To the bluedot family –
We’d like to provide an update on the planning for this year’s festival, in relation to COVID-19 and our role as a large-scale event.
Firstly, thank you to the many of you who have already booked to join us this summer. As an independent festival, your support makes our unique weekend of music, science and culture possible each year, and we’re very excited for our fifth bluedot.
As bluedot takes place in July (nineteen weeks away), the current advice relating to COVID-19 suggests this year's festival will be going ahead as planned. We of course are monitoring the situation and should anything change, we will update you. In the meantime, please follow official guidance and take care of yourselves and each other – we will be taking extra measures at the festival to protect your health and safety, which we will present in due course.
To give you peace of mind, in the event of us being forced to postpone this year's festival ticketholders will be able to defer their ticket, boutique accommodation and upgrades in full to next year, or request a refund. We'll update you on how that'll work if that does have to happen.
Stay safe and we'll see you beneath the Lovell Telescope soon.
The bluedot team
As it stands, bluedot 2020 will continue to take place this July as planned and we look forward to welcoming you to join us for our fifth year at Jodrell Bank Observatory. Naturally uncertainty relating to COVID-19 means it is difficult to plan as far in advance as we would like, and for this reason we will be updating you regularly as we know more about the Government’s decisions relating to festivals and large events. In the meantime we are making plans for increasing our health and safety provision at the festival, to protect you as our main priority.
In the unlikely case that bluedot 2020 were not to take place, ticketholders would in the first instance be offered the opportunity to use their ticket for the postponed event, most likely next summer. If you are unable to attend we would be happy to process a refund on your ticket. Full details on our cancellation policy can be found in our ticket terms: https://bluedot.ticketline.co.uk/info/terms