Dot To Dot Festival 2023 is swinging by Bristol next Saturday

Dot To Dot Festival 2023 is swinging by Bristol next Saturday

Posted on: 16 May 2023

Hurry! Tickets for Dot To Dot 2023 are on final release, meaning you’ll need to act quickly to ensure you’ve got a pass into Bristol’s favourite all-day, multi-venue festival.


Dot to Dot 2023 takes place across multiple venues in Bristol on Saturday 27 May 2023.


Taking place across two weekends in Nottingham as well as Bristol, this year’s festival sees nationally renowned artists Yard Act, Alvvays, The Murder Capital, Opus Kink, Benefits and more join up with local acts including Grove, Jemima Coulter and Ishmael Ensemble (DJ set) across some of Bristol’s top venues.


Tickets for the festival can be found HERE.



There’s less than two weeks to go until Dot To Dot returns to Bristol once again and it’s shaping up to be a pretty special one. Headlining this year’s festival are witty Leeds rockers Yard Act who received rave reviews for their debut LP, The Overload, in 2022.


They will be joined by Canadian indie pop mainstays Alvvays; tireless Birmingham rapper Kofi Stone. Dublin-based post-punk outfit, The Murder Capital; Stereophonics and The Maccabees supergroup, 86TVs; eclectic punk band, Opus Kink and eclectic hip-hop artist Finn Foxell.


Other national acts to look out for include fast-rising DJ, yunè pinku; synth-pop artist BEKA; Teesside noise trailblazers, Benefits; Edinburgh-born singer-songwriter, Hamish Hawk; UK hardcore mainstays High Vis; and cult hyper-pop favourite, Cryalot.


Dot To Dot have also curated an incredible roster of local acts. Music fans can look forward to dirty dancehall from Grove, experimental electronica courtesy of Jemima Coulter, Birdman Cult’s fuzzy post-punk, classic rock n roll from The Family Rain, Tlya X An’s quirky brand of glitch-pop and plenty of other live acts as well as an Ishmael Ensemble DJ set.


See a full list of local acts below…

Dot to Dot Festival 2023 will take place throughout the day on Saturday 27 May with O2 Academy Bristol, SWX, Thekla, The Fleece, The Louisiana, Rough Trade, Strange Brew, Dareshack, The Lanes, Mr Wolfs, Exchange and The Crown all taking part. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

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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.