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Call for more engagement teams at Jodrell Bank Live

Celebrated Science-Music festival goes from strength to strength

After a successful pilot last year, Jodrell Bank will be hosting four festival dates this year with headline bands such as New Order, Johnny Marr, the Australian Pink Floyd, Sigur Rós and the Hallé Orchestra.

Once again it will be running the Science Arena on each of the dates and already have a number of engagement teams booked in for all of them. The expected audience for each date is between 4,000 and 8,000 attendees, which puts the festival overall on a similar footing to the Cheltenham Science Festival in terms of numbers.

There are still several spaces left in the Science Arena, so University staff are invited to propose engagement activities for these.

The ‘fairground’ type stands are equipped with tables and power supplies. There is no wi-fi on site because of the possibility of interference with the telescope, so any internet-based material will have to be uploaded onto computers/laptops/ipads etc before coming to site.

All Science Arena exhibitors get free access to the Music event once the Science Arena closes, usually early evening, well before the headline acts come on stage, free parking and access to the ‘Green Room’ for exhibitors where we provide tea, coffee and water and a place where people can eat packed lunches etc if they wish. We can also lock any valuable equipment into the Discovery Centre buildings at this stage so that it’s secure overnight between events (though all personal belongings must be taken away as there is no re-entry to the buildings once they are locked at night).

To see what was on offer over the last two years visit: Live from Jodrell Bank

If you would like to get involved; or have further information on the event contact: teresa.anderson@manchester.ac.uk

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