Manchester's multi-venue music festival Dot to Dot has announced the first wave of acts on this year's line up.
English/Spanish electro-folk band Crystal Fighters will headline the event, alongside jazz and hip hop-influenced multi-instrumentalist Jordan Rakei and indie rockers Swim Deep.
Also on the bill are Liverpool four-piece The Night Cafe, punk trio Dream Wife, psych-garage group The Orielles, and Lauren Aquilina with her piano-driven pop.
They'll be joined by acts including Viagra Boys, 404, Alex Lahey, Angie McMahon, Bess Atwell, Bessie Turner, Crows, Dancing on Tables, Dylan, Fatherson, Faye Webster, Heavy Lungs, James Gillespie, Kojaque, Love Sick, Max Rad, Mini Mansions, Miss Grit, Missio, ONR, Rachel Chinouriri, Rews, Sons of an Illustrious Father, Sun Silva, Swimminggirls, Wasuremono and Wovoka Gentle.
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The event celebrates its 15th anniversary this year and opens in Manchester on Friday May 24 before moving to Bristol on Saturday May 25 and Nottingham on Sunday May 26.
A full list of participating venues in each city will be revealed soon. © Publicity pictureSwim Deep
Dot To Dot organiser Anton Lockwood, of promoters DHP Family, said: "We are very proud that Dot To Dot is recognised as a unique and essential event for discovering new music.
"It might be our 15th year but our passion for emerging talent continues undiminished. For this edition of Dot To Dot we are very happy to welcome relentlessly creative headliners in Crystal Fighters and respected tastemaker Jordan Rakei, backed up with a huge array of the best emerging talent, with even more to be announced. We can't wait!"
Tickets are on sale now priced from £14 at alttickets.com .
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