Grace Jones has been introduced because the headliner of the following bluedot pageant.
The singer, who curated London’s Meltdown Competition in 2022, will high the invoice at July’s occasion, taking part in at Cheshire’s Jodrell Financial institution Observatory.
A bluedot consultant stated that as “probably the most influential musicians of her era”, Jones wanted no introduction.
“Her affect has made her a towering determine of pop for over six many years,” they stated. “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 change into synonymous with a singular fusion of music, artwork and vogue that has impressed a brand new era 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 huge 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? creator Mike Berners-Lee, the UK House Company’s Libby Jackson and the Open College’s Professor of Planetary & House Science Monica Grady.
Competition-goers may also count on 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.
Competition director Ben Robinson stated 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 sit up for 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 seek out out extra and register for pre-sale entry go to discoverthebluedot.com.