2019 bluedot headliners announced

We’re thrilled to reveal the first wave of science, music and culture acts at this summer’s highly anticipated bluedot.

Taking place 18-21 July 2019 and marking the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, this summer will see our fourth instalment of the multi award-winning festival and an even bigger celebration than ever before.

Alongside Kraftwerk, one of the most influential electronic groups of all time, New Order will celebrate a homecoming festival performance on the Saturday night, with Hot Chip heading up the bill on Friday.

On Thursday night the Lovell Stage will host an orchestral extravaganza as the internationally renowned Halle Orchestra presents Lift Off, a performance of specially selected sci-fi themes and music related to the Moon accompanied by unique big screen visuals.

Elsewhere on the line-up is electronic pioneer Jon Hopkins, Mercury nominated poet, playwright and rapper Kate Tempest, alt-electro storyteller John Grant, Welsh psych wizard Gruff Rhys, Grammy nominated producer Jennifer Lee aka TOKIMONSTA and art-rocker Anna Calvi.

Also announced is the first all-female West African supergroup – Les Amazones d’Afrique and a DJ set from award-winning actor and activist Maxine Peake.

We’re also delighted to announce the first names from our science and culture programme. Key speakers include leading science, wildlife and natural history broadcaster Liz Bonnin, Professor of Disability Research Tom Shakespeare and women’s rights activist Dr Helen Pankhurst, as well as bluedot favourites physicist Professor Jim Al-Khalili, spaceflight expert Dr Libby Jackson, TV presenter Dallas Campbell and the return of The Clangers celebrating their 50th anniversary.

The full programme plus details of the highly anticipated Moon landing celebration will be announced in the coming weeks. Weekend tickets will be on public sale from 10am Thursday 24th January.

For more information visit: discoverthebluedot.com