For us new music geeks there really is nothing better than being able to show off to our mates that we saw the latest hot music property "before they were cool".
That's a sure fire way to get real popular real fast, right? So join us and all the rest of the coolest kids at Dot to Dot in Manchester, part of a unique festival which happens across three consecutive days in Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham.
Each day of Dot to Dot happens in a different city so if you're a true geek you can travel to each one and miss absolutely nothing. A lot of the headliners perform at two of the locations - some of the acts at all three even - so you might be seeing the same ones twice but why the hell not! We've seen The Empire Strikes Back 443 times and we're still cool. Sort of. It's worth it to catch a relatively unknown artist that will probably be blowing up in the very near future, as is usually the case with the smaller acts at Dot to Dot. Not literally blowing up, that would be terrible.
Manchester venues for the festival include the stunning Manchester Cathedral, the famous Night and Day cafe and other bars in the bohemian Northern Quarter. But first, head to Manchester Methodist Central Hall to get your wristbands.
The other great thing about Dot to Dot is that tickets are really reasonably priced, especially if you get an Early Bird. But being a smartarse know-it-all? Priceless.
Dot to Dot has a pretty impressive history for putting artists on the map. We're talking about acts like The xx, Mumford and Sons, Florence & The Machine and Jake Bugg. As a result it's a big date for music industry heads so keep an eye out for journalists, radio DJs and record label scouts.
How do I get there?
The Wristband Exchange at the Methodist Central Building on Oldham St is easily accessible by train, bus, tram or foot in Manchester City Centre.
Most central Manchester bus services terminate in Piccadilly Gardens which is a short walk from the Methodist Central Building. Find bus timetables here: www.tfgm.com
The Methodist Central Building is a short walk from Piccadilly Station, which has connections to all major national train stations and Manchester tram routes.
The closest Metrolink tram stop to the Methodist Central Building is Piccadilly Gardens. For all tram routes and timetables see the Metrolink website: www.metrolink.co.uk
Early Bird - £12.10 inc booking fee
Standard - £27.50 inc booking fee (COMING SOON)
When can I get them?
Tickets on sale now
Where can I get them?
Tickets available from the website.