It isn’t just Professor Brian Cox who has been joining the dots between star-gazing and rock’n’roll. Indeed, over in Macclesfield, at the Jodrell Bank Observatory, a most remarkable science-meets-music event is taking place this weekend.

A music event like no other, Live From Jodrell Bank stages world-class music acts in one of the most eye-popping locations in the country: in the shadows of the world famous Lovell Telescope.

Previous shows at the location – the event is now in its third year - have wowed audiences with spectacular light-shows, the iconic Lovell telescope functioning as a 76m projection screen.

The event officially kicks off this weekend, before resuming for a second leg at the end of August.

Saturday’s headliners are The Australian Pink Floyd, followed by Sunday’s performances from Manchester legends New Order, above, and Johnny Marr.

Fast forward to August 30/31, and the venue plays host to acclaimed Icelandic band Sigur Ros and the legendary Halle Orchestra.  

But let’s not forget the all-important science element, of course. Before the spectacular evening concerts and throughout each day, attendees will be able to participate in a wide range of hands-on experiments, lectures and workshops on site at Jodrell Bank.

With full access to the Discovery Centre included in every ticket, this is also a great chance to find out more about the mind-blowing research happening at Jodrell Bank and beyond.

Jodrell Bank, Macclesfield, Saturday 6/Sunday, July 7, and Friday 30/Saturday,  August 31. For tickets, priced £35 (day tickets), call 0844 888 9991 or visit