BLOC electro weekend is a sell-out success - again

Vince Yallop The second BLOC weekend, which has sold all 2,500 tickets, gets underway at Pontins in Hemsby this Friday with a line-up of international electronic music pioneers covering electro, techno, acid house, dubstep and grime.

Vince Yallop

The second BLOC weekend, which has sold all 2,500 tickets, gets underway at Pontins in Hemsby this Friday with a line-up of international electronic music pioneers covering electro, techno, acid house, dubstep and grime.

Official headliner for the event is former Kraftwerk man Karl Bartos, who is shipping his audio-visual show in from Germany.

Other acts over the three arenas are numerous, but the live side includes acid house pioneers Phuture 303, A Guy Called Gerald, reformed trip hop/jazz band Red Snapper, The Bug, Lory D, D'Arcangelo, Radioactive Man, The Black Dog and, performing their first show in 10 years, LA Synthesis; while DJs include Amon Tobin, Underground Resistance's Intersteller Fugitives, Luke Vibert, Skream, Dave Clarke, Joey Beltram, Dynamix II and Mysterious Mr O from the Detroit Grand Pubahs.

The last day of BLOC will feature a dedicated celebration of two decades of raves, parties, dance music and acid house, hosted by MC Tyree Cooper. There will also be a bingo session and fancy dress with Ceephax Acid Crew.

Mary Anne Hobbs' late-night BBC Radio 1 show will be recording sets and chatting to revellers during the weekend.

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FULL LINE UP

t BASSBLOC: Karl Bartos - live audio-visual set/ 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 - live / Bochum Welt - live / Lory D - live / Luke Vibert / EDMX / DJ Rephlex Records / Ceephax / D'Arcangelo - live / FWD present 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

t TECBLOC: 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

t SMASHBLOC: The Black Dog - live / Bitstream - live / LA Synthesis - first 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 Present 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 Present Black Mass Plastics - live / Warlock / Bracket / Kraktronik and HOG Present Sir Real / Al Tourettes / Harvey Lane / Wireblock Presents / Jackmaster, Spencer & Nel / Rustie / Bleep43 Present Plant43- live / Jo Johnson - live / Orphan - live / Cubik and CSS Malta present Jamez / A.I. / Him + Me / The Black-E - live / Luke??s 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.