Dot To Dot Festival

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Dot To Dot is an annual musical festival held at venues in Nottingham, Bristol and Manchester across one weekend. It is the only tri-city travelling festival in the UK and past acts who have played at the event include Ed Sheeran, Florence + The Machines, The Naked and Famous and Laura Marling.


2012 lineup, news and rumours

The lineup so far includes The Drums, Pulled Apart By Horses, Wily Mason and Dog Is Dead, to keep up to date with the lineup and venues announcements, click here.

Photo Pass competition

Organisers have released the following info:

"As well as championing the most vital new music around, Dot To Dot organisers will is also be nurturing wider creative talents in 2012 with a competition to get your hands on a coveted photo pass! Dot To Dot have a photo pass, which gives you access to Dot To Dot venue photo pits, for each city up for grabs, and all you have to do to enter is post the best live shot you’ve ever taken to twitter with the hashtag #D2DFestPhoto or tag Dot To Dot Festival in your photo on Facebook. Three winners (one for each city) will receive a photo pass and the chance to get up close and personal with some of the most exciting acts around. This is a rare opportunity or you to get your foot in the door of the world of live photography, don’t miss it!"

2011 lineup and past lineup highlights

The 2011 event featured Hurts, Darwin Deez, Ed Sheeran, We Are Scientists and Guillemots, to find out about the festivals past highlights, click here.


The festival has expanded at such a rate, there is a spritual ownership felt when attending the festival in Nottingham, where the festival originally started.

Like many multi venue festivals, this is not a chance to have a stab at the usual festival fashion show, but a chance to concentrate on the music from established acts, as well as sounds from the new kids on the block.

At this festival you will also get to see larger bands perform in venues that are much smaller to what they usually pull in, giving you the attendee a chance to enjoy your favourite artists on an intimate level.

Comments from the media

  • ‘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 and contact

Tickets for a one day pass at your chosen city cost £20, to purchase tickets, visit the main website.