The Old Fire Station is a unique club in Bournemouth and is home to a great line up of diverse events. The club hosts everything from quality dance parties to live rock and roll.
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Nero, Zinc, Punks Jump Up, Hatcha, Tek-One, Utah Saints, Stenchman, Hot City, Cookie Monsta, DJ Derek, eLDOKO, Ste-V-Something, Audio Sleaze, Dan Neon, Whitey, Lee Nazari, Shark Bait, Pond Life, Rob The Vibe, Hot Like Sauce DJs, Golden Gun Vs Fynn, Spec., Dave Verne, Captain Magic, Crack Your Skull, Jeuce Joyriders, Neffa-T, Dubspace9, Seldom, Broke DJs, Josch & Tom, Fireboy, Battenberg, Kate Dane, Effusive DJs, Charlie Banks, Yours Truly, The Acolytes, Chemikal Recipe
1 Night - 1 Block - 1 Wristband - 6 Venues
Join 2,500 party people and over 50 acts & DJS as WAYF reclaim the streets for Bournemouth's only metropolitan music festival and the biggest party of the season!
• Limited £10 early birds available online now:
• Bournemouth Outlets: Bournemouth Uni Talbot Campus Shop, Consortium Store and Enter Records
We Are Back On The Block!
Officially kicking off the summer festival season WAYF are proud to present the may day Bank Holiday leg of its epic multi-venue festival The Block Party. Get set to join 2,500 party people reclaiming the streets for the most exciting event of the season and WAYF's biggest party yet.
For one early summer night Lansdowne is transformed into a playground of music, interactive shenanigans, beats and good times. All spread across six venues expect a marathon 12 hour spectacular of over fifty of the best cutting edge DJs & live acts, big surprises, after parties and festival fun.
Tickets are exchanged on the night for a Block Party wristband giving access to all six venues, each hosting an eclectic selection of acts & hosts from electro to dubstep, indie to D&B, house to hip-hop and everything in between. Expect a host of other party antics to get stuck into including the legendary tiny silent disco, pop-up parties, crafts & stalls and graffiti walls.
For one night these streets are ours...
Quite simply the hottest arrival in dance music this year we present Nero. The much hyped production / DJ duo have torn up airwaves with their instant hit Me & You and their back catalogue of original material and remixes for the likes of The Streets, Justice & Deadmau5 have become bass heavy anthems. Expect a noisy 90 minute set of the best crossover D&B and dubstep madness – this is set to go off!
The legendary D&B hero Zinc has been busy redefining himself through his own invented genre “crack house”. With his recent successes with the massive La Roux remix and Wile Out track with Ms Dynamite slaying dancefloors expect big things from this true dance music hero on his headlining turn at the Block Party.
Punks Jump Up
Electro-disco upstarts Punks Jump Up are true party starters in the underground, cutting edge DIY scene, but have not shied away from a good melody remixing acts like Miike Snow, Gossip, Crystal Castles, Lykke Li and Kele to name but a few! Big bleeps & disco beats aplenty from their Block Party début!
When the history of dubstep gets told it will be no overstatement to say the entire genre bares his stamp. Hatcha’s roots seep deep back into late ‘90s UK garage, Croydon and pirate radio; he was one of the very first DJs to pick up on the new dark strains of 2step that became dubstep. Today he is still one of the most in-demand bass heavy DJs, destroying dancefloors across the world.
One of the most exciting live acts on the dubstep scene Tek One deliver a massive payload of sub-bass sounds to make you move. The live show is a mash-up of live drums, MC, beats, bass and synths playing a mix of original tracks as well as their own interpretations of dubstep dancefloor anthems. Watch out for this not to miss moment on the Block!
Festival legend DJ Derek is a 70-something year old ex-accountant whom not only sports cracking cardigans but also has one of the biggest ska, dub & reggae record collections in the UK. A favourite fixture at festivals from Bestival to Glasto, Derek's sets are renowned for his sunny selections and bad man MCing! See it to believe it...
Legendary rave duo Utah Saints go all the way back to the early days of house music. Their massive track Something Good hit the charts again two years with a new remix and in more recent years the pair have been building a new reputation as a force in the breakbeat scene. Don t miss these legends at work.
Mask at the ready the iconic dubstep man Stenchman brings the dark beats the party with a big slice of bass heavy selections. One of the original DJs & producers on the scene Stenchman 's enagmatic persona and quality of DJing have set him apart.
Leading the nu garage revolution that is slowly but surely becoming the sound of 2011 Hot City, aka DJ Benz and DJ Haus, are pioneers of glitchy, twisted and pumping 2step inspired productions that have been getting the dance press all excited in recent months. Expect big things from their first gig in Bournemouth.
Part of the Circus Records family and also known as a DJ to bring the most barbaric dubstep & grime that has ever faced humankind, our fave biscuit munching friend will be tearing apart the after party, closing The Block Party with a rather big bang!
The Block Party Hosts:
Hosting their own venues and rooms are the best cutting edge club nights, bringing everything from beats, bass and disco to indie and rock & roll. Introducing our hosts....
Long at forefront of the South Coast's best dubsetp & D&B nights the Audio Sleaze collective & Whitey bring the bass and beats.
Bournemouth electro-house institution makes it's return to the Block bringing one of the best party atmospheres and finest 4-to-the-floor residents.
Hip-hop-crafts party starters Stitch! will be presenting a playroom filled with interactive fun and dirty house beats to get lost in.
is coming and you can't hide! This female DJ night is taking over Inferno and they have something to shout about. Come get your estrogen on. Expect to hear and eclectic mix. Everything from Janet Jackson to Joy Division.
The Gas Works
Bass heavy specialists Gasworks are hosting the ibar after party - we know they'll bring the party hard, miss out at your peril!
Check out Milk Club DJs playing the best new and classic guitar bangers, indie and retro party tunes.
Get Hype Records:
Fronted by WAYF resident Shark Bait, the future-thinking Get Hype are a collective of dub-loving live acts, DJS and designers and are ready for business on the block.
The Block Party Allstars:
We’ve hand picked the best DJ talent and live acts from their respective genres and club nights to provide the beats across all six Block Party venues. For this party the line-up is stronger, bigger, faster, stronger and all geared up to get feet moving. WAYF are very proud to present our friends...
Eldoko // Ste-V-Something // Audio Sleaze // Dan Neon // Whitey // Lee Nazari // Shark Bait // Pond Life // Rob The Vibe // Hot Like Sauce DJs // Golden Gun Vs Fynn // Spec. // Dave Verne // Captain Magic // Crack Your Skull // Maribou State // Neffa-T // Dubspace9 // Seldom // Broke DJs // Josch & Tom // Fireboy // Bits Missing // Battenberg // Kate Dane // Effusive DJs // Charlie Banks // Yours Truly // The Acolytes // Chemikal Recipe + Many More Tba
Stalls & Crafts:
Adding to the party will be an array of stalls selling records, cakes, clothes, vintage wear, block party bling, face painting, raffle stand plus lots more!
Get A Stall At The Event!
If you would like to sell or create something for a free stall at The Block Party, then drop us an email, we would love you to get you involved! firstname.lastname@example.org
As ever dressing up is fully encouraged so bring out your best DIY, GLITTER, COOL, STREET WEAR outfits for the party, or just show up in whatever!
Expect our HQ The old Firestation to play host to some of the headliners while our other venues, including ibar, Dusk Till Dawn, Fruit, Inferno & a transformed Litten Tree will be getting some big guests to mix things up. Full event, venue and timetable information will be released in good time before the event.
WAYF Silent Disco // Interactive Arts & Crafts // After Parties // Art Installations
Tickets must be exchanged for wristbands & free event guides at the rear of the Old Fire Station between 8.00pm and 10.30pm on the night. The latest time for guaranteed exchange is strictly 10.30pm.
All ticket holders must be present at wristband exchange with 18+ id to collect wristbands.
More announcements soon...
We'll update this section as more information is announced.
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