We're over the moon to reveal our bluedot 2019 line-up, celebrating 50 years since the Moon Landings in July.
Joining Kraftwerk 3-D, one of the most influential electronic groups of all time, New Order will celebrate a homecoming festival performance on the Sunday night with Hot Chip – and the tantalising promise of brand new material – heading up the bill on Friday. Opening the Thursday night, the Lovell Stage will host an bespoke orchestral extravaganza as the internationally renowned Hallé Orchestra presents Lift Off, a performance of specially selected sci-fi themes and music related to the Moon accompanied by unique big screen visuals.
Elsewhere on the line-up is electronic pioneer Jon Hopkins, Mercury nominated poet, playwright and rapper Kate Tempest, alt-electro storyteller John Grant, Welsh psych wizard Gruff Rhys, Grammy nominated producer Jennifer Lee aka TOKIMONSTA and art-rocker Anna Calvi.
We're also thrilled to announced the first names from our science and culture programme that will be centred around the 50th anniversary since the Moon Landings. Key speakers include leading science, wildlife and natural history broadcaster Liz Bonnin, Professor of Disability Research Tom Shakespeare and women’s rights activist Dr Helen Pankhurst, as well as bluedot favourites physicist Professor Jim Al-Khalili, spaceflight expert Dr Libby Jackson, TV presenter Dallas Campbell and the return of The Clangers celebrating their 50th anniversary.