Dot To Dot Festival has announced the first wave of artists for its 2023 edition, including Yard Act, Alvvays & more

The festival will be held in Bristol and Nottingham over the May bank holiday weekend.

Dot To Dot Festival 2023 has confirmed its first batch of artists, with Yard Act, Alvvays & many more set to perform at the multi-venue event.

The music celebration will be held in Bristol and Nottingham over the May bank holiday weekend – May 27th-28th 2023 – with a range of emerging and proven artists set to perform across the two dates.

Yard Act will headline Dot To Dot 2023 after completing their recently-announced final tour dates for their Mercury Prize nominated debut album, ‘The Overload’, which Dork’s 5-star review said offers, “funhouse mirror images of believable and multidimensional characters”. The post-punk four-piece are set to have another busy year, with the headline show at Brixton Academy preceding this festival set by just a matter of weeks – at least they’ll be nicely warmed up, then.

Toronto-based quintet Alvvays will join them, adding an indie-pop sweetness to their melancholic noise rock. Having recently returned with their first LP in over five years – ‘Blue Rev’, “every bit as good as its predecessors” – they are equipped with a new arsenal of tunes that somehow manage to outgrow the band’s already-impressive backcatalogue. “We’ve learned how to make things fuller over the years,” vocalist and guitarist Molly Rankin told Dork in the recent interview feature.

An impressive gathering of rising acts will join the line-up, too: Cathy Jain will provide sublime R&B-tinged alt-pop, Personal Trainer are set to bring their ever-changing live set to the festival, and Opus Kink’s thundering tunes will also be on offer.

You can view the first wave line-up in full below:

Tickets are available online here.

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