It's nearly time to pack your bags and head for Butlins once again.
It's hard to believe but it is already approaching a year since we packed our bags and set off for Butlins in Minehead, for a weekend of chips, pints, water-slides and techno. Well, believe it or not, it's true and the time has already come for Bloc to make their first announcements for 2016's weekender, and they are spoiling us already.
I mean, seriously, the bill features more heavyweights than an busload of boxers. Jeff Mills, Carl Craig, Thom Yorke, Nina Kraviz, Evian Christ...I could go on, so fuck it, I will. Four Tet, Floating Points, Andrew Weatherall B2B Optimo, Ben UFO, Steffi. You get the picture. It's basically everyone you like, unless you like musical theatre or shoegaze, then in which case—why are you reading this website at all? Anyway, the point is the Bloc weekender is without a doubt one of the highlights of our year. In fact we had such a good time last year we completely fucked the review. We're sure 2016 will be just as memorable. From what we can remember.
The full line up is below but if reading that feels too much like hard work, then let this video flash the names past your eyes instead.
Thom Yorke - Tomorrow's Modern Boxes / Four Tet / Jeff Mills / Floating Points / Carl Craig - Modular Pursuits / Ben Klock / Nina Kraviz / Omar-S / Evian Christ / Holly Herndon / Motor City Drum Ensemble / Rødhåd / Trade ft. Surgeon & Blawan / Steve Davis / Tama Sumo b2b Lakuti / Andrew Weatherall b2b Optimo / Steffi / Ben UFO
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 / Steevio & Suzybee