Bluedot is a music, science and culture event held annually in July since 2016 at Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, England, combining music, live science experiments, expert talks and immersive artworks.
The festival is named after Pale Blue Dot, a famous 1990 photograph of planet Earth popularised by Carl Sagan.
Since 2016, acts performing at the bluedot festival have included New Order, Orbital, Underworld, Alt-J, Goldfrapp, Jean-Michel Jarre, The Chemical Brothers, Gary Numan, Hot Chip and The Flaming Lips. Kraftwerk are scheduled to headline Saturday at the 2019 event.
bluedot 2019 celebrates fifty years since the Moon Landings this July. The festival consists of a four-day spectacular combining music, science, cosmic culture and more beneath the Lovell Telescope.
The bluedot mission
To inspire and entertain.
To explore the frontiers of human advancement.
To celebrate science and the exploration of the universe.
To explore collaborations in science, culture, art and technology.
To highlight the fragility of planet Earth.