This year’s Bloc festival features a daytime schedule of panels and discussions alongside the night-time raving.

Programmed in association with the London Electronic Music Event and held in the on-site cinema, the two-day schedule discusses production, creativity, business and more.

Carl Craig, Ansome and Defekt will take part in a demonstration on the possibilities of modular synthesis led by London Modular, while Diagonal founder Powell will give some insight into his creative processes in a solo production workshop.

“The Art of DJing” also gets explored on a panel including Intergalactic Gary, Andrea Parker, Billy Nasty and Boiler Room’s Raj Chaudhuri, covering aspects of curation, performance and technology.

The programme also sees one-on-one interviews with a few intriguing electronic music figures: Detroit veteran DJ Bone will appear in a live recording of RA’s Exchange podcast, while Mute boss Daniel Miller will tell the story of his long career.

Panel discussions will explore a number of issues affecting the electronic sphere: Jane Fitz heads a discussion on equal representation in electronic music, while the Night Time Industry Association’s Alan Miller talks about the impact of political legislation on clubbing culture.

The programme sits alongside Bloc’s ridiculous line-up of DJs and live acts, which includes Thom Yorke, Four Tet, Jeff Mills, Floating Points and many more.

The festival takes place from March 11-13 – full details and tickets can be found at the Bloc website – pro accreditation for press, industry and professionals is available here.



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