50 years ago, on the 20th of June 1969, human life first set foot on the Moon. 50 years on Bluedot are honouring this momentous occasion with a music, science and culture festival at Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire. This morning, they confirmed their ‘first wave’ of headliners. Joining previously announced Kraftwerk are headliners New Order and Hot Chip.
Revealing our bluedot 2019 line-up, celebrating 50 years since the Moon Landings.
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— bluedot (@bluedotfestival) January 22, 2019
Bluedot Festival have a five part ‘mission statement’. “To inspire and entertain. To explore the frontiers of human advancement. To celebrate science and the exploration of the universe. To explore collaborations in science, culture, art and technology. To highlight the fragility of planet Earth”. In an interview with The Manchester Evening News the organisers explained how pleased they are with the line up, and the mixture of bands, artists and scientists.
Chatted to @MENnewsdesk about this years @bluedotfestival line up.. “We’ve really found a unique meeting of music, art and science. It’s not about one artist or headliner, or music being superior, it’s about where they all collide.”https://t.co/tupXHz1Iu8 — Ben Robinson (@RobinsonBoone) January 22, 2019
Kraftwork, with a 3D DJ set, were announced as the first headliners October and Saturday only day tickets were already sold out before this afternoon’s announcement. Today however was the first chance anyone got to see the beginnings of a complete line up, leaving fans ecstatic and artists honoured to be playing. With such a wide range of artists, both new and classic, the festival is hoping to cater for all tastes, and it seems that even the artists playing are excited about the other headliners.
This looks fucking awesome! Tickets on sale Thrusday 10am…https://t.co/i2bzWqAkbz
— Paul Green (@cakeypigdonkey) January 22, 2019
Absolutely delighted to announce that we are playing at @bluedotfestival this year. It’s an absolute dream come true to share a lineup with new order, kraftwerk and others. Just can’t wait for summer #bluedot#festival#summer#bd19#gigpic.twitter.com/z8l3BfeWXD
— Tarantino Disco (@Tarantino_Disco) January 22, 2019
The festival however isn’t just about music, there are a selection of ‘Dot Talks'; interactive talks and discussions, from academics and scientists, including Liz Bonnin and Tom Shakespeare. A late night futuristic dance arena called ‘Orbit’. The ‘Mission Control’ area, where in the day scholars and speakers will give larger talks and in the night time legendary DJs will play, this year’s DJ selection include Jay Orbison and Craig Charles. There will be separate Space and Stars pavillions, and a Science Field, all designed to educate people on the cosmos and our universe. There is even a dedicated stargazing area, equipt with telescopes and experts to guide visitors through the night sky. For the music lovers however a full spotify playlist of the artists featured at Bluedot festival 2019 has been curated by the festival organisers.