Bluedot Festival returns to Jodrell Bank this July: UoM students get 20% off weekend and day tickets!

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The award-winning bluedot festival returns to Jodrell Bank next month, for a unique weekend of music, science and cosmic culture – and you can book today with a special University of Manchester discount code.

Music headliners for this extraordinary weekend beneath Cheshire’s iconic Lovell Telescope include Grace Jones, Pavement (their only UK show of 2023), Roisin Murphy and Leftfield, with Max Richter opening the weekend with a special concert on the Thursday evening as part of BBC Radio 3’s Unclassified Live. Also announced are Mercury prize winners Young Fathers, art rockers Django Django, feted post-punk four piece Dry Cleaning, Malian desert blues pioneers Tinariwen and experimental rockers Black Country, New Road, plus a Sunday Closing Party headlined by the iconic Annie Mac.

Science and Culture headliners include BBC Sky at Night’s Chris Lintott and Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Brainiac Live and renowned climate change researcher and author Mike Berners-Lee, plus a special screening and Q&A with Moonage Daydream creator Brett Morgen, Adam Buxton’s Bug! and comedy including Nish Kumar and Robin Ince.

University of Manchester students receive a 20% discount off weekend and day entry tickets – you can find out more and book now with discount code COSMIC20 at

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