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Bluedot wins at the UK Festival Awards

09 Dec 2019

Our multi-award winning festival of discovery hits another high note

bluedot at Jodrell Bank

Jodrell Bank’s bluedot was awarded ‘Best Medium Festival’ at the UK festival Awards.

Having previously won ‘New Festival on the Block’ and ‘Mind-blowing Spectacle’ at the Association of Independent Festival Awards, this new prize firmly establishes bluedot as a major player in the UK festivals scene. The festival was also shortlisted for Line-up of the Year and Best Marketing Campaign.

Founded by Professors Teresa Anderson and Tim O’Brien in 2016, the 2019 festival was the biggest bluedot yet, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing in style with a four-day line-up of artists, speakers, scientists and performers.

Since its beginnings, the festival has gone from strength to strength, welcoming a diverse audience of tens of thousands of people to Jodrell Bank Observatory and receiving wide critical acclaim for its unique fusion of science and culture.

The 2020 festival looks set to be yet another extraordinary event with a carefully curated programme of screenings, talks, performances, exhibits, installations and hands-on activities. Taking place Thursday, 23 to Sunday, 26 July, tickets are on sale now and line-up announcements can be expected over the next few months.

For more information, to purchase tickets, and to watch highlight videos from previous festivals, visit: