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Focus On Festivals: Dot To Dot 2012

Lisa Ward


Back for another year, Dot To Dot is the traveling festival not to be missed. Launched in 2005 as a one-day event in Nottingham, it has slowly spread, adding Bristol to the list of cities in 2007 and now, after a few stints in London, Manchester has made it’s mark as the third city after a successful placing there in previous years. In a similar vein to the Camden Crawl, Dot To Dot takes place in various venues across the regions, this year over the Jubilee weekend.

With acts this year including mainstream favourites The Drums and Pulled Apart By Horses, as well as up and coming band such as Dog Is Dead and Summer Camp, it’s an eclectic line up which bridges all genres in just a few short hours. With this year’s acts following in the footsteps of Ellie Goulding, The Joy Formidable and Laura Marling, Dot To Dot is the kind of festival that repeatedly boasts must see acts right at the dawn of their careers.

After discovering the likes of Lissie in a tiny venue at previous festivals and experiencing the crush of fans watching Ed Sheran it’s clear that Dot To Dot combines the established and emerging. An experience that will leave most torn in a debate between watching their favourite band and discovering this summer’s next big thing.

Dot To Dot takes place in Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th June respectively, with day tickets costing just £20 with access to all venues.

For more information and tickets, visit www.dottodotfestival.co.uk