bluedot returns 18.104.22.168 July 2022
bluedot has revealed the first wave of artists for this year with Björk, Groove Armada, and Mogwai headlining the fifth instalment of the award-winning music, science and culture event at Cheshire’s iconic Jodrell Bank Observatory taking place 21–24 July 2022.
One of the most influential and groundbreaking 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. This will be the first-time audiences at bluedot have seen the dish of the 76-metre-wide Lovell Telescope surface transformed into a gigantic digital artwork.
Confirmed for Friday night is one of the planet’s best-loved dance acts, Groove Armada. With a career spanning more than 20 years of chart-topping, their live show will open bluedot 2022’s Friday night with a party, on what is the band’s final live tour.
Legendary Scottish post-rockers Mogwai will headline Saturday night at bluedot 2022. Following the number 1 success of their Mercury Prize-nominated album As The Love Continues, the legendary Scottish post-rockers bring over two decades of extraordinary atmospheric soundscapes to close bluedot’s penultimate night. Metronomy co-headline Saturday with Mogwai, bringing their soon-to-be-released seventh album Small World to Cheshire for a special festival performance.
Bluedot’s now traditional Thursday Opening Concert is this year headlined with a special, collaborative performance between the Mercury-nominated Hannah Peel and Paraorchestra, of their The Unfolding project.