THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 7TH JULY 2012
2012 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.
LondonTown.com - Bloc Location Map
Further articles featuring Bloc on LondonTown.com
Selena Gomez and Rod Stewart rock The O2 and Dreamgirls, the Tony award-winning musical, comes to London in November when the city's parks put...
Pantomimes are an integral part of the festive calendar - Oh no, they're not! Oh yes, they are! - so we've made a little guide...
Autumn in London welcomes a raft of food, drink and film festivals, as well as quirky pop-ups and events. Here LondonTown.com explores the best...
From Persian to North African cuisine, west London is home to some of the most diverse restaurants awarded with a Bib Gourmand....
Blockbuster exhibition Picasso Portraits begins, Nicole Scherzinger joins Andrea Bocelli at The O2 and the London Restaurant Festival tickles your tastebuds,...
Plan the perfect year in the capital with our pick of the best events in London 2016. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.
Hotels near Bloc
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £56† 22% off
Excel Royal Victoria Dock, E16 | 6 minutes from Bloc
Set in an idyllic waterfront location, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel ExCel offers four-star facilities in an impressive new contemporary development. Set in the heart of ... More
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel † from £40† 42% off
1018 Dockside Road, E162FQ | 8 minutes from Bloc
The Holiday Inn Express London - ExCeL offers simple, affordable accommodation that's ideally located if you're attending an exhibition or event at the exhibition centre. It's ... More
Entertainment near Bloc
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Festoon Way, Royal Victoria Dock, E16 | 6 minutes from Bloc
This sleekly designed, futuristic-looking hotel affords guests panoramic views over the blue expanse of Royal Victoria Dock. Getting to the Excel Exhibition Centre or London City ... More
Hotels near London Pleasure Gardens
From cheap budget hotels to luxury 5 star suites see our special offers for London Pleasure Gardens hotels, including Sunborn London from 88% off.