With Dot to Dot over for another year it is time to take a step back and have a look over some of the many highlights from all three cities.
Lets start with festival headliners Hurts playing their hometown Manchester and their first UK festival headline slot.
The enigmatic duo kept the whole of Academy 1 captivated with their hauntingly melancholic electro-pop.
Over at Deaf Institute Guillemots entertained the crowd with their unique blend of synth, strings and jazz breaks featuring tracks from their new album ‘Walk The River’.
Bristol also saw Hyetal play to his hometown. Hyetal’s set featured vocals from Alison Garner for his debut live show that impressed the crowd at Thekla.
Nottingham saw The Naked and Famous pack out the whole of Rock City and had the crowd singing in unison during their set.
Canadian quartet Braids played Manchester’s Club Academy with a typically considered and uplifting set showcasing songs from their first album ‘Native Speaker’.
Cults then brought a touch of retro Americana to Club Academy and lead singer Madeline Follin accompanied her trademark sugary-sweet vocals with a mesmerizingly energetic performance.
Ed Sheeran played his biggest show to date at Manchester Academy, you can watch some of his set here.
A new addition to the festival in Nottingham was the closing off of the whole of Talbot Street to make way for our open air Acoustic Rooms Stage, which sat alongside various stalls selling festival food and vintage clothing.
Amongst the crowds on Talbot Street was the Fred Perry Subculture Bus where you might have spotted some of the bands being interviewed.
Early Bird Tickets for next year are on sale now! So book make sure you don’t miss out on all the highlights from Dot To Dot 2012!
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Next years festival dates are:
Bristol – 2nd June
Nottingham – 3rd June
Manchester – 4th June
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All photos by Victor Frankowski www.VictorFrankowski.com