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New Order and Hot Chip join Kraftwerk as bluedot 2019 headliners

23 Jan 2019

The fourth instalment of the award-winning music, science and culture event will be at Jodrell Bank Observatory in July

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One of the most influential electronic groups of all time, New Order will celebrate a homecoming festival performance on the Saturday night with Hot Chip – and the tantalising promise of brand new material – heading up the bill on Friday. 

bluedot has also announced the first names from its science and culture programme that this year will be centred around the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing. Key speakers include leading science, wildlife and natural history broadcaster Liz Bonnin, Professor of Disability Research Tom Shakespeare and women’s rights activist Dr Helen Pankhurst, as well as bluedot favourites physicist Professor Jim Al-Khalili, spaceflight expert Dr Libby Jackson, TV presenter Dallas Campbell and the return of The Clangers celebrating their fiftieth anniversary.

bluedot 2019 is the fourth chapter of the ground-breaking event which has seen headline performances from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Pixies, The Flaming Lips, Underworld and Jean-Michel Jarre, plus high-profile talks from Brian Cox, Alice Roberts and Richard Dawkins.

The full science, arts and culture programme plus details of the highly anticipated Moon landing celebration will be announced in the coming weeks. For tickets and information visit: