Bluedot 2017

Bluedot 2017 - the Lovell Telescope on the move
Photo credit: Neil Greenway

Bluedot 2017

Friday 7th to Sunday 9th July 2017
Jodrell Bank Visitor Centre and Arboretum, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK119DL, England MAP
£159 for the weekend or £59 for any day
Daily capacity: 5,000
Last updated: Mon 17th Jul 2017

Taking place from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th July 2017 at Jodrell Bank, the Cheshire observatory at the cutting edge of humanity’s quest for knowledge, Bluedot is a brand new three-day festival of discovery that promises to fuse a complex mix of artists, speakers, scientists and performers into an event unlike any on earth, all in the shadow of the towering Lovell telescope.


Confirmed acts include headliners Orbital, Pixies, and Alt-J, plus Soulwax, Leftfield, Ezra Furman and The Boyfriends, Warpaint, Shobaleader One, Rogue Emperor, Shura, Andrew Weatherall, Factory Floor, The Moonlandingz, and many more, with much more still to be announced.

For all the acts announced so far please see the line-up page.

For the science programme details, please see here.


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Tickets are currently priced at £159 for adult weekend tickets, including camping. Day tickets are also available at £59 per day. Prices do not include booking fees.

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A full science and culture programme will be announced in the coming weeks but attendees can expect an incredible array of talent from across the scientific, literary and arts communities with five distinct arenas featuring space orchestras, talks, screenings of films, lectures, comedy and debates and a vast spectrum of hands-on activities including the Luminarium, art installations, robot workshops, a planetarium, the Galaxy Garden, pulsar hunting, graphene making classes and much more.


A nod to Carl Sagan’s pale blue dot, the festival will celebrate our planet in the vast cosmos, showcasing humanity’s creative achievements in arts, science, technology and the exploration of space.


For those wishing to enjoy the three-day festival, a diverse mix of culinary options will be on offer along with standard and luxury camping options.

More information will be here when available.

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