Dot To Dot Festival 2020

Sat May 23 2020

2:00 PM - 3:00 AM

Various Venues, Bristol

City Centre Bristol BS1

Under 16s with adult

Ages 14+

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AGE RESTRICTIONS: Under 18s will not have access to Thekla, The Fleece or The Island. Under 16s will not have access to The Louisiana. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult to SWX. 

LINE UP: 

EASY LIFE**
DOPE LEMON**
PIP BLOM**
STEAM DOWN
SKINNY LIVING**
MATT MALTESE
ALEXANDRA SAVIOR
S-X
 
BAMILY
BIRTHH
BOY IN SPACE
ALLMAN BROWN
CHARTREUSE
OLIVIA DEAN
DRUG STORE ROMEOS
GRACEY
TAYLOR JANZEN
JERUB
LANGKAMER
LIINES
NAVVY
TAY OSKEE
EVE OWEN
PIST IDIOTS
PRESS CLUB
RESPONS
SAD BOYS CLUB
ALFIE SHARP
AARON SMITH
KOFI STONE
SPACEY JANE
TIDE LINES
BESSIE TURNER
WUNDERHORSE
 + MANY MORE ARTISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

The UK’s Premier Festival for unearthing the best new talent, Dot To Dot Festival, returns to Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham from the 24th- 26th May for its 15 th edition. Previous line-ups have included The xx, Ed Sheeran, Sundara Karma, Mumford and Sons, The Horrors, The 1975, Frank Turner, Caribou, Wolf Alice, Jake Bugg, SBTKRT, Florence + The Machine, Peace, Courtney Barnett and many, many more. We pride ourselves on bringing thousands of music fans an eclectic mix of innovative, ground-breaking acts in intimate settings.

DHP Presents
Dot To Dot Festival 2020

  • Dot To Dot Festival

    Dot To Dot Festival

    Alternative

  • Easy Life

    Easy Life

    Indie Rock

  • Dope Lemon

    Dope Lemon

    Alternative Folk

    Smooth Big Cat is that blue moon music, songs for when the eve is about to turn into something special.

    Music to enhance your moment, a record for wild hearted escapades and fuzzy, melty moments laying back on the rug.
    Say hello to Smooth Big Cat: a record with all the swagger, wit and vibe of its namesake.

    Dope Lemon become not just a melting curio of artistic experimentation, but into a fully-fledged cultural phenomenon.
    This is Dope Lemon squeezed to pure juice, distilled to a nectar fit for the gods, sweet on everyone’s lips.

    Smooth Big Cat isn’t like any other Dope Lemon record, but sure as smokey hell it is a dreamy zone the listener is dropped into.

    The recommended way to listen to Smooth Big Cat is whiskey in one hand, smoke in the other. It is beers around the pool table at midnight. It is Angus’ real world.
     
  • Pip Blom

    Pip Blom

    Indie Pop

    22-year-old Amsterdam-based Pip Blom started writing, recording and releasing her own indie-pop tunes with a twist in 2016. Early songs, which were simply uploaded to the internet, quickly amassed thousands and thousands of plays - prompting Pip to recruit a band and start playing them live. In stepped brother Tender Blom on backing vocals and guitar, Darek Mercks on bass and Gini Cameron on drums, with Pip herself fronting on guitar on vocals. Since, the band have played more than a hundred gigs, rising from small pubs to the european festival circuit with performances at Eurosonic Noorderslag and The Great Escape - as well as being asked by the likes of Surfer Blood, Franz Ferdinand and The Breeders to join them on their various European tours.

    The band’s energetic live show quickly pricked the ears of press and radio - with Vice’s music channel hailing Pip as ‘ready to join the ranks of 2018’s rising guitar acts', and BBC 6 Music A-listing recent singles ‘I Think I’m In Love’ and ‘Pussycat’. The station’s DJs Marc Riley hailed the former as ‘perfect pop’ with Gideon Coe branding it ‘excellent’ and, elsewhere, on the UK’s most popular music station BBC Radio One, Pip Blom performed a live session at Maida Vale for Huw Stephens. Not bad going for someone whose early ambitions were to write a few songs and upload them to the internet in case people wanted to hear them."

    Something special happened to Pip Blom at the tail end of last year. It was a busy twelve months that saw the release of her frenetic EP ‘Paycheck’, two A-Listed singles at 6 Music and support slots to the likes of The Breeders, Franz Ferdinand and Garbage. Capping that off, though, moments before stepping onstage at a sold out Lexington – the London stop-off on her debut UK headline tour – the band put pen to paper and signed to Heavenly Recordings.
  • Steam Down

    Steam Down

    Jazz

  • Skinny Living

    Skinny Living

    Indie Rock

    Skinny Living’s story is one of struggle, troubling situations and relentless hard graft. It’s also one of synchronicity, chance meetings, and unflinching belief that their glorious acoustic soul - with its echoes of Bill Withers and Paolo Nutini – will out. They are readying the release a new track ’I Still Love You’ in the coming week.

     

    Streaming at over 1million listeners a month across all DSPs, their single ‘Why’ has had over 12+ million streams alone. BBC Radio 1 have supported ‘Why’ and most recent single ‘Fade‘, with multiple daytime plays. The stunning video for their track ‘Let Me In’ has had over 1.8m+ on YouTube. It features two dancers, one signing the lyrics to the track, resulting in a really stirring performance piece. They performed ‘Why’ on ITV ‘The Weekend’ and ‘Fade’ live on ‘The Box’ TV. They’ve also had music synced on TOWIE and Love Island.

     

    Skinny Living were invited to play live at the YouTube Music launch event earlier this year, one of the few artists in the UK selected to perform. They previously won a YouTube award for MTV cover of the month. 

     

    Media support for Skinny Living has come by way of NME, Wonderland, CLASH, Spindle, SBTV, The Mahogany Sessions and many more. They have also featured in two global campaigns with STA Travel. The second saw them travelling the USA playing Sofar Sounds sessions, whilst the journey was documented.

  • Matt Maltese

    Matt Maltese

    Singer-Songwriter

    "Matt’s only just out of his teens but he’s already singing huge, symphonic ballads about doom, disaster and despair. Glorious."
    - NME 

    "Melodrama and beauty."
    - The Fader 

    "Missing Leonard Cohen already? The good news is that he appears to have been reincarnated as a scrawny south London crooner called Matt Maltese"
    - The Guardian

    “The thinking man’s crooner, London boy Matt Maltese is honing his world-weary romance and taking his big red heart to the next level.”
    - DIY

  • Alexandra Savior

    Alexandra Savior

    Rock

    It all started with a feeling of relief. Just after midnight on New Year’s Eve, Alexandra Savior, who was six months out of a rocky relationship and appreciating her independence, sat down and wrote the song that would become “Crying All the Time.” The melodic, heart-rending ballad, she says, “is about how it feels to be in a relationship with a person who’s disappointed in you,” but it’s also a clarion call announcing the arrival of her sophomore album, The Archer, out DATETK. The dreamy, melancholy song, the first single from The Archer, feels at once classic and contemporary; it’s a torch song for a new generation.
     
    “There’s depression and there’s heartbreak,” Savior says of the album’s themes, which play out over 10 haunting tracks. “But each song represents a different emotional state. I tried to project some sort of strength; I wrote during a time when I was a young woman growing into my identity and developing my confidence, and I hope that comes through.”
     
    Her message gets across loud and clear. Tracks like “Crying All the Time” and “Saving Grace” are big songs—ambitious and atmospheric—that put Savior’s ethereal voice and sharp writing on display. “It came from a place of anger,” she says of “Saving Grace,” the album’s writhing second single. “I had gone through a breakup and people kept telling me it was a saving grace, and I found it ironic because I was so heartbroken.” In some of the songs, Savior’s emotions unfold like thunderstorms and envelop everything going on around them. Other numbers, like “Soft Currents,” feel quiet and more intimate, like a whispered secret nobody was meant to hear. 
     
    And while Savior shoulders the responsibility for the lion’s share of her output herself, writing her own songs, creating the artwork for her album’s cover, and even filming her own videos, The Archer was created with an indispensable set of collaborators who helped harness her vision. Its Savior’s first release on 30th Century Records, the label run by her friend and collaborator Danger Mouse, and was produced by Sam Cohen, who’s best known for his work with artists like Kevin Morby and Benjamin Booker. “It’s really a joy to work with someone who’s got such a strong sense of melody and of what she wants stylistically,” Cohen says. “It was amazing to go into her world of 1960s B-movie love stories; Alexandra had a vision that really spoke to me.”
     
    Of course, he wasn’t the first to appreciate her talent. The Oregon native first gained industry attention in 2012 when she posted a cover of Angus Stone’s “Big Jet Plane” on YouTube. The playful, haunting performance landed her a legion of influential fans—she ended up songwriting with Linda Perry, who compared her to Fiona Apple—and put her on the road toward releasing her debut album, 2017’s Belladonna of Sadness, which was written in tandem with the Arctic Monkey’s Alex Turner and produced by Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford. Pitchfork praised the album, saying, “Savior has a penchant for clever wordplay and a voice that can hypnotize, terrorize, or both,” and the Guardian swooned for Savior’s “preternatural self-possession” and “crystalline, intimate voice.” 
     
    Still, with The Archer, Savior says, “I felt like I needed to establish my own voice and show my independence again.” A listen to the new album will prove that she’s done that, and then some. It’s not only the establishment of a voice, but a showcase for an extraordinary talent at the peak of her power. She’s already at work writing songs for what will be her next release.
  • S-X

    S-X

    Hip-Hop/Rap

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DHP Presents

Dot To Dot Festival 2020

Sat May 23 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 AM

Various Venues, Bristol Bristol
Dot To Dot Festival 2020

Under 16s with adult Ages 14+

AGE RESTRICTIONS: Under 18s will not have access to Thekla, The Fleece or The Island. Under 16s will not have access to The Louisiana. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult to SWX. 

LINE UP: 

EASY LIFE**
DOPE LEMON**
PIP BLOM**
STEAM DOWN
SKINNY LIVING**
MATT MALTESE
ALEXANDRA SAVIOR
S-X
 
BAMILY
BIRTHH
BOY IN SPACE
ALLMAN BROWN
CHARTREUSE
OLIVIA DEAN
DRUG STORE ROMEOS
GRACEY
TAYLOR JANZEN
JERUB
LANGKAMER
LIINES
NAVVY
TAY OSKEE
EVE OWEN
PIST IDIOTS
PRESS CLUB
RESPONS
SAD BOYS CLUB
ALFIE SHARP
AARON SMITH
KOFI STONE
SPACEY JANE
TIDE LINES
BESSIE TURNER
WUNDERHORSE
 + MANY MORE ARTISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

The UK’s Premier Festival for unearthing the best new talent, Dot To Dot Festival, returns to Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham from the 24th- 26th May for its 15 th edition. Previous line-ups have included The xx, Ed Sheeran, Sundara Karma, Mumford and Sons, The Horrors, The 1975, Frank Turner, Caribou, Wolf Alice, Jake Bugg, SBTKRT, Florence + The Machine, Peace, Courtney Barnett and many, many more. We pride ourselves on bringing thousands of music fans an eclectic mix of innovative, ground-breaking acts in intimate settings.

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Terms & Conditions

This event is 14 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 14 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.