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Bluedot Festival is a British festival of music, art and discovery, held each summer at the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre in Macclesfield. 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.

Returning in 2022, after two years off, Bluedot Festival will once again take up residency against the stunning backdrop of the Lovell Radio Telescope, curating a weekend of music from across the indie and alternative spectrum.

And beyond the music, Bluedot Festival’s weekend of discovery includes a range of live science experiments, expert talks and immersive artworks, encouraging festival-goers to ask questions and stimulate their minds in the company of some of science’s finest brains.

Bluedot Festival 2021 was postponed to 2022 due to the coronavirus outbreak. All tickets remain valid for the 2022 edition. You can read the festival’s statement here

bluedot 2019 Sunday Highlights

Bluedot Festival 2022 Lineup

Lineup to be announced soon:

Björk / Metronomy / Groove Armada
+ more artists to be announced

Bluedot Festival 2022 Tickets

Weekend Camping Tickets at £174.75 (€203.05) are on sale:


Camping during the festival is included in the Weekend Camping Ticket, so all you need is basic camping gear, like a tent, a camping pad and a head torch (so useful in the night). If you don’t want to bring your own tent, the festival offers pre-pitched tents with extra comfort in the main campsite.

Alternatively, you can book nearby hotels and apartments using the map below or visit booking.com

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Travel Info

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Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield Station – 20 minutes
London Euston to Macclesfield Station – 1 hour 41 minutes direct


INTIME Macclesfield Taxis – 01625 610000
Cabco Taxis – 01625 614666
Silvertown Taxis – 01625 611333


The closest airport to bluedot is Manchester Airport (MAN), just a mere 26 minute drive away.


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