Bloc 2015: Venue & Travel
Bloc is held at the Butlins Resort in Minehead, near Bristol. It’s a gigantic holiday and entertainment complex which backs on to a sandy beach in a beautiful part of the world. It has all of the laughs you would expect from a holiday resort including a giant water park, laser quest, funfairs, dodgems, arcades and the rest, all of which will be open.
Bloc 2015 will be our sixth annual weekender, have held three sold out weekenders at Butlins Minehead from 2009 – 2011 and two at Pontins Hemsby back in 2007 and 2008.
The stages at Bloc are purpose-built indoor music venues powered by Martin Audio and L’acoustics PA. Being indoors keeps you safe from the weather and ensures proper sound quality, it also means that we can run all night long. The best way to get a feel for the setup at Butlins is to watch this clip from 2011.
Everyone attending is housed in luxury private holiday chalets that surround the indoor stages – this accommodation is included in the ticket price and you can now stay for up to four nights from Thursday to Monday morning at no extra cost.
The apartments are subdivided into those that have a kitchen and lounge, and those that don’t. Even if you opt for an apartment with no kitchen, you can buy food from the restaurants on site. The chalets are classed by Butlins as standard, silver and gold and you can choose which class of apartment you want based on that.
They are all available on a first-come, first served basis with those located closest to the arenas and the beach are made available first. So the sooner you book, the close you will be.
Check the Butlins site for more info on the apartments and resort.
Bloc is held at Butlins Holiday Resort, Minehead, Somerset, UK, TA24 5SH.
By far the easiest way to get there is on one of our luxury coaches. They’re cheaper than the train and super-reliable.
Alternatively, Bloc is 3 hours drive from London once you’re on the M4. It is an hour and a half from Bristol. From the M5, follow the signs for the A39 from junction 24. Butlins is just half a mile along the seafront road from Minehead town centre. It’s signposted from the M5, Bridgewater and Taunton.
The closest mainline station is Taunton, which is an hour and forty minutes from London Paddington. We will be operating regular shuttle buses from Taunton to Bloc that take 40 minutes.
The closest airport is Bristol, which is an hour and a half from the venue. The nearest airports after that are, in order: Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton.