4 Must See Acts – Dot to Dot Manchester (2017)

Continuing with our festival previews me turn to Dot 2 Dot; a festival which takes place in venues across 3 UK cities on consecutive days over the late May Bank Holiday. Today we start with Manchester which will kick the festival off on Friday 26 May.

As well as some great headliners, nearly 100 local acts were also announced to play in many of the cities fine musical venues. We’ve listened to them all and here’s our short list of “4 Must See Acts”.

Larkins (@larkinsband)

We’re totally hooked on Larkins’ blend of tropical rhythms, funk-flecked bass, reverb soaked guitar and playful vocals. Super fun indie rock that has to be heard.

Where: The Ruby Lounge, 28-34 High Street, Manchester, M4 1QB
Showtime: Friday 26 May @ 16:15

marsicans (@marsicans)

Stunning vocal harmonies, polyrhythmic guitar verses and tear out grunge laced choruses. Magic!

Where: Kosmonaut, 10 Tariff Street, Manchester, M1 2FF
Showtime: Friday 26 May @ 19:00

Iora (@IORAmusic)

Layers of gentle folk vocals over stripped back electronic beats and acoustic elements make for an absorbing listen.

Where: Tiger Lounge, 5 Cooper Street, Manchester, M2 2FW
Showtime: Friday 26 May @ 20:15

Corella (@Corellamnc)

It’s good time guitar led pop and sing along vocal hooks all the way from this Manchester quartet. We reckon their upbeat vibe will illuminate a live stage so well worth a look.

Where: Kosmonaut, 10 Tariff Street, Manchester, M1 2FF
Showtime: Friday 26 May @ 23:00

Manchester is a belting city for live music and we have no doubts that this lot will do it and Dot 2 Dot Festival proud. Get out and support their shows as well as the many other great acts.

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