New Order and Hot Chip join Kraftwerk as headliners for Bluedot Festival 2019

New Order

The Cheshire festival has unveiled its first wave of acts for 2019.

Having previously announced Kraftwerk for the programme, New Order and Hot Chip now join the pioneering German group as Bluedot Festival headliners. Furthermore, former Crack Magazine cover star Omar Souleyman has been confirmed for the bookings, along with Anna Calvi, Jon Hopkins, acid house pioneers 808 State, Kelly Lee Owens and Gogo Penguin.

Bluedot Festival returns to Cheshire’s Jodrell Bank Observatory on 18-21 July. Its fourth instalment is set to be a special edition, with the event’s programme celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. It’s a fitting celebration for the festival, as Jodrell Bank tracked the eagle lander of the Apollo 11 landing down onto the moon.

Last year, Bluedot hosted the likes of Helena Hauff and Joy Orbison. At its 2018 edition, Crack Magazine noted the festival’s “beautiful backdrop” and “unique sense of inquisitiveness through thought-provoking talks and crowd-pleasing music”.

Tickets go on sale on 24 January at 10am (GMT). Head to Bluedot’s website for more information.

Watch Anna Calvi perform Indies or Paradise at London’s Metropolis Studios on Crack TV.