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Bluedot Festival 2019

  • Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Macclesfield, United Kingdom
  • 18-21 July 2019
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Immerse yourself in a weekend of music, science and art

Bluedot Festival returns to Macclesfield's Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre to mark 50 years since the moon landing, once again laying on a weekend of music, art and science underneath the shadow of the imposing Lovell Telescope.

Headlining Bluedot 2019 will be none other than Kraftwerk, who will be bringing their iconic 3D show to the festival. The perfect headliner given the festival's exploration of the relationship between music and science, Kraftwerk's immersive experience will no doubt send minds into outer space.

Elsewhere festival-goers will also find an insightful programme of live science experiments, expert talks and immersive artworks, such as robot workshops, a planetarium and pulsar hunting, all set out across five unique arenas.



  • Kraftwerk 3D
  • New Order
  • Hot Chip
  • Jon Hopkins
  • Kate Tempest
  • John Grant


  • Hot Chip
  • Jon Hopkins
  • Kate Tempest
  • Ibibio Sound Machine
  • Tokimonsta (AV set)
  • Kelly Lee Owens
  • Du Blonde
  • Self Esteem
  • Leifur James
  • God Colony
  • Mark Radcliffe's Une
  • Ren Harvieu
  • Meteor Musik
  • Kinkajous
  • Blanket
  • Squid
  • Nyege Nyege Tapes Presents: Optima Alpha, Slikback and Leo P-Layeng
  • Wasuremono
  • Francis Lung
  • Jade Parker
  • Fleetmac Wood
  • Helen Sharman
  • James Burke
  • Jim Al-Khalili
  • Tom Shakespeare
  • Tim O'Brien
  • Teresa Anderson
  • Stephen Wilkins
  • Robert Newman
  • Delia Derbyshire Day

  • Kraftwerk 3-D
  • Jarvis Cocker Introducing Jarv Is...
  • 808 State
  • Sons of Kemet
  • Omar Souleyman
  • Oshun
  • Easy Star All-Stars present: Dub Side of the Moon
  • Elder Island
  • Les Amazones D-Afrique
  • Daniel Miller [DJ set]
  • K Á R Y Y N
  • Mixmag presents: Full Moon Party with Josey Rebelle and Peach
  • TVAM
  • Werkha
  • Henge
  • Stems Collective
  • Scalping
  • Juniore
  • Working Men's Club
  • The Physics House Band
  • Tony Njoku
  • Sunda Arc
  • SPQR
  • Deep Deep Water
  • Liz Bonnin
  • Libby Jackson
  • Dallas Campbell
  • Helen Pankhurst
  • Clangers (50th Anniversary Screening and Q&A)
  • Simeon Barber
  • Katherine Joy
  • Sue Nelson
  • Danielle George
  • Jeff Forshaw
  • Paul Foot
  • Knightmare Live
  • Abandoman
  • Elf
  • Lyons
  • Bobby Seagull
  • Moonwalking: Exploring Afrofuturism
  • Keisha Thompson: Man on the Moon
  • Andrew O'Neil
  • Sarah Crowther

  • New Order
  • John Grant
  • Gruff Rhys
  • Anna Calvi
  • GoGo Penguin
  • The Go! Team
  • Golden Dawn Arkestra
  • Binkbeats
  • She Drew the Gun
  • Gabe Gurnsey [live]
  • DJ Food 'O is for Orange'
  • La Discotheque presents: Derrick Carter's Cosmic Disco
  • Inner City Electronic presents: Willow and Ralph Lawson
  • Another Sky
  • Audiobooks
  • The Lucid Dream
  • Kayla Painter
  • Caoilfhionn Rose
  • Yang
  • Hello Cosmos
  • See Thru Hands
  • Grimm Twins
  • Jerry Dammers [DJ set]
  • Wallace & Gromit (Workshops & Screening)
  • Frank Cottrell-Boyce
  • Dave Goulson
  • The Dark Room
  • Matthew Palmer
  • Foxdog Studios
  • John Robins
  • Ben Target
  • Kiri Pritchard-McLean
  • John Luke Roberts
  • Cosmic Shambles
  • Ivo Graham

The Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre is an educational observatory museum with science exhibits and the Lovell Radio Telescope. The centre is part of the University of Manchester. 


Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Bomish Lane, Macclesfield, SK11 9DL, United Kingdom


Jodrell Bank is approximately: 

30 minutes from Manchester.

50 minutes from Liverpool.

17 minutes from Macclesfield.

Macclesfield train station is the nearest train station to the festival, and is on the West Coast line. The station is a 20 minute taxi ride to the site.

All ages are welcome at Bluedot. With experiments, workshops, activities happening each day that the whole family can enjoy together, Bluedot is the perfect place for all ages to enjoy themselves while being safe and sound.

Bluedot Festival 2019

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