GERMAN electronic legends Kraftwerk have been revealed as the first headliner for bluedot 2019, the fourth instalment of the award-winning music, science and culture event at Cheshire’s iconic Jodrell Bank Observatory.

The influential krautrock act will bring a special 3-D live performance to bluedot for their first UK headline festival performance following a limited number of sell-out UK theatre shows and special appearances at the Bilbao Guggenheim, New York’s Museum of Modern Art and London’s Tate Modern Turbine Hall.

In 2014, the band's leader Ralf Hütter was honoured with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and in January of this year Kraftwerk won a Grammy (best dance/electronic album) for "3-D The Catalogue" - a high-tech recreation of their back catalogue albums and the soundtrack to the live show they will be bringing to bluedot on Saturday July 20.

bluedot 2019 is the fourth instalment of the groundbreaking event which has seen headline performances from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Pixies, The Flaming Lips, Underworld and Jean-Michel Jarre, plus high-profile talks with Brian Cox, Richard Dawkins, Alice Roberts Dallas Campbell.

The award-winning independent festival is organised by From the Fields - owners and organisers of Kendal Calling and Off the Record – and Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre and has a mandate to provide amazing, challenging and entertaining content for all the family by fusing an incredible mix of artists, speakers, scientists and performers into an event unlike any on earth.

Weekend and day tickets will be available from Friday November 23 at 10am, from

The first wave of bluedot 2019 artists will be revealed in January 2019.