Here’s who’s playing bluedot Festival 2020

Find out more as the Chesire festival confirms its line-up.

Find tickets here

The first wave of artists set to perform at this year’s bluedot festival has been announced.

The science and culture festival returns to Cheshire’s Jodrell Bank Observatory this summer, taking place from 23 – 26 July 2020.

The fifth edition of the award-winning event is set to host headline sets from Björk, Groove Armada and Metronomy.

björk - it's oh so quiet

The festival will also welcome an appearance from the first British ESA astronaut Tim Peake as part of their science line-up.

London dance legends Groove Armada are set to headline bluedot’s Lovell stage on Friday night. The duo have released eight albums throughout their illustrious career so far, with their latest Little Black Book landing in 2015.

Headlining the Lovell stage on Saturday night will indie-electro makers Metronomy, who released their latest LP Metronomy Forever to rave reviews in September 2019.

Closing the festival on Sunday night will be the one-and-only Björk. The UK festival exclusive set will see the star team up with Manchester’s Hallé Orchestra in a bespoke performance, featuring projections on the Lovell Telescope.

Also confirmed to be performing over the weekend are Irish singer-songwriter Róisín Murphy, space-rockers Spirituzlized, electro-wizard Squarepusher and German electro band Tangerine Dream.

Alongside live music at bluedot, they’ll also be a full programme of scientific events including a talk from rock star astronaut Tim Peake.

bluedot will also feature live comedy, with Adam Buxton and Phil Jupitus confirmed to appear, as well as a whole host of family-friendly events.

bluedot 2020 line-up

bluedot 2020 will be headlined by Björk, Groove Armada and Metronomy

Thursday 23 July 2020

  • Thursday Orchestra Concent TBC

Friday 24 July 2020

Lovell Stage 

  • Groove Armada
  • Róisín Murphy
  • Pussy Riot
  • BCUC
  • Liz Lawrence


  • Daniel Avery
  • HAAi
  • !!! (Chk Chk Chk)
  • A Certain Ratio
  • Holodrum
  • Sinead O’Brien
  • Robin Richards


  • DJ Yoda presents Stranger Things
  • Porridge Radio
  • UNE
  • Black Futures
  • Plastic Mermaids
  • Lazarus Kane
  • The Goa Express
  • The Starlight Magic Hour
  • Indian Queens
  • PVA

Deep Space Disco 

  • Too Many Man Feat. Fay Milton (Savages)
  • DJ Acid Reflux
  • Good Afternoon

Saturday 25 July 2020

Lovell Stage 

  • Metronomy
  • Ride
  • Sinkane
  • Lanterns on the Lake
  • Los Bitchos


  • Squarepusher
  • Tangerine Dream
  • Beak>
  • Tourist
  • Tim Burgess
  • Nihiloxica
  • All We Are
  • Otis Mensah


  • Homoelectric
  • Melt Yourself Down
  • Just Mustard
  • Julia Bardo
  • The Intergalactic Republic Of Kongo
  • We Are Not Devo

Deep Space Disco 

  • HENGE (DJ Set)
  • Discolypso
  • Intergalactic Planetary Kids Rave


  • Adam Buxton
  • Phil Jupitus
  • Matthew Winning
  • My Feminist Boner

Sunday 26 July 2020

Lovell Stage 

  • Björk
  • EOB
  • Anna Meredith
  • 808 State
  • Pongo


  • Spiritualized
  • BC Camplight
  • Lost Souls of Saturn
  • Pumarosa
  • Rosie Lowe
  • Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
  • Dry Cleaning


  • Oh My God! It’s The Church

Deep Space Disco 

  • Crazy P (DJ Set)
  • Regal Disco


  • Phil Jupitus
  • Andrew O’Neill
  • Fern Brady
  • Damian Clark

Weekend tickets for bluedot 2020 will be available from 10:00 on Friday 14 February 2020 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.