Thom Yorke and snooker player Steve Davis among first names confirmed for Bloc 2016

The festival takes place at Butlins in Minehead from March 11-13, 2016

Thom Yorke is one of the first names announced for Bloc 2016, with snooker player Steve Davis also appearing on the eclectic line-up.

Yorke will be joined by Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich to perform songs from his 2014 solo album ‘Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’.

Four Tet, Jeff Mills, Nina Kraviz, Ben Klock, Floating Points, Ben UFO, Holly Herndon and Evian Christ have also been confirmed in the first wave of announcements.

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Prog-rock/electronic music enthusiast and snooker player, Steve Davis, will perform a DJ set at the festival. Davis has a radio show on Brentwood’s Phoenix FM where he has been known to play music by artists including King Crimson and Holly Herndon.

Bloc is devoted to electronic music of all genres and has previously featured the likes of Jon Hopkins, Orbital and Aphex Twin.

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Despite its continued popularity, the Bloc Weekender festival nearly didn’t make it to what will be it’s 10th anniversary in 2016.

The 2012 festival was cancelled due to security issues when it moved to London Pleasure Gardens, and a result it went into administration. It did return in 2013 at a smaller venue, and it has subsequently returned to Butlins, Minehead.

Yorke recently performed material from ‘Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’ at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris.

It’s unclear whether the Radiohead frontman will perform any of the recent music he has composed for the Broadway production of Harold Pinter’s ‘Old Times’.

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The festival takes place at Butlins in Minehead from March 11-13, 2016. Tickets and line up information is available from the Bloc Weekend website.

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