Grace Jones, Pavement, Roisin Murphy, others for Bluedot Festival 2023

Bluedot Festival 2023 has announced Grace Jones, Pavement, Roisin Murphy, and Leftfield as headliners.

They will, according to reports, join the previously announced composer Max Richter at this year’s instalment of the music, science and culture festival which takes place at the Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire from July 20–23, 2023.

Young Fathers, Django Django, CMAT, Lava La Rue, Big Joanie, and Annie Mac among many others are also on the bill.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 27 at 10 am GMT.

The first science names for 2023 have also been announced, including BBC Sky at Nights Christ Lintott and Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Braniac Live and climate change researcher and author, Mike Berners-Lee. The full science bill is due to be announced in the coming weeks.

There will also be a screening and in conversation with Moonage Daydream director, writer and producer Brett Morgan, along with talks from Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite, Lias Saoudi of Fat White Family, and Lush frontwoman Miki Berenyi, last year released the book Fingers Crossed: How Music Saved Me From Success.

“As we announce the line-up for the 6th edition of bluedot it’s with great pride in the team behind the show. From day one the festival has been ambitious in its programming and mission,” festival director Ben Robinson said in a press statement.

“Looking at the scale of iconic talent, breadth of genres & one off moments it really has matured into a very special event. Thanks to everyone who’s continued to support the idea of bluedot, we look forward to gathering together again beneath the telescope with you all.”

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