Dance festival Bloc has made an effort to distance itself from comments made over the weekend by its founder George Hull, who called the people who attend the event "spineless hipsters".
Hull, who co-founded the event in 2007, wrote a lengthy tirade in Spectator magazine about how the festival had changed for the worse over the years, saying "young people these days just don’t know how to rave. They are too safe and boring."
He goes on to discuss how the '80s and '90s generation of ravers had a sense of entrepreneurism lacking in the current generation. "That generation is now middle-aged," he wrote. "Instead we have hipsters — a subculture so spineless that it had to borrow its name from its parents. Hipsters are an uptight bunch. They like dance music, but they lack the sense of abandon that made raving so much fun."
The 10th and final installment of Bloc took place over the weekend at the Butlin's holiday camp in Minehead. Thom Yorke, Four Tet and more played the festival - which, according to Twitter, has distanced itself from Hull's comments, writing: "Bloc is a collective. One guy from it wrote an article, and that doesn't represent Bloc."
— Bloc (@BLOCWKND) March 21, 2016