Each spring I sit down in front on my laptop and begin the arduous challenge of trying to plan my summer festivities, over recent years festivals have taking full authority over visiting relatives or lazing on a beach. I have been lucky enough and graced a vast majority of the amazing festivals on offer abroad and on our own little island, however one festival has always been unfortunately missed for one annoying reason or another. This Festival returns for its sixth appearance this year, in heated debates this monster of an event is regularly hailed as one of the greatest of its kind, helping to bring underground music sky rocketing from the darkness into the view of thousands of doting festival goers…Of course I’m talking about Bloc festival.
This year Bloc have pulled out every trick in the book to promise use undoubtedly one of the dopest of 2012. Having been such a massive success in previous years it only seemed sensible that the guys have decided to move into the very heart of the UK music scene and chosen London Pleasure Gardens as their musical battleground. I have been lucky enough to secure myself a ticket this year and I am so flippin’ hyped for it, if your not convinced then just have a gander at this lineup, they got Snoop Dogg yo!
Snoop Dogg / Orbital / Richie Hawtin / Amon Tobin: ISAM / Flying Lotus / Jeff Mills / Squarepusher / Battles / Gary Numan / Joker
Ricardo Villalobos / Steve Reich / Nicolas Jaar / A.T.O.L. / Carl Craig – 69 / Scuba / Apparat band / Shackleton / Ellen Allien / Four Tet / Sandwell District / Digital Mystikz / Clark / Actress / Martyn / Xhin / Daniel Stefanik
Will Saul / Mosca / Appleblim / T. Williams / Midland / Dusky
Jamie Jones / Art Department / Steffi / Geddes
James Blake / Space Dimension Controller / Untold / Pariah / Arpanet
Plex vs Perc Trax
Monolake / Surgeon / Truss / Objekt / Lucy / Cosmin TRG / Perc / Truss / James Tec / Luke Handsfree
Numbers Vs Swamp81
Jackmaster b2b Joy Orbison / Hudson Mohawke DJ / Loefah / Boddika / Addison Groove / Oneman / Pinch / Deadboy / Redinho / Spencer /
Jacques Greene / Levon Vincent / Tiki Man with Scion / L Vis 1990 b2b Bok Bok
Hype Williams / Kode 9 / Ikonika / Cooly G / Terror Danjah / Scratcha DVA
Ceephax Acid Waltzers:
Ceephax Acid Crew / Ray Keith / Nathan Fake / Ed DMX / Jonny Jenkinson / Luke Vibert
I Love Acid:
Mark Archer / AGT Rave Cru / Placid / Affie Yusuf
Bloc Festival 2012 will take place at the London Pleasure Gardens, Royal Victoria Docks, London, E16 2BS from July 6-7th. You can still grab yourselves weekend tickets for the mere price of £99 HERE.