Bluedot Announces First Wave Of Artists

Headlining bluedot 2017 are Alt-J, Pixies and Orbital. Taking place from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th July 2017

In the shadow of the Lovell Telescope, one of the world’s most iconic research instruments, at Jodrell Bank Observatory, near Goostrey, Cheshire.

Elsewhere on the line up are Soulwax, Ezra Furman and The BoyfriendsWarpaint, Squarepusher project Shobaleader OneShuraAndrew Weatherall, Factory FloorMoonlandingz, Boxed In, Max Cooper with a performance of Emergence, Radiophonic Workshop, Whyte Horses Experience (with special guest TBA),Jane Weaver and Meilyr Jones.

Further support comes from Anna Meredith, Rival Consoles, The Comet is Coming, Marc Riley DJ set, Space Cassette Takeover starring Henge, Age of Glass and Anchorsong, Flamingods, The Early Years, Plastic Mermaids, Goat Girl, Makeness, Ider, TVAM, Wovoka Gentle, Ethan & The Reformation, Girl Sweat Pleasure Temple Ritual Band, Horsebeach, Team Picture and Algorave.

Full weekend camping tickets are now on sale and start from £149 outright cost or a £27.33 payment plan.

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Festival director Ben Robinson: “We are incredibly proud to be able to present such an innovative and legendary collection of artists to perform at this years bluedot festival.”

“Orbital’s return to the festival stage at bluedot will be an incredibly fitting spectacle and one not to be missed, along with Pixies, Alt-J and Soulwax the headline acts are all hugely talented musicians, who have helped to shape and form music culture over the years.”

“The reaction to the first event has been incredible and we are only just beginning to realise the potential of curating a festival in such a unique location.  We have a full programme of science, arts and culture still to come, it’s going to be an exciting summer ahead.”

The full arts, culture and science line-up will be announced in the coming months but highlights include the brilliant best selling author Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Tubular Brass, a newly formed brass band featuring some of the UK’s finest players, performing a full brass band score of Mike Oldfield’s multimillion-selling classic Tubular Bells, developed by the highly regarded arranger and conductor, Sandy Smith.

There will be talks from world-class scientists and thinkers, updates on climate change and the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence, combined with an opportunity to ask the Big Questions of leading researchers. All backed up by a full family-friendly programme of hands-on science experiments and interactive shows.

Said Professor Teresa Anderson MBE, Director of the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre: “We’re absolutely delighted to be planning the second bluedot festival here at Jodrell Bank this summer. It’s such a brilliant celebration of music, arts and culture – with a huge strand of real scientific authenticity through it all.