BLOC WEEKEND 14 - 16 March 2008
Pontin's Holiday Park, Hemsby, Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK.
With only a handful of 6-berth chalets left on sale, we are proud to announce the headline act for BLOC
2008: KARL BARTOS - live audiovisual performance.
Professor Karl Bartos was an original member of Kraftwerk's 'classic' lineup from 1975 to 1991.
He is credited as a song-writer on the albums Man-Machine, Computerworld and Electric Café and
singles Radio-Activity, Trans Europe Express, The Man Machine, Computer World, Tour de France,
Electric Cafe and The Mix: some of modern music's most significant and influential works.
This solo performance is comprised of a magnificent full live audiovisual show. He will be joined on stage
by Mathias Black and Robert Baumanns performing in perfect harmony with the machines he has helped
to create. His stage show is an awe-inspiring set of big screens, projections and futuristic lighting that has
been chartered in a special land transport from his home country of Germany.
We are thrilled and honoured to be hosting this rare UK performance from a true legend of electronic
Karl Bartos - LIVE AV / Red Snapper (Reformed) LIVE / Amon Tobin / Underground Resistance
presents Interstellar Fugitives feat. Mad Mike Banks, Ray7, Atlantis, DJ Skurge and Frankie Fultz LIVE
/ Rephlex Records Present: The Bug - FULL LIVE SHOW / Bochum Welt LIVE / Lory D LIVE / Luke
Vibert / EDMX / DJ Rephlex Records / Ceephax / D'Arcangelo - LIVE / FWD presents: Bass Fiction aka
Kode 9 and Spaceape LIVE / Skream / Oris Jay aka Darqwan / Ntype / Therapy Sessions present:
Stakka and Skynet LIVE / Current Value LIVE / Various Production / Milanese LIVE
Dave Clarke / Joey Beltram / Juan Atkins / Ben Sims / Phuture 303 LIVE / A Guy Called Gerald LIVE /
Monolake LIVE / Sleeparchive - LIVE / Cristian Vogel presents The Never Engine LIVE / Subhead
LIVE / Convextion LIVE / Claro Intelecto and Andy Stott LIVE / Dynamix II DJ Scratch-D /
Radioactive Man LIVE / Legowelt LIVE / Mr Velcro Fastener - LIVE / Detroit Grand Pubahs
(Mysterious Mr. O) / Billy Nasty / Manasyt LIVE / Ed Chamberlain LIVE / Syntheme LIVE / The
Dexorcist / Mesak and Claws Costeau Skweee set
The Black Dog LIVE / Bitstream LIVE / LA Synthesis 1st LIVE show in 10 years / Transparent
Sound LIVE / the wee djs LIVE / Bass Junkie / Digitonal LIVE / Ochre LIVE / Christ LIVE /
Boxcutter LIVE / Komonazmuk / Skull Disco Presents: Appleblim / Shackleton / Peverelist / Necta
selecta / Süd Electronic presents Portable aka Bodycode LIVE / Lakuti / Marco Shuttle / Nick Craddock /
Werk Discs presents Actress LIVE / Cloaks / Rag and Bone Presents: Black Mass Plastics - LIVE /
Warlock / Bracket / Kraktronik and HOG Present: Sir Real / Al Tourettes / Harvey Lane / Wireblock
Presents / Jackmaster, Spencer & Nel / Rustie / Bleep43 Presents: Plant43- LIVE / Jo Johnson LIVE /
Orphan LIVE / Cubik and CSS Malta present Jamez / A.I. / Him + Me / The Black-E - LIVE / Lukes
Anger LIVE / Smashback LIVE / Rogue Harvester aka Full Spectrum and Bada LIVE / Shelley
Parker / Coded Soul / Mossadon / Richard Brophy / AGT Rave Cru / Computer Controlled DJs / BLOC
Residents: James Tec / Rebel Intelligence / Joe Hart / George Skull Hull / Jerome Hill.
The best rave ever? DJ Mag front cover, April 2007
BLOC is a two and a half thousand capacity underground electronic dance festival held in an off season
holiday park over three nights of a long weekend.
BLOC is a powerhouse of dynamic, forward-thinking underground music. Featuring rare appearances
from Dave Clarke, Amon Tobin, Kode 9, Joey Beltram, Red Snapper and many more, BLOC is set to
demolish a generation one more time.
BLOC is designed to be an internationally visible showcase for the underground scene in the UK,
focusing on a dual ethos of fanatical and utter dedication to music on the one hand, and an almighty
headbanging rave on the other.
BLOC evolved from a Brighton club night into the biggest and best UK festival of its kind for its Year Zero
event BLOC 07. This sold out six weeks in advance, raising the bar for music programming in the UK
and proving that rumours of the death of the underground have been greatly exaggerated.
BLOC takes advantage of its holiday park surroundings to feature all sorts of diversionary excitement.
Alongside the heavyweight music, BLOC attendees can experience the entire spectrum of leisure, from
go-karts and a swimming pool, to the commando death-slide and a quite shoddy arcade. Everyone
attending BLOC 08 will also have the opportunity to take part in Ceephax Acid Crews Fancy Dress
Sunday Acid Bingo Session a BLOC-wide full-sized game of Bingo to seal in the weekend.