20-23 July 2023 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 postcode)

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


Bluedot is part of unprecedented festival industry initiative Ecolibrium, which aims to account for the carbon created through audience travel to festivals. 63% of our festival’s 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.


Beam into bluedot with ease with our coach partner National Express. Coach tickets are on sale from a variety of UK locations HERE

Weekend Return Tickets

Thursday Weekend returns – Travel back is on Monday 25 July only.

Liverpool · Chester · Warrington · Macclesfield · Manchester · Old Trafford · Sheffield

Friday Weekend returns – Travel back is on Monday 25 July only.

London · Liverpool · Chester · Warrington · Macclesfield · Manchester · Old Trafford · Sheffield

Day Return Tickets


Old Trafford · Manchester · Macclesfield
(Please note, there will be no Thursday day return tickets.)


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 Macclesfield 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.


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



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)


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. We also offer ‘Cycle to bluedot’ scheme. Standby for more information coming soon!


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


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