The first big reveal: Bluedot festival 2023

Blue­dot fes­ti­val has just released its line­up for July 2023 – and from the music to the sci­ence and space pro­gramme, it’s look­ing amaz­ing.  Top of the bill is the spec­tac­u­lar Grace Jones with her one and only north­ern fes­ti­val per­for­mance this year. Pave­ment and Roisin Mur­phy are also set to head­line. Addi­tion­al­ly, Left­field 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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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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Bluedot festival Family Friday

Blue­dot fes­ti­val has announced Fam­i­ly Day, tak­ing place on the first full day, Fri­day 22 July 2022.  Now in its fifth year, blue­dot con­tin­ues to be one of the best fam­i­ly friend­ly fes­ti­vals in the UK. Of course, as the home of Cheshire’s Jodrell Bank Obser­va­to­ry, the team behind the event has put togeth­er top-lev­­el science…

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Our best festivals for 2022

We LOVE com­pil­ing this list each year. And it feels par­tic­u­lar­ly lib­er­at­ing to almost be back to ‘busi­ness as usu­al’ on the fes­ti­val front – plus some new and expand­ed events are going ahead, mean­ing those in charge of the fes­ti­val purse strings are con­fi­dent we’re head­ing back in the fields this sum­mer. So here’s…

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Bluedot festival launches lineup for 2022

We’ve had to wait for two years but Blue­dot is back and their team has just announced its line­up – with sev­er­al more names to come near­er the time. Blue­dot fes­ti­val is set in the grounds of Jodrell Bank Obser­va­to­ry in Cheshire, with the Lovell tele­scope at its cen­tre. The fes­ti­val is known for its…

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Björk to be Bluedot 2022 closing headliner

Blue­dot fans may remem­ber that Björk was sched­uled to be one of the head­lin­ers for 2019 until the event was post­poned. The unique Ice­landic artist is now sched­uled for next year, 2022, where she will head­line the final Sun­day night show in a unique show with Man­ches­ter’s Hal­lé Orches­tra. Björk will be joined by The…

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Doves thrill their fans with long-awaited new songs

There was a Twit­ter account for Doves fans a few years called some­thing like @Dovespleasegettogetheragain (it’s no longer live, hav­ing suc­cess­ful­ly done its job). It was a place where the Doves-bereft could share their heart­break and hope­ful­ly jog the trio back into action.  And lo, in 2019, it hap­pened – as Doves head­ed out to…

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