Blue­dot fes­ti­val has unveiled its third wave of artists: one of the high­lights is Jarvis Cock­er per­form­ing a rare live set. And, back from their world tour are Sons of Kemet. Der­rick Carter’s Cos­mic Dis­co promis­es to be a mix of trib­al house and tech-dis­co, host­ed by La Discotheque.

West York­shire ris­ing stars Work­ing Men’s Club will be appear­ing – their first sin­gle Bad Blood has had a lot of air­play on Radio 6 music thanks to Steve Lamacq; see an inter­view with drum­mer Jake Bogac­ki here

Also appear­ing: Du Blonde (Beth Jeans Houghton), KOKOKO!, Con­go’s Kin­shasa col­lec­tive, Anoth­er Sky, Squid, Grace Light­man, Talk­boy, SPQR and Deep Water. Delight­ed that The Lucid Dream will be play­ing; the Carlisle band play gor­geous­ly deep, rich, mus­cu­lar psychedelia. 

The 50th anniver­sary of the Moon land­ing. is the main theme of the sci­ence and space side of Bluedot.

There will be talks by Helen Shar­man, the UK’s first astro­naut and the first woman on the Mir space sta­tion, James Burke, plus Dal­las Camp­bell presents an in-depth exam­i­na­tion of return­ing to the Moon and estab­lish­ing a per­ma­nent presence.

As always„ there’s will be a huge amount of space, eco projects, sci­ence for children.

Day tick­ets are now on sale priced £39.75 per per­son. Week­end camp­ing start from £169.

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