Now in it’s 11th year, Dot to Dot Festival returns this weekend with a fantastic lineup. With so many bands playing across a variety of stages throughout its Bristol leg on Saturday 28th May 2016, we’ve come up with our top four bands which we think you cannot miss on the day. The festival has been held across Bristol, Manchester and Nottingham since 2010.
When and where? 17:45 at the o2 Academy.
Reading indie four piece with a name which is derived from the Sanskrit for “Beautiful Karma”. Their sound has been self-described as “A healthy blend of depth and shallowness” which pretty much sums up the contrast between reverb laden guitars and sharp vocals throughout.
When and where? 23:00 at Thekla
A band which we have been listening to for a while now. Manchester based Spring King are an indie band said to be single-handedly reigniting guitar rock with their catchy, riff drenched tracks.
When and where? 20:30 at The Island
Blaenavon are still teenagers, but are not to be underestimated with a sound that is incredibly mature. The Hampshire based, three-piece, indie band is said to have a live presence that is that of a band with at least a few albums under their belt.
When and where? 19:30 at The Small Horse.
London based quintet, Hunck’s sound is rather summery, quite nostaligic in a way, drenched in reverb with psychedelic tones throughout. You can check out our previous post from when Hunck were our track of the day by clicking here.
The festival runs across the following venues/stages : Exchange, Mother’s Ruin, O2 Academy Bristol, Phoenix Cafe, Police Cells, Small Horse, Stag and Hounds Downstairs, Stag and Hounds Upstairs, Start The Bus, SWX, The Christmas Steps, The Fleece, The Lanes, The Louisiana, The Louisiana Bar, Thekla.