As someone who studied astrophysics at university and adores music I felt like the curators planned this festival just for me!
Bluedot‘s name is inspired by the infamous speech by Carl Sagan about the pale blue dot, one of the most inspiring and comforting speeches I know of.
Seeing Air live had to be a highlight for me as their debut album Moon Safari was on repeat in my uni days, and to be honest I’ll still listen to it at least once a month! It’s a classic in my house.
Talking astrophysics all weekend was such a treat for me, it’s not something I get to indulge in often. I brushed up on my Higgs Boson knowledge, learnt all about the amazing SKA project (seriously the amount of data involved is mind blowing), heard a lecture on the science of love, the plight of bees and more.
The very last thing I did at the festival, after shooting Caribou, was to watch a screening of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. I wore out my betamax copy of that film as a little girl; I’m pretty sure it’s responsible for starting off my fascination with the universe!
I’ve written a slightly longer review over at Festivals for All!
Below you can see pictures of Imogen Heap, Lonelady, Air, Jean-Michel Jarre, Stealing Sheep, the Katena Luminarium, Tim Burgess and Shaun Keaveny, British Sea Power, 65daysofstatic, Marc Riley, Everything Everything and Caribou.