PREVIEW: Bloc Weekend 2

PREVIEW: Bloc Weekend

BLOC WEEKEND 2012: Friday 6th and Saturday 7th of July.

What do we know about Bloc Weekend? Well for starters it’s on a boat. Is it on a boat? Actually I’m not fully certain it is on a boat. The preview video provided by the festival below is equally as ominous, though do note that no boats are featured, but that doesn’t necessarily mean there won’t be any boats.

Bloc 2012 Venue from Bloc. on Vimeo.

Having recently made the move from Butlin’s holiday resort to a dream of an East London hipster-pad at the London Pleasure Gardens, Bloc is making big and bold strides forward in this its sixth year, and nowhere else is this as well represented as in its line-up. The two-day festival now boasts one of the most enticing bills in the international electronica calendar, and would appear more than ready to give ‘Field Day’ a good run for its money, though we do hope the two can play side by side and entertain us with fun and absorbing days out in East London for many a year to come. I would personally recommend the Saturday line-up with my most fervent endorsement, where you can expect to see Gary Numan, Flying Lotus, Four Tet, Jon Hopkins and Clark all play, whilst the Friday line-up sees appearances from a more eclectic range of electronic and urban music, from Snoop Dogg to Richie Hawtin and Steve Reich.

Tickets for the weekend (£99) or individual days (£55) remain on sale, so for any of you considering taking the plunge, or already down to give it a whirl, I have put together this handy list of things to consider bringing with you to Bloc:

– A life-jacket
– Sunglasses
– Balloons
– Defibrillator
– Starbursts

Stick to the list and you should be fine.

Needless to say, there are a myriad of electronic musical sub-genres represented at Bloc weekend to please many a listener, whatever floats your boat… 

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