blue­dot has just announced anoth­er wave of artists to join its 2023 bill on July 20–23. The fes­ti­val, whose head­lin­ers for 2023 include Grace Jones, Roisin Mur­phy and Pave­ment has also released a lim­it­ed num­ber of £49 day tick­ets. At this price, those day tick­ets won’t hang around for long so you’ll need to snap them up fast. Check out the site and tick­ets at dis­cov­er the bluedot

Pio­neer­ing elec­tron­ic duo 2manydjs join the bill on Sat­ur­day evening, clos­ing the Orbit are­na with a late-night DJ set. The Dewaele broth­ers descend on Jodrell Bank 21 years on from the infa­mous mix album As Heard On Radio Soul­wax Part 2 and with decades of mix­es to keep the par­ty going well into Sunday.

Along­side 2manydjs is Erol Alkan, the DJ and pro­duc­er and the founder of Phan­ta­sy, the record label home of Daniel Avery, Red Axes and Alkan’s own Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve project.

Creep Show, the project of John Grant and ana­logue elec­tro trio Wran­gler (fea­tur­ing Stephen Mallinder of Cabaret Voltaire) will per­form on Fri­day, with a set of exper­i­men­tal pop and sur­re­al funk pre­view­ing new mate­r­i­al fol­low­ing the release of 2018 debut Mr Dyna­mite.

Also join­ing Saturday’s bill is Lon­don indie rock band Sor­ry, who scored praise for their debut album ‘925’ and sec­ond release Any­where But Here in late 2022.

Also part of bluedot’s Late Night line-up is the win­ner of BBC1’s ‘Essen­tial Mix of the Year’ in 2021 and founder of record label Femme Cul­ture, British pro­duc­er and DJ Elk­ka, plus Future Utopia, the pro­duc­tion project of Fras­er T Smith, whose song­writ­ing cred­its include col­lab­o­ra­tion with Stor­mzy, Adele and Dave. His 2023 return kick-start­ed with We Were We Still Are, the new sin­gle with blue­dot favourite Kae Tempest.

blue­dot has also today revealed day splits for 2023. Fol­low­ing a Thurs­day night Open­ing Con­cert from Max Richter and the BBC Con­cert Orches­tra per­form­ing VOICES and Recom­posed, Róisín Mur­phy takes top spot on Fri­day evening’s Lovell Stage after Djan­go Djan­go and Black Coun­try, New Road. Pave­ment head­line Sat­ur­day with an exclu­sive only UK per­for­mance of 2023 along­side Dry Clean­ing, Malian desert blues pio­neers Tinari­wen and cul­ture from Moon­age Day­dream cre­ator Brett Mor­gen and Nish Kumar.

The icon­ic Grace Jones will close the fes­ti­val on Sun­day beneath the UNESCO World Her­itage Site’s Lovell Tele­scope with her only north­ern show of the sum­mer, pre­ced­ed by Young Fathers and with Max Coop­er clos­ing the Orbit are­na with a spe­cial 3D/AV immer­sive show, before the week­end is wrapped up with a Clos­ing Par­ty head­lined by Annie Mac.

Fes­ti­val direc­tor Ben Robin­son says: “We are delight­ed to share anoth­er wave of incred­i­ble live artists and DJs to add to our exist­ing line-up. The over­whelm­ing influ­ence of 2manydjs and Erol Alkan make them a per­fect choice for Saturday’s Late Night, while new addi­tions like Sor­ry and Koko­roko are part of a real­ly excit­ing bill of new and under­ground names. We look for­ward to wel­com­ing you all to Jodrell Bank this sum­mer to con­tin­ue the cos­mic adventures.”

blue­dot was recent­ly named Line-Up Of The Year at the UK Fes­ti­val Awards, and Fes­ti­val of the Year at the Live Awards. Day tick­ets for blue­dot 2023 are on sale now from £49

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