New music festival Left Of The Dial announce twenty-four new names for the 2021 edition.

The Rotterdam festival is set to go ahead in October showcasing an array of new talent over three days.

Words by Karl Johnson


With The Great Escape Festival in Brighton unable to go ahead two years on the bounce, new music enthusiasts must look further afield for a taste of the next new crop of artists to take the music world by storm. Enter Left Of The Dial. The Rotterdam-based city festival is just a Eurostar away, and with the line up on offer over the 14, 15 and 16th of October, it might be time to show our European cousins we love them again.

Twenty-four new artists were announced to join the festival bill today, including Hard Of Hearing favourites Youth Sector, Robbie & Mona and Blue Bendy. The full line up you see below in all it’s glory. Though the festival is currently sold out at it’s current capacity, do join the waiting list (waitlist@leftofthedial.nl) for tickets as the organisers are looking to expand it’s capacity. Check out the festival playlist below.

Blue Bendy (UK) • The Bobby Lees (US) • Bull (UK) • C’est Karma (LU) •
Charlie & the Lesbians (NL) • Cloudsurfers (NL) • The Cool Greenhouse (UK) • DEAFDEAFDEAF (UK) • English Teacher (UK) • Francis of Delirium (LU) • Fruit Tones (UK) • Global Charming (NL) • Home Counties (UK) • Italia 90 (UK) • James Sullivan (UK) • Jimmy Diamond (NL) • Joe & The Shitboys (FO) • Junior (BE) • Juniore (FR) • KEG (UK) • KIEFF (NL) • Krush Puppies (UK) • Langkamer (UK) • Legss (UK) • LINN (DK) • Magnetic Spaceman (NL) • Mandrake Handshake (UK) • Maripool (UK) • MEMES (UK) • moa moa (UK) • Music On Hold (FR) • Pizza Crunch (UK) • The Pleasure Dome (UK) • Qlowski (UK) • RAMKOT (BE) • The Rills (UK) • Robbie & Mona (UK) • Saloon Dion (UK) • Shelter Boy (DE) • Shaemless (NL) • Souki (UK) • Spill Gold (NL) • Tapeworms (FR) • Tramhaus (NL) • VALA (UK) • Youth Sector (UK) • The Zen Arcade (IE) + more to be announced.