Photos by Matt Cheetham /
BLOC Weekend - Saturday photo gallery
Line-up /BassBloc: Special Guest TBA, Red Snapper (live), Amon Tobin, Underground Resistance presents Interstellar Fugitives feat. ‘Mad’ Mike Banks, Ray7, Atlantis, DJ Skurge and Frankie Fultz (live)
Rephlex Records Present: Bochum Welt (live), Lory D (live), Luke Vibert, EDMX, DJ Rephlex Records, Ceephax, Various Productions, Milanese (live)
FWD presents: Bass Fiction aka Kode9 and Spaceape (live), Skream, Oris Jay, Ntype
Therapy Sessions present: Stakka and Skynet (live), Current Value (live)
TecBloc: Dave Clarke, Joey Beltram, Juan Atkins, Ben Sims, Phuture 303 (live), A Guy Called Gerald (live), Monolake (live), Sleeparchive (live), Cristian Vogel and Ben Pest aka Black-E (live), Subhead (live), Convextion (live), Claro Intelecto and Andy Stott (live), Dynamix II – DJ Scratch-D, Radioactive Man (live), Legowelt (live), Mr Velcro Fastener (live), Detroit Grand Pubahs (Mysterious Mr. O), Manasyt (live), Ed Chamberlain (live), Syntheme (live), The Dexorcist, Mesak and Claws Costeau – Skweee set
SmashBloc: The Black Dog (live), Bitstream (live), LA Synthesis (live), Transparent Sound (live), The Wee DJs (live), Bass Junkie,, Digitonal (live), Ochre (live), Christ (live), Boxcutter (live), Komonazmuk
Skull Disco Presents: Appleblim, Shackleton, Peverelist
Süd Electronic presents: Portable aka Bodycode (live), Lakuti, Marco Shuttle, Nick Craddock
Werk Discs presents: Actress (live), Cloaks
Rag and Bone Presents: Black Mass Plastics (live), Warlock , Bracket
Kraktronik and HOG Present: Sir Real, Al Tourettes, Harvey Lane
Wireblock Presents: Jackmaster, Spencer & Nel Rustie
Bleep43 Presents: Plant43 (live), Jo Johnson (live), Orphan (live)
Cubik and CSS Malta present: Jamez, A.I., Him and Me -
Luke’s Anger (live), Smashback (live), Rogue Harvester aka Full Spectrum and Bada (live), Shelley Parker, Coded Soul, Mossadon, Richard Brophy, AGT Rave Cru, Computer Controlled DJs
BLOC Residents: James Tec, Rebel Intelligence, Joe Hart, George ‘Skull’ Hull & Jerome Hill
BLOC is a two and a half thousand capacity underground electronic dance festival held in an off season holiday park over three nights of a long weekend.
BLOC is a powerhouse of dynamic, forward-thinking underground music. Featuring rare appearances from Dave Clarke, Amon Tobin, Kode 9, Joey Beltram, Red Snapper and many more, BLOC is set to demolish a generation one more time.
BLOC is designed to be an internationally visible showcase for the underground scene in the UK, focusing on a dual ethos of fanatical and utter dedication to music on the one hand, and an almighty headbanging rave on the other.
BLOC evolved from a Brighton club night into the biggest and best UK festival of its kind for its Year Zero event – BLOC 07. This sold out six weeks in advance, raising the bar for music programming in the UK and proving that rumours of the death of the underground have been greatly exaggerated.
BLOC takes advantage of its holiday park surroundings to feature all sorts of diversionary excitement. Alongside the heavyweight music, BLOC attendees can experience the entire spectrum of leisure, from go-karts and a swimming pool, to the commando death-slide and a quite shoddy arcade. Everyone attending BLOC 08 will also have the opportunity to take part in Ceephax Acid Crew’s Fancy Dress Sunday Acid Bingo Session – a BLOC-wide full-sized game of Bingo to seal in the weekend.