After winning Best Festival (cap under 15,000) at the Live UK Awards and marking a sell-out Manchester event in 2016, more of the same is expected for 2017, with a huge lineup of established performers and emerging artists from around the world.
With many exciting announcements to follow, DHP Family are excited to announce the first wave of artists to play this year’s festival.
Euphoric guitar rockers SUNDARA KARMA will return to the Dot To Dot stage, this time as festival headliners. Their meteoric rise with their debut album came as no surprise to anybody who have seen them at Dot To Dot before. With stage presence in abundance, and a plethora of great songs such as ‘Flame’, ‘Loveblood’ and ‘She Said’, Sundara Karma embody everything the festival stands for and we can’t wait to see them take the headline slot.
Joining them will be more Dot To Dot favourites, in the form of Nottingham’s own AMBER RUN. Their scintillating second album has just been released after a year in the studio, and the organisers of Dot To Dot couldn’t be happier for their return. Californian rockers THE GROWLERS also join the event, after their latest album ‘City Club’, produced by The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas, took the UK by storm when it was released last year. After a memorable performance in 2015, high octane Scottish duo HONEYBLOOD, have also been confirmed to return. With their blend of Americana influenced, emo-tinged indie rock PINEGROVE are crossing the Atlantic for this year’s Dot To Dot. LOUIS BERRY will be stamping his own brand of Merseyside rock ‘n’ roll on this year’s festival. We’ll also be treated to sets by much talked about LA 3-piece CHERRY GLAZERR, Irish chart-toppers PICTURE THIS and BBC Sound Of 2017 shortlisted vocalist TOM GRENNAN.
The first wave announcement also includes: ALASKALASKA, ALL WE ARE, ARDYN, BANFI, COSMO PYKE, CROOX, CUCKOOLANDER, EASY LIFE, FREAK, HEATERS, HORSE THIEF, KOLARS, LIV DAWSON, LOW ISLAND, NILÜFER YANYA, OVERCOATS, PARCELS, PAREKH & SINGH, REDFACES, SONNY, SWIMMING TAPES, TEN TONNES, TENDER, THE NIGHT CAFÉ, VAGABON, WILLIE J HEALEY, YELLOW DAYS and YONAKA.
Dot To Dot organiser Anton Lockwood said: “After our record breaking festival in 2016 we are so excited to bring the festival back to Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham this year! We are always proud to see so many previous Dot To Dot artists become huge successes, with Sundara Karma working their way up the ranks to headline this year’s event. We pride ourselves on finding & nurturing new artists, we can’t wait to see the stars of the future playing in small venues this year before their big breaks. This first announcement is only the tip of the iceberg, and there are loads more phenomenal performers still to be announced across multiple venues very soon!”
Previous Dot to Dot line-ups have seen performances from The xx, Ed Sheeran, Mumford and Sons, The 1975, Frank Turner, Caribou, Wolf Alice, Jake Bugg, SBTKRT, Florence + The Machine, Peace, Courtney Barnett and many, many more. With the emphasis on showcasing the most exciting new talent on the planet, there will be lots more additions to be announced for Dot To Dot’s 2017 line-up.
Tickets are priced from £12 and available now through www.alttickets.com