Bloc has a new home for 2012 - it’s the London Pleasure Gardens, in the Royal Victoria Docks. Set by the water’s edge, overlooked by the monolithic post-industrial derelict buildings of Britain’s former glory, the Pleasure Gardens will provide Bloc with a home like no other.
On top of this, MS Stubnitz, a deep-sea fishing vessel that belonged to the German Democratic Republic before the collapse of Communism is being brought to London for the first time. She is 80 metres in length and weighs 2,541tonnes. A team of forward-thinking artists and engineers have converted it into a moving platform for the sonic and visual arts. It’s about to become the most exciting venue Bloc have ever used.
If you're having any doubts whether the location will fit the music, check the ridiculous line up below - it's varied but with an aligned taste for quality. You'd be silly to miss this!
Orbital / Snoop Dogg / Richie Hawtin / Amon Tobin: ISAM / Gary Numan / Steve Reich / Flying Lotus / Ricardo Villalobos / SquarepusherBattles / DOOM / A.T.O.L. / Jamie Jones / Carl Craig – 69 / Nicolas Jaar / Apparat Band / Jeff Mills / James Blake / Ellen Allien / Joker / Four Tet / Monolake / Scuba / Hudson Mohawke DJ / Levon Vincent / Surgeon / Clark / Shackleton / Martyn / Joy Orbison b2b Jackmaster / Art Department / Sandwell District / Actress / Hype Williams / Digital Mystikz / Kode9 / Tikiman with Scion / Alva Noto / Cosmin TRG / Steffi / L Vis 1990 b2b Bok Bok / Jacques Greene / Loefah / Billy Nasty / Addison Groove / Cooly G / Jon Hopkins / Nathan Fake / Space Dimension Controller / Appleblim / Oneohtrix Point Never / Will Saul / Ikonika / Ray Keith / Mosca / Ed DMX / Geddes / Xhin / Midland / Untold / Byetone / T.Williams / RadioNasty / Mark Archer [Altern 8] / Transparent Sound / Dusky / Pariah / Boddika / Arpanet / Pinch / Illum Sphere / SND / Perc / Objekt / Lucy / Daniel Stefanik / Oneman / Deadboy / Redinho / Spencer / Truss / Scratcha DVA / Terror Danjah / Ceephax Acid Waltzers / Andy Blake / Joe Hart /
Showcases from: Resident Advisor / Mulletover / Union / Hyperdub / Numbers vs Swamp81 / Raster-Noton / Aus Music / Bleep / Plex vs Perc Trax / World Unknown / I ❤ Acid / Boiler Room
Weekend tickets entitle you to entry to the festival and all arenas. Gates open at 14:00 on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 July with last admission at 02:00, closing at 06:00. £99 + Booking Fee
Day tickets entitle you to entry to the festival and all arenas on either Friday 6th or Saturday 7th July. Gates open at 14:00 with last admission at 02:00, closing at 06:00. £55 + Booking Fee
Individual day line ups can be found here. For full info on travel and accommodation please visit the Bloc website.
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