This year a new partnership sees London Electronic Music Event - LEME - feature a daytime programme at Bloc. Their involvement will add production workshops, artist keynotes, industry panels, intimate performances and product demos.
BLOC weekend returns in 2016 to offer three days of independent electronic music, held once again at Butlins Resort, Minehead, Somerset from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th March 2016.
Latest additions are Speedy J, DJ Bone, Goldie, Space Dimension Controller, Lory D, Carlos Souffront, Peverelist & Kowton, Vril, dBridge, Ansome, DeFeKT, Slackk, Ceephax Acid Crew (live), Stanislav Tolkachev, Intergalactic Gary, Altern8, Marcus Intalex, John Heckle, EDMX, Sunil Sharpe, Billy Nasty, Andrea Parker, Om Unit, Appleblim & Second Storey, Alex.Do, Datassette, Simon Lynch, Logos, Jerome Hill, Mr Mitch, Posthuman, Leif, Volte Face, Jubei, Automatic Tasty, Marco Bernardi, Gateway to Zen, Ed Chamberlain, Joe Hart, TR-One, Flint Kids, Placid, Kenny Hanlon, Lyre, Leah Floyeurs, Debonair, Dan Beaumont, Dolan Bergin, Rubin, James Tec, Luke Handsfree, and Skunkrock.
The first acts confirmed were Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, Four Tet, Jeff Mills, Floating Points – live, Carl Craig – Modular Pursuits, Ben Klock, Nina Kraviz, Omar-S, Evian Christ, Holly Herndon, Rødhåd, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Trade ft. Surgeon & Blawan, Ben UFO, Steve Davis, Tama Sumo, Lakuti, Andrew Weatherall, Optimo, Steffi, Magic Mountain High ft. Move D, Juju & Jordash, Bicep, Daniel Avery, Helena Hauff, Ugandan Methods ft. Regis & Ancient Methods, Midland, Jimmy Edgar, Fast Eddie, Lone, Objekt, Daniel Miller, Demdike Stare, Powell, ItaloJohnson, James Ruskin, Laurel Halo, Lakker, Dasha Rush, Fatima Yamaha, Rrose, Dom & Roland, Sandrien, Kahn, d:Bridge, Shanti Celeste, Ø [Phase], Aurora Halal, Jane Fitz, DJ Skirt, JoeFarr, and Steevio & Suzybee.
There's self-catered, heated chalet accommodation on site, with ensuite and equipped with beds, kitchen, showers, and all mod cons. Butlins Minehead looks out across a sandy beach. The site is equipped with a supermarket, newsagent, cash points and restaurants.
Onsite facilities include a Splash Water World - a sub-tropical environment that has a wave pool, a swimming pool, 3 flumes and also a flume based raft ride, plus ten-pin bowling and amusement arcade. Sports include archery, football, basketball, darts, petanque, fencing, kwik cricket, netball, rounders, table tennis, outdoor bowls and crazy golf.
Tickets are done per chalet. Tickets have to be bought in groups of multiple berths according to the size of the apartment wanted - 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 berth. Standard chalets are like adjoining hotel rooms, with their own bathroom and TV but no kitchen or lounge. The early bird price is £139 (+ booking fee) per person, including all-arena passes.
There are also chalets that have a kitchen and lounge priced at £179 (+ booking fee) per person, including all-arena passes. 'Gold' chalets also have a kitchen and lounge but are a bit posher and have a microwave and stuff like that and are £219 (+ booking fee) per person.
Top of the range is a Ultra Gold apartment, priced at £239 per person (+ booking fee). These apartments also feature a kitchen and lounge, with with a more luxury feel than the rest and are situated closer to the arenas. They also feature a fully equipped modern kitchen, 100% Egyptian-cotton bedlinen, widescreen TV and DVD, a second TV in the master bedroom, shower rooms with towels included, hairdryer and personal safe.
Coaches will be departing from Taunton Station on an hourly basis on Friday 9th from 2pm until 11pm, tickets are priced at around £6 per person. There will also be a return service departing Resort at 7.30am until 10am on Monday 12th March. Return tickets will be available priced at around £10 per person.
More information will be here when available.
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