Grace Jones has been introduced because the headliner of the subsequent bluedot pageant.
The singer, who curated London’s Meltdown Pageant in 2022, will prime the invoice at July’s occasion, enjoying at Cheshire’s Jodrell Financial institution Observatory.
A bluedot consultant mentioned that as “one of the vital influential musicians of her technology”, Jones wanted no introduction.
“Her affect has made her a towering determine of pop for over six many years,” they mentioned. “From the traditional beats of Slave To The Rhythm and Pull Up To The Bumper to her gold-selling most up-to-date album Hurricane, [she] has grow to be synonymous with a novel fusion of music, artwork and trend that has impressed a brand new technology of artists.”
Additionally confirmed for the pageant are former Moloko frontwoman Róisín Murphy and dance duo Leftfield.
Exterior of music, the occasion will as soon as once more host talks from large names within the science world, together with BBC Sky At Night time‘s Chris Lintott and Maggie Aderin-Pocock, local weather change researcher and How Unhealthy Are Bananas? writer Mike Berners-Lee, the UK Area Company’s Libby Jackson and the Open College’s Professor of Planetary & Area Science Monica Grady.
Pageant-goers may anticipate a David Bowie version of Adam Buxton’s Bug! and a screening of Bowie documentary Moonage Daydream, with an on-stage interview with author and producer Brett Morgan.
Pageant director Ben Robinson mentioned the pageant had all the time been “formidable in its programming and mission”.
“Trying on the scale of iconic expertise, breadth of genres and one-off moments, it actually has matured into a really particular occasion,” he defined. “We look ahead to gathering collectively once more beneath the telescope.”
bluedot will happen on the Observatory from 20 to 23 July.
Tickets for bluedot 2023 go on sale 10am Friday 27 January.
To search out out extra and register for pre-sale entry go to discoverthebluedot.com.
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