New venue for Bloc Weekend 2012

Festival moves to The London Pleasure Gardens

New venue for Bloc Weekend 2012

Photographer: Sara BowreyChris Eustace on 30 January 2012

Organisers revealed that the dance festival was moving last year, amid the belief the event had “outgrown” its old base at Butlins in Minehead. ??The new location was unveiled on the event’s website today, along with the news that the team behind Glastonbury’s Shangri-La had designed the festival space.

A statement on their website revealed more details: “There will be totally new, purpose-built, hi-spec venues – some on land and some floating on water. The biggest and most diverse lineup Bloc has ever known will also be presented across the permanent venues that will be erected on the site – a 30m geodesic dome and the majestic Hub stage from Glastonbury. All the main stages will be covered and have walls.

“There will be mind-blowing audio-visual experiences that we could not have even dreamed of at our previous, smaller venues. There will be awe-inspiring projections and installations making use of the brooding buildings that dominate the area.”

The festival will utilise its own television station, BlocTV, and will have a 6am licence.

BLOC Weekend 2012 takes place from 6-7 July.

Bloc Weekend tickets are available now, with a Weekend ticket priced at £99 and ‘Express’ queue-jump tickets at £125. There’s also currently a “buy five tickets, get a sixth free” promotion running, for one month only.

Click here to buy Bloc Weekend tickets.

A line-up announcement for this year’s festival will made on Wednesday 1 February.

Last year saw Laurent Garnier, Mount Kimbie and Tensnake play, among others.

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