This is where the biggest, baddest and best vibes fly around on a super sonic bed of arcane audio. Difficult to enter, impossible to leave, the Temple throbs with infectious energy that vibrates to the core and will have after-effects on your mind for months afterwards.
Thursday night, the Urban Legends Coldcut present a special AV DJ set, with local Commoner Lazlo Legezer on warm up duties.
Friday night in the Temple is about BASS, and BREAKS, and the SOUND OF NOW-Freerange DJ’s and Pyro (Desert Storm) fire us off, with Jim Bitch and Bladerunner cranking up the jungle vibes, before Dub Phizix & Strategy, Delta Heavy, Serum, and Drumsound and Bassline Smith turn the dial up to earthquake and duly apply dance floor obliteration.
On Saturday, The Common is proud to present breaks, Jungle & D’n’B as fresh as they come. This is without a doubt the illest line up EVER in the Temple. Stanton Warriors, Freestylers, Rachael EC, Aphrodite Feat Junior Red, Sub Focus, The Upbeats, and finally ‘Kasra & Foreign Concept present Critical Soundsystem’ will all make sure that this Glastonbury in The Temple goes down in history. This heavyweight line up will absolutely blow the dial to smithereens, so get there early…
Bearded Kitten return for their infamous Sunday takeover of The Temple, a unique blend of tomatoes, UV paint and all night dancing. The tomato fight is the stuff of legends, and rumour has it you’ll likely find Michael Eavis right in the middle of the action wearing nothing more than a tutu… it kicks off at 18.00 but we suggest you get there at 17.00 to allow the Bearded Kitten Allstars to get you well and truly pumped up!
Then when night falls, it’s time to dance and what a dance it promises to be. The Kittens have invited along some of their DJ friends in the form of Ben UFO, Job Jobse, Midland, Palms Trax, B.Traits, Subb-an & Banoffee Pies. Not a bad bunch I’m sure you’ll agree. That just leaves the UV paint fight, at 00.45. Quite simply, if you’ve been before then we’re sure you’ll be returning, if you haven’t, then come and see what all the fuss is about!
The Upbeats playing in the Temple on Saturday from 03:30 – 04:30
Sunday from 03:00 – 05:00 Ben UFO B2B Job Jobse
Over the past five years, Ben UFO has acquired a deserved reputation as one of contemporary dance music’s most daring and wide-ranging selectors, with his keen ear and razor-sharp technical abilities enabling him to cut between eras, lineages and mixing styles with dazzling ease and fluidity.
Having cut his teeth in early dubstep and drum ’n’ bass, his roots lie in UK rave culture – yet his selections cast the net wider, drawing new mutations of this culture into the orbit of house, techno and other global dancefloor sounds. In the club, his sets somehow manage to be simultaneously considered and raucous, sliding from sidewinding broken rhythms into an irresistible four-to-the-floor groove, or broadsiding you with unexpected tangents, old favourites and bizarre secret weapons.
Thomson’s development as a DJ has been inextricably linked to the maturing of Hessle Audio, the label he co-founded in 2007 alongside Pearson Sound and Pangaea. Just as dubstep was starting to unfurl into a sprawling, globalised festival sound, Hessle Audio, in stark contrast, emerged with a strikingly focused, spacious and percussive aesthetic. As the scene continued to unravel, they went on to become one of the most coherent focal points within a rapidly diverging UK dance music community, through their DJ sets, label releases and radio shows on London station Rinse FM.
Listening back to Ben’s two official mix CD releases, 2011’s Rinse:16 and 2013’s Fabriclive.67, you can hear snapshots of that evolutionary process in action; they plot subtle and often surprising connections between the pirate radio-borne genres he grew up with, and the worldwide house and techno scene.