22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

bluedot is held at:
Jodrell Bank Observatory, Bomish Lane, Cheshire, SK11 9DW
(please use this post code and not the google listed post code)

Getting to bluedot festival is easy. Take a look at the options below to find out more.

ACCOUNT FOR YOUR TRAVEL CARBON WITH THE ENERGY REVOLUTION!

Bluedot is part of an unprecedented festival industry initiative, which aims to account for audience travel. 63% of our festivals carbon footprint is audience travel. You can make a donation when you buy your tickets, 100% of which will be invested in renewable energy. Watch the video below or find out more HERE

BY COACH

Beam into bluedot 2020 with ease with our coach partner Tuned In Travel. Coach tickets are on sale now from a variety of UK locations HERE

Weekend Return Tickets
Thursday/Friday Weekend returns – Travel back is on Monday 27 July only.

Chester
Chorlton
Fallowfield – Friday Only
Liverpool
London – Friday Only
Macclesfield
Manchester
Sheffield
Stockport
Warrington

Day Return Tickets
There will be no Thursday day return tickets.

Friday/Saturday/Sunday
Chester
Chorlton
Liverpool
Macclesfield
Manchester
Warrington

Please see below for the full addresses:

ChesterCoach Stop, Vicars Lane, Opposite Visitors CentreCH1 1QU
ChorltonBus Stop Near North Star Deli, 218 Wilbraham Rd, ManchesterM21 0SD
FallowfieldOld Moat Park, Mauldeth Road West, ManchesterM20 3EQ
LiverpoolCoach Bay, William Brown Street, outside Central LibraryL3 8EW
LondonGreenline Coach Station, Bulleid Way, Victoria, LondonSW1W 9SH
MacclesfieldQueens Hotel, Macclesfield (opposite central railway station)SK11 6JW
ManchesterLayby opposite Yates, Chorlton Street, Manchester City CentreM1 3JF
SheffieldThe Howard, Pond Street, SheffieldS1 2LW
StockportStockport Railway Station, Grand Central WaySK3 9HZ
WarringtonNear The Kings Head, Winwick StreetWA2 7TU

BY CAR / MOTORBIKE

Manchester City Centre to Jodrell Bank – 30 minutes
Manchester Airport to Jodrell Bank – 26 minutes
Liverpool City Centre to Jodrell Bank – 50 minutes

General admission, weekend, camping, accessible day customers, VIP, Taxi’s, Coaches and pick up drop off follow signs to BLUE GATE.
Live in vehicles please follow signs to GREY GATE.
Accessible camping please follow signs to BLACK GATE.
For day parking follow the signs for RED GATE.

Travelling from the East / South
Leave the M6 at Jct.
18 Take the A54 exit at the roundabout signposted Northwich / Chester / Middlewich / Holmes Chapel
Continue on Middlewich Road / A535
At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Knutsford road
Immediately after take the first exit onto Macclefield Road / A535

BLUE GATE ENTRY – Please turn left onto Bomish Lane
BLACK GATE ENTRY – Please enter the site from A535
GREY GATE ENTRY – Please enter the site from A535
RED GATE ENTRY – Positioned directly opposite Bomish Lane

Travelling from the West
Join A34 Turn right onto Bollington Lane signposted Preston, Chester, Holmes Chapel
Turn right onto Chelford Road / A537 signposted Preston, Holmes Chapel
At the roundabout take the first exit onto A535 signposted Holmes Chapel

BLUE GATE ENTRY – Turn right onto Bomish Lane signposted Jodrell Bank
BLACK GATE ENTRY – Please continue on A535 and the entrance is on your left
GREY GATE ENTRY – Please enter the site from A535
RED GATE ENTRY – Positioned directly opposite Bomish Lane

Car parking:
There will be secure on site parking available.
Advanced car park tickets priced at £20 for the weekend.
Tickets can be purchased from here.
Car parking tickets will be more expensive to purchase on the day.

Pick up / Drop off:
There will be a designated pick up and drop off at the festival and plenty of festival signage on the way to Jodrell Bank to direct you there.

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, we would recommend travelling from Macclesfield train station.

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

CAR SHARE

LIFE’S A JOURNEY – SHARE IT!

If you really want to beam into to bluedot by car, why not consider car sharing this year?

With the average 100 mile car journey leading to over 20 kg of CO2 being produced, goCarShare has the potential to reduce the festival’s carbon footprint considerably. It’s a great way to save money if you are driving and, as it is built around Facebook, you can see if your friends are going, find like-minded people to travel with, and check people out before agreeing to share. By travelling in a full car, festival-goers carbon emissions become comparable to taking the train, so it can make a real difference. (Source: DEFRA Report)

BY BIKE

If you want to be eco-friendly and have 0 carbon emissions traveling to bluedot, then we have bicycle racks available to use for free at Jodrell Bank. Your bike will be left at your own risk during the festival. In partnership with Red Fox Cycling, we also offer ‘Cycle to bluedot’ tickets, which include showers and more. Find out more on our Experiences page.

BY AIR

The closest airport to bluedot is Manchester Airport, 26 minute drive away.

TAXI

The following suppliers are not partnered with the festival, but are well-reviewed local cab companies:
INTIME Macclesfield Taxis – 01625 610000
Cabco Taxis – 01625 614666
Silvertown Taxis – 01625 611333