Bluedot Festival @ Jodrell Bank Observatory (Macclesfield; Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd July 2018)  


Since its inaugural weekend in 2016, Bluedot has become known as a festival of discovery. Set within the grounds of Jodrell Bank Observatory—the iconic Lovell telescope providing a formidable backdrop—the festival’s program of live music, scientific talks and workshops has inspired attendees of all ages. Outer space, the natural environment, groundbreaking sounds and mind-boggling theories are just the tip of the iceberg!

This year, the Bluedot Roots stage is set to appeal to fans of global sounds. Manchester-based music venue and promoter, Band on the Wall, has scheduled each day, celebrating the music of South Asia on Friday, contemporary jazz and R&B on the Saturday and African and Caribbean music on the Sunday. Dr Gayathri Ganapathy, Lao Ra and Jali Nyonkoling Kuyateh are among their diverse assemblage of artists.

The Blue Planet In Concert with the Hallé Orchestra is certain to be an awe-inspiring main stage spectacle, highlighting ‘the beauty and fragility of our planet Earth’, according to festival director, Ben Robinson.

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