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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 2024, 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.

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Bluedot Festival 2024 Lineup

Lineup to be announced soon:

Pavement / Grace Jones / Roisin Murphy / Leftfield / Max Richter / Young Fathers / Anni Mac / Nubya Garcia / Black Country / New Road / Max Cooper / Georgia / Beak> / David Holmes / Gwenno / Cmat / Teleman / Snapped Ankles / Nihiloxica / Lava La Rue / Henge / Big Joanie / Skinny Pelembe / Scalping / Pictish Trail / Radiophonic Workshop / Tuam / Belief / Divorce / MadMadMad / and many more

Bluedot Festival 2024 Tickets

Tickets to be announced soon:

Accommodation

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 and Glamping options purchased here

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

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Travel Info

BY CAR

Parking is available and tickets can be purchased here

BY COACH

Coach tickets are on sale here from a variety of UK locations

BY TRAIN

The closest train station to bluedot is Goostrey. As the roads by the station are dark country roads at night, and there are no buses that run to and from the station, it is recommended travelling from Macclesfield train station.
Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield Station – 20 minutes journey
London Euston to Macclesfield Station – 1 hour 41 minutes journey

BY TAXI

The following suppliers are well-reviewed local cab companies:
INTIME Macclesfield Taxis – 01625 610000
Cabco Taxis – 01625 614666
Silvertown Taxis – 01625 611333

BY PLANE

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

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