2013 is the year The Common deepens its relationship with Latin America by re-imagining its spiritual folklore of its people and revealing a lost civilisation with a secret. Hidden in the entangled rain forests of Central America discover the vast, decaying city walls of this once powerful society. Experience mesmeric
tribal rituals designed to liberate mind and body, played out in the magnificent Temple.
Sculptural symbolism and hieroglyphs adorn the Cave, The Common’s newest venue, setting out tales of a brutal, yet sophisticated, society. Palms and tropical vegetation sprout between the stone structures whilst huge knots of clinging vines adorn this re-discovered city. But on closer inspection, is everything as
The Common uses twists of imagination to connect you to a world of myth where the future meets the ancient and the meaningful. With immense structures, explosive line ups and unique performances, this is the place to lose yourself in a sumptuous Mayan cosmos.
Photo Edward Bishop, La Arcada de Adavinos
Here is some more footage from The Common 2011…
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Splat! Head to the Temple on Sunday for some messy, hedonistic fun...
The late-night area begins to reveal its line-up
Bridey Watson tells us about her late-night field and reminisces about Glastonbury 1987
Example, Friendly Fires and Toddla T among the highlights in The Common this year
Check out what's happening in one of the Festival's most vibrant areas