Welcome to Common Ground 2017! This year we will be hosting the event at The Black Swan, Bristol from Friday 1st September to Sunday 3rd September.
Venue will open at 5pm each day until late with bands, solo artists and soundsystems raising money for human and animal rights organisations across the world. 100% of profit goes to the chosen organisations (more info on these over the coming weeks.)
This year we will have workshops hosted over the weekend at the Kebele Social Center just a few minutes away from 12 midday to 4pm over the weekend, again more info on this coming soon.
As always, sound powered by GSS Pro Audio
Opening times of the venue will be:
FRIDAY: 19:00 – 04:00
SATURDAY: 17:00 – 04:00
SUNDAY: 17:00 – 00:00
Workshops at the Kebele from 12 miday to 4pm over the weekend.
The first organisation that we have chosen is the Free West Papua Campaign. A great organisation run by good people raising funds and awareness in solidarity with the people of West Papua. For full information see here: www.freewestpapua.org
The other organisations will be chosen over the coming months.
LINE UP: (Over 40 more bands/artists still to be announced!)
One of the best UK Household Name bands of the late 90’s into 2000’s and after a long hiatus have now reformed and will be coming back to Bristol for the first time in 15 years.
Beer crust legends making a one off UK appearance for us at Common Ground. Members of Doom, Hellkrusher, Prophecy of Doom, Vallenfyre and Impulse Manslaughter. Get the beers in!
After releasing ‘No Love Lost’ Omega Tribe came out as one of the best melodic anarcho punk bands of their time alongside The Mob and Zounds. They are back together and coming to Bristol for the first time since 1984!
We seem to have a theme with AOS3, so far they have played for us probably more than any other band, but for good reason. One of the best live bands around and some of the best people around.
Easily one of our favourite thrash bands in the UK at the moment. Relentless touring and absolutely shredding every place they play makes us want to put them on whenever we can.
THE LAB RATS
After touring with Oi Polloi, recording with Matt Lost Cherrees and generally being amazing people making great political music we’d be mad not to put them on.
2 SICK MONKEYS
One of our favourite bands in the world, and arguably the best! They will be splitting up next year so we will be having them one last time at Common Ground. They will be sorely missed.
TICKET INFORMATION: (They will go on sale on Friday 16th December.)
Tickets for 2017 will be massively reduced, this is so that the money saved will account for anyone needing accommodation for the weekend, we will be posting info on places to stay in the coming weeks.
SUPER EARLY BIRD: £18
EARLY BIRD: £23
With the event now being indoors the venue license (as with other late night venues) has an age restriction of 18+.