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Bloc Festival announces collaboration with LEME

Bloc festival has teamed up with LEME in a new programme of collaborative events, featuring The Wire's Derek Walmsey in conversation with Daniel Miller

Bloc Weekend has announced a new collaboration with London Electronic Music Event. Taking over the on-site cinema venue in the main arena, LEME will present a two day programme of panel discussions, demonstrations and talks with artists, including Carl Craig, Andrea Parker and Billy Nasty.

Festival goers can also see a series of on-stage demonstrations with Carl Craig, Ansome and Defekt presented by London Modular. The event includes a debate called Equal Representation In Electronic Music, with panellists Jane Fitz, Lauren Martin (RBMA), Ashley Maks and Gabriel Szatan (both of Boiler Room). Resident Advisor will be talking to DJ Bone, and the art of DJing will be discussed by John Scheffer aka Intergalactic Gary, Andrea Parker, Billy Nasty and Raj Chaudhuri (also of Boiler Room). Other events providing refuge from the gory films being shown on Bloc TV include Sofia Ilyas from the international female collective discussing diversity in music event programmng, Alan Miller on the impact of legislation on electronic music culture and The Wire's Derek Walmsley in conversation with Mute records founder Daniel Miller.

Bloc 2016 runs from 11–13 March at Butlins, Minehead. With Jeff Mills, Holly Herndon, Optimo, Ben UFO, Steve Davis, Helena Hauff, Laurel Halo, Sandrien, Dasha Rush, Kowton, Shanti Celeste, Mr Mitch, Debonair, and more.

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