Bloc Weekender - 12th-14th March

Acts inc. Salt n Pepa (Live), Grandmaster Flash (Live), Roots Manuva (Live), Mixmaster Mike (Beastie Boys), Skream, Flying Lotus, Wiley, Ms Dynamite, DJ Rush and Nathan Fake (Live)

Kat Warburton

Date published: 3rd Feb 2010


BLOC 2010
12th / 13th / 14th March 2010
Butlins Minehead Resort, Somerset, U.K

Acts inc. Salt n Pepa (Live), Grandmaster Flash (Live), Roots Manuva (Live), Mixmaster Mike (Beastie Boys), Skream, Flying Lotus, Wiley, Ms Dynamite, DJ Rush and Nathan Fake (Live)
Further top-notch acts roll-up for BLOC ///
ALL 5 & 7 berth Self-Catering Apartments SOLD OUT ///
Fancy Dress Theme Announced for Sunday ///

Deep breaths, people…

Bloc welcomes aboard a true superstar from over the pond - Mix Master Mike; named as one of the greatest DJs of all time by USA Today. With his new found love of hip-hop and his foray into scratching, Mike first got involved in the mobile DJ business playing house parties. After winning three consecutive DMC World Championships, it was rumored that Mix Master Mike was asked to retire from further competitions to give someone else a chance! Mikes most high-profile work has been with hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, working on albums Hello Nasty (1998) and To The 5 Borough (2004), also appearing on The Sound of Science retrospective anthology. Mix Master Mike is now effectively the Beastie Boys' resident DJ.

Add into the mix, Flying Lotus (born Steven Ellison), an experimental multi-genre artist from California. Combining a pulsing hum of simply sick beats, the blissed-out soundtracks of outerspace computer vistas and a cartoonists sense of colour, you can see why everyone wants his tracks. As well as running his Brainfeeder label, which boasts a roster of forward-thinking beat artists, FlyLo has also landed at BLOC!

As a deejay Joris Voorn has been spreading his wide range of techno since 1997. Besides doing his high energy live sets, releases have come thick and fast under Voorns Green label, named MPX_309'. The Dark Flower Magnolia Mix for Robert Babicz turned out to be 2009s summer anthem, a favourite of DJs like Sven Vath, Dubfire, Pete Tong and John Digweed.

Shrugging off media attention adds to Subheads anonymity, while intense live-performances have built devoted followings worldwide for anyone seeking art on the right angle: Punk rock while pure Techno! Subheads embrace and strangulation of hard-edged technology falls into no category or school, tipping their hat to Hip-Hop, Breakbeat, Freestyle and Electro as well as Techno. For spotters of Vogel, Landstrumm, Si Begg and Captain Beefheart, Subhead deeply delivers scalding but quirky and pumping raw funk-powered Hip-Hop hi-hat battles.

As part as Cyantific, Matt Whiteheads various hi-tec outings on Hospital Records quickly brought them massive acclaim and huge commercial success. Matts solo project takes years of studio experience and takes it in a new, funkier direction. Closer to electro, house and disco than his Cyantific output, this is sure to be the surprise hit of the festival.

Fancy Dress Theme for Sunday

Fancy dress theme for Sunday this year (which happens to be Mothering Sunday!): 'The Big Day'...Dearly beloved, think; brides, bridesmaids, grooms, pageboys, vicars, cake, confetti, wedding singers, big hats, tails and wedding rings. Get planning people!

Get tickets while you can and you will be joining the likes of..
Salt-n-Pepa, Grandmaster Flash, Roots Manuva, Mix Master Mike, Flying Lotus, Skream & Benga, Kode9 2B2 Martyn, N-Type, Joker, Zinc, MJ Cole, Appleblim, Pinch, Lindstrom, Adam Beyer, Ms Dynamite, Wiley and many many more..

BLOC 2010 full line-up, by stage ///

Salt-n-Pepa LIVE
Grandmaster Flash
Adam Beyer
Skream B2B Benga
Roots Manuva LIVE
Mix Master Mike [the Beastie Boys]
Flying Lotus
Derrick May
Anti-Pop Consortium LIVE
Ellen Alien feat. Pfadfinderei VJs
DJ Rush
Joris Voorn
Luke Slater aka Planetary Assault Systems LIVE
Lindstrom live
Surgeon - Performing a rare audio-visual show
Nathan Fake LIVE
Channel One Sound System feat: Mikey Dread & Ras Kayleb

FWD + Rinse.FM ///
Ms Dynamite
Boy Better Know ft. Skepta, JME, Frisco, Shorty and DJ Maximum
Marcus Nasty
Youngsta b2b Ntype
Katy B
Roska b2b Scratcha
MCs Tippa and Crazy D

Overkill ///
Autechre LIVE
Congo Natty aka Rebel MC feat. Tenor Fly
Luke Vibert
Rob Hall
Loops Haunt LIVE
N>E>D vs Punksi

Subloaded ///
Mark Ernestus feat. Tikiman (Rhythm & Sound)
Deuce DJs Marcel Dettmann b2b Shed
Martyn B2B Kode 9
Pinch b2b Distance
Mungos Hifi feat. Soom T
Appleblim b2b Peverelist
MCs Crazy D, SGT Pokes and Dread

Mulletover ///
Lee Curtiss

Braindrop (Hosted by Bass 6)
DJ Hype & MC Daddy Earl
MJ Cole
The McMash Clan
Raffertie b2b Kanji Kinetic
Reso b2b Vent
AGT Rave Cru

Club Autonomic ///

Disco Bloodbath ///
Ben Pistor
Dan Beaumont
Damon Martin

Man Make Music ///
Joy Orbison
George Fitzgerald

Fenchurch Dome ///
Billy Nasty
Radioactive Man LIVE
Debasser LIVE
Point B LIVE
Kelpe LIVE
Yimino LIVE
Michael Forshaw LIVE
Luke's Anger LIVE
Ben Pest live
Al Tourettes LIVE
Subliminal Criminal LIVE
DJ Planet Mu

And also

Alden Tyrell
DMX Krew new LIVE show
Neil Landstrumm LIVE
Jerome Hill
Bass Junkie B2B The Dexorcist
Girlcore feat. Isa GT & Naomi //
Joe Hart aka Mr. Bodyhammer
Make Me DJs
Human Shield feat. Ali Renault, Casionova, Tommy Walker 3 & Peter Mangalore
Dutty Girl
Rebel Intelligence

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