Dot To Dot Festival is returning to Bristol this weekend with another stellar lineup

Dot To Dot Festival is returning to Bristol this weekend with another stellar lineup

Posted on: 23 Sep 2021

Some of Bristol's best-loved venues are taking part in the 2021 edition of the annual intercity music festival.


If you’re looking to see some live music this Saturday then you’ll be spoilt for choice with the latest arrival of Dot To Dot to Bristol.


A wide range of venues, from the O2 Academy to The Louisiana, have a busy roster of local and national bands playing. The eclectic range of exciting artists will be spread throughout the city, leaving gig-goers with a tight schedule for the day.


The lineup will then uproot and move onto Nottingham for Sunday's second leg of the festival. 


The full list of Bristol venues getting involved this year includes the O2 Academy, Bristol Beacon (formerly The Colston Hall), Thekla, The Louisiana, The Fleece, Rough Trade Bristol, The Lanes, Mr Wolfs, Lost Horizon, Fiddlers and The Crown.



The citywide event is long sold out, however, smaller venues such as The Lanes are offering free entry to their stages throughout the day.


This year's headliners include indie rock outfits Sports Team (O2 Academy) and Palace (Bristol Beacon), as well as Irish noise-rockers Girl Band (O2 Academy). As always, an array of exciting local talent will also be taking the stage across the weekend.


Key Bristol artists to look out for include grungey post-punkers Wych Elm (O2 Academy), maths rock-influenced HAAL (Louisiana bar), shoegaze singer-songwriter Emily Isherwood (Fiddlers) and indie rock band Belishas (Louisiana bar).


For more information on Dot To Dot 2021, to browse the full lineup or to view the set times in full, head to the festival's website.


Main Image: Chloe Hashemi Photography

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturday’s are spent watching his team both home and away.