Bluedot Festival have announced the line-up for their three-day online music event, A Weekend In Outer Space

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Music, science and culture festival bluedot usually sees Cheshire’s Jodrell Bank Observatory swarming with revellers every year but, unsurprisingly, this year’s event is going to look slightly different.

To keep festival-goers entertained and to show support during this deeply difficult time for the live music industry, bluedot have announced A Weekend In Outer Space: a three-day online event. The jam-packed weekend will feature performances from Orbital, Ana Matronic, Elbow and more in an impressive line-up that will be completely free to view online.

Music fans will be able to tune in to from Friday 24 July to the following Sunday 26 July to enjoy exclusive live sets from some of bluedot’s favourite artists, finishing with a special Sunday evening broadcast of Elbow’s legendary Jodrell Bank show from 2012.

Viewers can also enjoy science talks and culture shows, plus album listening parties courtesy of Tim Burgess (Tim’s Twitter Listening Party).

A Weekend In Outer Space will be raising money for Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, the award-winning science centre at the observatory, which has been closed in recent months. The Discovery Centre is part of The University of Manchester and is a registered charity which since 2011 has inspired over 1.3million visitors, including many families and school children.

Bluedot 2020 has been postponed to 22-25 July 2021, with headliners Bjork, Groove Armada and Metronomy the first names to be revealed for next year’s festival at Cheshire’s Jodrell Bank Observatory.

You can visit the bluedot website to see the full line-up so far.