Back for a third glorious year, the BLOC electronic music festival is a byword for credibility in the UK festival scene.Neatly sidestepping the calamities of the English weather, BLOC is held indoors on a holiday resort on the west coast. Everyone attending gets their own apartment for the weekend included in the ticket price, which makes for a whole village of after-parties once the main venues close down.
Previous headliners include Autechre, Surgeon, Luke Slater, Robert Hood, Karl Bartos, A Guy Called Gerald and Amon Tobin.
2009 Line Up:
The Future Sound of London, Aphex Twin, Ulrich Schnauss, 4hero, Jamie Lidell, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Modeselektor, Metro Area, Clark, Skream, Pole, Scientist, Ed Rush & Optical, Afrika Bambaataa, Green Velvet, Carl Craig, Benga, Zion Train, Mad Professor, Richard Devine, I-F, Tipper, Pinch, Altern 8, Robert Hood, iTAL tEK, Surgeon, Global Goon, Appleblim, Ceephax Acid Crew, Joker, Rusko, Si Begg, The Egyptian Lover, Bass Clef, Kode9, Coki, Ebola, 2562, Dylan, James Ruskin, Daniel Bell, Heartbreak, 2 Bad Mice, Dynamix II, Arabian Prince, DJ Godfather, Plastician, Peverelist, Bizzy B, Tim Exile, Redshape, Hecker, Jamie Vex'd, BeardyMan, Frequency 7, Rob Hall, Blazey, Steve Strawberry, Alex Downey and Sgt. Pokes
Official Website: http://www.blocweekend.com