Blue Dot Festival


"Welcome to bluedot 2019, celebrating fifty years since the Moon Landings this July with a four-day spectacular combining music, science, cosmic culture and more beneath the Lovell Telescope. We have revealed our first wave of headliners – featuring Lovell Stage performances from Kraftwerk 3-D, New Order and Hot Chip, ground-breaking sets from the Grammy-nominated likes of Jon Hopkins and Tokimonsta, science and culture talks from Liz Bonnin, Helen Pankhurst, Jim Al-Khalili and Tom Shakespeare, and much more, including the full moon landings celebration line up, still to be announced."
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Access Card Notes

Access Cards with '+1' symbol accepted as proof of entitlement to a free companion ticket.

Contact details

Blue Dot Festival Jodrell Bank Observatory, Bomish Lane, Cheshire, North West, SK11 9DW
Phone: 0161 711 0017

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
A viewing platform with a stewarded accessible toilet is located near the stage in the Main Arena. In order to gain access to the viewing platform, you need a viewing platform wristband. This also comes with a lanyard that can be worn by a personal assistant or companion so that they can join you on the platform.

In addition, the site is divided into three areas. The first area, located in Jodrell Bank grounds, features pathways. The second area, the Main Area, is a grass field. The third area, located in the arboretum and gardens that has a hard standing main path. Some activity will only be accessed via grass.

Short Distances

Short distance
There is an accessible carpark located close to the Accessible Campsite. Visitors will be able to park near their tent, but not next to it. The distance between the Accessible Car Park and Campsite and the Main Arena entrance is approximately 800 metres. The Main Arena is approximately 500 metres from the main entrance gate to the furthest perimeter edge.

Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
There are supervised and non - supervised accessible toilets in the Main Arena. A wristband must be worn to use the accessible toilet on the viewing platform. There are also accessible toilets in the Accessible Campsite.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs
Assistance dogs are welcome at the venue and there will be an area provided for toileting and drinking.

Essential Companions

Essential Companions
An access requirement form will need to be completed in order to receive a free companion ticket. The Access Card is accepted as proof of entitlement to a free companion ticket.

Accessing Audible Information

Accessing Audible Information
Hearing loops have been installed in the main entrance box office and the access reception, which is located in the access campsite. The venue is also looking into having British Sign Language interpreters on site.