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bluedot scores four nominations in UK Festival Awards

06 Oct 2016

Jodrell Bank's bluedot festival has earned an amazing four nominations in the UK Festival Awards


Bluedot's mission was to entertain and inspire through a weekend of ground breaking encounters, including performances, DJ sets, comedy, talks, workshops and live experiments. From 22-24 July 2016, visitors camped out under the stars and explored a stellar programme of music, science, arts, technology, culture, food and film.

Now the festival - named after iconic scientist Carl Sagan's ‘pale blue dot’ refererence to Earth - has been nominated in the following categories of the UK Festival Awards:

  • Best Small Festival
  • Best New Festival
  • Best Headline Act
  • Best Family Festival

The awards are decided via a combination of public voting and jury panels and will be presented at the UK Festival Awards and Conference on 28 November 2016 at The Roundhouse in London. This is a major event which attracts over 1,000 of the most influential people in the business and gives the industry a chance to celebrate and reflect upon the achievements of the past year.

Awards include Best Major, Medium-Sized and Small Festival, Best Family Festival, Best Overseas Festival, Best Use of New Technology and, of course, Best Toilets. Previous winners have included Michael Eavis, founder of the Glastonbury Festival.


If you would like to help bluedot win at the UK Festival awards, please visit and vote at: