Get your dancing shoes ready! We have a fabulous programme of music, dancing, games, talent and more lined up at Common Ground. Check out the timetable and scroll down to find out more about the activities and acts you can expect.
Every evening programme and music will pause at 10:30pm for sign in. All under-16s on the camp are required to return to their villages to sign in, say hello and pick up a snack. The programme will resume at 10:45pm.
Friday 29th July
Join us to kick off Common Ground in style at the Opening Ceremony!
Three bands follow the Opening Ceremony:
- Euan is a pop-rock singer songwriter alongside Kade on drums, Kieran on bass and Dylan on guitar. Playing a mix of originals and classic covers. A perfect start to our opening night.
- Santa Fe are a Bristol-based band fusing glistening funk and low-slung grooves with blended vocal melodies to get everybody boogieing to the beat.
- Stone Jets take actual feel good music and wrap it in some rhythmic soul, together with meaning and sincerity at its core. Without a doubt, Stone Jets is where it’s at!
Sunday 31st July
Disco Drag Dance Off – What’s better than getting your groove on to classic disco?! Whether you love to dance or just want to watch the action, you won’t want to miss the dance off hosted by our very own Woodcraft drag queen – Luna – and DJ Lulu.
Four bands and DJs follow the dance off:
- Hunny Buzz captures the duality of human nature in an indie-pop style. Lead vocalist Lydia Read addresses the struggles of modern love, within her lyrics honest stories are told.
- Sunshine Blues is a Bristol-based band bringing together their love of 60s blues, hard rock and funk to create a natural and authentic sound that encourages their values of freedom and optimism.
- Muna is a DJ and producer specialising in all things breaky and bassy. Expect her to play bubbly garage, funky breaks and silly tunes that will make you dance.
- Secon. Nature is a multi-genre DJ with roots in jungle, DnB and breaks. Expect moments of jazz, dub and hip hop throughout. Taking you on a journey through time and bass!
Tuesday 2nd August
Sustainable Fashion Show – Rejuvenate and revitalise your pre-loved clothes in a sustainable fashion show!
Merrymoot! A Woodcraft Folk tradition – a Merrymoot is a chance to showcase your talents. Bring your instruments, words, circus, props and dances. Book your slot beforehand by heading to the main stage in the Central Area. Write your name, act and length of performance on the white board.
The Merrymoot is followed by Phez – a Woocraft punk band from mid-west Wales who are headlining our Woodcraft showcase evening!
Thursday 4th August
Kicking off the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party will be a games hour! Your best outfit is required for the attention of the Queen of Hearts. Expect chaos and silliness. Cooperative and competetive party games run in and outside of the main stage marquee.
Following the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party will be three bands and DJs:
- Try Me is a genre nonconforming girl-boy due comprised of Hector Boogieman and Bendy Wendy. Their style is best described as disco-punk – combining funky basslines with catchy vocal hooks and an electronic underbelly. On stage they can be seen gallivanting around, amping crowds and improvising songs with the audience.
- Spitfire Tides are an indie/alternative band melding hard-hitting lyrics, mesmerising riffs and a live show that gets the crowd going.
- Conall/Tune Changer is a DJ from the Arcade DJs. A curator of bangers, scratcher of records and all-round party starter. Drawing from genres all around the world. Bringing good vibes with an electric selection of everything from hip hop, funk, breaks, disco, garage and DnB.
- Worm Disco loves music and to play for people. Playing records full of funky delights with some disco, afrobeats, jazz and some DnB. Music to move the hips and run to – expect to wiggle!
Saturday 6th August
Folk night! Kicking off with Flo – a singer-songwriter combining elements of jazz, soul and spoken work. Dreamy yet direct, her music is relatable and revolutionary. Sure to take you on a journey.
Followed by Bristol Ceilidh Collective – you may have been to many ceilidhs (a traditional participatory Celtic folk dance, pronounced kay-lee) but this will be one to remember! Full of silliness, energy and chaos – the Bristol Ceilidh collective will get your hearts beating and your faces beaming.
Sunday 7th August
Rounding off camp will be our Closing Ceremony.
Followed by music:
- Bethlehem Casuals are a sunny party band – bringing afro-beat, ska, rock and jazz to the stage. Ambitious, inventive and plain mad – the Casuals are a DIY collective from Manchester, looking to spread the good word of the groove to the masses.
- Andy K will be finishing Common Ground in glory. Bringing together the old and new, fusing disco and house flavours. You won’t want to miss this!