Block9 hosts a coming-of-age celebration of music, pride, freedom and underground queer culture

For 2023, the Block9 family reunites once again around the legendary venues of THE NYC DOWNLOW, The MEAT RACK, IICON and GENOSYS SOUND SYSTEM to throw a sixteenth birthday party in spectacular style, celebrating freedom of expression in all its forms.

This year also hosts an extended collaboration with NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL. Daily carnival processions across the festival site will feature dancers, feature costumes, masqueraders and the freshest Caribbean sounds and The Mangrove steel band.

NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL SOUND SYSTEM, now permanently resides in Block9 featuring Rough But Sweet, Love TKO and a SPECIAL Saturday memorial tribute to the mighty Jah Shaka.

See below for 2023 line-up highlights

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