Award winning festival Bluedot gears up for it’s third instalment at Jodrell Bank, Cheshire, running Thursday 19th July – Sunday 22nd July. Fusing science and music, with a specific focus on sustainability this year, the festival looks set to eclipse previous iterations with an otherwordly line-up of diverse talent spanning all walks of life.
Featuring headline slots from The Chemical Brothers, George Fitzgerald, Helena Hauff, Booka Shade, Joy Orbison and Alexis Taylor to name a few, Bluedot, positioned with the Lovell telescope looming, continues to straddle the line between music festival and scientific extravaganza, exploring the boundaries of science and human exploration to a stellar musical backdrop.
For the first time, the festival kicks off on Thursday night this year (tickets sold separately) with an exclusive performance from the Manchester based Hallé Orchestra, who will be performing Blue Planet in concert and setting the tone for the weekend’s activities. Bluedot really is a festival for the senses, with over 50 science talks taking place over the four days, and new spectacles such as the Oram Awards, headed by the PRS and the new BBC Radiophonic Workshop, which will celebrate innovation in music, sound and related technologies by the next generation of forward thinking women.
The ceremony, taking place on Friday 20th, will be hosted by BBC Radio 3 and 6music host Elizabeth Alker. Other highlights include numerous Dot Talks with leading figures in science and well known names such as Rick Edwards and Richard Dawkins, amongst a rousing line up of comedians, workshops and live experiments, which truly sets Bluedot apart as a unique festival that merges the arts and culture into a succinct playground of visual and neural pleasures, melding all of these into a festival that transcends musical experience and heads into realms unknown.