Taking place 18-21 July, bluedot – the award-winning festival that fuses music, science and culture at Cheshire’s iconic Jodrell Bank Observatory – has today announced a third wave of artists to join its already impressive bill.
The festival has also revealed day tickets will be available this Friday (29 March) from 10am.
Geek-chic superstar and national treasure Jarvis Cocker is a welcome addition to the festival with a rare live set.
Renowned as the legendary frontman of Pulp, Jarvis was a figurehead of Britpop, later cementing himself as a hugely successful solo artist in his own right.
Expect an energetic set of new material fused with hits from an enormous back catalogue.
Sons of Kemet
Following the successes of their 2018 world tour, Sons of Kemet also joins the eclectic bill.
Will a kinetic, earth-shaking sound the MOBO award-winning four-piece promises an electrifying performance and are guaranteed to be a festival highlight.
Also topping the bill is Derrick Carter’s Cosmic Disco – a sublime mix of futuristic tribal house and tech-disco, hosted by the UK’s most exciting disco party La Discotèque.
bluedot has today also announced the first names on this year’s comedy line-up as part of the festival’s art and culture programme.
Highlights include award-winning comedian John Robins. Billed as “One of the most naturally gifted comedians” by The Telegraph, John has gained a devoted following for his podcast ‘The Elis James and John Robins Show’ receiving over 25million downloads and a regular fixture in the podcast charts.
Other welcome additions include Knightmare Live – the critically acclaimed stage adaptation of the cult TV show, Knightmare, Irish freestyle rapper and comedian Abandoman, Keri Pritchard-Mclean, The Dark Room, Paul Foot, Ivo Graham, Elf Lyons, Andrew O’Neill, John Luke Roberts, David Trent, Joey Page, Manchester’s finest tech comedy duo Foxdog Studios, Ben Target and rising star Micky Overman.
Elsewhere on the line-up are Kinshasan collective KOKOKO!, experimental space voyagers Golden Dawn Arkestra, God Colony, Binkbeats, Oshun, Werkha, Self Esteem, Leifur James and Emma-Jean Thackray.
Also featured is South-London foursome Another Sky, Squid Working Men’s Club, Spill Gold, singer-songwriter Francis Lung, Bradford on Avon favourites Wasuremono, See Thru Hands, Grace Lightman, six-piece indie-rockers Talkboy, SPQR and Deep Water.
Late night parties
Late night parties include Nyege Nyege Tapes presenting an exclusive line-up including Otim Alpha, Slickback and electro Acholi pioneer Leo P-Layeng, while Mixmag will host genre-blending DJ Josey Rebelle and energetic party mixer Peach.
Other additions include Manchester DJ and producer Willow and sets from award-winning DJ Ralph Lawson, both hosted by Inner City Electronic, plusDaniel Miller DJ Sets and Fleetmac Wood – a Fleetwood Mac mash-up of exclusive remixes and edits crafted for the dance floor!