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Bluedot 2018 Preview, Line-up and more!

Bluedot 2018 Preview, Line-up and more!

Bluedot festival is an event combining everyone’s love for music, science and the arts for four continuous days at the famous Jodrell Bank attraction. The event runs from the 19th through to the 22nd of July 2018, accommodation is available on site as well. Meaning less travel for you!

This year the brand new Roots Stage, produced in partnership with Arts Council England and legendary Manchester venue Band on the Wall. Over three days, the Roots stage will feature stunning music from South Asia, some of the most exciting emerging urban jazz talents, and a programme of afro-caribbean grooves.

Flaming Lips playing at Bluedot.

Urbansita have been able to bring you the entire line up to date! Scroll through the list and see who takes your fancy for this year’s festival:

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS // THE FLAMING LIPS // FUTURE ISLANDS // THE BLUE PLANET IN CONCERT with THE HALLE // PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING // GARY NUMAN // LITTLE DRAGON // SLOWDIVE // PLUS SPECIAL GUEST RONI SIZE: NEW FORMS LIVE // UNKLE // RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP [ONSITE WORKSHOP + LIVE] // GILLES PETERSON // BOOKA SHADE // THE ORB // GEORGE FITZGERALD [LIVE] // LAMB // ALEXIS TAYLOR // NADINE SHAH // ADRIAN SHERWOOD // BUGGED OUT TAKEOVER: JOY ORBISON // NOT WAVING [LIVE] // LEMMY ASHTON // HOLLY LESTER // CRAZY P [LIVE] // HOOKWORMS // INNER CITY ELECTRONIC TAKEOVER: HELENA HAUFF //

Craig Charles will also be featuring this year.

RALPH LAWSON // KEROUAC // BALOJI // VESSELS // LOST HORIZONS // AFRIQUOI // ACID MOTHER’S TEMPLE // RE-TROS // CRAIG CHARLES’ SPACE FUNK ODYSSEY // LANGHAM RESEARCH CENTRE // ANA MATRONIC [DJ SET] // DJ ANDY SMITH’S REACH UP DISCO WONDERLAND // DUB PISTOLS OUTTA SPACE [DJ SET] // MAD PROFESSOR // HUMAN AFTER ALL [A TRIBUTE TO DAFT PUNK] // RAJASTHAN HERITAGE BRASS BAND // WILL TRAMP! // AMBER ARCADES // WARMDUSCHER // BOY AZOOGA // TO KILL A KING // NABIHAH IQBAL // THE LONG NOW // WARM DIGITS // LAURA MISCH // NIGHT FLOWERS // SNAPPED ANKLES // BANANA HILL [DJ SET] // PLASTIC MERMAIDS // LITTLE CUB // PARK HOTEL // AK/DK // HENGE // FUTURE GET DOWN // HUSKY LOOPS // JW RIDLEY // HELLO COSMOS // PEARL CITY // COSMIC STRIP // OUTLIERS // TOM ROGERSON // FEHM // DRAHLA // SPEAKMANSOUND // CRUEL WORLD // CHAOUCHE // FWAR // THOMAS RAGSDALE // RAIKES PARADE // VIDE0 // GAME_PROGRAM // SHUNYA // DRIFTBOX // RHAIN // BIG FISH LITTLE FISH // TOBI SUMNOLA // OUTLIERS [DJS] // LATE NIGHT TALES [DJ SET] // SCIENCE IN THE HOUSE // ALGORAVE // SPACE CASSETTE TAKEOVER: AGE OF GLASS //

 

Chemical Brothers playing live.

LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER! // BARBEROS // TALOS 4000 // JP HUZZLE // METEOR MUSIK // ALTAR HANGLANDS // ELLA JANES // ELLE MARY // LAURAN HIBBERD // ROBERT’S BAKERY BRASS BAND // TALLSAINT // AFRODEUSCHE // INTERNATIONAL TEACHERS OF POP // GYMNAST // LOUISE ATKINSON // GAYATHRI GANAPATHY + ANY MADHU NAMBIAR // VIJAY VENKAT & JOHN BALL // ELECTRONIC EMPIRES // SKELTR // AALIYAH ESPRIT // JEROME THOMS // COLD CALLERS // MALI HAYES // S4U // LAO RA // DJ MAYEVA // MENTO B // PARA SAM ALAFIA // EL CONDOR // JULY JULAY & THE MAMBO KINGS // TIANA MAJOR9.

 

Now that’s a lot of music for four days. If they didn’t take your fancy, or you have more funny bones than music ones. Then over the weekend you can see comedy acts such as:

DAVID O’DOHERTY // CASSETTEBOY // ROBIN INCE // ROB KEMP: THE ELVIS DEAD! // SIMON MUNNERY // GARY DELANEY // JESS FOSTEKEW // ANDREW O’NEILL // SIMON LOMAS // NEIL HARRIS // KATE MCCABE // PAUL CURRIE // FOXDOG STUDIOS // THE DELIGHTFUL SAUSAGE // TOM TAYLOR // KEMAH BOB // AMY GLEDHILL // DANNY MCLOUCHLIN

Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead.

If you want to get your geek on, workshops are available throughout the festival, take a break from the music and laughs by participating in one of these activities:

LIGHTSABER TRAINING // DITCH THE DIRT // ROBOT RAP // KEEP CALM! I’M AN ENGINEER // THE FLOATING GARDEN

Poster showcasing the radiophonic workshop. 

CHALLENGE // DESIGN AND MAKE YOUR OWN T-SHIRTS // BOARD GAMES AND PHYSICS.

 

Where are we going to stay? Full weekend camping tickets are still available and start from just £169, with entry for under 5’s free. Day Tickets available from £59.75. Thursday-only tickets, for Blue Planet In Concert with The Halle – are available from £29. The boutique camping offers a vast and varied selection of luxury accommodation options for those who prefer an extra touch of comfort.

 

Travelling to the event is as easy as pi (bit of science and maths joke for you there). Just 30 minutes by car from Manchester City Centre, or 20 minutes by train from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield Station. Or 10 minutes from Manchester Airport.Trains from London are direct to Macclesfield taking just 2 hours.

Finally, this year Bluedot are focusing all on sustainability. What does the mean for us? Any waste from the festival will 100% be avoiding landfills. Meaning that you’ll be attending an eco-friendly festival.

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