Live and direct, on the ground at Jodrell Bank for 2023’s festival of music, science and culture cktrl / Jessica Winter / Holodrum / Young FathersJuly 26, 2023byES Staff Sunday starts mellow, becomes dramatic Doctor Who / Adam Buxton / Max CooperJuly 26, 2023byES Staff Sunday chat to 3D spectacular Bluedot 2023: The Radiophonic Workshop / Grace JonesJuly 26, 2023byES Staff Glorious Sunday headliner wraps up Bluedot in style… and rain Bluedot 2023: The Go! Team / Tinariwen / Snapped Ankles / TVAM / Henge / FoxtrapJuly 23, 2023byES Staff More Saturday turns at our favourite festival Bluedot 2023: Ishmael Ensemble / Nish Kumar / BeliefJuly 23, 2023byES Staff A dash from The Orchestra Object Tent, to Orbit, to Mission Control, ending up in Nebula Bluedot 2023: Pavement / Sorry / The Pictish Trail / HengeJuly 23, 2023byES Staff Pavement top-out Saturday in fine style Bluedot 2023: Nubya Garcia / NIMMO / ONIPAJuly 22, 2023byES Staff Sax boss takes the Lovell Stage, and a couple of Friday’s lesser spotted delights Bluedot 2023: Leftfield / Gwenno/ Creep Show / Beak>/ MADMADMADJuly 22, 2023byES Staff Cracking Orbit Stage line-up Bluedot 2023: Roisin Murphy / Django Django / Miss GritJuly 22, 2023byES Staff Main stage goes underground, overground Bluedot 2023: Max RichterJuly 21, 2023byES Staff Proms in the park vibe gives way to the classical moshpit 2022 RReviewsBluedot 2022: Sunday, Lovell StageJuly 26, 2022byIsaak Lewis-Smith Rain clouds are looming ominously when London-based post-punk outfit Warmduscher take to the stage. RReviewsBluedot 2022: Sunday, Orbit/Nebula stagesJuly 26, 2022byVel Ilic It feels like half of Bluedot is sheltering from Sunday’s early evening rain, rather than specifically being in the Orbit tent to see Jockstrap. RReviewsBluedot 2022: Sunday DiaryJuly 25, 2022byMark Roland We bump into Tim Peake in the media centre. I say “bump into”, it was more “walk past while he’s talking to someone else”. RReviewsBluedot 2022: Saturday DiaryJuly 24, 2022byMark Roland Saturday begins with a great discovery; a shortcut opposite the Mission Control tent which guides you through the Actual Reality Arcade, past the Space Pavillion and the Notes tent to the sanctuary of internet and proper toilets of the press office. RReviewsBluedot 2022: Saturday, Lovell StageJuly 24, 2022byIsaak Lewis-Smith Bluedot has got me feeling all wistful today. It started just after breakfast, when I absent-mindedly bumped into The Clangers plink-plonking around in the Mission Control tent. RReviewsBluedot 2022: Saturday, Orbit StageJuly 24, 2022byVel Ilic The Orbit tent is heaving. Yorkshire’s Working Men’s Club seem to be building a real head of steam with press and public alike, and there’s a clear sense of anticipation here RReviewsBluedot 2022: Friday DiaryJuly 23, 2022byMark Roland There’s more to Bluedot than music. Mark Roland explores the lesser-travelled nooks of the space telescope’s weirder environs RReviewsBluedot 2022: Friday, Orbit StageJuly 23, 2022byVel Ilic It’s Friday, and Bluedot feels like it’s ramping up for the weekend. People are packed into the Orbit tent like sardines, expectant and ready for action. RReviewsBluedot 2022: Friday, Lovell and Nebula StagesJuly 23, 2022byIsaak Lewis-Smith As the morning rain subsides, which alchemised my espresso into an Ice-Americano, the sun finally emerges, just as Tim Burgess’ blonde bowl cut appears on the main Lovell stage. RReviewsBluedot 2022: Thursday, Lovell StageJuly 22, 2022byVel Ilic Under the shadow of the magnificent Lovell telescope, as night begins to fall, Hannah Peel and Paraorchestra take to the stage, and Bluedot is officially up and running.