Award-Winning Bluedot Festival Returns in 2017

As the nights draw in and the seasons change, we can’t help but think back to the summer and the Bluedot festival’s spectacular debut. The inaugural event was packed with incredible performances from across the musical spectrum, spectacular scientific happenings, and a mind-expanding programme of arts and culture. You can find out about the inspiration behind the festival here.

We were delighted with the festival’s success, which welcomed nearly 15,000 people and has since won two prestigious AIF Awards and has been nominated for a host of others*. A combination of the incredible location and the rich diversity of the musical line-up, along with the science, arts, and culture content really set us apart from the pack. Our audiences loved it and the festival received wide critical acclaim.

“This bespoke, immersive, science-themed weekender offers something unique and out of this world” –THE GUARDIAN

We are similarly delighted then to announce that the festival will return next year, taking place on 7th – 9th July. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back and we’re determined to raise the bar once again –watch out for exciting developments to be announced over the coming months.

Tickets for next year’s festival are available to book online.


*Bluedot has been awarded two AIF Awards  including New Festival on the Block and Mind Blowing Spectacle for Brian Eno’s projection onto the Lovell Telescope.

It has also been shortlisted in no fewer than six categories at the UK Festival Awards, including Best New Festival, Best Small Festival and Best Headliner for Jean-Michel Jarre. The UK Festival Award winners are decided through a combination of public vote and a panel of music industry experts. Public voting has now closed and the awards will be announced on  28th November.

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Bluedot Festival 2016, photography by Howard Barlow