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Bloc2012 sees the arrival of a new festival on the Bloc, set against the dramatic backdrop of London's docklands (in the new London Pleasure Gardens). If you like your festivals to come with a slightly apocalyptic edge and an atmospherically charged setting (and let's face it, who doesn't?) then this should be right up your street. With post-industrial derelict buildings looming ominously above the 30m geodesic dome stage on the water's edge and an exciting line-up of dance and electronic acts Bloc 2012 is certainly worth a look. Snoop Dogg headlines with Veteran dance act Orbital who make their comeback to the UK festival scene alongside Gary Numan, Hudson Mohawke, Squarepusher and Detroit exports Jeff Mills and Carl Craig. Although Bloc is now in its sixth year it has previously been located in Butlin's or Pontin's holiday resorts out of town. The festival sprung from the minds of the Glastonbury party people behind Shangra-La and promises a 'rock-solid sense of community and togetherness', with this sunny attitude plus a totally unique setting and a stellar line-up, Bloc is certainly an exciting addition to the festival calendar.

 

About London Pleasure Gardens

(Unfortunately the London Pleasure Gardens have been put into administration and all future events there have subsequently been cancelled.)Due to open on the Diamond Jubilee weekend, on 1st June 2012, the London Pleasure Gardens (LPG) revive a centuries old tradition when pleasure gardens were central to London social life. More about London Pleasure Gardens

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Excel Royal Victoria Dock, E16 | 6 minutes from Bloc
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