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Björk And Groove Armada Are Confirmed To Headline This Year’s bluedot Festival

By Laura Rogan

The science and culture festival will return this July.

Announcing the headliner’s just today, bluedot Festival will see the iconic Björk perform in a uniquely commissioned performance alongside Manchester’s famed Halle Orchestra.

The award-winning festival will also see the likes of Groove Armada and Metronomy take to the stage for the fifth instalment of the music, science and culture event – which will take place at Cheshire’s iconic Jodrell Bank Observatory. Groove Armada will open the festival, providing classic hits such as ‘I See You Baby‘ and ‘Superstylin’‘.

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Björk, one of the most influential artists of all time, will close the festival on the Sunday evening, performing much-loved hits with the orchestra. The set will be a festival exclusive for the star, so a very special occasion for fans, indeed!


Other confirmed acts include EOB (Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien), 808 State, Spiritualized and Roisin Murphy.

Space fans can also rejoice, as Tim Peake has been revealed as the first science headliner, the first British ESA astronaut to visit the International Space Station. The author and astronaut will be speaking at this year’s festival, with more details set to be revealed soon!

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Elsewhere at the festival, a number of late-night parties will take place with one set in particular taking inspiration from the latest season of Stranger Things, and a number of talks will be hosted covering topics such as futurology, consciousness, artificial intelligence and the depths of space.

The event will take place on 23-26 July, and tickets go on sale this Friday 14 February. Full line-up and more information for this year’s bluedot festival here.

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