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BLOC WEEKEND 14 - 16 March 2008

Reported by Tristan Ingram on February 6, 2008


Pontin's Holiday Park, Hemsby, Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK.

www.blocweekend.com

With only a handful of 6-berth chalets left on sale, we are proud to announce the headline act for BLOC 2008:

KARL BARTOS - live audiovisual performance.

Professor Karl Bartos was an original member of Kraftwerk's 'classic' lineup from 1975 to 1991.

He is credited as a song-writer on the albums Man-Machine, Computerworld and Electric Café and singles Radio-Activity, Trans Europe Express, The Man Machine, Computer World, Tour de France, Electric Cafe and The Mix: some of modern music's most significant and influential works.

This solo performance is comprised of a magnificent full live audiovisual show. He will be joined on stage by Mathias Black and Robert Baumanns performing in perfect harmony with the machines he has helped to create. His stage show is an awe-inspiring set of big screens, projections and futuristic lighting that has been chartered in a special land transport from his home country of Germany.

We are thrilled and honoured to be hosting this rare UK performance from a true legend of electronic music.

The show - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0i3Aq7drn8

www.karl-bartos.de <http://www.karl-bartos.de>     

FULL LINEUP

BASSBLOC

Karl Bartos - LIVE AV / Red Snapper (Reformed) – LIVE / Amon Tobin / Underground Resistance presents Interstellar Fugitives feat. ‘Mad’ Mike Banks, Ray7, Atlantis, DJ Skurge and Frankie Fultz – LIVE / Rephlex Records Present: The Bug - FULL LIVE SHOW / Bochum Welt – LIVE / Lory D – LIVE / Luke Vibert / EDMX / DJ Rephlex Records / Ceephax / D'Arcangelo - LIVE / FWD presents: Bass Fiction aka Kode 9 and Spaceape – LIVE / Skream / Oris Jay aka Darqwan / Ntype / Therapy Sessions present: Stakka and Skynet – LIVE / Current Value – LIVE / Various Production / Milanese – LIVE

TECBLOC

Dave Clarke / Joey Beltram / Juan Atkins / Ben Sims / Phuture 303 – LIVE / A Guy Called Gerald – LIVE / Monolake – LIVE / Sleeparchive - LIVE / Cristian Vogel presents The Never Engine – LIVE / Subhead – LIVE / Convextion – LIVE / Claro Intelecto and Andy Stott – LIVE / Dynamix II – DJ Scratch-D / Radioactive Man – LIVE / Legowelt – LIVE / Mr Velcro Fastener - LIVE / Detroit Grand Pubahs (Mysterious Mr. O) / Billy Nasty / Manasyt – LIVE / Ed Chamberlain – LIVE / Syntheme – LIVE / The Dexorcist / Mesak and Claws Costeau – Skweee set

SMASHBLOC

The Black Dog – LIVE / Bitstream – LIVE / LA Synthesis – 1st LIVE show in 10 years / Transparent Sound – LIVE / the wee djs – LIVE / Bass Junkie / Digitonal – LIVE / Ochre – LIVE / Christ – LIVE / Boxcutter – LIVE / Komonazmuk / Skull Disco Presents: Appleblim / Shackleton / Peverelist / Necta selecta / Süd Electronic presents Portable aka Bodycode – LIVE / Lakuti / Marco Shuttle / Nick Craddock / Werk Discs presents Actress – LIVE / Cloaks / Rag and Bone Presents: Black Mass Plastics - LIVE / Warlock / Bracket / Kraktronik and HOG Present: Sir Real / Al Tourettes / Harvey Lane / Wireblock Presents / Jackmaster, Spencer & Nel / Rustie / Bleep43 Presents: Plant43- LIVE / Jo Johnson – LIVE / Orphan – LIVE / Cubik and CSS Malta present Jamez / A.I. / Him + Me / The Black-E - LIVE / Luke’s Anger – LIVE / Smashback – LIVE / Rogue Harvester aka Full Spectrum and Bada – LIVE / Shelley Parker / Coded Soul / Mossadon / Richard Brophy / AGT Rave Cru / Computer Controlled DJs / BLOC Residents: James Tec / Rebel Intelligence / Joe Hart / George ‘Skull’ Hull / Jerome Hill.
 
Tickets are £110+£3 booking fee available from www.blocweekend.com <http://www.blocweekend.com>  or 0870 8031626.


Buy tickets direct at: https://www.btowstore.com/epages/Store3.sf/?ObjectPath=/Shops/Store3.Shop2244

 

“The best rave ever?” DJ Mag front cover, April 2007

 

BLOC is a two and a half thousand capacity underground electronic dance festival held in an off season holiday park over three nights of a long weekend.

 

BLOC is a powerhouse of dynamic, forward-thinking underground music. Featuring rare appearances from Dave Clarke, Amon Tobin, Kode 9, Joey Beltram, Red Snapper and many more, BLOC is set to demolish a generation one more time.

 

BLOC is designed to be an internationally visible showcase for the underground scene in the UK, focusing on a dual ethos of fanatical and utter dedication to music on the one hand, and an almighty headbanging rave on the other.

 

BLOC evolved from a Brighton club night into the biggest and best UK festival of its kind for its Year Zero event – BLOC 07. This sold out six weeks in advance, raising the bar for music programming in the UK and proving that rumours of the death of the underground have been greatly exaggerated.

 

BLOC takes advantage of its holiday park surroundings to feature all sorts of diversionary excitement. Alongside the heavyweight music, BLOC attendees can experience the entire spectrum of leisure, from go-karts and a swimming pool, to the commando death-slide and a quite shoddy arcade. Everyone attending BLOC 08 will also have the opportunity to take part in Ceephax Acid Crew’s Fancy Dress Sunday Acid Bingo Session – a BLOC-wide full-sized game of Bingo to seal in the weekend.