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Dot to Dot Festival

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Dot To Dot Festival, the award-winning festival with a reputation for bringing the hottest new talent to city-centre stages, have announced the first artists to join the bill for their 2022 event, returning to the late May bank holiday weekend following the sell-out success of their later September edition in 2021.

Dot To Dot’s rich tradition of championing emerging talent is once again front and centre with the news that SQUID will headline the festival in Bristol and Nottingham on the 28th and 29th of May respectively. The English post-punk band are currently riding high on the success of their debut album Bright Green Field, released to much critical acclaim last year, including a perfect-score review in NME and a 6th place ranking on Rough Trade’s albums of 2021.

As with many of Dot To Dot’s most recent headliners, Squid have previously appeared further down the festival bill, performing in earlier slots on smaller stages at the 2019 event. Dot To Dot Festival booker Joshua Ward expressed that this approach is a major part of the festival’s ethos, saying: “D2D has always been about celebrating the best new musical talent on offer, and one of the best parts of that is seeing artists grow and develop from performing lower down our bills to becoming potential headliners. We saw it last year with Sports Team and we’re delighted to have another example of it this year with Squid. We can’t wait to see what’s guaranteed to be an unforgettable headline set.”

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