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WIN! Weekend camping tickets to bluedot! | bluedot Festival Line Up

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Entering its fourth year, bluedot is an award-winning independent festival by From the Fields – owners and organisers of Kendal Calling and Off the Record – and Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. With a mandate to provide amazing, challenging and entertaining content for all the family, bluedot fuses an incredible mix of artists, speakers, scientists and performers into an event unlike any on earth. 

Taking place 18-21 July, bluedot – the award-winning festival that fuses music, science and culture at Cheshire’s iconic Jodrell Bank Observatory – has announced a third wave of artists to join its already impressive bill. The festival has also revealed day tickets will be available.

Geek-chic superstar and national treasure Jarvis Cocker is a welcome addition to the festival with a rare live set. Renowned as the legendary frontman of Pulp, Jarvis was a figurehead of Britpop, later cementing himself as a hugely successful solo artist in his own right. Expect an energetic set of new material fused with hits from an enormous back catalogue.

Following the successes of their 2018 world tour, Sons of Kemet also joins the eclectic bill. Will a kinetic, earth-shaking sound the MOBO award-winning four-piece promises an electrifying performance and are guaranteed to be a festival highlight.

WIN! Weekend camping tickets to bluedot! | bluedot Festival Line Up

Also topping the bill is Derrick Carter’s Cosmic Disco – a sublime mix of futuristic tribal house and tech-disco, hosted by the UK’s most exciting disco party La Discotèque.

bluedot has today also announced the first names on this year’s comedy line-up as part of the festival’s art and culture programme. Highlights include award-winning comedian John Robins. Billed as “One of the most naturally gifted comedians” by The Telegraph, John has gained a devoted following for his podcast ‘The Elis James and John Robins Show’ receiving over 25million downloads and a regular fixture in the podcast charts.

Other welcome additions include Knightmare Live – the critically acclaimed stage adaptation of the cult TV show, Knightmare, Irish freestyle rapper and comedian Abandoman, Keri Pritchard-Mclean, The Dark Room, Paul Foot, Ivo Graham, Elf Lyons, Andrew O’Neill, John Luke Roberts, David Trent, Joey Page, Manchester's finest tech comedy duo Foxdog Studios, Ben Target and rising star Micky Overman.

Elsewhere on the line-up are Kinshasan collective KOKOKO!, experimental space voyagers Golden Dawn Arkestra, God Colony, Binkbeats, Oshun, Werkha, Self Esteem, Leifur James and Emma-Jean Thackray.

Also featured is South-London foursome Another Sky, Squid Working Men’s Club, Spill Gold, singer-songwriter Francis Lung, Bradford on Avon favourites Wasuremono, See Thru Hands, Grace Lightman, six-piece indie-rockers Talkboy, SPQR and Deep Water.

Late night parties include Nyege Nyege Tapes presenting an exclusive line-up including Otim Alpha, Slickback and electro Acholi pioneer Leo P-Layeng, while Mixmag will host genre-blending DJ Josey Rebelle and energetic party mixer Peach. Other additions include Manchester DJ and producer Willow and sets from award-winning DJ Ralph Lawson, both hosted by Inner City Electronic, plus Daniel Miller DJ Sets and Fleetmac Wood – a Fleetwood Mac mash-up of exclusive remixes and edits crafted for the dance floor!

WIN! Weekend camping tickets to bluedot! | bluedot Festival Line Up

As well as its live and electronic programme, bluedot has also announced the first names from its science and culture programme that this year will be centred around the 50 th anniversary of the moon landing. Key speakers include Dr Helen Sharman the UK’s first astronaut and the first woman on the Mir space station, veteran broadcaster and science historian James Burke, the UK Space Agency’s human spaceflight expert Libby Jackson, Dr Katherine Joy, Dr Simeon Barber and broadcaster Dallas Campbell presenting an in-depth examination of returning to the Moon and establishing a permanent human presence on its surface. There will be further talks from world-class scientists and thinkers, combined with an opportunity to ask the Big Questions of leading researchers. All backed up by a full family-friendly programme of hands-on science experiments and interactive shows.

Day tickets are now on sale, priced £59.75 per person. Full weekend camping tickets start from £169. For tickets and details please visit:

This years music headliners include Kraftwerk 3-D, New Order, Hot Chip and Jon Hopkins, and the first wave of science and culture names that have also been announced include: Helen Sharman, Liz Bonnin, Helen Pankhurst, Tom Shakespeare and Jim Al-Khalili, plus The Gadget Show’s Dallas Campbell, fun with The Clangers, Wallace & Gromit Workshops and exploring what it feels like to walk on the moon with Moonwalking: Exploring Afrofuturism.

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  • Reply
    16th April 2019 at 8:32 pm

    We were at Jodrell Bank last week and heard about bluedot for the first time. It looks awesome! If we were free we’d definitely be going but we have other plans. It’s on my radar (no pun intended) for next time though! x

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    Charlotte Bell
    23rd April 2019 at 10:40 am

    All done! Looks like a great first festival for little ones.

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