A world-first audio-visual orchestral show...

Björk will headline bluedot Festival next summer.

The event takes place in the shadow of Jodrell Bank observatory, and has developed a knack for gaining surprise performances.

Björk joins bluedot next summer, planning a world's first audio-visual orchestral show.

As ever with the Icelandic artist, nothing is left to chance: she'll perform alongside the The Hallé Orchestra, accompanied by a projection mapping spectacle.

In what is set to be a show exclusive to bluedot, a number of specially commissioned video and animated projections on the iconic Lovell Telescope will transform the UNESCO World Heritage site into an artwork.

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 & 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 & we are incredibly grateful for their enthusiasm for making the closing set of bluedot’s return truly unique.”

Teresa Anderson, Director of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Engagement, adds: “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!”

bluedot Festival runs between July 21st - 24th - tickets go on sale from 10am on Friday (September 3rd).

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