Reports are coming in of on-site problems during the first night of this weekend’s Bloc Festival in London.
The hugely anticipated dance-festival-on-a-boat, which began earlier tonight, has seen police intervene on site, with reports of huge queues, unfinished venue space and people being turned away despite having tickets.
One source on-site reports that that gates were shut just before midnight due to overcrowding, with half the festival site closed off.
A Bloc attendee described the night on Twitter as an ‘unmitigated disaster’. Another said ‘worst organised event I’ve ever been to. Police onsite, they’re closing everything down. Aapparently oversold.’
By 12.45am, reports began coming in that the remaining festival will being cancelled. We would like to stress that organisers haven’t issued any comment yet. We’ll have more details as they come through.
UPDATE: Still no word from organisers yet but as of 1am, many sources are now reporting that police are in the process of closing down the Bloc site due to health and safety concerns.
UPDATE: Confirmed reports now that Snoop Dogg didn’t show for his set. After a 40 minute wait, fans were told over the tannoy that refunds would be given.
Over on our Facebook page, one fan reports: “Basically queues for each arena, too many people trying to get in and the security struggling to hold everyone back. This was about 11pm. In the main arena Snoop was due on at midnight, 40 minutes later no snoop and an announcement that a technical fault had led to no further music in the main arena. Outside tonnes of police telling people to leave the site via one main exit.”
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