Camp Bestival announces Dorset and Shropshire lineups

Some­thing for fam­i­lies to look for­ward to! Both Camp Besti­val line­ups have just been revealed, with tick­ets on sale from Thurs­day 17th Novem­ber. Head­lin­ing Camp Besti­val Dorset is Grace Jones, The Kooks and Craig David Presents TS5. Mean­while, Camp Besti­val Shropshire’s head­line acts include Pri­mal Scream, Rudi­men­tal and Human League. Also announced today for both sites are Sophie Ellis-Bex­­tor and Melanie C as well as Con­fi­dence Man plus Sam Ryder.…

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Bluedot 2023 Thursday opening act revealed

Blue­dot fes­ti­val has revealed its first head­lin­er for 2023, with Max Richter bring­ing VOICES and Recom­posed to the Thurs­day Open­ing Con­cert at the icon­ic Jodrell Bank Obser­va­to­ry. The prodi­gious com­pos­er and pro­duc­er will per­form an exclu­sive orches­tral col­lab­o­ra­tion beneath the Lovell Tele­scope to open the fes­ti­val. Thurs­day open­ing con­cert tick­ets will be avail­able as a…

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In It Together Festival makes first announcements for 2023

Mul­ti-genre span­ning fes­ti­val In It Togeth­er (26–28 May 2023) has announced its first wave of artists for its sec­ond edi­tion next sum­mer. The fam­i­ly friend­ly fes­ti­val is return­ing to Old Park Farm, Margam in May 2023. As well as wel­com­ing inter­na­tion­al acts, the fes­ti­val will also sup­port over 50 Welsh artists.  Kelis and British DJ Tom Zanet­ti will…

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Bluedot 22 photo gallery Sunday

Dr Mag­gie Aderin-Pocock­’s talk at Mis­sion Con­trol; music from Sea Pow­er, The Bug Club, Orlan­do Weeks, W H Lung and A Cer­tain Ratio. And some inven­tive out­fits…Check out our Fri­day and Sat­ur­day pho­to gallery here Blue­dot Fri­day and Sat­ur­day pho­to gallery 

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Bluedot 2022 festival review

Since its first year in 2016, Blue­dot has carved out a unique place in the fes­ti­val land­scape, curat­ing a music line­up that can rival any oth­er gath­er­ing. But it also offers some­thing spe­cial – a win­dow into the world of sci­ence and space. Talks and work­shops are giv­en by some of the top names in…

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Bluedot 22 photo gallery 1

Images from Fri­day and Sat­ur­day at Blue­dot 2022… from Los Bitchos to Groove Arma­da, Lanterns on the Lake and Kel­ly Lee Owens. The Lounge Soci­ety, BCUC and Kahreign. Helen Pankhurst inter­views poet Niki­ta Gill. Lor­na Rees and her cloud gaz­ing project. Sci­ence this year fea­tured – Tim O’Brien and his wel­come speech – plus Chris…

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After Glastonbury: festivals to book

If you’ve arrived home from Wor­thy Farm feel­ing like you could do it all again (but on a small­er scale), or if four days of watch­ing Glas­to from your sofa has inspired you to get back in the fields, don’t fret. We’ve com­piled a roundup of fes­ti­vals with a few tick­ets still avail­able. Don’t hang…

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KITE festival – Saturday review

Our vis­it to Kite fes­ti­val, set in gen­tle coun­try­side close to Oxford, was pret­ty much based on the fact that Grace Jones was set to head­line on the Sat­ur­day night – not that there weren’t plen­ty of oth­er attrac­tive propo­si­tions through­out this new music and ideas event. Chat­ting to peo­ple around the site it appears…

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Bluedot festival 2022 full science programme

Head­ing the bill for the blue­dot 2022 sci­ence pro­gramme are astro­naut Tim Peake, physi­cist Jim-Khalili, Mon­i­ca Grady, Sheena Cuick­shank and Pro­fes­sor Chris Lin­tott.  After beat­ing 8000 appli­cants to be select­ed as a Euro­pean Space Agency astro­naut, Tim Peake spent sev­er­al years in inten­sive train­ing final­ly join­ing the crew of the Inter­na­tion­al Space Sta­tion in 2015…

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