In Review: The Block Party October 2016

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Credit: SamB Photography

Helicopter, Banquet and Flux. When you hear the words ‘Bloc Party’, these songs from the London based indie band might spring to mind.

Unless you go to Bournemouth University.

If you go to Bournemouth, you know that ‘The Block Party‘ is an indisputable assortment of music, mayhem and mischief. Unifying 3000 students across six different locations, The Block Party is a rite of passage for any first, second or third year studying at BU or AUB.

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Credit: SamB Photography

Collating the absolute crème de la crème of house, techno, drum and bass, grime, garage and bassline, The Block Party captures the very essence of a rave and scatters it across Bournemouth town centre.

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This years line up saw the likes of Preditah, Friction, Frisco, Matt Jam Lamont and Secondcity take over infamous Bournemouth venues such as The Old Firestation and Le Chic, as 3000 students swarmed the streets.

The halloween theme for this years event was a refreshing twist on the previous instalments, as students covered themselves in industrial amounts of fake blood, face paint and demonic contact lenses. Filling each venue with its own vibe, organisers worked hard to satisfy a wide selection of musical taste buds. The George Tapps saw Skepsis deliver hard hitting basslines, sending the crowd into a frenzy before handing over the reins to grime royalty, Preditah.

Credit: SamB Photography
Credit: SamB Photography

Likewise, O’Neills was blessed with the rhythmic high hats of The Golden Boy after which local Bournemouth talent Ben Read had the crowd two stepping well into the early hours.

The Block Party well and truly channeled the raw energy that flows through Bournemouth students and captured the atmosphere that can only be experienced down on the south coast. If you’ve ever doubted visiting the south for a rave, a gig or an event, look no further than the next Block Party instalment on May 6th 2017. It’ll soon change your mind.

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Credit: SamB Photography

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