CHESHIRE festival bluedot 2022 have revealed their closing headliner.

The music, science and culture event held at Jodrell Bank Observatory has announced that Icelandic artist Björk will finish off the festival which takes place between July 21-24 in 2022.

Bjork will be joined by The Hallé Orchestra accompanied by a projection mapping spectacle.

The audio-visual performance will feature video and animated projections on the iconic Lovell Telescope, for a unique show exclusive to bluedot.

This will be the first time audiences at bluedot have seen the dish of the 76-metre wide Lovell Telescope surface transformed into a gigantic digital artwork.


Bluedot festival in full flow

Bluedot festival in full flow


Festival director Ben Robinson said: “After the postponements of the last two summers we wanted to return with something extra special and unique. We spoke to Björk’s team about curating visuals to accompany the show and being the first confirmed artists to project onto the surface of the Lovell Telescope at bluedot festival.

“Björk and her team are already working on this unique spectacle and we are incredibly grateful for their enthusiasm for making the closing set of bluedot’s return truly unique.”


The atmosphere building at a previous event

The atmosphere building at a previous event


Teresa Anderson, director of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Engagement, added: “We’re delighted to welcome bluedot back to its home at Jodrell Bank. Bjork is an artist who works on the creative common ground between art and science so it’s amazing that she will be headlining the festival, here at the UK’s home of Astrophysics. We’re really looking forward to seeing everyone again!”

Limited day tickets and weekend tickets are on sale Friday 3 September, 10am here.

The full science, arts and culture and family programmes will be announced in the coming months.