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.
2 SICK MONKEYS
For anyone who missed our post a week or so ago, 2SM will be calling it a day next year. Easily one of the most hard working bands the UK has seen, not only that, but one of the best bands and the loveliest people we've been lucky enough to meet and a honour to get to put them on over the years. A no brainer to put them on.
If you have never seen DANGER!MAN then it's probably a good idea you do. Amazing 80's hardcore from Norway. All members have a long history of playing with Norwegian bands in the 80's and 90's like So Much Hate, Life... But How To Live It?, Bannlyst, Barn Av Regnbuen, Drunk, 2:20, Bøyen Beng and more and we will bringing them over for Common Ground.
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.
Punk rock from Hamburg. This is a band we've personally wanted to see for some time and this is their first UK gig and will have an album coming out in the coming months on Pumpkin Records. Featuring members of Braindead.
VIOLET SCOTT & AMELIA BONES
The second announcement from the Wild Wood Stage. Anarcho feminist melodic punk from Bristol telling the tales of mid-twenties confusion, hope, a love of general greenery, and an unquenchable wanderlust and their first time at Common Ground.
90’s UK skate punk legends! After multiple John Peel Sessions, gigs with Propagandhi and releases on Boss Tuneage we thought we best get them down here to Bristol for Common Ground.
Raging female fronted punk. Spewed forth from the blackened mill towns of Northern England, Burning Flag are a venomous twisted sludge of Punk, 90s hardcore, industrial riff and scathing punk noise. Ex members of Falconetti, Human Wreckage and Seal Team Six. This is their first time in Bristol!
Amazing live politically conscious reggae and dub. Urban Lions are the live band for Donette Forte and we were lucky to catch them play last summer as they smashed their way across UK festivals. Now working with the wicked Earth Works Records in Amsterdam.
ENDLESS GRINNING SKULLS
One of our favourites Endless Grinning Skulls will be coming out to play for Common Ground! After playing recently with Ripcord we thought now was the time to get them back down to Bristol. Amazing band, don’t miss them.
HC punk from East/West Yorkshire. A new band that have recently been smashing it around the UK. Check out their great debut EP from their Bandcamp
Great melodic punk from Finland with releases out on the wicked Brassneck Records. Ex-members of Cigarette Crossfire, Life Giving Waters, NHL 95, Bazed, Substance, Buried At Last, Cause A Riot and their first time in the UK.
More bands will be released soon - along with more info etc - To see which bands played last year click here