bluedot has released the first wave of artists for this year with Björk, Groove Armada and Metronomy headlining the fifth instalment of the festival.

Taking place 23-26 July 2020, the award-winning music, science and culture event orbits around Cheshire’s iconic Jodrell Bank Observatory.

One of the most influential and ground-breaking musicians of all time, Björk’s festival exclusive set will close bluedot. Her performance will be uniquely commissioned alongside Manchester’s famed Halle Orchestra with incredible bespoke projections on the Lovell Telescope.

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 nu-disco set chock full of dancefloor masterpieces and crowd pleasers.

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”.

Some of the lineup features include Spiritualized, Squarepusher, Ride, Beak>, Henge, Tangerine Dream and Fatoumata Diawara.

Also announced is a small taste of things to come with bluedot’s pioneering culture and science programme. The Dot Talk themes are set to explore futurology, consciousness, artificial intelligence and the depths of space via astrophysics and astronomy, with talks all day and well into the night.

The full 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, The Lovely Eggs, Fatoumata Diawara, and A Certain Ratio, Onipa, Lanterns On The Lake, Rosie Lowe, Homoelectric  Nihiloxica,  All We Are, Melt Yourself Down, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, 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.

bluedot 2020 is the fifth chapter of the ground-breaking event which has seen headline performances from the likes of Kraftwerk 3-D, New Order, The Chemical Brothers, Pixies, The Flaming Lips, Underworld and Jean-Michel Jarre, plus high-profile talks from Brian Cox, Helen Sharman, Alice Roberts and Richard Dawkins.

Tickets are now available with the full cultural and family programmes available in the coming weeks. To buy a ticket, visit the bluedot website.

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