First wave of Dot to Dot Festival artists announced for 2023

First wave of Dot to Dot Festival artists announced for 2023

Posted on: 10 Nov 2022

The annual multi-venue festival, which takes place in both Bristol and Nottingham, will be returning to the South West in May, with an array of exciting artists on the bill.


Dot to Dot Festival will be at venues throughout Bristol on Saturday 27 May.


Boasting yet another roster of incredible artists from all over the UK and beyond and with plenty more still to be announced, including an always intriguing selection of local acts, Dot to Dot will once more take over Bristol venues in 2023, including The Fleece and Strange Brew.


Tickets are available now and can be found HERE.



This year’s festival was, as always, a spectacular occasion with spaces such as Thekla, The Lanes and The Louisiana being lit up with a diverse range of musical talent. 


The 2022 programme saw stellar performances from the likes of electro-pop duo Jockstrap, singer-songwriter Alfie Templeman, political punk two-piece Bob Vylan, Irish Shoegazers Just Mustard and much-loved experimental rock group, Squid.


Now, with the first wave of acts announced for next year, the 2023 edition of the festival is sure to prove equally as special, if not better. 

Headliners Yard Act are one of the biggest acts in indie right now with their sharp-witted brand of post-punk regularly selling out venues up and down the country. Secondary headliners are Canadian indie pop outfit Alvvays, who have recently released their third album, Blue Rev, to widespread critical acclaim. 


Moving down to the undercard there is a whole range of artists to sink your teeth into. Live music fans can enjoy alt-country from Nottingham band Divorce, soulful pop from BEKA, Gothic post-punk with Heartworms, unpredictable indie from Amsterdam’s Personal Trainer, masterful wordsmanship from Brummie rapper Kofi Stone and much more besides.


With such a wide array of artists announced in the first wave and plenty more yet to come (including the local roster), Dot to Dot 2023 looks set to be one of Bristol’s must-attend events for the coming year.



The festival will take place throughout the day on Saturday 27 May, taking over a plethora of Bristol’s most loved venues before heading to Nottingham the next day. Early bird tickets are already sold out with the second release priced at £28.12, purchase yours HERE.


To find out more about Dot to Dot and to keep abreast of future announcements, head to the festival website


Images: Yard Act by Emma Swann

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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 he 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 Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.