20-23 July 2023 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Tim’s Twitter Listening Parties

The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess invites you to the greatest listening party of all time.

In 2020 when the world was forced to hit pause on live in-person gigs, Tim Burgess found an ingenious way to bring people together by inviting artists and bands, from Paul McCartney and New Order to Michael Kiwanuka and Kylie, to host real-time album playbacks via Twitter.

The Listening Parties now live on as a stunning book of 100 of the most memorable listening parties with stories from bands and fans, rarely seen backstage images, and unique insider info from those who created these iconic albums.

We’re so excited to welcome Tim and his Listening Parties to bluedot, celebrating special albums each morning in Contact. Standby for details on our chosen albums and the special guests set to join us!

“Hey Twitter, let’s all say a big thanks to Tim for these brilliant events this year! We really needed them. So much great music being talked about.’” – Sir Paul McCartney

“Twitter being used for something really positive.” – Mary Beard