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Bluedot Festival 2020

Rescheduled

This event has been rescheduled, see below for more info

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Unfortunately Bluedot 2020 has been postponed until 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A statement from the festival is below:

It is with incredibly heavy hearts that we are announcing the postponement of bluedot to 22-25 July 2021.

We are happy to confirm that our three Lovell Stage headliners – Björk, Groove Armada and Metronomy – will join us on these new dates, and we are working to transfer as many of 2020’s artists and speakers to bluedot 2021 as possible.

Our teams have been working with partners and authorities to assess the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the festival. Although bluedot may still seem some time away, the virus and its associated effects are unlikely to ease away for some months and it is important to us that any additional or unnecessary strain on medical services is avoided. This decision has been a necessary but difficult one to make, as it affects not only our wonderful bluedot family of festival-goers and staff, but also a large number of artists, performers, speakers, suppliers, traders and freelancers, many of whom have been hit hard during this period. Within our limited means, we will continue to do everything we can to support them and the wider sector during these difficult times.

Tickets for this year’s festival will automatically be transferred to 2021. Ticketholders will shortly receive an e-mail from their ticket provider with an update on their booking.

If you are unable to join us on our new dates, you will be entitled to a refund for your ticket and any extras, including boutique camping. Please be patient with refund requests as ticket outlets are naturally working through a higher than normal number of enquiries. If you are able to keep hold of your ticket, we would ask that you do – as an independent festival, your support will allow us to navigate this difficult period.

We have grown to be a strong community over the last four years of bluedot and we are proud to be able to host such an incredible gathering. We will return to celebrate the 5th edition of bluedot with you all and look forward to it being even more spectacular for the wait.

Stay safe for now and we will see you all beneath the telescope again when the time is right. The bluedot team

Please visit www.discoverthebluedot.com/ for more information.

Headliners

Björk

Björk appearing at this event

Björk Guðmundsdóttir released her first album, a compilation of traditional Icelandic folk songs, when she was only 11 years old. What has followed since is a 40-year-plus multimedia career that has deftly straddled music, film, the visual arts and much more. Between fronting Icelandic alt-rock band The Sugarcubes, and producing a string of critically acclaimed solo albums (many of which defy musical categorisation), Björk's relentless pursuit of the avant-garde has helped her to cultivate her own unique brand of art-pop mysticism.

See 5 tour dates featuring Björk

Groove Armada

Groove Armada appearing at this event

Celebrating 21 years in the business, Andy Cato and Tom Findlay, aka Groove Armada, have established themselves as one of the planet's best loved and biggest selling dance acts. As comfortable on the big stages as they are in sweat soaked basements, the boys cross genres and styles with ease. Blending big beat electronica, nu-funk and trip hop, they achieved chart success most notably with the single 'I See You Baby' and have released eight studio albums to date. Whether playing their own brand of smooth, funky, sunshine dance tracks (with a housey, trancey undercurrent) or DJing clubs and festivals across Europe, Groove Armada remain the Kings of the Ibiza chillout scene.

See 4 tour dates featuring Groove Armada

Metronomy

Metronomy appearing at this event

The brain-child of disillusioned drummer Joseph Mount, Metronomy are an alternative electronica group producing funk-infused beats, android-esque vocals and highly addictive bass-lines.

See 3 tour dates featuring Metronomy

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

  • Macclesfield
  • SK11 9DW

Website:
jb.man.ac.uk/visitorcentre

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