Thom Yorke with Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, and Four Tet lead the first act to be confirmed for this year's BLOC Weekend happening at Butlins Resort, Minehead, in Somerset from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th March 2016.
Thom Yorke is joined on stage by Nigel Godrich for a live show which sees him cover highlights of his albums ‘The Eraser’, ‘Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’ and Atoms For Peace’s ‘Amok’, reconfigured for live performance and accompanied by an AV show that must be seen to be believed.
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.
They are joined by Jeff Mills, Floating Points, Carl Craig - Modular Pursuits, Ben Klock, Nina Kraviz, Omar-S, Evian Christ, Holly Herndon, Rodhad, 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, DJ Fast Eddie, Lone, Objekt, Daniel Miller, Demdike Stare, Powell, ItaloJohnson, James Ruskin, Laurel Halo, Lakker, Dasha Rush, Fatima Yamaha, Rrose, Dom and Roland, Sandrien, Kahn, D:Bridge, Shanti Celeste, Ø[Phase], Aurora Halal, Jane Fitz, DJ Skirt, and JoeFarr, Steevio & Suzybee, with more to be confirmed.
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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.
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.
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.
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