The Radiophonic Workshop will celebrate its 60th anniversary at Bluedot. The former sound effects unit of the BBC will play a live set featuring iconic sounds and visuals from across their 60-year career at the Jodrell Bank Observatory festival in Cheshire from Thursday, July 19th to Sunday, July 22nd.
The Workshop will also be ‘artists in residence’ at the festival, using everything from the latest binaural recording techniques to the humble iPhone to collect sounds from around the festival site and working them into compositions that embody the Bluedot experience. Paddy Kingsland, Peter Howell, Roger Limb, Dick Mills (who joined the Workshop back in 1958 and worked with Delia Derbyshire on ‘that’ famous sci-fi theme tune) and Mark Ayres will be joined by Kieron Pepper (formerly of The Prodigy) and members of the current BBC Research & Development team,
Meanwhile, Bugged Out will host a Mission Control takeover with Joy Orbison, Not Waving, Lemmy Ashton and Holly Lester. Inner City Electronic will host Helena Hauff, Ralph Lawson and Kerouac.
Also playing Bluedot are headliners The Chemical Brothers, The Flaming Lips, Future Islands and The Blue Planet In Concert. Talks will come from renowned thinkers such as Richard Dawkins, Professor Jim Al Khalili and Alice Roberts.
For tickets and details go to discoverthebluedot.com.