EXCLUSIVE: Win 2x Full Weekend Passes to Bloc. 2012
July 6/7 2012
London Pleasure Gardens E16
Richie Hawtin /Snoop Dogg/Orbital/Flying Lotus/Gary Numan/Squarepusher/Battles/Jeff Mills/DOOM/Joker /Sandwell District/Scion Feat. Tiki Man/Jacques Greene/L-Vis 1990 b2b Bok Bok /Cosmin TRG/Levon Vincent/Appleblim/Objekt/Lucy/Raster Noton feat. Alva Noto/Byetone/SND /Steve Reich/Ricardo Villalobos/Nicolas Jaar/ATOL/Carl Craig/Apparat/Ellen Allien /Four Tet/Digital Mystikz/Scuba/Shackleton/Xhin /Clark/Actress/Martyn/Daniel Stefanik
Bloc. has evolved. From its inception in 2007, right the way through to the monumental 5th birthday celebrations last year, the iconic holiday resorts of Pontins and Butlins were annually transformed into cavernous fortresses of electronic expression. For 2012, however, things have changed.
For one, the festival has relocated to South East London, to 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. Taking place over the course of the weekend of the 6/7 of July, just weeks before London celebrates the opening of the Olympic Games, Bloc. promises to be the perfect precursor to the city’s latent festivities.
As we’ve come to expect of Bloc., the line-ups are as varied and cutting-edge as you’ll ﬁnd. From Snoop Dogg and Ricardo Villalobos through to Levon Vincent and Gary Numan, they’ve got all bases properly and professionally covered. Resident Advisor and Numbers vs. Swamp 81 will both be curating stages. It’s not all about the music either. This year will see Bloc. push the boundaries of staged performance, with news this week that the MS Stubnitz will play host to two of the festival’s main stages. Here’s what Bloc. had to say on the new addition:
“The Motor Ship Stubnitz is a deep-sea fishing vessel that belonged to the German Democratic Republic before the collapse of Communism. It is 80 metres in length and weighs 2,541 tonnes. 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 we have ever used for Bloc.”
Bloc. stands alone as one of the world’s most innovative and creative events and the 2012 edition looks set to be no diﬀerent.
To commemorate the announcement of the MS Stubnitz, Bloc. have very kindly offered LS Clubs a PAIR of Full Weekend Passes to the festival. If you fancy being the ONE lucky winner of this sensational prize, simply tell us:
The East German Communist State was better known by which 3-letter abbreviation?
Once you’ve got your answer send it, along with your full name and contact telephone number, to email@example.com by Friday 11th May. Good luck!