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As if there wasn’t enough to do this weekend already, the world-famous Dot-to-Dot festival returns!

We don’t cover much music here on Creative Nottingham, with good reason; there are many passionate people who cover the music scene much better than we could ourselves, and there’s so much going on here on a weekly basis that, were we to attempt to report on Nottingham’s music scene, the music to other category ratio would quickly dwarf the rest of the site! Phew. So, we tend to leave music coverage to the professionals. Occasionally, though, there’s an event that warrants inclusion. Dot-to-Dot definitely falls into that category.

The festival was set up in Nottingham some six years ago, and has grown steadily since, to the point where Dot-to-Dot now runs across venues in Nottingham, Manchester and Bristol. The festival also secured ongoing sponsorship from Fred Perry in 2010. Previous lineups have included Mumford & Sons, Ellie Goulding, Liars, Little Boots, Klaxons, Friendly Fires and many more. If none of those names mean anything to you – don’t worry, suffice to say that the youth have always attended and had a jolly good time…

This year, headliners Hurts, We Are Scientists (fun fact – I actually played with We Are Scientists a few years ago; they’re thoroughly nice chaps), The Naked and Famous, Guillemots and …Trail of Dead will preside over a full day of mayhem and music across five venues – Rock City, Rescue Rooms, Trent Union, Stealth and the Bodega. So, if you have any interest in the bleeding edge music scene, tickets are available from alt-tickets.