Bloc Festival to End After 2016 Edition
Bloc 2016 takes place March 11-13 in Minehead.
After a 10-year run that’s hit a few bumps in the road, Bloc Festival is coming to an end. The UK weekender, which takes place this year from March 11 to 13 in Minehead, is going out with a bang, with Thom Yorke, Jeff Mills, Goldie, Nina Kraviz, and Four Tet among its bookings.
“Weekenders are strange, beautiful things,” Bloc co-founder Alex Benson told Resident Advisor. “We’re going to build a super club. As many of you will know, we started a venue in an ex-industrial building in London, then renovated the surrounding warehouses into music studios and workspace. A community sprung up around it and it has been one of the most rewarding things we have ever been involved in. We want to develop this community and the venue at the heart of it. It will, like the current venue, be called Bloc. And it will be surrounded by music studios which won’t cost the earth to rent and aren’t about to be sold, knocked down or redeveloped.”
The team behind the event also plans to focus on developing its eponymous label.