... BLOC FEST 2011 ...
March 11 - 13
Butlins Resort, Minehead
Last year, the Bloc Festival featured acts such as: Salt-n-Pepa, Grandmaster Flash, Roots Manuva, Derrick May, and many more.
This year, the 5th anniversary of the fest, will feature acts such as: LFO, Moderat, Vitalic, Joy Orbison, Seth Troxler, Claude Von Stroke, Beardyman, Dopplereffekt, Digital Mystikz, and Black Devil Disco Club. Most recently added to the lineup are: Modeselektor, DJ Funk, A Guy Called Gerald, and Sirusmo. As the fest kick-off dater grows closer, even more acts will be announced.
For all my bass heads out there, I think it is of utmost importance that I mention the fact that there will be a dubstep stage called "Modeselektion," which of course will be curated by Modeselektor, and feature perfomers such as: MAGNETIC MAN, Ben Klock, Ramadanman, Ikonika, Apparat and Siriusmo.
As I was exploring the Bloc Festival site tonight, I found this recent announcement,
Chart-topping dubstep futurists Magnetic Man will be topping the bill for Bloc 2011 in a double headline spectacular with the legendary Aphex Twin. The Croydon sound of dubstep has come a long way since we first invited Skream to smash Bloc apart back in 2008. Every time it’s developed, evolved and mutated these guys have been right there at the lasersharp, cutting edge – and have become superstars along the way. Skream, Benga and their mentor Artwork are a hell of a big noise for Bloc – this will be the first time we have hosted their mesmerising live show – and what a perfect fifth birthday headline show for our Bloc family.
and the BLOC Weekend festival overview for a complete lineup. And most importantly, buy your Bloc Festival 2011 tickets here.
... BLOC FEST 2011 LINEUP ...
A Guy Called Gerald, Addison Groove, AGT Rave Cru, Al Tourettes, Alva Noto, Aphex Twin, B12, Beardyman, Black Devil Disco Club, Claude Von Stroke, Daedelus, Digital Mystikz, DJ Funk, DJ Pete, DJ Placid , dOP, Dopplereffekt, Drop The Lime, Floating Points, Four Tet, Geddes, Gemmy, Global Goon, Guido, Ikonika, Iration Steppas, Jamie XX, Jimmy Edgar, Joe Hart, Joy Orbison, King Midas Sound, Kyle Hall, L-Vis 1990, Lee Curtiss, Legowelt, LFO, Loefah, Luke Abbott, Magnetic Man, Mala, Mark2, Mary Anne Hobbs, Moderat, Modeselektor, Numbers DJs, Orgue Electronique, Oscar Mulero, Pinch, Posthuman, Ramadanman, Redlight, Roska, Rustie, SBTRKT, Seth Troxler, Shackleton, Shaun Reeves, Silent Servant, Siriusmo, Soul Clap, Space Dimension Controller, Speedy J, The Advent (live), TLR, Toddla T, Top Cat, Union DJs, Untold, Venetian Snares, Vitalic, Will Sau, and more TBA.