The Rock City archives: 2012

Dot To Dot 2012, Rock City, Rock City Basement, Rescue Rooms, Stealth, Bodega, Jongleurs

  • Sunday 3rd June 2012
  • Supported by: The Drums, Pulled Apart By Horses, Dog Is Dead + many more!

The Stage times for Dot to Dot have been announced check them out here!

The bands for Dot To Dot 2012 have been announced!


Pulled Apart By Horses,

Dog Is Dead



The full line up in alphabetical order (*denotes bands guranteed to be available to 14+)

*A Plastic Rose
Admiral Fallow
*All The Young
Broken Hands
Clock Opera
Deaf Club
*Dirty Goods
*Dog is Dead
Eyes on Film
Here We Go Magic
*Hooray for Earth
Hyde & Beast
*Jake Bugg
Josh Kumra
Kyla La Grange
Last Dinosaurs
*Lewis Watson
*Lucy Rose
Lulu James
Mary Epworth
Murray James
O Children
Olugbenga (Metronomy)
Pearl & The Beard
*Pulled Apart by Horses
Pure Love
Rae Morris
Random Impulse
*Ryan Keen
Summer Camp
Sunless '97
Swiss Lips
*The Drums
The Dunwells
The Hundred in the Hands
The Internet 
The Night
The Rumour Said Fire
Two Wounded Birds
Willis Earl Beal
*Willy Mason
*Wonder Villains


Dot To Dot 2012 will take place on Sunday 3rd June. 1pm - 5am. Dot To Dot, the UKs only tri-city traveling festival returns for 2012 announcing its first salvo of must-see artists. Renowned in its seven year history for offering guaranteed crowd-pleasing bands alongside the first live glimpses of some of today’s biggest acts, which have included double Brits winner Ed Sheeran, The xx, Florence & The Machine, The Naked and Famous, Friendly Fires, Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons, this year’s multi-venue event will take place across the Diamond Jubilee bank holiday weekend, visiting Bristol on June 2nd, Nottingham on June 3rd, making its triumphant finale in Manchester on June 4th.

Kicking off this year’s line-up are one of the biggest success stories of recent years, The Drums. Previous recipients of the NME’s coveted Philip Hall Radar Award, their eponymous debut album and follow up, Portamento, have singled them out as one of the most acclaimed bands around, making them a sure-fire hit for Dot To Dot 2012. Adding a fiery edge to proceedings, co-headliners Pulled Apart By Horses will be showcasing their incendiary live show across Dot To Dot’s three home cities this year. With their second album, Tough Love cementing their reputation as one of the UKs most essential bands, the Leeds post-hardcore four-piece have been described by the Observer as ‘the best live band in Britain’ so they’re certain to captivate the crowds.

Other acts set to traverse the triumvirate of cities include timeless folkster Willy Mason, whose recent hook up with Lianne La Havas opened him up to a whole new audience, Nottingham art-pop quintet and fast-rising stars, Dog Is Dead, bliss-drenched duo Summer Camp and Bombay Bicycle Club collaborator Lucy Rose. And there are still many more acts to be announced in the coming months.

With an illustrious musical heritage that has given thousands of music fans the opportunity to catch future stadium fillers and the most exciting acts around in intimate surrounds, Dot To Dot’s track record for musical discovery is second to none. And what’s more tickets, which give you access to the entire bill across all the venues are incredible value for money, currently priced at just £20 per day, so what are you waiting for?

• An eclectic mix of innovative, ground-breaking acts manage to secure the festival’s spirit and provide the musical kudos.- Virtual Festivals

• ‘A forest of new stars, old favourites and plenty of mischief at one of the UK’s fastest rising festivals’ - NME

• ‘With a stunning bill and venues within yards of one another we’ll leave you to join the dots.’ - Clash

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Age restrictions, 14+
under 18s guaranteed to be able to see...
The Drums
Pulled Apart By Horses
Dog Is Dead