Dot to Dot Festival 2015: Three cities, one great line-up

Polly Checkland Harding

We preview the indoor music festival that turns ten years old this summer.

Isn’t May glorious? The days get longer, the possibility of drinking wine outside ever closer, and then there’s the two Bank Holiday weekends. It’s also the point when, every year, the roster of summer music festivals gets into gear. Which brings us neatly (I think you’ll agree) to indoor music festival Dot to Dot. This year’s shebang kicks off in Manchester on Friday 22 May – before traveling to Bristol and Nottingham on 23 and 24 May respectively.

You can trust Dot to Dot’s musical taste

Though it only runs for one day at each destination, Dot to Dot still manages to pack a punch. The remit is new, undiscovered music – but we suspect that names like Saint Raymond, who’s headlining and has previously toured with Ed Sheeran, as well as Rae Morris, Rhodes, Hudson Taylor and PINS might already be on your radar. Either way, you can trust Dot to Dot’s musical taste; it featured The xx, Florence and the Machine and Mumford & Sons before, you know, they were cool. With reasonably priced tickets (£25 for the day) and even a free Uber taxi ride, Dot to Dot looks set to celebrate its tenth birthday in style.

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