Bloc Weekend 2012 // The 405 Preview
In just a few weeks, The 405 will be representing ourselves at London’s Bloc Weekend. The festival has an incredibly eclectic lineup ranging from hip-hop to minimal techno to noise rock, yet there are shared themes of experimentalism, high levels of musical integrity and generally dark artistry throughout most of the programmed acts. Bloc also puts a strong emphasis on the visual aesthetics involved in production of live music, which sets them aside from this summer’s competition.
The big names of this year’s festival will be Orbital, Snoop Dogg, Steve Reich, Gary Numan and Flying Lotus, to mention a few. Bloc is also hosting beside the waterside in the Royal Victoria Docks in an aptly industrial venue.
The event will take place on 6th and 7th July 2012. Tickets are still available.
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