If anyone paid for tickets through Paypal within the last 45 days, get on to them about a claim. They said if Baselogic don't respond to the claim within the next 11days (unlikely now they are in admin) then they will refund the money.
Agreed that Friday was a total shambles but I assume that the local authority must have issued a licence/permit for this event. You would think that the venue and/or promoter would have to give detailed info regarding the number of tickets and the capacity of each stage for the permit to be granted?
Gutted to have missed Saturday's lineup but not gutted that I missed out on the fiasco of Friday night. Sounds like the venue were at least partly to blame. If bloc do go under someone should step into the breach; the world needs more electronica loveliness.
Chances are they will declare themselves bankrupt so they don't have to give everyone a refund. My weekend was saved by the fallout parties around town. I still managed to see Flying Lotus, and it was awesome to see him with The Weeknd in XOYO. Fuck you bloc, we can have a good time without you
If they stay afloat, I can see them trying to restore their reputation by doing club nights. Will be a couple of years, if ever, for another weekend. The more I think about it, the problems lay more with the venue than the promoters - will be interesting to see what comes out after an investigation.
My God, worst festival I have ever been to. Queues to get into all the main tents, not enough seating/areas to relax in between acts. Mud everywhere. Little to no security or festival attendants. Absolute fucking joke of a festival. Such a shame as the line-up is immense, but not enough capacity + idiotic planning makes it a nightmare. Bloc - wake up!
The clashes are not as bad as they could've been. For me personally the choices are almost always. So Friday for me will most probably go something like this: 17.00 Deadboy, 18.15 Pinch, 20.00 Nicolas Jaar, 21.00 Appleblim, 22.00 Shackleton, 23.00 MF DOOM (my one and only forray into Main Stage territory), 00.00 Sandwell District, 02.00 Carl Craig, 03.00 Daniel Stefanik, 04.00 Ricardo Villalobos.
and Saturday something like: 16.00 Actress, 17.00 Untold, 18.00 Bleep, 19.00 Illum Sphere, 20.00 Arpanet, 21.30 Scion w/ Tikiman, 23.00 Ikonika, 00.00 Monolake, 01.00 Scuba, 02.15 Marcel Dettman + Shed etc ... and finally the only clash that really hurts Levon Vincent and Surgeon both doing 4-6 sets. Thinking possibly Levon cause he doesn't come to Europe that often but Surgeon will be tough to resist.
hold up...I just emailed them and got this back:
Bloc tickets have not yet been emailed, we are currently waiting on Bloc to finalise travel information to ensure that you can all get home safely after the event.
Please do not worry, you will receive the e-tickets in good time for the event, they will be distributed shortly.