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NEWS: bluedot festival launches with Jean-Michel Jarre, Mercury Rev, British Sea Power and many more

Dates: 22nd – 24th July 2016
Location: Jodrell Bank, Cheshire

Jodrell Bank, the Cheshire observatory at the cutting edge of humanity’s quest for knowledge, will play host to bluedot, a brand new three-day festival of discovery that promises to fuse a complex mix of artists, speakers, scientists and performers into a special event bringing together arts and science.

Heading the music bill with a UK festival exclusive is the iconic experimentalist Jean-Michel Jarre known for his use of light, laser and pyrotechnic technology during performances at some of the world’s most iconic locations from the Pyramids of Giza to the Eiffel Tower.

Other artists featuring in the first wave of the line up are psych-electronica pioneers Caribou, electronic legends Underworld, retro futurists Public Service Broadcasting, neo-psychedelic titans Mercury Rev, folk rebel Steve Mason, post math-rock instrumentalists 65daysofstatic, Californian space-rock adventurers Moon Duo and the most extraordinary live-giving force known as British Sea Power.

A full science and culture programme will be announced in the coming weeks but attendees can expect an incredible array of talent from across the scientific, literary and arts communities with five distinct arenas featuring space orchestras, talks, screenings, lectures, comedy and debates and a vast spectrum of hands-on activities including the Luminarium, art installations, robot workshops, a planetarium, the Galaxy Garden, pulsar hunting, graphene making classes and much more.

Weekend tickets start at £119 and day tickets start from £35. More information can be found at discoverthebluedot.com.

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