Bluedot 2019

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Bluedot 2019

Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st July 2019
Jodrell Bank Visitor Centre and Arboretum, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK119DL, England MAP
£179 for the weekend incl camping
Daily capacity: 21,000
Last updated: Mon 8th Jul 2019

Bluedot 2019 will take place from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st July 2019 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.


Announced are headliners 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; Ibibio Sound Machine; Omar Souleyman; and many more.

For the details as available please see the line-up page.


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Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult 3-day (Fri-Sun): £179 (sold out)
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 
adult Saturday: £65.70 (SOLD OUT)
teen (aged 11-15) Saturday: £27.50
child (aged 6-10) Saturday: £27.50
Thursday add-on: £31.90 for weekend ticket holders.
car parking: £22
campervan / caravan: £88.50
All-day and just-evenings tickets also available.

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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