Bruntwood is expanding its support of ground-breaking culture and creativity through a new partnership with bluedot festival.
The family-friendly science, music, arts and cultural event takes place each July, attracting 30,000 festivalgoers and more than 800 of the greatest minds in science to the University of Manchester’s world-famous Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire.
And 2019 is a particularly special year for bluedot as they celebrate 50 years since the first moon landings and welcome legendary electro-pop pioneers Kraftwerk to headline the main stage.
The mission of bluedot is to explore the frontiers of human advancement, to celebrate science and the exploration of the universe, to challenge the boundaries between science, culture, art and technology, and to highlight the beauty and fragility of Earth.
Bruntwood’s new three-year partnership with the festival is part of the company’s commitment to championing thriving cities and will see it hosting bluedot-themed events within its existing buildings, ahead of the festival itself.
Sally Hill, social impact partnerships director at Bruntwood, said: “As a company, Bruntwood recognises the importance of encouraging culture and creativity and of making it accessible for all. This new partnership fits brilliantly into that ethos.
“bluedot is an incubator where the worlds of science and art converge to celebrate, explore and challenge ideas while promoting a dialogue about the latest concepts in science, engineering and thinking, and offering an important platform for public engagement in science.
“I know there are some particularly bold and exciting events being planned for this year’s festival, and we can’t wait to be part of it.”
Ben Robinson, director and founder of bluedot, added: “Bruntwood is a great alignment for our ethos and we’re delighted to partner with them for 2019 and beyond. This year’s festival is shaping up to be a very unique mixture of music, science, art and entertainment. We can’t wait for you to join us!”
Previous headliners at the ‘interstellar weekender’ have included The Chemical Brothers, The Flaming Lips, Underworld, Jean-Michel Jarre, Orbital, Richard Dawkins, Alice Roberts and Professor Brian Cox.
This year’s second major announcement is set to be revealed on Tuesday 22nd January, with a full arts, culture and science programme still to be revealed in the coming months.
Bluedot Festival 2019 takes place from July 18-21. For more details visit the event's website.
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