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DOT TO DOT 2017!

FIRST WAVE OF ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR DOT TO DOT FESTIVAL 2017  

SUNDARA KARMA

AMBER RUN • THE GROWLERS

LOUIS BERRY • HONEYBLOOD • PINEGROVE CHERRY

GLAZERR • TOM GRENNAN • PICTURE THIS

ALASKALASKA • ALL WE ARE • ARDYN • BANFI • COSMO PYKE • CROOX • CUCKOOLANDER

EASY LIFE • FREAK • HEATERS • HORSE THIEF • KOLARS • LIV DAWSON • LOW ISLAND

NILÜFER YANYA • OVERCOATS • PARCELS • PAREKH & SINGH • REDFACES • SONNY

SWIMMING TAPES • TEN TONNES • TENDER • THE NIGHT CAFÉ • VAGABON • WILLIE J HEALEY

YELLOW DAYS • YONAKA

Manchester: Friday 26th May 2017

Bristol: Saturday 27th May 2017

Nottingham: Sunday 28th May 2017

www.dottodotfestival.co.uk

Winner of Best Festival at the Live UK Awards 2016

“Dot To Dot is proof that you don’t need to pitch a tent in a muddy field to get that festival feeling” The Independent

“With a stunning bill and venues within yards of one another we’ll leave you to join the dots” Clash

“Each place opens up all of their best venues to embrace these soon-to-be-huge acts and we all get to boast that we saw them up close before they were huge. The only real worries are the inevitable agonising clashes and where to begin.” Virtual Festivals

The UK’s premier festival for unearthing the best new talent, Dot To Dot Festival, returns to Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham from the 26th-28th May for its 12th edition. After smashing record attendance, and marking a sell-out Manchester event in 2016, more of the same is expected for 2017, with a huge lineup of established performers and emerging artists from around the world.

With many exciting announcements to follow, Dot To Dot, are ecstatic to announce the first wave of artists to play this year’s festival:

Euphoric guitar rock supremoes SUNDARA KARMA will return to the Dot To Dot stage, this time as festival headliners! Their meteoric rise and epic debut album came as no surprise to anybody who have seen these guys at Dot To Dot before. With stage presence in abundance, and a plethora of huge songs such as ‘Flame’, ‘Loveblood’ and ‘She Said’, Sundara Karma embody everything Dot To Dot stands for and we can’t wait to see them own the headline slot.

Joining them will be more Dot To Dot legends, in the form of Nottingham’s own AMBER RUN. Their scintillating second album just dropped after a year in the studio, and we couldn’t be happier for their return. Californian rockers THE GROWLERS also join the party, after their latest album ‘City Club’, produced by The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas, took the UK by storm when it was released last year.

After a memorable performance in 2015, high octane Scottish duo HONEYBLOOD, have also been confirmed to return. With their blend of Americana influenced, emo-tinged indie rock PINEGROVE are crossing the Atlantic for this year’s Dot To Dot. LOUIS BERRY will be stamping his own brand of Merseyside rock ‘n’ roll on this year’s festival. We’ll also be treated to sets by much-hyped LA 3-piece CHERRY GLAZERR, Irish chart-toppers PICTURE THIS and BBC Sound Of 2017 shortlisted vocalist TOM GRENNAN.

The first wave announcement also includes: ALASKALASKA, ALL WE ARE, ARDYN, BANFI, COSMO PYKE, CROOX, CUCKOOLANDER, EASY LIFE, FREAK, HEATERS, HORSE THIEF, KOLARS, LIV DAWSON, LOW ISLAND, NILÜFER YANYA, OVERCOATS, PARCELS, PAREKH & SINGH, REDFACES, SONNY, SWIMMING TAPES, TEN TONNES, TENDER, THE NIGHT CAFÉ, VAGABON, WILLIE J HEALEY, YELLOW DAYS and YONAKA.

Dot To Dot Organiser Anton Lockwood, of DHP Family, said: “After our record breaking festival in 2016 we are so excited to bring the festival back to Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham this year! We are always proud to see so many previous Dot To Dot artists become huge successes, with Sundara Karma working their way up the ranks to headline this year’s event. We pride ourselves on finding & nurturing new artists, we can’t wait to see the stars of the future playing in small venues this year before their big breaks. This first announcement is only the tip of the iceberg, and there are loads more phenomenal performers still to be announced across multiple venues very soon!”

Previous Dot to Dot line-ups have seen performances from The xx, Ed Sheeran, Mumford and Sons, The 1975, Frank Turner, Caribou, Wolf Alice, Jake Bugg, SBTKRT, Florence + The Machine, Peace, Courtney Barnett and many, many more. With the emphasis on showcasing the hottest new talent on the planet, there will be lots more exciting additions to be announced for Dot To Dot’s 2017 line-up. Make sure you keep checking www.dottodotfestival.co.uk for all the latest news and ticket info. Also subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat to keep yourself in the loop for all things Dot To Dot. Tickets are priced from £12 and available now through www.alttickets.com

NEW FENECH-SOLER!

Ace electro-poppers Fenech Soler are playing a live show in Stealth in March, and today they've released their brand new single 'Conversation' on Spotify!!

Check it out: http://smarturl.it/FS_ZILLA

Tickets are available at http://bit.ly/2jouw8t

 

2017 fenech soler conversation

DAN REED NETWORK!

DAN REED NETWORK TALK ABOUT MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘CHAMPION’

To coincide with their UK & European tour, Dan Reed Network talk about the concept behind music video for their sublime and exhilarating new single, ‘Champion’ - http://bit.ly/2jcSqEb

“Champion deals with the concept that we are what we eat, not just our physical health but our soul’s well-being," says Dan Reed. "It's about surrounding ourselves with people that feed our dreams, support and push us to be more creative, more alive, and to enjoy the ride.”

"The video portrays the intensity in the eyes of people from every walk of life. Having the band performing in front of the rear projected screens was to immerse those of us who wrote and will be performing this song live to visually state we all live in this bubble of light where every person we meet brings new insights, lessons, strength, and if we’re lucky, wisdom."

Further info about Dan Reed Network’s ‘Fight Another Day’ March 2017 UK Tour – http://bit.ly/1MRHTI6

ANGEL OLSEN ON NPR!

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In May we've got the fantastic Angel Olsen at our place!! You can check out a wicked chat and live session on NPR's World Cafe over at: http://www.npr.org/sections/world-cafe/2017/01/03/508037549/angel-olsen-on-world-cafe

It's all about her 2016 album 'My Woman'  'which shatters any wrongful assumptions anyone may have made about the North Carolina musician's melancholy tendencies. It features knockout vocals, driving guitars and a killer sense of humor that makes no apologies. Olsen is a tough-as-nails auteur with a distinct vision and the chops to execute it — from writing, arranging and co-producing My Woman to directing three of its music videos. She visited World Café to tear it up with live performances and to talk about rewriting her reputation, owning her vision and why she'll always find it easy to "be sad and complain."'

 

Alt Tickets are looking for an Administrator!

2017 alt tickets job

 Context

A new exciting role has become available in our Ticketing Team, working with DHP Family’s in-house ticketing platform – alt. tickets www.alttickets.com 

In 2016 so far alt. tickets sold over 270,000 tickets, for shows around the country not only for DHP Family but as an independent ticket agent in its own right. It has been on a significant growth plan since 2009 and that is set to continue. alt. tickets gained S.T.A.R. status in October 2014 and is dedicated to an exemplary customer experience.

 

alt. is a key component of the DHP Ticketing Team, which is the support function for the concerts, festivals and other events that DHP Family deliver.

 

Job Purpose

You will be responsible for the day-today running of alt., including show set ups and close-offs, customer services, stock control and despatch. Suggesting improvements to alt. to ensure our customer’s receive the best service possible will be key.


Key Responsibilities

  • Building shows on the online alt. tickets system
  • Stock control and despatching tickets
  • Customer services (email and telephone)
  • Managing guest lists
  • Compiling and sending customer lists and final figures
  • Assisting the Ticketing Team with their reporting function
  • Working onsite at our DHP Festivals
  • Providing support to the Ticketing Team as the business sees fit

 

Personal Characteristics and Relevant Experience

  • Evidence of experience with Microsoft XL and other Microsoft applications
  • Experience in database management and maintenance
  • Confidence in using social media
  • Fastidious attention to detail
  • Flexible in working pattern
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Evidence of Time Management skills and commitment to meet crucial deadlines
  • Excited to be involved in process improvement
  • Confidence and ability to work and communicate across multi-functional teams
  • Resilience to work in what can be a high-pressured environment

You will be required to use SharePoint and training will be given.  Industry experience is preferred but not necessary.

Hours and Place of Work

The role is based at the DHP Family’s Head Office situated in the Lace Market area of Nottingham City Centre, on a 35 hour week basis. There are peak periods which might require flexible working times e.g. weekend working to deliver the needs of the business.  

We strive to ensure that employee flexibility works both ways which relies on mutual trust.

DHP Family is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the Organization is treated equally, and we welcome applications from candidates no matter their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.

Please apply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Please note that due to the number of applications we receive DHP Family may not be able to reply to every application.