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bloc party

Roundhouse

Saturday 27 October

East London art-rockers Bloc Party performed at the Roundhouse along with the Exmoor Singers, a London based choir, who sang specially created choral arrangements by composer Avshalom Caspi.

watch

Sorry, we were only able to keep performance videos online for a week after the festival. But you can still watch an interview with the band.

on the bbc

Radio 1
  • Radio 1
  • Radio 1 hosted Bloc Party at the Roundhouse.

set list

  • Song for Clay
  • Waiting for the 7:18
  • Where Is Home?
  • Banquet
  • Kreuzberg
  • Unifrom
  • Price of Gasoline
  • This Modern Love
  • The Prayer
  • Sunday
  • Flux
  • SRXT
  • Helicopter
  • The Pioneers

what happened

Minute by minute report, via text message, by the BBC's Matt Humphreys.

  1. 21.07 - Bloc Party are joined by a choir! 'Song for Clay' is perfect.
  2. 21.08 - The Roundhouse is packed. Must be the youngest, best dressed crowd of the week.
  3. 21.11 - 'Waiting for the 7.18' sounds monumental with the choir. The mosh pit is heaving. Kele has declared it a special night.
  4. 21.13 - Kele sings accapella on the intro to 'Where Is Home' and the crowd join in.
  5. 21.16 - Some lads are havin' it at the front throwing each other around. What would their mum's think. I suppose they might like the choir bits.

audience reviews

Adam Knowles
So so so amazing, what a sweaty, heaving, ear drum pleasing night, choral backing added so much to the punk "emotional boy rock" that i love Bloc Party for, thank you so much BBC, Exmoor singers and of course Bloc Party!

matt jelf
I was singing in the choir with Bloc Party on saturday night and it was the best live gig I've ever done. The atmosphere was incredible and everyone looked like they were having an amazing night. My thanks to the band and BBC for managing the concert so well, the lighting and sound were fantastic. I hope Kele takes us up on the offer of going on tour with him!

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also at bbc electric proms

  • Performed alongside Bloc Party
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