Live From Jodrell Bank The Transmissions Festival

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Cheshire, England UK
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Live from Jodrell Bank are a diverse array of shows spanning across all genres of music with some of the best international and nationally renowned artists. Whilst these acts propel their sounds throughout the remarkable site, the telescope will also be serving as the world’s most incredible projection screen, playing host to magnificent visuals to encapsulate music-lovers deeper in to their astronomical dreams.

This summer, the Science Arena at Live from Jodrell Bank expands beyond the stars! Spend the daytime participating in experiments, workshops and meeting those involved in cutting edge science technology. Find out more about astronomy and beyond and then spend the night under the stars listening to the some of the most incredible musical artists around. Last year 5000 music lovers chanted ‘science’ science, science’ at the climax of the event in appreciation of the marriage of outstanding music and science activity.

Festival Dates

July 6 - 7, 2013
August 30 - 31, 2013

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Featured artist 2013:
  • Sigur Rós - headliner
    • Sigur Rós follow in their footsteps and the much celebrated ambient/post rock band from Reykjavík are a pioneering force in a creative and vibrant Icelandic music scene. Their immensely beautiful songs are pure, honest and timeless and their live shows have received international critical acclaim. The band has released 6 studio albums and with an expansive sound and gargantuan visual light show they are the perfect band to immerse the audience and venue in their cinematic soundscapes.
Lineup 2013:
  • Saturday, July 6
    • The Australian Pink Floyd - A Celebration Of The 40th Anniversary Of The Dark Side Of The Moon
    • Hawkwind
    • The Time & Space Machine
    • The Lucid Dream
    • Science Arena
  • Sunday, July 7 (Curated by New Order)
    • New Order
    • Johnny Marr
    • The Whip
    • Public Service Broadcasting
    • Jake Evans
    • Hot Vestry
    • Science Arena
  • Friday, August 30
    • Sigur Rós
    • Daughter
    • Poliça
    • Nik Colk Void (Factory Floor)
    • Science Arena
  • Saturday, August 31
    • The Hallé Present Close Encounters – An Evening Of Classical Music Inspired By The Stars
    • Support TBC
    • Science Arena


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  • Jodrell Bank
    Lower Withington
    SK11 9DW
  • Live From Jodrell Bank wins two of the most coveted awards in the industry in 2012:
    • The UK Festival Award for ‘Extreme Creativity’
    • Event Magazine’s ‘Event Award’


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