Dot To Dot Festival is the UK’s Premier Festival for unearthing the best new talent.

An award winning, multi-venue, metropolitan festival, in Bristol and Nottingham from 28-29 May.

Previous line-ups have also included The xx, Ed Sheeran, Florence + The Machine, Lewis Capaldi, Foals, Fontaines D.C., The 1975, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Wolf Alice, Mumford and Sons, Caribou, Friendly Fires, The Horrors, SBTRKT, Dua Lipa, Courtney Barnett, Sports Team, Lewis Capaldi and many, many more. Dot To Dot prides itself on having an emphasis on showcasing the hottest new talent on the planet.

To find out more about the festival, have a scroll through our History…


D2D returns to Bristol and Nottingham on 28th-29th May 2022 following the success of our 2021 September edition. After record attendance was once again smashed, you can expect an incredible festival in 2022 with a huge line-up of stellar established performers and scorchingly hot newcomers.

Read the full FAQs here. A few of the key questions you may have are answered below…


Dot To Dot is a metropolitan festival taking place in Bristol on Saturday and Nottingham on Sunday. We take a full line up of the hottest performers around, on tour with us from city to city over the weekend.

Being a multi-venue metropolitan festival means that we get to make use of the best venues across both cities, filling their stages all day with exciting artists. To get into all these venues (age restrictions may apply) you’ll just need one wristband, which you can get at the start of the day by visiting our Wristband Exchange and getting your e-ticket scanned for a wristband.

As venue capacities are regulated, we advise that if you are keen to see a particular band you make sure to get to the stage with plenty of time to spare, to avoid disappointment.

Dot To Dot Festival 2021 takes place 25-26th September 2021.

We are proud to have many of the best venues in Bristol and Nottingham involved in Dot To Dot every year! In 2019, you could see all the best emerging talent in these amazing places…

BRISTOL: The Fleece, The Gryphon, Hy Brasil Music Club, The Lanes, The Louisiana, Mr Wolf’s, Mother’s Ruin, O2 Academy, Rough Trade, The Strawberry Thief, SWX, Thekla, Zed Alley.

NOTTINGHAM: Alberts, The Angel, BETA, Black Cherry Lounge, The Bodega,BrewDog, Broadway, Giardino, The Herbert Kilpin, Jamcafe, NTSU, Peggy’s Skylight, The Playwright, Red Room, Rescue Rooms, Rock City, Rough Trade, Six Barrels Drafthouse, Stealth, Suede, 31K.

Stay tuned for news of our 2021 venues and check out our Locations Page for more information.

Dot To Dot is a 14+ festival, however some Dot To Dot venues will be 18+ on the day. Please keep an eye on our social channels for up to date information on any age restrictions.

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