It has now become a ritual almost to begin the UK festival season over the two May bank holiday weekends with a hive of creative new festivals championing the very best of emerging musical talent. The likes of Great Escape, Live at Leeds, Sound City and Dot to Dot have provided striking platforms to showcase the artists of the future.
The annual Dot to Dot festival was a fantastic day giving the opportunity to explore a plethora of quirky venues in Nottingham which were showcasing a wealth of talent. Walking around the town centre on the bank holiday you could feel a buzz in the air, and with the European Archery championships staged in the old town square as well,
Its less than a week until Dot to Dot returns to Nottingham to kick off the festival season! Held across almost 60 venues in Nottingham, Bristol and Manchester, the one-day-event showcases a varied line up of established and up-and-coming artists. A joy of D2D is its promotion of local artists by having headliners play all 3 cities while local bands
FIRST WAVE OF ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR DOT TO DOT FESTIVAL 2016 MYSTERY JETS PLUS VERY SPECIAL CO-HEADLINERS TO BE ANNOUNCED THE TEMPER TRAP RAT BOY | LAUREN AQUILINA | SUNDARA KARMA THE JAPANESE HOUSE | THE SHERLOCKS | LITTLE GREEN CARS ARDYN | BARNS COURTNEY | BLEEDING HEART PIGEONS | CHAPPO | CIGARETTES AFTER SEX CROSA ROSA | DANCING YEARS
Everywhere Festival When? 3rd May Where? Various Venues, Nottingham Who to look out for? Hannah Wants, Route 94, Cyril Hahn, Redlight For fans of? Dollop, 51°27′, Yeah Yeah & What, Detonate As if Stealth and Dollop hadn’t already cemented their places into music history, Everywhere returns for its third instalment after two phenomenal years, priding itself as the Mecca for the ever-widening
Rae Morris announces Autumn UK headline tour including Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 8th October; with her next single ‘Love Again’ released 30th March. Also, Morris has been announced to support Tom Odell on his ‘Forest Live’ tour in June and July, with other Summer Festival’s featuring her name such as Bestival, Field Day and Festival Number 6. Following an incredible
With a catalogue of just 3 songs, London Grammar have us excited. Their first track ‘Wasting My Young Years’ shows off Hannah Reid’s soaring vocals and the appropriacy of this band for any arena. All that needs to be said is if Florence Welch, Regina Spektor and Hannah had a karaoke-off we’re not sure who our money would be on.
The Mic caught up with Austin, Higgy, Zach and Cav from Swim Deep on their last trip to Nottingham. We’ve been revisting their best words in anticipation of Dot to Dot. What’s the strangest experience you’ve had so far? There’s a video that our photographer took, where he goes round the corner and I’m face down, lying on the ground.