Over on the NME/Radio 1 Stage headliners Disclosure, Courteeners and Bombay Bicycle Clubare joined by ex-My Chemical Romance front man and previous festival headliner Gerard Way in his first ever solo UK show, hip-hop heavyweight and Kendrick Lamar collaborator Schoolboy Q and the soulful vocal and cutting rap delivery of Maverick Sabre. Also playing will be Aussie thrash-pop duo DZ Deathrays and emotive screamo titans La Dispute.
Reading & Leeds have a burgeoning reputation for bringing the best in electronic music and cutting edge dance to the Festival and the additions of the incredible Sigma, Indiana, RÜFÜS, Panama,Kove, MØ, Lxury and Billion prove that this trend will continue.
Punk and rock have a strong heritage at Reading & Leeds and last year’s addition of a rock day added to the Lock Up Stage acknowledged that. Now announced alongside incredible headliners Jimmy Eat World, Gogol Bordello and Of Mice & Men are We Came As Romans, Crosses,Muncie Girls, Brutality Will Prevail, Lesser Key, The HELL, Beasts, Masked Intruder, Emily’s Army and Vales.
Providing a place to see upcoming acts alongside some real heavy hitters, the Festival Republic Stage is looking as strong as ever. Headlined by Palma Violets, Band Of Skulls and Augustines, now King Charles, Southern, We Are Scientists, The Amazing Snakeheads, American Authors,Little Matador, The Minutes, Leaders Of Men, The Sunshine Underground, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Sivu, Drowners, Lucius and Saint Raymond have all joined the line-up.
Added as a new stage in 2013, this year sees the return of the BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage. Dedicated to all things hip-hop, urban and grime, and already boasting the likes of Giggs, Pusha T, Danny Brown and Joey Bada$$, the stage is joined by MistaJam, Raleigh Ritchie, Dirty Dike, Edward Scissortongue, Dominique Young Unique, Tempa T, Little Simz, Newham Generals, Adian Coker, Kwabs, Elli Ingram, Hawk House and My Nu Leng alongside the other previously announced names.
Super Bock Super Rock (SBSR) reveals that American rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, indie rockers We are Scientists, Australian dance outfit Midnight Juggernauts, new R&B sensation Migueland Digitalism DJ Set have been added to the line-up of the festival due to take place from the 18th-20th July in Meco, a coastal resort just outside of Lisbon, Portugal.
Headlined by Arctic Monkeys, The Killers and Queens of the Stone Age, the 19th edition of Super Bock Super Rock will also see the likes of Azealia Banks, Johnny Marr, Kaiser Chiefs, Chk Chk Chk and Owen Pallett amongst others, performing at the event this summer.
Relatively unknown to UK audiences, Super Bock Super Rock is one of the longest running festivals in Europe. Previous editions of the festival have included music giants The Strokes, Arcade Fire, Muse, New Order, Pixies and Metallica to name just few.
The festival takes place by some of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal, just a mere 20 minutes train ride from Lisbon city centre. With easy access from the airport, Super Bock Super Rock offers an enviable setting and strong line-up at an amazing price tag of £77 + booking fee for a 3 day ticket including 4 camping nights (17th to 20th incl); tickets are available on See Tickets.
An amazing line-up, affordable ticket prices, sun, beach setting, easy access and the opportunity to make a beach holiday or city break out of the festival experience, make Super Bock Super Rock one of the strongest contenders of the European festival circuit.
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 from 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
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.
Commenting 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 www.dottodotfestival.co.uk 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