Bluedot is an award-winning weekend of discovery at the grounds of the Jodrell Bank deep space observatory. Set against a backdrop of the iconic Lovell Telescope, bluedot combines a truly stellar line-up of music with a ground-breaking programme of live science experiments, expert talks and immersive artworks.
In an era of political divisiveness and environmental uncertainty, bluedot aims to cultivate a unifying celebration for citizens of the world. Its message is loud and clear: ‘look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us.’ (Carl Sagan, 1934—1996).
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.
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The award winning bluedot will be opening its doors for the first time with The Blue Planet in Concert, performed by the Hallé Orchestra conducted by Ben Foster to kick off a brand new family four-day format. The show combines live music against a backdrop of remarkable footage from the original Blue Planet 2001 television series produced by the acclaimed BBC Natural History Unit.
Conducted by the composer, the Hallé will the internationally critically acclaimed concert version of the original Blue Planet, promising a unique and awe-inspiring spectacle in HD, exploring the vast oceans on our pale blue dot, and the challenges we face for the future.
Said festival director, Ben Robinson: “Heading into our third year we really wanted to go above and beyond and we’re absolutely delighted to announce The Blue Planet in Concert for our new Thursday slot.
“Our mission is to not only erode the boundaries between science, culture, art and technology but to also highlight the beauty and fragility of our planet Earth, and what a better way to achieve this by opening proceedings with such a remarkable and enlightening spectacle. It’s going to be truly incredible and a real festival highlight. We can’t wait!”
Taking place on the opening evening, Thursday tickets will be able to be purchased separately for just £29 with a weekend ticket, or £35 as a stand-alone ticket.
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