Bloc have come a LONG way since the two guys who hosted a party in an attic above a club by the river in Norwich, but the ethos has remained the same; search out the best and most unusual venues (they once held Bloc in a fully-functional coastal windmill). So it is only fitting that they should commandeer London’s Pleasure Gardens on only its second weekend in existence, utilising not only the structures already in place but some temporary new ones; the Carhartt Dome, the Ceephas Acid Waltzers, and all the way from The German Democratic Republic, the Motor Ship Stubnitz.
The team behind the venue are responsible for Shangri-La at Glastonbury, so expect audio-visual installations, projections that make use of the derelict dockside warehouse buildings, and the Hub from Glastonbury. All to a soundtrack from DOOM, Art Department, Jackmaster back-to-back with Joy Orbison, Flying Lotus, Four Tet, Battles and Orbital (among a LOT of others). It’s shaping up to be a pretty spectacular weekend.
Friday tickets are now sold out but you can buy Saturday tickets here.