Bloc Festival Announce More Venues and Acts

May 4, 2012 by  

Bloc, one of England’s most progressive electronic festivals is back in its sixth year running, and has now relocated from Butlins in Minehead to London’s Royal Victoria Docks. Initial acts were announced in February, including knob-twiddlers and producers like Squarepusher, Flying Lotus, Orbital, Four Tet, Actress and Jackmaster. Math rockers Battles are also billed to appear and share a stage with the full Apparat band over the weekend of July 6th and 7th this year.

The MS Stubnitz is a gigantic deep-sea fishing vessel that once belonged to the East German communist state. It’s about to become the most exciting venue ever used for Bloc.

This week the Bloc 2012 organisers announced an additional venue to add to the confirmed huge warehouse spaces and Carharrt dome: the MS Stubnitz fishing vessel. This 2,500 ton feat of ex-Communist East German engineering will be host to Hudson Mohawke‘s DJ set, Nathan Fake, Oneohtrix Point Never, Hype Williams, Jon Hopkins, Scratch DVA and many others. And yes, it will be floating on the water in the docks on both days as people party on its deck.

Co-headliner Gary Numan

Since the first batch of announced acts Snoop Dogg, classical legend Steve Reich, Amon Tobin: ISAM, post-dubstepper James Blake and Nicolas Jaar have also been added to the bill. In short, it looks set to be a bit of a big deal. Weekend tickets are still going for £99, as are individual day tickets priced at £55 each – doors are open from 2pm to 6am on each day, for some long-form partying.


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