Playlist: Bluedot Festival

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Award-winning Bluedot traverses the cosmic outer reaches of the festival format, bringing music, art, science and space together for a spectacle like no other.

Set against a backdrop of the Lovell Telescope in Cheshire, it embraces experimental sounds and live science workshops, talks and comedy across four days from 19 to 22 July.

This year’s line-up features The Chemical Brothers, Flaming Lips, music from BBC documentary Blue Planet II and Future Islands, plus Helena Hauff, Snapped Ankles, Baloji, Boy Azooga, Gary Newman, Nadine Shah and loads more.

Also at the festival this year, PRS Foundation will present the second annual Oram Awards.

Here, Bluedot let us in on some of their line-up highlights…

Public Service Broadcasting with Traceyanne Campbell – Progress
Experimentation and innovation using space samples.

The Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin’ Beats
Key pioneers of live dance music with a vast discography, and our Sunday night headliners closing the third Bluedot.

Helena Hauff – Gift
Breakthrough German DJ making waves in the techno scene, especially for her acclaimed BBC Essential Mix winning Essential Mix of the Year in 2017.

Afrodeutsche – And!
Produces her own meticulous, intricate beats and soundscapes and has her own NTS show.

Crazy P – The Come On
Widely regarded as one of the most entertaining live dance groups in the UK for the past 20 years.

Nabihah Iqbal – Zone 1 to 6000
Female British Asian artist evolving from her initial alias Throwing Shade to make bolder, expansive music.

Pearl City – Flames
Electronic duo based in Manchester, used to be called Bernard + Edith.

Public Service Broadcasting with Traceyanne Campbell – Progress
Experimentation and innovation using space samples.

Chaouche – We Will Love
Signed to Late Night Tales’ imprint Night Time Stories. Only released two singles and someone we’ve hotly tipped for an emerging artist on the line-up.

Laura Misch – Lagoon
Saxophonist, producer and singer songwriter whose one woman show experiments in the space between analogue and electronic elements with her jazz and progressive electronic genres.

Lamb – Gabriel
Folktronica male/female duo, influenced by hip-hop, jazz, drum and bass.

Tickets for the festival are available here.