Bluedot Festival


Hot Chip, Kraftwerk, and New Order, plus others including Jon Hopkins; Kate Tempest; 808 State; John Grant; Gogo Penguin; Jarvis Cocker; Gruff Rhys; Anna Calvi; Les Amazones D'Afrique; The Go! Team; Ibibio Sound Machine; Omar Souleyman, with more to be announced.


Jodrell Bank Observatory, Bomish Lane, Cheshire. SK11 9DW (use this postcode and not the Google listed one)


30 minutes from Manchester, 50 minutes from Liverpool. Secure car parking costs £10 per day and £20 for the whole weekend.


Tickets on sale from £168.75 for the weekend. Buy tickets here.


Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st July 2019


5000 capacity per day

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The Guardian describes this Cheshire festival as "totally cosmic" and it really is out of this world. Mixing the genres of music and science, it offers a weekend of great live performances, culture, art and scientific discovery in abundance.

The meticulous planning is a credit to Bluedot's curators as the whole event encircles this cosmic theme; the predominance of electronic, ethereal music and the mind-boggling acts and installations all remind you that this festival has science crossed with music at its core. With live music, comedy, science talks and workshops, live experiments, showcasing of ground-breaking research and more live music, you'll certainly have plenty to keep your brain stimulated this July!

The timing of this new festival was very opportune, coinciding with Tim Peake's recent space mission and Bluedot has proved to be very popular indeed. It has just won the Association of Independent Festival's award for"Mind Blowing Spectacle" for Brian Eno's light installation and also another award for "Best New Festival on the Block" Thoroughly deserved, we think.

What we love about this festival.

The juxtaposition of genres really works. Music and science mixed up is cosmic!

Camping and Glamping Options

There is a standard campsite (with the option to upgrade to "Club Class" - posh showers and toilets, a pamper lounge with GHDs, salon quality hair-dryers and make-up mirrors.) There is also a family camping area and glamping options with Tangerine Fields, live-in vehicle areas and boutique camping.

Past lineups

Underworld, Jean-Michel Jarre, Caribou, AIR, Brian Eno, Everything Everything, Public Service Broadcasting, George Fitzgerald. Scientists: Tim O'Brien, Helen Keen and BBC R4's Infinite Monkey.

Kids and families

The "Family Encounters" area has science shows, hands-on activities and characters from the Clangers. The whole festival is geared towards kids, too.

A touch of luxury

There will be yoga, stargazing and The Gastronomy Village, which has a carefully curated cuisine.  

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