23 - 26 JULY 2020 JODRELL BANK OBSERVATORY · CHESHIRE
We're thrilled to reveal the first wave of names for bluedot 2020, celebrating five years at our UNESCO World Heritage Site home of Jodrell Bank Observatory.
One of the most influential and ground-breaking musicians of all time, Björk’s festival exclusive set will close bluedot with a uniquely commissioned performance alongside Manchester’s famed Halle Orchestra featuring incredible bespoke projections on the Lovell Telescope.
Also topping the bill are indie-electro giants, Metronomy. Following rave reviews for their latest studio album “Metronomy Forever” the electropop pioneers will take to the main stage on Saturday to deliver a wonky nu-disco set chock full of dancefloor masterpieces and stone-cold crowd pleasers.
Confirmed for Friday night is one of the planet’s best-loved dance acts, Groove Armada. With a career spanning more than 20 years featuring chart-topping hits such as “Superstylin” and “I See You Baby” it’s safe to say their live show will open bluedot 2020 with a party!
The first science headliner for bluedot 2020 has also been revealed — Tim Peake, the first British ESA astronaut to visit the International Space Station. The best-selling author and STEM ambassador will be speaking at this year’s festival, with more details to be revealed in the coming weeks.
Other confirmed acts include psychedelic space rockers Spiritualized, disco diva Roisin Murphy, techno fusionist Squarepusher, electronic/ambient originals Tangerine Dream, reborn indie experimentalists Ride, Daniel Avery, EOB (the new solo project of Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien), Seth Troxler’s new Lost Souls of Saturn project, HAAI, BC Camplight, Anna Meredith, Henge, Pussy Riot, BCUC, Sinkane, Chk Chk Chk, Tourist, Pongo, Tim Burgess, A Certain Ratio, Onipa, Lanterns On The Lake, Rosie Lowe, Homoelectric, Nihiloxica, All We Are, Melt Yourself Down and Psychedelic Porn Crumpets.