Björk, Groove Armada, Metronomy and Tim Peake are all headlining this year’s Bluedot festival at Jodrell Bank.
The first wave announcement has brought with it a UK festival exclusive from Björk.
Organisers are also excited to reveal UK astronaut Tim Peak as the first major science headliner for the weekend-long festival’s fifth instalment.
The award-winning music, science and culture event at Cheshire’s iconic Jodrell Bank Observatory takes place 23rd–26th July 2020.
One of the most influential and ground-breaking 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.
Confirmed for Friday night is one of the planet’s best-loved dance acts, Groove Armada. With a career spanning more than 20 years featuring chart-topping hits such as “Superstylin” and “I See You Baby” it’s safe to say their live show will open Bluedot 2020 with a party!
Also topping the bill are indie-electro giants, Metronomy. Following rave reviews for their latest studio album “Metronomy Forever” the electropop pioneers will take to the main stage on Saturday to deliver a wonky nu-disco set, choc-full of dancefloor masterpieces and stone-cold crowd pleasers.
The first science headliner for bluedot 2020 has also been revealed — Tim Peake, the first British ESA astronaut to visit the International Space Station. The best-selling author and STEM ambassador will be speaking at this year’s festival, with more details to be revealed in the coming weeks.
Other confirmed acts include: psychedelic space rockers Spiritualized, disco diva Roisin Murphy, techno fusionist Squarepusher, electronic/ambient originals Tangerine Dream, reborn indie experimentalists Ride, Daniel Avery, EOB (the new solo project of Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien), Seth Troxler’s new Lost Souls of Saturn project, HAAI, BC Camplight , Anna Meredith, Henge, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Pussy Riot, BCUC, Sinkane, Chk Chk Chk, Tourist, Pongo, Tim Burgess, A Certain Ratio, Onipa, Lanterns On The Lake, Rosie Lowe, Homoelectric Nihiloxica, All We Are, Melt Yourself Down and Psychedelic Porn Crumpets.
Elsewhere on the line-up is electronic legends 808 State, deep house specialists Crazy P, A Guy Called Gerald, AIF Award nominated Oh My God! It’s The Church, Liz Lawrence, Dry Cleaning, Los Bitchos, Just Mustard, Julia Bardo, Black Futures, Mark Radcliffe’s UNE, Porridge Radio, Intergalactic Republic of Kongo, Plastic Mermaids, Lazarus Kane, Holodrum, Sinead O’Brien, Ttrruuces, The Goa Express, Otis Mensah, Robin Richards, The Starlight Magic Hour and Indian Queens.
Back by popular demand are the late night parties – with DJ Yoda presents Stranger Things leading the bill. Stranger Things fans can expect favourites from 1983 laced with samples from the Netflix original series from Dolly Parton and Toto to The Clash and Joy Division.
Also announced today is Manchester based four-piece Henge [DJ set], Too Many Man, DJ Acid Rephlux, Regal Disco, DJ Riv, Princess Leia & Han Solo’s Wedding Disco, Discolypso, Good Afternoon DJ’s and DJ Fallback bringing some deep space disco to the festival.