Dot to Dot 2017: Photo Diary

We had a fantastic time at this year’s Dot to Dot Festival. No other festival in the UK has quite an array of amazing upcoming talent. You’d be sure that plenty of you’re favourites have already graced the festival stages at some point in their career.

With Sundara Karma, The Growlers, Cherry Glazerr and Honeyblood all featuring alongside a mass array of upcoming Nottingham talent, it clear was the place to be this bank holiday. Check out our photo trail from the day below:

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Dot to Dot is famous for supporting upcoming local bands, giving them the chance to perform on major city stages such as Rock City. Ashfields opened the stage, their indie rock sound is entirely relevant and mesmerising at the same time.

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Do Nothing are another firm example of Nottingham’s burgeoning music scene. They opened proceedings on the famous Rescue Rooms stage.


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With Talbot Street closed to traffic for the day, the festival took the vibe of a carnival like atmosphere, with street food and local market stalls all on offer. Quite frankly, the weather was almost perfect!

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We’re huge fans of Cosmo Pyke at Eudaemonia, his summery sound perfectly suited this bank holiday weekend. Songs such “Chronis Sunshine” and “Wish You Were Gone” were met with firm anticipation.

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The Rescue Rooms terrace matched the ever exciting festival/ carnival hybrid vibe of Dot to Dot.

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Honey blood took to the Rock City stage in frantic form. The Glasgow formed duo are both mesmerising and unique.

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The Big Moon, fresh from their Radio 1’s Big Weekend set earlier that day, brought their much anticipated sound to Nottingham Trent’s Student Union. Songs like “Cupid” and “Sucker” were echoed around the room with full crowd involvement.

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Tom Grennan’s Rock City set was entirely exciting and arguably the highlight of the day. His rise to the top will be frantic, it is all the more poignant that he has the firm support of Dot to Dot.

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Another example of Dot to Dot’s support for upcoming bands, Sorry are perhaps one of North London’s most promising. Their post punk, grunge sound is not only musically strong, but they have the potential to be HUGE!

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The Bodega is known to host only the best of upcoming bands, you’d be sure that most of the UK’s upper echelon of musical talent has played here at some point.

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After a horrid week, Nottingham posted poignant message of solidarity for Manchester.

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Cherry Glazerr, arguably the most anticipated set of the day, brought their warped LA rock sound to Nottingham Trent SU.

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Amber Run, who before have graced much smaller stages across Nottingham, make their return to Dot to Dot at Rock City. 

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Currently touring their sixth album ‘City Club,’ it is clear that The Growlers have an ever-growing setlist and rapid confidence to match.

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Nottingham Trent SU was packed to the rafters to catch a glimpse of The Growlers.

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And so it was to Rock City, where Sundara Karma closed out the famous festival.

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Until next year…

Check back over the coming days for more Dot to Dot coverage including reviews, galleries and more


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