Jodrell Bank Observatory Macclesfield

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Bluedot Festival at Jodrell Bank ObservatoryFeatured event

Bluedot Festival

  • Jodrell Bank Observatory Macclesfield
  • Thursday 19th - Sunday 22nd July
  • The intergalactic festival of music, science, technology & the exploration of space returns for 2018...
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    • Jodrell Bank Observatory Macclesfield
    • Thursday 19th July
    • Bluedot is an award-winning festival of discovery at the grounds of a deep space observatory.

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      Review of Bluedot Festival

      Overall rating: 5 Verified review

      An excellent festival, full of good vibes due to the location, the lovely family atmosphere, unique programme and great food. Seeing Orbital there this year was a real highlight. I hope they can keep booking such quality acts in future so we can make a weekend of it.

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      Review of Club Class Luxury Pass at Bluedot

      Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

      Definitely not luxury, but probably still better than normal. Disappointing that the toilets closed between midnight and 7am, whilst showers only open 9-9. No showers on the Monday, and toilets only open for 3 hours. Not the standard I was expecting for the price I paid.

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      Review of Bluedot Festival

      Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

      I took my space-mad 10 year old to Bluedot, lured by fantastic music and tons of science in an awe-inspiring setting. Neither of us were disappointed - it's simply the best all-round festival we've been to. Brilliant line-up and a wide range of informative and interesting science talks and workshops, suitable for all ages and experience levels. Really friendly atmosphere (staff, volunteers and fellow festival-goers were all lovely). Great range of food and drink providers. My only criticism is of the camping facilities - too few washing facilities to serve the number of campers, and worst of all, no showers, unless you wanted to pay 25 a day for Club Class shower and toilet facilities (together with hairdryers, mirrors and straighteners). I don't - I just want a warm shower a couple of times over the weekend. I don't mind paying a couple of quid (most other reasonable-sized festivals provide for free), but the choice of Club Class or nothing was a bit of a joke. So we stayed grubby and did the wetwipe wash. Otherwise, it was brilliant.

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      Jodrell Bank Observatory venue information

      Jodrell Bank Observatory is part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester and home to the world-famous Lovell radio Telescope.

      The Jodrell Bank Visitor Centre hosts numerous kinds of events, has a 3d theatre, shop, cafe and an arboretum.

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      Venue contact details and info

      Name: Jodrell Bank Observatory

      Phone: 01477 571339

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      Type of venue: Outdoors

      Dress code: Anything

      Food served: Variety food stalls

      Nearest Train Station: Goostrey on the Manchester to Crewe line

      Address: Jodrell Bank Observatory, Jodrell Bank, Lower Withington, Macclesfield, SK11 9DL


      Music Policy: Alternative rock

      Ambiance: It feels like visiting a space station

      Drinks served: Bars

      Parking: Yes

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