Live from Jodrell Bank 2012

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Live from Jodrell Bank 2012

Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th June 2012
Jodrell Bank Visitor Centre and Arboretum, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK119DL, England MAP
£35 - Elbow day sold out
Daily capacity: 5,000
Last updated: Mon 25th Jun 2012

Unfortunately, Day 2 (Paul Weller) has had to be cancelled, due tio the effects of the weather. Please see here for more information.


Live from Jodrell Bank is a series of shows taking place on weekends throughout the year on an outdoor stage right in the shadow of the towering Lovell telescope. Each day is a separate event, individually ticketed with no camping on offer.


Transmission 002: Saturday 23rd June - Elbow + Field Music, Cherry Ghost, Lianne La Havas, and Willy Mason .
Transmission 003: Sunday 24th June – Paul Weller + Graham Coxon + Gomez + Baxter Dury + Little Barrie + Jake Evans. Craig Charles will be appearing for an exclusive Q and A ahead of the airing of the 10th series of British Sci-Fi comedy Red Dwarf.


Tickets are priced at £35 for Sunday. Saturday tickets with Elbow have sold out.

To buy tickets, click here.

More info

As well as providing an amazing backdrop the telescope will also be serving a secondary purpose as the worlds most incredible projection screen! Throughout the day there will be experiments and workshops along with free access to the new visitor centre – and in the evening the acts will perform. Jodrell Bank is brought to you by the creative minds behind Kendal Calling festival, The Warehouse Project and Ear To The Ground. Times: Gates 4pm, activities from 4pm, music from 7.30pm. There is no age restriction.

Euro 2012

Live From Jodrell Bank will be screening England's quarter final tie against Italy in the European Championships in the Science Arena after a full day's activity. It is important to note that the match will not clash with Paul Weller's headline set or disrupt the running order of the day and is an added bonus for those who want to watch the match whilst not disturbing those who are there for the music.

The science

Before the spectacular evening concerts and throughout each day, attendees will be able to participate in a fantastic range of hands-on experiments and workshops on site at Jodrell Bank. With full access to the magnificent Discovery centre included in every ticket, this is a great chance to find out more about the mind-blowing research happening at Jodrell Bank. Explore the wonders of the universe and find out for yourself why stargazing has enjoyed a massive resurgence in the past few years.

The audience will also benefit from free entry to the Space Pavilion, Jodrell Bank's newly built visitors centre, until 5pm. Gig-goers will be able to take away printouts of live signals received by the Lovell Telescope, discover how hot or cold they are with the use of the centre's infra-red camera, see the astronomy picture of their birthday and listen to the sound of the Big Bang.

Highlights from the Science Arena include:

See the amazing giant Lovell Telescope in action as Jodrell Bank Astrophysicist Tim O'Brien puts it through its paces live from stage.

Meet Bridget, the Mars rover built as part of the research for the European Space Agency's next mission to Mars.

Find out about the beautiful intricacies of mathematical origami -- and do some experiments of your own.

Learn about the science of sport with In the Zone - a Welcome Trust exhibition inspired by London 2012 -- discover the secret springs that make you jump -- get under the skin of your blood system -- race to the finish and take home access to your own personal showreel!

Find out more about pulsars, rapidly rotating stars the size of a large city that send out radio waves across the Universe.

Meet Jodrell Bank scientists and engineers working at the cutting edge of science and find out about the latest research

Find out the latest news about the exciting multi billion pound project to build the world's biggest telescope, the Square Kilometre Array -- with the international HQ based at Jodrell!

Meet eMERLIN, the UK-wide network of telescopes run from Jodrell Bank

Get updates on the search for the elusive Higgs Boson, the so called 'God particle', from the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva.

Celebrate the centenary of the birth of pioneering computer scientist, Alan Turing with the Turing Sunflower project, a mass experiment to grow thousands of sunflowers and count their spirals!

And finally, find out why Jodrell Bank is the UK hub for ALMA, -- a world class Telescope in the heart of the Chilean Andes.

Scooter Rally

On Sunday, in keeping with the Modfather's iconic status a range of mod related activity is announced including a scooter rally that will make its way to the Jodrell Bank observatory and will be a site to behold attracting scooter and music enthusiasts from across the North West and beyond. The rally will assemble at The Waggon & Horses, Manchester Road, nr Congleton and will depart for a drive through the Cheshire countryside enroute to Jodrell Bank. There will also be a scooter parts stall plus a vintage and record market.


This event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area.

More information will be here when available.

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