Bluedot 2018

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Bluedot 2018

Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd July 2018
Jodrell Bank Visitor Centre and Arboretum, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK119DL, England MAP
£169 for the weekend, £59.75 any day
Daily capacity: 5,000
Last updated: Fri 29th Jun 2018

Now four days and taking place from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd July 2018 at Jodrell Bank, the Cheshire observatory at the cutting edge of humanity’s quest for knowledge, Bluedot is a 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 The Flaming Lips, Future Islands, and The Chemical Brothers, with the Halle Orchestra doing 'Blue Planet In Concert', along with Gary Numan, Little Dragon, Roni Size, Gilles Peterson, Unkle, Booka Shade, The Orb, Public Service Broadcasting, and many more, with many more still to be announced.

For the details so far including day and stage splits where available please see the line-up page.

Expect music across a number of stages, as well as plenty of science talks. 

For details of the culture programme (as announced) which will include talks, screenings and more please see the news items.


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Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult 3-day (Fri-Sun): £169
teen (aged 11-15) 3-day (Fri-Sun): £79
child (aged 6-10) 3-day (Fri-Sun): £25
infant (aged up-to 5) 3-day (Fri-Sun): free but needs ticket 
Thursday add-on: £29 for weekend ticket holders; £35 as standalone ticket.
Friday / Saturday / Sunday: £59.75

More info

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.


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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