Bloc Festival Shut Down

After chaotic opening night
Bloc 2012 poster.jpg
London's Bloc festival has been shut down by organisers after a chaotic opening night.

Held in London pleasure gardens, Bloc boasted one of the year's most impressive electronic line ups. Sadly, though, it seems that the much anticipated event has not gone to plan with safety fears leading to a shut down.

Opening last night (July 6th) Bloc got off to a smooth start before huge crowds descended on the site. At around 00.45 organisers began a controlled shut down of the event with many fans reporting vast queues.

A statement from Bloc organisers reads as follows:

"By now everyone will have heard that Bloc 2012 was closed due to crowd safety concerns. We are all absolutely devastated that this happened, but the safety of everyone on site was paramount. Given the situation on the ground, we feel that it was the right decision to end the show early. Bloc will not open on Saturday 7th July so please don't come to the site. Stand by for full information on refunds."

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