David Olusoga at Bluedot Festival 2022

Creative Manchester ambassador and Professor of Public History at The University of Manchester, David Olusoga OBE, will feature at this year’s Bluedot Festival, in-line with our research theme of Creative and Civic Futures.


Creative Manchester is excited to welcome the return of the Bluedot Festival 2022 following a three-year hiatus. The celebration of music, science, and culture takes place at Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire from the 21-24 July 2022 and will truly be a festival for all.

This year’s festival promises to be an exciting and educative experience, with headliners including Bjork, Mogwai, and Groove Armada, as well as science and culture talks from Jim Al-Khalili and Stewart Lee, to name a few. This is just a glimpse of the exciting line-up to be explored, with art experiences and family encounters also available.

This year, Creative Manchester is proud to announce that David Olusoga will feature at the Bluedot Festival - keep an eye on our website and social channels for more details about this exciting addition to our lineup . In the meantime, you can find out more about David’s work on the Festival website, which ties to our research theme of Creative and Civic Futures, or watch a panel discussion he gave in partnership with Creative Manchester on the removal of statues.

For further information about the Bluedot Festival 2022, including details about the wonderful line-up, please visit the Festival website: