Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Block9 have just announced their Glastonbury Festival 2017 line-up. A decade after the NYC Downlow first appeared at the festival, some of the biggest names in dance music join the bill.
Block 9 is one of Glastonbury’s legendary destinations for dance music aficionados. A 24-hour wonderland of heavyweight sound systems, underground nightclubs, huge artworks and extremely alternative performance, Block 9 is home to three jaw-dropping installations:
The Genosys outdoor arena, 50 tonnes of concrete, steel and glass, continues to explore the birth of electronic music and its lasting legacy with Detroit techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson, Panorama Bar residents Steffi & Virginia, UK heavyweight Blawan, and Hercules & Love Affair Soundsystem.
The NYC Downlow returns in 2017 to celebrate a triumphant decade of homocentric house, disco, funk & soul featuring the cream of the international gay underground. Enter the sinister Meatpackers’ warehouse to hear legendary New York duo Masters At Work, Chicago taste-maker Michael Serafini and Berlin’s Prosumer tear the house down. Live performances from Mykki Blanco, Mandel Turner and Jonny Woo.
The mighty London Underground showcases the best of the capital’s pirate radio and soundsystem culture. Fatman Sound bring tuff roots reggae on Sunday night while Peason Sound promises heavy UK garage vibes on Saturday. Long time collaborators Rinse FM team up on Friday night with Kowton, Loefah and Youngsta. Hold tight.