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Written by Sam Borrett (Editor) Saturday, 14 April 2012 17:37
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Already well-established as the festival that brings you future stadium-fillers before any other event, Dot To Dot is set to unveil the second wave of acts on this year’s bill.  The UK’s only touring festival, Dot To Dot will visit a multitude of venues in Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester this coming Jubilee bank holiday weekend headlined by The Drums and Pulled Apart By Horses and featuring some of the most electrifying up and coming acts currently around.

Dot To Dot Organiser Anton Lockwood said: “Our second announcement for Dot To Dot 2012 sees us welcome some of the most hotly tipped new acts in the world, including some stars of SXSW. This is what Dot To Dot is all about!”

Kicking off the latest announcement are San Diego surf punks Wavves. Fast, intense, riff propelled mayhem is the order of the day, ensuring Wavves will be raising the energy levels across all three cities.   One of the most captivating artists currently getting those in the know all hot and bothered, Willis Earl Beal will be showcasing his Acoustic Sorcery for the Dot To Dot masses, Hooray For Earth will be unleashing their synth-driven psychedelia to whip up the crowds, SXSW sensations (and Tame Impala spin off) Pond will be demonstrating just why they’re being so hotly tipped and Texan art-pop wunderkind Neon Indian will be making a one-off Dot To Dot appearance in Manchester on June 4th.

Other acts playing across the weekend include Nottingham’s latest singing, song-writing prodigy Jake Bugg, Danish indie folksters The Rumour Said Fire, renowned chanteuse Beth Jeans Houghton who will joining the event for the Bristol date and off-kilter instrument swappers Islet, plus there will be appearances from Patterns, Peace, Rae Morris and Random Impulse. And that’s not all, as other acts set to join this year’s Dot To Dot bill include Admiral Fallow, Bastille, Bondax, Clock Opera, Eyes On Film (Nottingham and Manchester only), Lulu James, Murray James, The Night, Scoundrels, Shinies (Manchester only), Swiss Lips and Turbowolf.

With tickets at an incredible £20 and a staggering list of the most exciting bands around already confirmed plus many more still to be announced, Dot To Dot is a must-see festival for 2012.

Tickets are now on sale:

Bristol: £20

Nottingham: £20

Manchester £20

Visit for all ticket info

Full Line Up So Far: The Drums / Pulled Apart By Horses / Willy Mason / Wavves  /

Neon Indian (Manchester Only) / Willis Earl Beal / Dog Is Dead / Lucy Rose / Hooray For Earth / Summer Camp / Pond / Admiral Fallow / Bastille / Beth Jeans Houghton (Bristol Only) / Bondax / Broken Hands / Clock Opera / Deaf Club / Dirty Goods / Eyes On Film (Manchester & Nottingham) / Islet / Jake Bugg / Kyla La Grange / Lulu James / Murray James / The Night / Patterns / Peace / Pearl & The Beard  / Rae Morris / Random Impulse / The Rumour Said Fire / Ryan Keen / Scoundrels / Shinies (Manchester Only) / Swiss Lips/ THePETEBOX / Turbowolf / Vadoinmessico / Wonder Villains

Written by Sam Borrett (Editor) Wednesday, 06 July 2011 00:00
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deconstructing_voicesThe Not Part Of festival is what happens when a festival stops treating artists as a revenue stream and gives them total freedom of self-expression. Deconstructing Voices mixes live poetry with VJ and digital technology to bring you a very different performance.
Written by Sam Borrett (Editor) Thursday, 30 June 2011 20:48
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peteboxposterThis is one not to missed.  THePETEBOX is playing at the Manchester Deaf Institute on 5th July as part of his UK mini tour between a summer of festivals.  Fresh from playing a packed out Glastonbury, THePETEBOX embarks on his first UK headline tour.  In our opinion the UK's best beatboxing performe…
Written by Sam Borrett (Editor) Thursday, 31 March 2011 10:42
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Two Door Cinema Club and Everything Everything confirmed
Sat 11th & Sun 12th June 2011 Platt Fields, Manchester

The Parklife Weekender 2011 adds yet more to a massive line up as Saturday’s headliner Two Door Cinema Club and Everything Everything join 90+ artists across two days.

Despite only being on sale for six weeks 65% of tickets have now been sold for the summer’s best value for money festival, at only £58.50 per weekend pass.

Live theatre, art installations, workshops and all manner of fringe attractions also on offer on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June in Platt Fields Park, Manchester.

Northern Irish indie trio Two Door Cinema Club will headline The Parklife Weekender’s main stage on day one of the festival, Saturday 11th June 2011. Having bagged the Choice Music Prize in Ireland for their debut release Tourist History and a nomination in the BBC Sounds of 2010 poll the band are on a meteoric rise to success.

Next to join the main stage are the Manchester based alt rock outfit Everything Everything, with outlandish lyrics and genre defying tracks their album Man Alive has wowed critics.

Both acts join a line up of over 90 bands, DJs and performers who between them represent the biggest and best in electronic, independent and cross over sounds.

There is little time to loose for festival goers wishing to bag tickets for Manchester’s only event worth attending this summer as 65% of tickets have now been sold. For only £58.50 fans receive true value for money with two days full of premier talent. For the second time in its two year history The Parklife Weekender is way on its way to another sell out.

Tickets, priced at only £58.50 for a full weekend, are available from Ticketline (0161 832 111, and Skiddle (0844 884 29 20,, for more information visit

Written by Sam Borrett (Editor) Thursday, 03 February 2011 09:22
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This tour is about taking music to the people of the UK.

From March 21st – 31st, Conor Owen will be embarking on a nationwide tour in his yellow van “Penelope” as they go on a one man/van mission to enlighten the ears of boys, girls, women and men around the country.

This is a unique experience. This is a chance for live music lovers be part of a form of touring and entertainment that has never been done before. The location of the show could be anywhere, cobbled side streets, car parks, a uni campus, city centres or abandoned warehouses.

Conor will play at 17:30 everyday at a secret location in the city. Only to be announced at 14:00 on the day of the show via facebook, myspace and twitter. As well as the afternoon performance,Conor will also play an unplugged private set at a fans house the same evening.

The Dates

21/03 – Brighton

22/03 – London

23/03 – Oxford

24/03 – Cambridge

25/03 – Norwich

26/03 – Peterborough

27/03 – Nottingham

28/03 – Sheffield

29/03 – Leeds

30/03 – Manchester

31/03 – Liverpool


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