a Mat Horne DJ Set, The Trash Society DJs, Push Music DJs plus Special Guests.

Performing at ROCK CITY BASEMENT will be Royal Republic, Romance, Frontiers, The Lines, To Kill A King, Foreign Office, The Suzukis, Zebedy Rays and Baby Godzilla. Gracing TRENT MAIN ROOM are …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, The Joy Formidable, Dananananaykroyd, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Braids, Hot Horizons and Spotlight Kid.

Appearing at TRENT THE PULSE are Kogumaza, Colourmusic, I Dream In Colour, Jake Morley, Stagecoach, Veto and Royal Gala. THE BODEGA will play host to King Charles, Cults, Fixers, Alessi’s Ark, Chakras, Ronika, Tom And The Tides, Lanterns On The Lake, Various Cruelties, The Chakras, Lux Lisbon and Will Jeffrey. RESCUE ROOMS will feature Morning Parade, Guillemots, The Phoenix Foundation, Dom, Is Tropical, The Holidays, Get People, Wolf Gang, Allie Moss and Childhood. At STEALTH LIVE ROOM (Downstairs), catch Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (Live), SBTRKT (Live), Hyetal (Live), Becoming Real (Live), Trophy Wife, Born Blonde, Niki And The Dove, All The Young, Yaaks and Yonioshi

And artists playing the STEALTH DJ ROOM (Upstairs) will be Dollop DJs, Blawan, Mimm DJs, Lost Boyz DJs and Mute: The Silent Disco

Dot to Dot’s final day on Bank Holiday Monday in Manchester will see ACADEMY 1 hosting Hurts, Darwin Deez, The Naked and Famous and Ed Sheeran. ACADEMY 2 will feature We Are Scientists, The Joy Formidable, Dananananaykroyd, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Foreign Office, Swimming and Golden Glow

Performing at CLUB ACADEMY will be The Phoenix Foundation, Is Tropical, Alpines, Cults, Trophy Wife, Braids, Dom, Niki And The Dove, Veto and Letters To Fiesta. Gracing ACADEMY 3 are Morning Parade, Royal Republic, Romance, Fixers, Wolf Gang, The Lines, To Kill A King, Frontiers, Stagecoach and The Kill Van Kulls

Appearing at DEAF INSTITUTE are Guillemots, Alessi’s Ark, Get People, Colourmusic, Various Cruelties, Hot Horizons, Lanterns On The Lake, Allie Moss and Louche FC. SOUND CONTROL will play host to Blawan, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, SBTRKT, Hyetal and Becoming Real.

Please note venue access dependant on capacity.

Tickets are available on the day at the following locations:

Bristol: Thekla 
Nottingham: Talbot St.
Manchester: Manchester Academy Reception

Dot To Dot Festival adds Yaaks, King Charles and more!

Dot To Dot are delighted to announce that, one of the countries favourite actors and a renowned party smashing DJ, Mat Horne will be hosting his lauded club night Session at both the Bristol and Nottingham dates over the bank holiday weekend. Playing alternative, indie and party tunes, with the emphasis on fun, Mat will also be joined by cutting edge collective The Trash Society DJs and Push Music DJs who will be dropping indie dance, electro, disco and the best new buzz bands around plus there will be special guests each night.

International Songwriter of the year 2010, King Charles will also be joining the bill for the Bristol and Nottingham dates. Enjoying support from the likes of Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, Rob da Bank, John Kennedy, the NME and many more, King Charles’ majestic psychedelic pomp is set to see him ruling the rock ‘n’ roll kingdom, making him one not to miss. Mysterious sextet Yaaks are also coming on board to play the Bristol and Nottingham Dot To Dot dates. Yaaks’ Jean-Jacques Rousseau citing noir-dance vibes have been setting the A&R community alight and have so far let their music do all the talking, so make sure you catch them to see what all the fuss is about.

As well as some of the most exciting new music from around the country there will also  be plenty of the top talent from each city on the bill including Bravo Brave Bats, The Broken Arm Of Love, Cajita, Count To Fire, The Fauns, The Hit-Ups, Hysterical Injury, Idles, Koshiro, Little Victories, The Naturals, The Other Tribe, Ouija Birds, Scarlet Rascal & The Trainwreck, SJ Esau, Termites, These Black Shores and Towns who will all be getting in on the Bristol action.  Whilst Nottingham will see Spotlight Kid, Long Dead Signal, Baby Godzilla, Royal Gala, Will Jeffery, Childhood, Yunioshi, Maniere Des, Bohemiens, Basstoneslap, Delta Sun andHarleighblu joining the throng.

With the venue by venue breakdown to be announced for Dot To Dot 2011 make sure you keep for all the latest news and ticket info.

•    ‘Dot to Dot offers a unique experience for festival-goers and artists alike’ - efestivals

•    ‘A forest of new stars, old favourites and plenty of mischief at one of the UK’s fastest rising festivals’ - NME

•    ‘With a stunning bill and venues within yards of one another we’ll leave you to join the dots’ - Clash

Tickets are now on sale:

Bristol: £30
Nottingham: £30
Manchester £25

Full Line-Up So Far:

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead (Bristol & Nottingham)  / Allie Moss  / Alpines / Ben Howard / Benjamin Francis Leftwich / Blawan / Braids / Colourmusic / Cults / Dananananaykroyd / Darwin Deez (Manchester only) / Dom / Ed Sheeran / Fixers / Foreign Office / Get People / Guillemots / Hot Horizons / Hurts / Is Tropical / King Charles (Bristol & Nottingham) / Lanterns On The Lake (Nottingham / Manchester only) / Mat Horne Presents Session (Bristol & Nottingham) / Morning Parade / Niki & the Dove / Paramount Styles / Romance / Royal Republic / SBTRKT / Stagecoach / Swimming / The Joy Formidable / The Kill Van Kulls (Manchester Only) / The Lines / The Naked And Famous / The Phoenix Foundation / To Kill A King / Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs / Trophy Wife / Various Cruelties / Veto / We Are Scientists / Wolf Gang / Yaaks (Bristol & Nottingham) / Zebedy Rays

We Are Scientists and Guillemots join Dot To Dot Festival lineup

Traveling across three cities in three days, Dot To Dot has proved it’s on the money bringing the most exciting bands around to two of the top five cities with the best local gig scenes, as voted for in PRS for Music’s recent survey, including Manchester which was voted the city with the best local gig scene in the UK.

we are scientistsCommenting on the new line-up additions Dot To Dot Organiser Anton Lockwood said: “Today we’re excited to add two of our long term favourite bands to the ever growing Dot To Dot line-up. We Are Scientists never fail to deliver an energetic and fun live show, and will definitely bring the party to Dot To Dot 2011. Guillemots are a band reinvigorated after Fyfe Dangerfield’s solo excursions, and it will be great to see their new, tightly focussed live show.  And we’ve got many, many more new breakthrough bands to come! Can’t wait!”

Joining the bill for all three dates, New York based We Are Scientists are renowned for their spontaneous and electric live show, alloying post punk attitude with dance beats and incessant hooks. Playing a set that will span their four acclaimed albums, We Are Scientists are one of the most charismatic bands around with core members Keith Murray and Chris Cain’s ability to rock any crowd marking them out as ones not to miss this May Bank Holiday weekend. 

Also performing in all three cities, Mercury Prize nominated indie rockers Guillemots will be offering the chance to catch them showcasing material from their eagerly anticipated third album, Walk the River. Having already sold out two secret gigs in a matter of minutes this year, the Fyfe Dangerfield led quartet are one of the hottest acts around, giving you a solid gold reason to check them out at Dot To Dot.

With even more amazing additions to be announced for Dot To Dot’s 2011 line-up, make sure you keep checking for all the latest news and ticket info.

Tickets are now on sale:

Bristol: £25
Nottingham: £25
Manchester £20

(all tickets subject to booking fees)
Full Line-Up So Far:
…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead (Bristol & Nottingham) / Alpines  / Ben Howard / Benjamin Francis Leftwich / Blawan / Braids / Cults / Darwin Deez (Manchester only) / Dom / Ed Sheeran / Guillemots / Hurts /  Royal Republic / SBTRKT / The Joy Formidable / The Naked & Famous /The Phoenix Foundation / Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs / We Are Scientists / Wolf Gang