Pavement play their only UK show of 2023, returning after four sold-out nights at London’s Roundhouse in 2022. One of the most popular and influential bands to come out of the American underground in the last thirty years, Pavement paved (sorry…) the way for a new generation of indie with five era-defining albums. Since reuniting, they’ve headlined Coachella and Primavera, and now take top spot at bluedot 2023.

Saturday also sees our biggest ever Late Night line-up, with 2manydjs, Erol Alkan and Elkka taking the party into the early hours after live highlights The Go! Team, iconic desert blues pioneers Tinariwen and the Mercury Prize nominated Dry Cleaning.

During the day, explore science and culture, including an afternoon with White Rabbit Books’ roster of legendary names including Miki Berenyi (creator of Rough Trade’s Book of 2022), Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite and Fat White Family’s Lias Saoudi, plus comedy from Nish Kumar and a special screening and Q&A with Moonage Daydream creator Brett Morgen.

VIP VILLAGE · Saturday

Curated by Eat Well Manchester

The VIP Village at bluedot’s Friday will be hosted by Dishoom, Isca, Kiosk and Honest Crust, with a special open-fire cooking takeover from Erst. Upgrade now to access the Village!

Saturday Line-up