Taking place 7-9 July at Jodrell Bank, the three-day festival of discovery promises to fuse a complex mix of artists, speakers, scientists and performers into an event unlike any on earth. Acts already announced for 2017 include Alt-J, Orbital, Pixies, Soulwax, Ezra Furman and The Boyfriends, and Mancunian synth-pop prodigy, Shura.

To enter the competition just pop into FACT this week, take a picture and share it with us on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #NewObservatory & #Bluedotcomp. We’re looking for experimental shots, not just selfies, that use the mirrors that you’ll find throughout FACT as part of The New Observatory.

The New Observatory, transforms FACT into an observatory for the 21st century, reimagining how we measure, predict, and sense the world today. The exhibition is open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 6pm, and is free entry. 

For more information on Bluedot and for tickets, visit


T&Cs:The competition closes on Sunday 2 July, 2017 and all entries must be shared by then. Prize includes one pair (two tickets) of adult weekend camping tickets to bluedot festival, 2017.

Each ticket admits one person. One person in the group must be aged over 18 (NB children under the age of 10 years do not require a ticket). Travel is not included. 

The prize is non-refundable and no cash alternative will be offered. The prize is non transferable and ID will be required at time of collecting the ticket wristband upon arrival. The prize includes all events and activities at bluedot (subject to availability) but not food and drink from any stalls or bar.  Not open to members of staff of FACT.