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MUST-SEES | Dot to Dot 2024

As the Dot to Dot Festival gears up for another year of musical discovery across Bristol and Nottingham, the lineup is brimming with fresh talent and diverse sounds. Not only will these must-see acts be gracing stages in both cities, but each location will also feature a selection of talented local acts, adding a unique flair to each stop of the festival. Here are our must-see acts for this year's festival (in alphabetical order):


Dreamy and melancholic, Bleach Lab's indie pop is perfect for those who love atmospheric and evocative music. Their lush soundscapes and heartfelt lyrics create a perfect late-afternoon festival vibe.

Hailing from Belgium, Bluai brings a fresh perspective to indie pop with their sweet harmonies and catchy tunes. Their uplifting and melodic sound is sure to win over new fans at the festival.

Cosmorat's indie rock is infused with a spacey, psychedelic edge, making their performances a journey into the unknown. Their experimental approach to music will intrigue those looking for something different.

True to their name, Daydreamers' music is an ethereal mix of dreamy pop and indie rock. Their soothing melodies and introspective lyrics provide a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the festival.

Bringing post-punk revival to the festival, Gurriers are known for their intense and brooding sound. Their gritty performances are perfect for fans of darker, more atmospheric music.

With a sound that mixes post-punk and new wave, Home Counties are known for their witty lyrics and danceable beats. Their energetic set will keep you moving from start to finish.

Maxwell Varey’s soulful voice and introspective songwriting make for a deeply personal live experience. His music, which blends elements of indie, folk, and soul, is both soothing and evocative. Varey’s intimate performance style ensures a connection with the audience that’s both profound and memorable.

This Cardiff-based punk band is known for their energetic and unapologetic performances. Panic Shack's raw and rebellious spirit makes them a must-see for anyone looking to let loose and have a great time.

With a sound that combines shoegaze and indie rock, Pastel's music is both nostalgic and innovative. Their intricate harmonies and swirling melodies create an immersive live experience, that you don't want to miss.

Known for their reverb-heavy guitar work and nostalgic vibes, Sulk brings a mix of punk, riot grrrl and shoegaze influences. Their melancholic yet uplifting sound is perfect for fans of classic '90s indie rock.

Bringing a vibrant energy to the stage, The Dare's blend of punk rock and catchy melodies is infectious. Expect high-octane performances and plenty of crowd interaction.

This enigmatic band combines earnest lyricism and hefty riffs with catchy melodies and luscious harmonies. Unpeople's dark and atmospheric performances are sure to be a unique experience at the festival.

Wunderhorse, the brainchild of former Dead Pretties frontman Jacob Slater, brings a raw, unfiltered rock sound that’s both nostalgic and fresh. With powerful guitar riffs and introspective lyrics, Wunderhorse delivers an electrifying live show that’s sure to resonate with fans of authentic rock music.


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