THE rain showers didn't dampen spirits as Bluedot thumped into action on Friday.

Headline act Groove Armada had the crowd bouncing as they flicked through their entire back catalogue.

It's not hard to see how they have established themselves as one of the best loved dance acts on the planet, with a crowd of all ages on their toes for hits such as "I See You Baby" and "Superstylin'".

Northwich's own Tim Burgess - he of The Charlatans fame - gave the festival a very local start, so much so, the sun even decided to make an appearance for an hour or two.

Although Spirtualized - one of the main acts on the night - had to pull out due to covid, their replacements were not too shabby at all.

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Public Service Broadcasting have played here before and seeing as the subject matter of their seminal album 'The Race For Space' fits perfectly with the location, their set went down amazingly with the crowd - which grew and grew as a rain storm lashed down on the big top venue.

Around 20,000 people are enjoying a full weekend of live music, art and science, with acts on Saturday including Metronomy and Mogwai.

On Sunday, one of the most groundbreaking and innovative musicians of her generation, Björk, is set to team up with Manchester's revered Hallé Orchestra.