There are two reasons I love this poster. The kid in me loves the fact local acts such as BABY GODZILLA (who incidentally are incendiary live) are given top billing over world famous acts such as We Are Scientists. The second ‘deeper’ point is what this poster reflects. Nottingham’s biggest new music event, previously a desert in the context of Nottingham artists has now gone Notts-tastic.

In May 2008 we emailed Dot To Dot asking how many local acts would be on the line-up for that year’s event. The answer was two and if memory serves me right one was actually from Le*&%ter. How things have changed. Big up to Ben and everyone else at Dot To Dot who have reached out to embrace our local scene at this major event on the nation’s New Music calendar.

Highlights to look out for include the afore-mentioned BABY GODZILLA stimulating more impulsive acts of lesbianism , HARLEIGHBLU converting all those Indie Kids to the wonders of Soul and LONG DEAD SIGNAL living the Nottingham dream and getting to play the Rock City main stage. The Notts only Acoustic Rooms arena should be pretty special too, as well as a great place to carb up on curly fries after seven straight hours of gigging.


Seeya down the front.


PS If your event has embraced the rising momentum in the Nottingham scene and gone Notts-tastic email us and let us know: