Bluedot festival: who is headlining Manchester festival with Grace Jones, tickets, prices

Legendary singer and model Grace Jones has been added to the lineup of the Bluedot Festival 2023

Bluedot Festival have announced their 2023 headliners, with Grace Jones joining the lineup. The cultural icon is set to perform at the Cheshire event this summer.

The festival will celebrate its sixth year in 2023, with thousands expected to descend on the Jodrell Bank Observatory. Festival organisers have promised a weekend full of “music, science and cosmic culture”.

Announcing Jones as one of the headliners, Bluedot organisers said: “Her influence has made her a towering figure of pop for over six decades. From the classic beats of Slave To The Rhythm and Pull Up To The Bumper to her gold-selling most recent album Hurricane, [she] has become synonymous with a unique fusion of music, art and fashion that has inspired a new generation of artists.”

The festival is due to take place from 20 until 23 July 2023. Alongside the array of musical guests, festival-goers will be treated to host talks from notable scientific figures including BBC Sky at Night’s Chris Lintott and Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

Who is performing at Bluedot Festival 2023?

Bluedot organisers announced the lineup for the festival on Monday 23 January. Grace Jones will headline the Cheshire event alongside electropop singer-songwriter Roisin Murphy, and American rock band Pavement.

Composer Max Richter is due to perform on the first night of festivies, with organisers saying that he will deliver “a unique orchestral performance beneath the iconic Lovell Telescope”. Also on the bill for the four-day festival includes Young Fathers, Annie Mac, Django Django and Georgia. The full line-up is available on the Bluedot Festival site.

When are tickets available for Bluedot Festival 2023?

Those wanting to catch a glimpse of Grace Jones and a host of other acts under the stars at Jordell Bank Observatory can sign up for pre-sale access on the Bluedot Festival website. Tickets are due to go on sale at 10am on Friday 27 January.

A range of tickets are available, including full weekend camping tickets, glamping or just day tickets. Weekend and campaing options will be available to order from 27 January, while those looking to had just for the day can grab a day ticket later in the year, with Bluedot stating that this allocation is normally released after Easter.

How much are tickets for Bluedot Festival 2023?

A full adult weekend camping ticket for Bluedot Festival 2023 will cost £195. Tickets for children aged 11 to 15 will be priced at £95, 4-year-old to 10-year-olds priced at £35, and under 4’s will be admitted for free.

Tickets can be paid all in one or you can take advantage of Bluedot’s £20 payment plan, which will allow you to buy tickets in installments.