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DOT TO DOT FESTIVAL UPS THE ANTE

Dot To Dot 2011 is shaping up to be the tri-city festival’s finest outing yet with a wealth of new talent joining the bill. With a heavyweight line-up including Hurts, We Are Scientists, The Naked And Famous, The Joy Formidable, Ed Sheeran and many more already confirmed to travel between Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester from May 28th – 30th, the latest names joining the bill are some of the hottest new acts around.

Dot To Dot Organiser Anton Lockwood said: “This is what Dot To Dot is all about! The exciting new bands who are announced today add to a strong line-up of established acts (and the odd new one we’ve sneaked out already).  In previous years people like Mumford & Sons, The xx, Klaxons, Temper Trap and Foals have all played breakthrough sets at Dot To Dot. Who’ll be your pick from this year’s crop of talent?”

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Dot to Dot launches for 2011

Having expanded to a three-day event last year, Dot to Dot Festival is set to take over three of Britain’s musical hubs as part of what has quickly become the leading urban music festival in the country. Manchester, Nottingham and Bristol will continue the event’s tradition in hosting some of the most exciting up-and-coming artists and on the strength of the seven names we can now announce, there is no let up in the depth of talent which will be on show.

Dot To Dot Event Organiser Anton Lockwood Commented: ‘2011 is shaping up to be the best Dot To Dot ever. We’re really excited to have the UK’s most stylish avant-garde electronic pop act Hurts headlining the festival. And, this is just the tip of the iceberg as we have many more fantastic established and up and coming acts from around the world still to be announced.’

Headlining this year’s Dot to Dot are Hurts. The Manchester duo had a fantastic 2010 with their debut album, ‘Happiness’, going Gold, peaking at number four in the Official UK charts as well as selling out their headline UK tour. The synth-pop act have won a number of high profile fans after coming fourth in the BBC Sound of 2010 poll from the NME to Scissor Sisters who they supported on tour last year.

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