Bloc Festival may return in 2013
After last year’s overcrowding debacle, London’s Bloc Festival is possibly set for return.
The news burst earlier today when the festival debuted its new website BlocLondon.com. The mistakes last July, which led to the festival being shut down after only a few hours, may have stemmed from severe ticket over-selling and event under-staffing. This resulted in massive crowds at the events at London’s Pleasure Gardens.
Whether or not festival organizers plan to move back to the original location at Butlin’s Holiday Resort, Minehead, remains to be seen. But it does appear that Bloc could return—in some form.
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