Bloc Weekend Shut Down Due To Overcrowding
Snoop Dogg fans go home disappointed as plug pulled on festival...
Fans of hip-hop starSnoop Doggwent home disappointed on Friday night after London's Bloc Weekend festival was shut down due to overcrowding.
The event, being held in London's Docklands, was reportedly getting dangerously overcrowded shortly before the rapper was due to take to the stage.
NME reporter Louis Pattinson, who was on the scene, said: "The site was far too small for the numbers of punters who'd got in - all the tents were full with large queues outside, so festival-goers had nowhere to go but add to the queues.
"The security arrangements seemed inadequate and staff seemed overwhelmed."
And a statement on the festival website said: "By now everyone will have heard that Bloc 2012 was closed due to crowd safety concerns. We are all absolutely devastated that this happened, but the safety of everyone on site was paramount.
"Given the situation on the ground, we feel that it was the right decision to end the show early. Bloc will not open on Saturday 7th July so please don't come to the site. Stand by for full information on refunds."
Electronic pop music pioneer Gary Numan and techno legends Orbital were also due to perform over the weekend.