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Bluedot in Black and White

Words + Photography by Luke Alland, using Leica's Q2 Reporter.

Set to the backdrop of the Jodrell Bank Observatory which was home to the largest steerable dish radio telescope in the world, Bluedot is a music, science and culture festival centred around talks, live science experiments, music and at this year's edition, lots and lots of mud.

You would think that in the midst of a heatwave sweeping across Europe, the appearance of sun at a three-day-long festival would be as certain as Barbie’s marketing budget is gargantuan. Unfortunately, this wasn’t to be and in fact, the rain got more persistent, and the mud got thicker and thicker.

On Sunday, only those who happened to remain on-site were allowed to join the treacherous trudge to the main stage festivities, such was the frankly bizarre situation. Alas, we were on hand to capture the small moments whilst on location with Peugeot.


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