We're thrilled to announce that BBC Sounds will be joining us as an official partner at Bluedot 2019 this year, bringing live broadcasts and more from the Bluedot weekend.
6 Music presenters Shaun Keaveny and Radcliffe & Maconie will be bringing their shows to the festival, featuring live music performances, artists interviews and guests. Shaun will be broadcasting at bluedot on Friday 19 July, 1-4pm, with guests including Brian Eno who will be talking about his brand new live artwork, designed specifically for Jodrell Bank. Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie will be presenting a special ‘late’ edition of their breakfast show to festival goers and listeners on Saturday 20 July, 1-4pm.
BBC Radio Manchester will also broadcast live from bluedot – bringing both Mike Sweeney and Phil Trow live on the Friday and Saturday of the festival. Radio Manchester will also stage a takeover at bluedot between 12pm to 3pm on the Saturday afternoon as the team behind BBC Music Introducing in Manchester showcase unsigned bands from the Greater Manchester area – a first for both bluedot and for BBC Radio Manchester. The highlights of the BBC Music Introducing takeover will be broadcast on BBC Radio Manchester 8pm-10pm on Saturday 19 July. Listeners will be able to tune into Mike Sweeney on Friday 18 July 9am-midday and Phil Trow on Saturday 19 July 9am-midday.
BBC Education is also set to attend the festival capturing the careers of people in the music industry for BBC Bitesize. Along with BBC Music Introducing, Bitesize will highlight the many and varied careers on offer in the music industry today.
BBC North West will be filming at bluedot for an episode of regional current affairs series Inside Out which will celebrate the role Jodrell Bank and the Lovell Telescope played in the historic Apollo Moon Landing 50 years ago. The film will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC iPlayer later in the year.
We can't wait to welcome BBC Sounds to Bluedot for the first time, and look forward to you experiencing their coverage of the Bluedot weekend wherever you will be spending it!