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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