Bloc Festival

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Bloc Festival
Genre Electronic dance music, electro, hip hop, IDM, techno, house music, reggae, drum and bass and dubstep
Location(s) England
Years active 2006-present
Website
Bloc website

Bloc Festival is an electronic music festival in England which began in 2006.[1] It is devoted to electronic music of all genres including electro, hip hop, IDM, techno, house music, reggae, drum and bass and dubstep, and incorporates both DJ sets and live shows.

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2016 Butlin's Holiday Resort, Minehead. Capacity: 7000.

Thom Yorke, Four Tet, Jeff Mills, Floating Points, Carl Craig - Modular Pursuits, Ben Klock, Nina Kraviz, Omar-S, Evian Christ, Holly Herndon, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Rødhåd, Trade ft. Surgeon & Blawan, Ben UFO, Steve Davis, Goldie, Tama Sumo b2b Lakuti, Andrew Weatherall b2b Optimo, Steffi, Magic Mountain High ft. Move D, Juju & Jordash, Bicep, Daniel Avery, Speedy J, Helena Hauff, Ugandan Methods ft. Regis & Ancient Methods, Jimmy Edgar, DJ Deeon, Egyptian Lover, Space Dimension Controller, Lone, Objekt, Demdike Stare, ItaloJohnson, DJ Bone, James Ruskin, Laurel Halo, Lakker, Dasha Rush, Fatima Yamaha, Rrose, dBridge, Kahn, Kowton, Peverelist, Vril, Lory D, Shanti Celeste, Ø (Phase), Aurora Halal, Jane Fitz, DJ Skirt, JoeFarr, Carlos Souffront, Steevio & Suzybee, Ansome b2b DeFeKT, Slackk, Ceephax Acid Crew, Intergalactic Gary, Altern-8, Jubei, John Heckle. Ed DMX, Sunil Sharpe, Marcus Intalex, Billy Nasty, Dom & Roland, Andrea Parker, Appleblim & Second Storey, Om Unit, Alex.Do, Datassette, SP:MC, Simon Lynch, Logos, Jerome Hill, Mr. Mitch, Posthuman, Leif, Volte-Face, Automatic Tasty, Marco Bernardi, Gateway to Zen, Ed Chamberlain, Joe Hart, Scott Fraser, Kavus Torabi, Tr One, Flint Kids, Placid, Kenny Hanlon, Lyre, Leah Floyeurs, Desert Sound Colony, Amy Becker, DEBONAIR, Alex Downey, Dan Beaumont, Dolan Bergin, Rubin, James Tec, Luke Handsfree, Skrunkrock, Jacques Adda, Krywald & Farrer, Hipsters Don't Dance, Promise

2015 Butlin's Holiday Resort, Minehead. Capacity: 6400.

On 15 October 2014, it was announced that the festival would return to Butlins Minehead on 13–15 March 2015. The reformed event featured:

Jon Hopkins, Jeff Mills, Autechre, Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Modeselektor, ESG, Carl Craig, Hudson Mohawke, Moodymann, Clark, Scuba, Robert Hood, Jackmaster, Phuture, Omar-S, Karenn, Levon Vincent, Joy Orbison, Dean Blunt, Ben UFO, Rødhåd, The Advent, DVS1 b2b Ben Sims, DJ Funk, Egyptian Lover, Answer Code Request, Midland, Pearson Sound, Jerry Dammers, Moritz Von Oswald Trio, Function / Inland, Pangaea, Dillinja, Livity Sound, Donato Dozzy, Objekt, Space Dimension Controller, Ron Morelli, Helena Hauff, DJ Qu, Marquis Hawkes, Millie & Andrea, Samuel Kerridge, Perc, Cut Hands, Raime, Clouds, Ryan Elliott, DJ Bone, Nick Höppner, DJ Pierre, TR\\ER, Vessel, Call Super, Akkord, Lee Gamble, Richard Devine, Mr Ties, Appleblim, Paula Temple, Luke Vibert, Billy Nasty, Traxx, Doc Scott, Randall, Radioactive Man, Source Direct, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Mark Archer, October, Randomer, Ed DMX, Second Storey, Ed Chamberlain, Jerome Hill, Spencer, Andy Blake, Benton, Steevio & Suzybee, Hodge, Alex Coulton, JoeFarr, Posthuman, Sync 24, Shanti Celeste, Silicon Scally, Scott Fraser, Jake Chudnow, Pip Williams, dynArec, Placid, Joe Hart, DeFeKT, Duke Slammer, Positive Centre, Multifunkshun, James Tec, Luke Handsfree, Nick Craddock, Rubin, Dolan Bergin, Saoirse, Rupes, Nic Baird [2]

2013 - 2014 Autumn Street, London.

Bloc announces a series of events in East London. This marked a departure from the previous model of staging events at venues operated by a third party. The venue is an ex-industrial building on Autumn Street in Hackney Wick. Bloc and associated event continues to be held at this location and on the 28th October 2014 it was announced that this venue was to be renamed 'Bloc'.[3]

Artists to perform for Bloc during the inception of the Autumn Street venue include:

Model 500, Juan Atkins, Omar S, Ron Morelli, Svenghalisghost, Shackleton, Appleblim, Marshall Jefferson, Egyptian Lover, I-f, Cosmin TRG, A Made Up Sound, Steffi, Andres, Surgeon, Green Velvet, Dopplerefekt, Legowelt, Andy Stott, Demdike Stare, Truss, Carl Craig, Boddika, DJ Stingray, Dexter, Shed, Function, Tessela, Actress and Regis.[4]

2012 London Pleasure Gardens, London - Cancelled.

On Friday 6 July 2012, organisers took the decision to cancel and evacuate the festival during its first night due to 'crowd safety concerns'.[5]

Acts which had been confirmed to appear included:

Orbital, Snoop Dogg, Richie Hawtin, Amon Tobin, Gary Numan, Steve Reich, Flying Lotus, Ricardo Villalobos, Jeff Mills, Squarepusher, Battles, DOOM, A.T.O.L., Jamie Jones, Carl Craig, Nicolas Jaar, Apparat, James Blake, Joker, Four Tet, Monolake, Scuba, Ellen Allien, Hudson Mohawke, Levon Vincent, Surgeon, Clark, Shackleton, Martyn, Joy Orbison, Jackmaster, Art Department, Sandwell District, Actress, Hype Williams, Digital Mystikz, Kode9, Luke Vibert, Tikiman with Scion, Alva Noto, Cosmin TRG, Steffi, L Vis 1990 Bok Bok, Jacques Greene, Loefah, Billy Nasty, Addison Groove, Cooly G, Jon Hopkins, Nathan Fake, Space Dimension Controller, Ben Sims, Appleblim, Oneohtrix Point Never, Will Saul, Ikonika, Ray Keith, Mosca, Ed DMX, Geddes, Xhin, Midland, Untold, Byetone, T.Williams, RadioNasty, Transparent Sound, Mark Archer -Altern 8, Dusky, Pariah, Boddika, Arpanet, Pinch, Illum Sphere, SND, Perc, Objekt, Lucy, Daniel Stefanik, Oneman, Deadboy, Redinho, Spencer, Truss, Scratcha DVA, Terror Danjah, Ceephax Acid Waltzers, Andy Blake, Joe Hart, Al Tourettes, Jerome Hill, Alis, Isa GT, ADJ [6]

2011 Butlin's Holiday Resort, Minehead. Capacity: 6400.

Aphex Twin, LFO, Four Tet, Moderat, Laurent Garnier, Magnetic Man, Vitalic, Visionquest, Joy Orbison, Claude Von Stroke, Matthew Dear, Speedy J, Dopplereffekt, Beardyman, Venetian Snares, Mala (Digital Mystikz), Modeselektor, Drop The Lime, Toddla T, Jamie xx, Ben Klock, A Guy Called Gerald, Gentleman's Dub Club, Black Devil Disco Club, King Midas Sound, Apparat, L-Vis 1990, dOP, Pinch, The Advent, Daedelus, Shackleton, Soul Clap, Jimmy Edgar, Ramadanman, DJ Funk, Loefah (Digital Mystikz), DJ Pete, Rustie, Floating Points, Ikonika, Untold, Oscar Mulero, Iration Steppas, Kyle Hall, Ancient Methods, Redlight, Luke Abbott, Boxcutter, Billy Nasty, Silent Servant, SBTRKT, Will Saul, Space Dimension Controller, Addison Groove, Roska, Al Tourette’s, Mary Anne Hobbs, Alva Noto, Global Goon, Legowelt, TLR, Kenny Ken, Orgue Electronique, Mark II (Altern-8), Placid, AGT Rave Cru, Gemmy, Guido, B12, Union, Posthuman, Siriusmo, DMX Krew [7]

2010 Butlin's Holiday Resort, Minehead. Capacity: 6400.

Flying Lotus, Autechre, Salt N Pepa, Mixmaster Mike, Grandmaster Flash, Adam Beyer, Roots Manuva, Model 500, Derrick May (musician), Antipop Consortium, Joy Orbison, Ellen Allien, Joris Voorn, Omar-S, DJ Rush, Lindstrom, Lee Curtiss, Surgeon A/V, Nathan Fake, Alden Tyrell, dBridge, Instra:mental, Breakage, Subhead, Channel One Sound System, Ms. Dynamite, Wiley, Boy Better Know, DJ Zinc, Geeneus, Marcus Nasty, Youngsta, DJ Chef, Katy B, Roska, Mark Emestus (Rhythm & Sound) feat. Tikiman, Marcel Dettmann, Noyeahno, Shed, Joker, Kode 9 b2b Martyn, Pinch, Distance, T++, Mungo's Hi Fi, DJ Hype, MJ Cole, Raffertie, Kanji Kinetic, Reso, AGT Rave Cru, Marco Bernardi [8]

2009 Butlin's Holiday Resort, Minehead. Capacity: 6400.

Aphex Twin, The Future Sound of London, Jamie Lidell, Carl Craig, Green Velvet, Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Qbert, Skream, Benga (musician), Metro Area, Busy P, Egyptian Lover, Daniel Bell, I-F, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Scientist, Coki, Tipper, Rusko, Mad Professor, Zion Train, Plastician, Modeselektor, Beardyman, Pinch, Joker, MC SGT Pokes, Robert Hood, Frequency 7 feat. Ben Sims & Surgeon, Redshape, Martyn, Clark, Hudson Mohawke, Ulrich Schnauss, Ed Chamberlain, Rob Hall, Alexander Robotnick, Rob da Bank, Russell Haswell, Andy Blake, Emptyset, AGT Rave Cru, Altern-8, 4Hero, 2 Bad Mice [9]

2008 Pontin's Holiday Camp, Hemsby. Capacity: 2200.

Karl Bartos, Red Snapper (band), Amon Tobin, Underground Resistance (band), Kode 9, Skream, Dave Clarke, Joey Beltram, Juan Atkins, Ben Sims, Phuture 303, A Guy Called Gerald, Monolake, Appleblim, Shackleton (musician), Peverelist, Jackmaster, Rustie, Sleeparchive, Cristian Vogel, Convextion, Dynamix II, Radioactive Man Keith Tenniswood, Legowelt, Mr Velcro Fastener, Detroit Grand Pubahs, Black Dog Productions, Bitstream, Christ., Boxcutter, Komonazmuk, Lory D, AGT Rave Cru, Luke Vibert, DMX Krew, Rephlex Records, Stakka and Skynet [10]

2007 Pontin's Holiday Camp, Hemsby. Capacity: 2200.

Autechre, Kool Keith, Newcleus, Two Lone Swordsmen, Clark, TTC (band), Mary Anne Hobbs, MRK1 and the Virus Syndicate, Vex'd, Plastician, Technical Itch, Noisia, Mu-ziq, Iration Steppas, Loefah, Luke Slater, The Advent, Surgeon, CJ Bolland, Alex Smoke, Neil Landstrumm, Universal Indicator (collective), Billy Nasty, Marco Passarani, Rhythm & Sound, Aux 88 [11]

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