bluedot returns to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cheshire’s Jodrell Bank from Thursday 25 July to Sunday 28 July 2024.

2023 ticketholders will automatically get early access to our Thank You Pre-Sale – details coming soon.

Join the waitlist now to access Early Bird pricing for bluedot 2024, plus the chance to win 4 VIP Weekend passes with luxury airstream accommodation. Limited Early Birds will be landing soon and we hope you can join us!

See you soon for another whirlwind weekend in outer space…

2023 – Assistance and lost property

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Standby for more full talks from Mission Control and Notes, classic moments and amazing snaps from across the 2023 weekend!

The bluedot experience

Explore the bluedot experience, from the world’s best loved headliners beneath the legendary iconic Lovell Telescope to late-night electronica in Orbit, science Dot Talks in Mission Control and Star Pavilion, award-winning culture and comedy in Notes, family fun on the Big Bang Stage, and much, much more. Where else can you enjoy a beer and a science talk before heading to a legendary headliner, and losing yourself in an immersive art installation?


Incredible live music and DJs are at the heart of the bluedot experience. Iconic headliners Grace Jones, Kraftwerk, Björk, The Chemical Brothers and New Order have appeared on the Lovell Stage beneath Jodrell Bank’s iconic Lovell Telescope, while Orbit is our home of cutting-edge electronic and dance music, with previous guests including Soulwax, Leftfield, Max Cooper, Kelly Lee Owens, Unkle and Andrew Weatherall. Following daytime performances from the newest of the intergalactic underground, by night Nebula transforms into the home of bluedot’s Late Night parties, curated by some of the most influential names in electronic music including Nyege Nyege and Mixmag, while Deep Space Disco hosts a variety of intergalactic delights for young adventurers with a whole host of family-friendly fun.


The ultimate weekend of science and exploration…

Enjoy keynote talks from the biggest names in space exploration, physics, biology and environmentalism, discuss the latest discoveries with scientists and researchers at our extensive science fair, and explore and experiment with hands-on science, workshops and much more!

Science comes to life at bluedot, with previous headline speakers like BBC Sky At Night’s Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Chris LIntott, Brian Cox, Helen Sharman, Tim Peake, European Space Agency’s Libby Jackson and Monica Grady filling our 4,000-capacity Mission Control arena, while across the site exhibitors, workshops and live shows bring science to families, with the likes of British Antarctic Survey, Chester Zoo and the University of Manchester hosting special sessions.


The Location

UNESCO World Heritage Sites aren’t often the home of music and science festivals… So this one’s pretty special. Explore five unique arenas beneath the awe-inspiring 76-metre Lovell Telescope, including immersive arts experiences in The Outer Space,

Travel and Accommodation

Jodrell Bank is just thirty minutes south of Manchester, and with coach packages available for direct travel to site you can easily join us from London, Liverpool and more. General camping is included in your weekend ticket, or you can upgrade to Boutique Accommodation – with options from pre-pitched unfurnished Dome Tents to luxury bell tents and Airstreams!

Vip Village

The VIP Village is the home of relaxation at bluedot, with a private viewing area of the main Lovell Stage and hosting an array of award-winning restaurants and chefs, alongside a host of VIP perks including premium toilets, covered seating and exclusive late night DJs.