The Dot to Dot Festival, one of many inner city music events that showcase new and emerging acts, has announced the dates for the 2009 event.

The festival returns to both Bristol and Nottingham over the weekend of May 23-24.

No acts are yet known, but tickets go on sale this Friday (January 23).

In Bristol gigs will happen at The Thekla, Louisiana, Fleece, Cooler and Academy, with fans heading to Nottingham set to visit Rock City, Rescue Rooms, Stealth, Bodega and the Trent University.