Dot To Dot Festival reveals second wave of line-up

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Dot To Dot Festival has recently revealed the latest additions to the lineup for the 2024 edition of the urban music event. WUNDERHORSE and JOCKSTRAP are set to headline the second stage during the May bank holiday weekend. They will be joined by 33 other acts, contributing to the already dynamic roster of emerging artists. After a successful sold-out event in Bristol in 2023, Dot To Dot Festival is scheduled to make a comeback in Bristol and Nottingham city centers on the 25th and 26th of May.

Spotlighting emerging talents is a key focus for Dot To Dot Festival. This year’s lineup features the mercury-nominated JOCKSTRAP as headliners, with D2D 2021 alumni WUNDERHORSE joining as second stage headliners. WUNDERHORSE’s rising trajectory includes tours with Fontaines D.C, Pixies, Sam Fender, and Foals, alongside sold-out headline shows and acclaim from Zane Lowe, NME, and BBC Radio 1 for their debut album ‘Cub’.

THE MAGIC GANG will be part of this year’s lineup for their final tour, marking a celebratory farewell as they reveal plans to go their separate ways after over a decade together. From the upbeat power-pop and captivating vocal harmonies of their self-titled debut to the stirring Northern Soul influences of their well-received second album, ‘The Death of the Party,’ they leave behind a catalogue to cherish. These farewell shows promise to be unforgettable moments.

ANTONY SZMIEREK has experienced a meteoric rise in the past twelve months and will be making a return to the festival this year after his standout performances last year. Beginning with poetry showcases on intimate stages, he progressed to crafting intricate melodies to complement his lyrical prowess, eventually evolving into a prolific songwriter. Today, Antony stands as an A List artist on BBC 6 Music, having graced the renowned Maida Vale for a live session on BBC Radio 1, entertained massive audiences at prestigious festivals such as Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, Lost Village, among others, and appeared on Later… With Jools Holland—a coveted platform typically reserved for the most exceptional talents.

ABBY SAGE, acclaimed by Billboard, CLASH, The Line of Best Fit, Under The Radar, and others, will be part of the lineup. Known for featuring on Spotify’s top playlists and sharing the stage with artists like Suki Waterhouse, Gus Dapperton, Vacations, Lexi Jayde, and more, her performance is a must-see. BLEACH LAB, renowned for their energetic live performances, including a sold-out headline show at London’s Lafayette and a packed set at Latitude Festival, are set to grace Dot To Dot 2024.

Fresh from their successful inaugural album headline tour spanning Europe, Ireland/UK, and initially supported by BBC 6 Music’s Marc Riley, as well as Adam Walton and Huw Stephens on Radio Cymru, THE BUG CLUB is set to grace Bristol and Nottingham. Meanwhile, INFINITY SONG, a New York Soft Rock band consisting of four siblings, will captivate the audience at this year’s festival with their harmonious vocals, dreamy lyrics, and exquisite guitar melodies.

JGRREY has undergone a complete reinvention in the past few years rather than just a refresh. She initially gained fame for her viral rendition of ‘Don’t Fade’ on the Colors platform in 2017, followed by successful tracks like For Keeps and Growing, as well as opening for Billie Eilish in Europe. PASTEL, poised for a breakthrough, joins the D2D lineup with #1 and #2 EPs alongside notable performances. TIM ATLAS, described as ‘Disarmingly cool’ by COMPLEX, will showcase his eclectic music mix at Dot To Dot stages.

ANNA ERHARD, a singer/songwriter from Berlin, will be part of the lineup along with London’s experimental electronica artist BABYMOROCCO and lo-fi rock group C TURTLE. The festival will also feature the ambient dark-pop band CHARTREUSE, the eclectic sound of COSMORAT with fuzzy guitars and intricate compositions, and the inviting frenetic guitar pop of DUCKS LTD., all set to perform.

Melding gabber and techno with ambient pop and folk, EBBB creates a genre-defying shapeshifting blend. They will join French rock band EN ATTENDANT ANA at D2D 2024. FREAK SLUG, one of Manchester’s rising indie artists known for her bold writing style, will also grace the stage. FULL FLOWER MOON BAND, embodying the essence of rock ‘n’ roll, have been added to the lineup in this latest announcement. Drawing comparisons from The Breeders to Snail Mail, GIRL SCOUT will make their way to Bristol and Nottingham.

GLIZZ, after multiple sold-out headline shows and tens of millions of streams in the past year, joins the lineup. Described by the Irish Times as “raw as a butcher’s cut, and just as fresh,” GURRIERS will bring their fierce mix of punk, noise, alt-rock, and shoegaze to Dot To Dot. HIS LORDSHIP, one of the UK’s most explosive rock’n’roll live acts in recent years, will also perform. HOME COUNTIES, known for their lyrical depth and synth-driven sound, are set to hit the D2D stage. HUTCH makes a return to the lineup after numerous sell-out dates and supporting renowned acts like Yin Yin, Do Nothing, Oracle Sisters, Trudy & The Romance, and more. KOJ, blending grime culture with UK Rap creativity, is another act to catch at D2D. Lastly, LIZZIE ESAU, recognized for her anthemic songwriting, represents the emerging talent in this second wave of artists at the festival.

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Burmese-British artist LUCY TUN, a singer/songwriter and DJ, will showcase her electrifying sounds during the May bank holiday. Rising Nottingham talent LYVIA will captivate with her heartfelt and soulful voice. Singer-songwriter MALI VELASQUEZ, based in Nashville, will bring her folk-infused indie rock. Renowned UK storyteller OSCAR #WORLDPEACE, endorsed by figures like Mike Skinner, will grace the metropolitan stages. The project UNPEOPLE, filled with fervor and disdain towards the current state of the world and its impact on humanity, completes this second wave of 2024 artists.

This lineup of artists promises an exhilarating and diverse year for Dot To Dot, featuring returning artists advancing in their careers while spotlighting emerging talent—a key mission. Festival booker Joshua Ward emphasizes the festival’s focus on showcasing upcoming acts, with a second wave of artists enhancing the already exciting roster. Wunderhorse joins Jockstrap as a headliner, both making triumphant returns, alongside The Magic Gang’s farewell tour performance. The diverse and promising lineup is still set to unveil more artists.

The current lineup includes Jockstrap, Wunderhorse, The Magic Gang, Antony Szmierek, Abby Sage, Bleach Lab, The Bug Club, The Dare, Hovvdy, Infinity Song, Jianbo, JGRREY, Panic Shack, Pastel, Picture Parlour, Rushy, Anna Erhard, Aziya, Babymorocco, C Turtle, Chartreuse, Cosmorat, Ducks Ltd., En Attendant Ana, Florry, Freak Slug, Full Flower Moon Band, Gglum, Girl Scout, Glizz, Gurriers, His Lordship, Home Counties, Hutch, Kaeto, KOJ, Lizzie Esau, Lucy Tun, Lyvia, Mali Velasquez, Man/Woman/Chainsaw, Mary & The Junkyard, Nate Brazier, Oscar #Worldpeace, Trout, Unpeople, Welly, and more acts yet to be revealed.

This list of announced artists brings some of the freshest and most exciting names on the music scene in 2024, all set to head to Bristol and Nottingham city centres in under three months time. With early birds and the first tiers for the festival  now sold out, general release tickets for Dot To Dot are priced from £32.50 and available now through alt. tickets: www.alttickets.com

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