The Bloc. Weekend was a mainstay in the calendar of all techno fans that has sadly been missing in recent years. This March however the legendary event is returning to Butlins in Minehead for more great music and debauchery.
Following three sold out events from 2009-2011, Bloc is back where it thrives. The weekend takes place from 13th – 15th March in the holiday resort. All attendees stay in the onsite chalets meaning the camping discomfort often associated with festivals is done away with; the accommodation cost is included in the ticket price. The location also includes some fantastic features such as a fun fair, water park and lazer quest for your day time entertainment needs. The night is of course ruled by the music; the site will be transformed into five purpose-built indoor music venues powered by Martin Audio and L’acoustics PA that will do justice to the roster of incredible artists performing.
The line up is staggeringly good. Headline acts include techno pioneer Jeff Mills, the enigmatic Dean Blunt, hyperactive-bass-come-superstar-hip-hop producer Hudson Mohawke, and even a rare appearance from experimental Mancunian duo Autechre. It’s an impressive line up without even beginning to scratch the surface of the host of over 100 incredible acts performing through each night. The full line up can be found here. Surprise appearances have also been promised.
Tickets are on sale now priced from £169pp and can be purchased here. Full details on the event can be found on Bloc Weekend’s website including relevant travel information.