Music is the PUMPING HEART of The Temple’s rituals and led by premium artists drawing you into a euphoria, never to be forgotten. The whole place expands with an infectious energy, so whether you want bass, house, jungle or simply a life-affirming party, The Temple has it all.
No warm up, it’s straight in with the gold on Thursday with Noisia, one of the biggest DnB acts in the world. Along with Logan D & Majistrate they will be conducting the opening ceremony for the brand new Temple which you just cannot miss!
Gorgon City, Dusky and Shadow Child set the tone for Friday, alongside Flava D – one of the UK bass scenes hottest rising stars, her sets mix bass garage and house in a way that has seen her smash raves everywhere.
Saturday blows the pressure valves with headliners skilled in the art of FIERCE raving. Introducing Voltage, best new Producer and DJ at the Drum And Bass Awards 2016, with releases on every current major label, including a forthcoming on Uncommon records. Also the most current and in-demand DJ’s and producers, from the legendary Hype and Hazard, to Radio One’s Friction, will be supplying the vibes on Saturday night.
Finally watch out for the sunrise set Saturday night/Sunday morning. The Commons’ own resident audio shaman, Resist will be in control, with new tracks out on Uncommon records, this will be EPIC.
The Temple will SHAKE you to the core and leave you in a POSITIVE mess.
What is life? It’s Bearded Kitten’s Sunday party.
The Kitten’s are back! Returning for the Sunday Temple Takeover the Bearded Kitten gang will be bringing more mayhem, more dancing and more mischief than ever. Kicking-off at 22:00 and running until the early hours, they are bringing with them some of the hottest DJs on the circuit: Patrick Topping, Russ Yallop, Route 94 and Robert James and of course the Bearded Kitten Allstars.
As tradition stands it wouldn’t be a Bearded Kitten party without a fun-fight! They are saying goodbye to tomatoes but are hosting the biggest UV paint fight that The Common, possibly even the world, has ever seen. At 00:45 The Temple will explode into a glow of colour as people go crazy throwing paint at each other, a Grand Finale to the Glastonbury weekend.
Noisia – Temple Thursday
Noisia: Three men, one Vision
The Vision: To explore the outer edges and capabilities of electronic musicality without compromise, to turn sound design into an art and aspire to make records that sound like no one or nothing else.
United by a shared passion for progression, technical innovation and ruthless quality control (plus large amounts of gaming, hip-hop and humour) Nik Roos, Martijn van Sonderen and Thijs de Vlieger have worked together since leaving school. Within two years of their 2003 debut release they’d already appeared on some of the most agenda-setting labels in drum & bass: Moving Shadow, Subtitles, Renegade Hardware, Shogun, Ram and many more. But even then they had no idea how successful their partnership would be.
A decade deeper: From their drum & bass roots they’ve proceeded to stamp all over the musical map to become one of the most established and uncompromised acts in electronic music. From their unique, custom-built floating triple-studio complex in Groningen, they’ve created benchmark productions, established three respected labels (Vision, Division, Invisible), remixed rave titans such as The Prodigy and Skrillex, curated their own Noisia Invites festival and scored games such as Devil May Cry and Counter Strike and music for movies such as The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Transformers 3.
Gorgon City – Temple Friday
Flava D – Temple Friday
On the face of it, the Bournemouth born Flava D’s outlook on her career seems pretty simplistic: she likes to make music, constantly. And although there’s undoubtedly a whole lot more planning and thought that goes into the thinking behind the timing and positioning of her releases, she’s maintained the purity of that initial enthusiasm and it’s helped her go from selling beats on Myspace to headlining club nights and festivals and releasing well-received album projects (such as her FABRICLIVE 88 mix and the t q d album ukg) in just a few years.
Ever since the appearance of ‘Hold On’, her 2013 debut release on the Butterz label, Flava D’s ably established herself as a player working in that furtive arena where garage, grime and bassline music intersects. More than adept at making the wonderfully smooth and bumpy UKG of tracks like ‘More Love’, she’s also demonstrated a knack for producing harder hitting club cuts like ‘In the Dance’ and her remix of ‘Rhythm & Gash’. It’s precisely that kind of widened scope she explored and demonstrated to the fullest in the making of FABRICLIVE 88 when she set herself the task of producing 90% of the music used on the mix herself.
As a core part of the Butterz record label she’s found a crew that’s positively blossomed from the incorporation of her music and as a result of that relationship she’s collaborated with luminaries like Wiley and My Nu Leng, toured the globe relentlessly and (possibly more importantly) been afforded a position where she’s encouraged to just make music, constantly.