The festival founder has penned an essay for The Spectator damning today’s rave culture
George Hull, one of the founders of the now defunct Butlins-based festival Bloc., has written an essay for The Spectator explaining his reasons for wanting out of the rave scene.
The lengthy article cites a new apathy among young ‘hipsters’ as the main reason for the decline of the form. “Instead we have hipsters — a subculture so spineless that it had to borrow its name from its parents.” he says. “Hipsters are an uptight bunch. They like dance music, but they lack the sense of abandon that made raving so much fun.”