21-24 July 2022 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Bluedot are proud to have been awarded the Gold level of Attitude is Everything’s Charter of Best Practice, demonstrating our commitment to improving the live music experience for our Deaf and disabled customers. We proceed to work with Attitude Is Everything to continuously improve our on site access provisions so try and make Bluedot as accessible as possible. 

Please note: The accessibility facilities at bluedot, including access campsite and viewing platform, are limited in capacity and we may not be able to accommodate all requests.

Access applications for bluedot 2022 are now open. If you have any questions regarding access, please email access@discoverthebluedot.com.


  1. Purchase your ticket(s) as normal here – If you require a PA Ticket please do not purchase this as this is applied for separately.
  2. Complete the Access Application Form here to let us know about your access requirements
  3. Upload your application’s supporting evidence via the form
  4. We will reply to you within 5 working days with an outcome to your application

If you need to send us post, please send us to this address:

Bluedot Access Team
Engine No.4 Office
Third Floor
14 Little Lever Street
M1 1HR


The festival is held at Jodrell Bank Observatory which is an existing science facility. The site is divided into three areas. The first area is within existing Jodrell Bank grounds and has hard standing pathways throughout. The second area is the Main area which is a grass field. The Main Arena is generally very flat although the land has some small mounds and dips. The third area is the existing arboretum and gardens that has a hard standing main path but some activity will only be accessed via grass.

The Accessible Car Park is located at the Blue Gate car park. The ground leading from the Accessible Campsite to the Main Arena entrance consists of hard standing pathway. The distance is approximately 800 metres. The Main Arena is approximately 500 metres from the main entrance gate to the furthest perimeter edge.

Please note: The weather conditions can dramatically affect the ground conditions, so wherever possible please try to consider what preparations you may need to make and equipment you may need to bring along.


The following access facilities need to be pre-booked using the online Access Application. This form and the required supporting evidence must be submitted to us once you have purchased a ticket.


We provide a 2:1 ticket scheme for individuals who would be unable to attend our events without bringing a personal assistant. Once you have bought a full price ticket, please fill in the online Access Application and provide us with a form of supporting evidence as listed on the form in order to receive your personal assistant ticket.


A viewing platform with a stewarded accessible toilet is located in front of the Main Stage in the Main Arena. In order to gain access to the viewing platform, you need a viewing platform wristband. This also comes with a lanyard that can be worn by a personal assistant or companion so that they can join you on the platform.


There will be an Access Information Point in the accessible campsite where customers can collect further information on access within the festival site. It is also here that additional pre-agreed wristbands can be collected.

The accessible campsite will be separated from general camping. There will be accessible toilets and showers. The accessible campsite will include a covered, 24-hour charging point for power chair batteries. Please assist us with planning by letting us know if you intend to use this service when completing Section 5 of the Access Requirement Form. Customers are free to leave batteries and chairs in this area overnight at their own risk as this service is not stewarded.

Near to the Accessible Campsite there are campsite services (bar, food concessions, first aid and welfare).

Facilities we provide in the accessibility campsite:

• Accessible unisex shower and toilet facilities

• Standard unit showers and toilets

• Fresh water points

• Waste disposal point

• Electrical points for charging wheelchairs and scooters on a first-come first-served basis

This campsite is available to customers who are unable to camp in the standard campsites or who need access to specialist facilities we provide.

4) LIVE-IN VEHICLES (Campervans / Caravans)

We have a limited number of accessible live-in vehicle pitches available on a first come first served basis. After you have submitted the accessibility application form (if approved) you will be sent a link to purchase one of these.


An Accessible Car Park is located in our Blue Gate Car Park which is closest to the main entrance to the festival. We do have a limited number of car parking spaces located within the Access Campsite if you are unable to move your vehicle from the campsite. Please note that no cars can be parked directly next to your tent. 



There will be a stewarded accessible toilet located beside the viewing platform in the Main Arena. A viewing platform wristband is required to gain access to this toilet. There will be other non-stewarded accessible toilets in the Main Arena. There will be accessible toilets within the Accessible Campsite.


We welcome assistance dogs onto the site. There will be an area provided for toileting and drinking.


There will be general warning signs around the Main Arena if strobe lighting will be used. Due to the nature of the artists it is likely that strobe lighting will be used throughout the performances. There will not be a warning immediately before a period of strobe lighting.


There will be a First Aid tent located in the Main Arena and campsite services. There will also be Medics and First Aiders on patrol around the event. Please let us know in advance if you will be wishing to store medication so we can make the appropriate arrangements. If you require more information, please get in touch.


We have hearing loops on site; these are available at the main entrance box office, the information point and the access reception, which is located in the access campsite.


We currently do not have this onsite, however it is something we are looking into for 2023, if this is something you would be interested in please do get in touch and let us know.


On arrival to site, please head to the gate as described in the information pack. The information pack provided in advance, sent via email and will explain which gate to head to, where to collect your wristband and the location of the access campsite.