New Festival at Jodrell Bank announces first acts

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bluedot is a brand new three-day festival of discovery that promises to fuse a complex mix of artists, speakers, scientists and performers

The new festival at Jodrell Bank announces first wave musical line-up including headliners: Jean-Michel Jarre, Underworld & Caribou as well as Everything Everything, Public Service Broadcasting, Mercury Rev, Steve Mason, 65daysofstatic, British Sea Power  & many more

Taking place 22-24 July at Jodrell Bank, the Cheshire observatory

Full weekend camping and day tickets go on sale on Wedensday 16 March at 9am. Weekend tickets start at £119 and day tickets start from £35. The full schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.

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The late-night electronic line-up includes Erol Alkan and Richard Norris’ Beyond the Wizards SleeveBen UFO and DJ Yoda

 Radio 4’s The Infinite Monkey Cage with Prof. Brian Cox and Robin Ince will be recorded at the festival.

Created by From the Fields – the team behind Kendal Calling, Forgotten Fields and Live from Jodrell Bank – and the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, bluedot promises to be something new and very different.

Festival director Ben Robinson:
“bluedot is a brand new festival with a mandate to deliver a festival like nothing else on earth with a stellar programme of music, science, art, film and technology.

“Securing an amazing line-up like this in our first year is a massive coup – but bluedot isn’t just about the music, having The Infinite Monkey Cage at the festival with Brian and Robin is going to be a real highlight.

“We have a lot more still to announce including our full science and culture programme and some more big name acts that we feel will really fit the ethos of what we are trying to achieve with bluedot – a forum where music, science and the arts can really come together.”

Bluedot is supported by the UK Space Agency and the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), Europe’s largest interdisciplinary science meeting taking place for the first time in Manchester 23-27 July 2016.