Dot to Dot festival is back in Notts for its 13th year. To make sure you don’t have an unlucky experience, here are 10 acts from the East Midlands that you need to catch.
1… Joseph Knight – At only 18-years-old, Joseph has already been compared to the likes of other notable Nottingham artists including Amber Run and Saint Raymond. With over 180 appearances across the UK, two EP’s, two singles and support from BBC, he is certainly is no stranger to the stage.
2… Ashfields – The Nottingham five-piece are currently tearing up the indie scene. Originating from the small mining towns of Sutton-in-Ashfield and Kirkby-in-Ashfield, they started touring around Nottingham pubs and now, The Bodega has titled them as “stadium reading indie pop.”
3… Joel Baker – Infused with smooth vocals and hypnotic melodies, Joel has racked up millions of streams and received lots of airplay from key Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra DJs. The former political speechwriter, poetic lyrics will definitely capture you when you check out his set.
4… Chloe Rogers – Chloe started off singing covers and uploading them to YouTube, now she has started to perform her original songs. Her melodic, soft voice will definitely echo beautifully across one of the Nottingham venues at the festival.
5… Eyre Llew – An atmospheric ambient-rock trio from Nottingham formed in 2014. By the end of the year, the band would have performed in 20+ countries and completed several tours around the UK, Europe and Asia.
6… Katie Cooper – The Notts singer-songwriter has been gigging around Nottingham and the rest of the UK for many years. Her debut single “Fading” demonstrates soft R’n’B vibes with soulful vocals, Katie is certainly someone you will not want to miss.
7… Soft Girls and Boys Club – A psychedelic rock band that have an 80s dreamy sound to them. Starting out in a small flat in Melton Mowbray, the cheeky chaps are planning big things ahead of the D2D set.
8… Silver Wilson – Focusing on incorporating new technology with a mix of guitars, bass, and drums, the Nottingham band are making a name for themselves by touring up and down the country.
9… Nactus Kunan – Heavy synth sounding and inspired by the 90s, the Beeston quartet describe their sound as “Outer space imagery, slick guitars and drum machine-backed rhythms to create their own unique sound.”
10… George Gadd – As well as gigging around the country and supporting Ducking Punches and The Shrives, George’s full-time job is a e-Learning and Media for The University of Nottingham’s Health Science. He has appeared on BBC Introducing for the East Midlands and is deeply inspired by Frank Turner, make sure to catch his set.
Dot to Dot festival is coming to Nottingham on Sunday 27 May 2018.
Tickets are available now for £13 from here.
By Becky Lumbard