Roisin Murphy makes her bluedot debut, unveiling her upcoming new album Hit Parade with an exclusive Lovell Stage closing performance. Following in the footsteps of previous Friday night headliners Groove Armada and Hot Chip, Roisin and her band kick off the 2023 weekend with an intergalactic party before Leftfield, David Holmes and Future Utopia take it late into the night.

During the day, explore science and culture, including Shaun Keaveny’s live Community Garden Radio podcast, and speakers from the Square Kilometre Array and Jodrell Bank, plus live highlights including John Grant’s Creep Show project, Mercury Prize nominated Django Django, Gwenno, Nubya Garcia and Black Country, New Road, and much more.


Curated by Eat Well Manchester

The VIP Village at bluedot’s Friday will be hosted by Dishoom, Isca, Kiosk and Honest Crust, with a special open-fire cooking takeover from Julian Pizer (Another Hand). Upgrade now to access the Village!

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