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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.

By Car
Manchester City Centre to Jodrell Bank - 30 minutes 
Manchester Airport to Jodrell Bank - 26 minutes
Liverpool City Centre to Jodrell Bank - 50 minutes 

By Train
Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield Station - 20 minutes
London Euston to Macclesfield Station - 1 hour 41 minutes direct 

Travelling by coach

Our coach departures are now on sale from the below locations from either Thursday [with your Thursday entry ticket + weekend ticket] or Friday for weekend customers or Saturday return for Saturday day customers:


Manchester City Centre
Fallowfield - from Friday return only
London – Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, Belgravia, London SW1W 9TP – from Friday return only


Manchester City Centre


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 


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.

Car Share


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)


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.

You can get a coach direct to the festival from Macclesfield opposite the train station at 11:15AM Thursday or Friday. More information above.


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.


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


INTIME Macclesfield Taxis – 01625 610000
Cabco Taxis – 01625 614666
Silvertown Taxis – 01625 611333