Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Stage by Stage

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Stage by Stage

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LOVELL STAGE Live sets from Underworld, Jean Michel Jarre, Caribou, Everything Everything, Public Service Broadcasting, The Infinite Monkey Cage, George Fitzgerald, 65daysofstatic, Dutch Uncles, Prof Tim O'Brien from the University of Manchester, and many more! ORBIT STAGE Live sets from Floating Points, Mercury Rev, DJ Shadow, Steve Mason, British Sea Power, Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve, Gwenno, Ben UFO, Moon Duo, Lonelady, Stealing Sheep, and Sundara Karma, and more.

NEBULA STAGE Stimulate your body and mind with performances from Galaxians, Aziz & Dal, The Lucid Dream, Plastic Mermaids, Lets Eat Grandma, The Vryll Society, Hot Vestry, Paddy Steer, and more.

ROOTS STAGE World music, spoken word and stories, and acoustic sets out in the Jodrell Bank forests, with surprises after dark.

MISSION CONTROL The Destination Space stand focuses on astronaut Tim Peake his journey to space, his mission his return to Earth. In the evening, becomes a late night club with live DJs.

SPACE PAVILION Shows from science Made Simple, Katie Steckles, professional science communicator Matt Pritchard, and Nic Harrigan - the latter of whom does a show aimed at younger children called Titchy Tiny Science. CONTACT STAGE Stand up, shows and interactive games from the likes of Helen Arney and Steve Mould from troupe Festival Of The Spoken Nerd, Dr. Steve Cross' chaotic cabaret Science Showoff, James Veitch's scammers skit Dot Con, game show Wifi Wars, plus Robin Ince, as well as talks with The Charlatans' Tim Burgess about new book Tim Book Two and Stephen Morris New Order/ Joy Division. Dot Talks at the Star Pavilion In the Wolfson Auditorium, inside the Star Pavilion, leading researchers in astronomy and astrophysics tackle the universe's biggest topics including the hunt for gravitational waves, dark matter, dark energy, Big Bang, star birth and cosmic explosions far out in space and far and Tim University of Bank back in time. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS The chin-stroking tent where professors, authors and thinkers consider everything from why our brains love house music to why Buzz Aldrin hallucinated in space. STARGAZING Night talks and tours from a panel of experts as the light falls, led by Jodrell's resident and all-round cosmic genius Tim O'Brien. …

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