!(feature_c)http://relayer.s3.amazonaws.com/articles/spreads/4f1a93d969abe800010001ab.jpg!Underground dance music festival Bloc has evolved from a Butlins weekender into a full-scale outdoor event for 2012. In its second move to mark its sixth year, Bloc will relocate to a new venue in East London at Royal Victoria Docks for two days of music on Friday, July 6th and Saturday, July 7th.
Bloc’s new venue of the London Pleasure Gardens overlooks the Thames and is a site once used to listen to music, admire paintings, stroll, drink, flirt and immerse themselves in the culture during the 1800s. The team behind Shangri-La at Glastonbury, Mutate Britain, Lost Vagueness, Arcadia, Stokefest and the 1948 Hoxton Street Party are injecting a fresh lease of life into the gardens and Bloc will benefit from having an expansive, custom-built festival for the first time.
Overlooked by a Berghain-like monolithic building and licensed until 6am, revellers will be able to enter the festival from 2pm each day to take in 60,000 square metres of what organisers are promising to be a flagship event. There will be stage on land and floating on water including a 30m geodesic dome and the Hub stage from Glastonbury, a diverse line-up and audio-visual experiences unavailable at their previous venues.
The first acts will be announced on Wednesday, February 1st. Tickets are available now priced £99 or £125 for an express upgrade. For a limited time you can buy five and get a sixth free.
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