22 - 25 JULY 2021 JODRELL BANK OBSERVATORY · CHESHIRE
Explore our FAQs to discover more information about Thursday entry, on site facilities, lost property plus much more.
COVID19 – WILL BLUEDOT BE TAKING PLACE THIS JULY?
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.
COVID19 – WILL I GET MY MONEY BACK IF BLUEDOT 2020 IS POSTPONED?
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
ON SITE FACILITIES
Will there be somewhere I can buy festival essentials? Our General Store in the Campsite Hub will stock all the sorts of festival vitals that we’ve learnt you can’t do without.
Can I charge my mobile? Yes you can, we have a phone charging station on site, you can purchase it in advance HERE.
Will there be lockers? There will be lockers to keep your valuables safe located next to our information point and you can purchase this in advance HERE. These are open from 9AM Thursday then from 7AM Friday, Saturday and Sunday 'til 11PM daily.
What size tent can I bring? We ask you to respect other campers and to not bring any tent bigger than an eight-man tent.
What time can I arrive from? Those with a weekend ticket and Thursday add-on ticket can arrive from 12PM, those with a Thursday day ticket only can arrive from 5PM.
What time does the entertainment start on Thursday? Our Thursday line-up for 2020 will be revealed soon.
How much are childrens tickets for Thursday? We’re happy to tell you that all under 5’s tickets are free!
Are we able to bring chairs? You’re allowed to bring chairs with you into the arena on Thursday only, due to the type of performance. Please note that we won’t allow chairs in the arena Friday - Sunday.
Are we able to bring food and drink/picnic? We won’t be allowing food and drink into the arena as we have a vast selection of delectable food stalls catering for all dietary requirements.
Is The Colony boutique campsite or our pre-pitched Tangerine Fields tents available to stay in from Thursday? As long as you have a Thursday entry ticket alongside your weekend ticket then you can access and stay in your tent from Thursday.
Are there any more acts or content to be announced? Our bluedot 2020 line-up will be announced early 2020.
What time do the headliners finish? Our main stage closes at 11PM, our late night stages then run until 2AM Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Outer Space and the campsite hub run on a little later for those still up.
Do you do day tickets? Our day tickets for 2020 will be on sale soon.
The Info Point opposite the Discovery Centre on the walking route from the Campsite is the place to report any lost property. Overnight, lost property is looked after by the campsite manager who’s office is also in the Campsite Hub. After the event has finished, you can contact us to see if your property was found on: email@example.com
SAFETY AT BLUEDOT
Is bluedot suitable for children? It certainly is. We have built a wonderland for the next generation of scientists and artists to explore. With experiments, workshops, activities happening each day that the whole family can enjoy together bluedot is the perfect place for all ages to enjoy themselves while being safe and sound.
Will there be security? We will have security on site 24 hours a day to ensure you are looked after.
What is your drugs policy? We operate a policy of prevent, pursue and protect. We work with the police and authorities to prevent drugs getting onto site, we pursue those that do and at all times do everything within our power to protect our customers from the dangers of drug use. The laws of the land are as relevant at the event as anywhere else.
ALCOHOL AT BLUEDOT
The festival operates under the same laws so you do need to be 18 to bring, buy and consume alcohol on site. We operate a Challenge 25 Policy so please do not be offended if we ask you for proof of age when buying alcohol.
Is there a limit on the amount of alcohol I can bring? We allow weekend campers to bring a reasonable amount of alcohol into the campsite (enough for one person to consume).
Can I take alcohol into the arena? Alcohol is not allowed to be brought into the arena as we have arranged some fantastic bars for you to drink from. Plus, it keeps ticket prices low.
What are the bar prices? We try to keep the bar prices in line with other festivals and offer our festival-goers good value.