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…

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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 family programme revealed

Bluedot festival family lineup 2022 has been revealed. The music, science and space festival that takes place under the Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank has always had a seriously strong and diverse range of activities, understandably able to attract top names to its programme. Forget face painting and a dress-up box, Bluedot leads the way…

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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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Bluedot announces A Weekend in Outer Space

This Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July 2020, Bluedot festival is broadcasting a special free-to-view online weekend. The three-day extravaganza will include exclusive live performances from ORBITAL, DANIEL AVERY, RONI SIZE, BCUC, ANNA MATRONIC’S DEEP SPACE DISCO and ELBOW, interviews and panels including Brian Cox, Ann Druyan and Jim al-Khalili, plus much more. All will…

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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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Review: Bluedot 2019: a space celebration

If the scientists at Jodrell Bank could put their collective heads together, it would be perfect if they could find a way of teleporting us back to the fields of Bluedot in order to do the festival all over again. That way it might be possible to experience the stuff you’d missed first time round….

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Jarvis Cocker plus more on the Bluedot 2019 lineup

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…

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