Bluedot Festival have announced today that their 2023 bill will be topped by Pavement (with a UK festival exclusive), Grace Jones and Roisin Murphy.
The award-winning carnival of music, science and cosmic culture takes place at Cheshire’s Jodrell Bank Observatory from 20–23 July 2023. Joining the three headliners will be 90s electronic pioneers Leftfield, Mercury-prize winning trio Young Fathers and contemporary composer Max Richter (alongside BBC Concert Orchestra). Black Country, New Road (who released our favourite album of 2022), Dry Cleaning and Domino’s banger-making machine Georgia also appear on the lineup.
2023’s bluedot also boasts a hefty offering of talks and comedy; including a David Bowie Bug special with Adam Buxton, and conversations with Fat White Family’s Lias Saoudi and Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite.
Festival director Ben Robinson says: “As we announce the line-up for the 6th edition of bluedot, it’s with great pride in the team behind the show. From day one, the festival has been ambitious in its programming and mission. Looking at the scale of iconic talent, breadth of genres & one-off moments it really has matured into a very special event. Thanks to everyone who’s continued to support the idea of bluedot, we look forward to gathering together again beneath the telescope with you all.”
Check out the full lineup poster below and read our review of last year’s bluedot festival here.