Our Interview With Kassassin Street
Bestival’s Common People is just around the corner for its second instalment. The festival, curated by Bestival founder Rob da Bank, returns to Southampton Common on the upcoming May bank holiday weekend.
As well as a host of major acts including Duran Duran, Craig David and David Rodigan taking to the stages over the weekend, Common People will also play host to its ‘Uncommon Stage’. This will boast a lineup of new, local and exciting talent for people to gorge upon. Not forgetting the fun, Bestival-esque vibe sure to be gracing the event.
One band taking to Common People’s Uncommon Stage is Kassassin Street. The indie five-piece are from Portsmouth so are sure to draw a big, local crowd. We were lucky enough to catch up the group ahead of their appearance on Sunday at the festival:
Hi Kassassin Street,
What is your opinion on the Bestival events family?
‘We love the Bestival events family, in fact we’re lucky enough to be able to call a few of them friends, and we hang out a lot! The team have created something really special at all of their events. We think many other festivals have desperately tried to find the formula for this. There must be something in the water…or the blood.’
How does it feel to be able to play at a big gig like Common People?
‘We can’t wait for Common People! It’s always an experience playing in front of a large crowd and we certainly feel at home in front of the masses haha.’
How important is it for you as a band to be able to play at festivals like Common People?
‘We think it’s incredibly important for all bands. There’s really something different about playing in front of a festival crowd as opposed to a standard live show, there’s a certain atmosphere, maybe it’s all day drinking?’
What is your biggest goal for 2016?
‘To find the passports in time for Spain this weekend.’
Can we expect any new material from you this year?
‘Absolutely. Watch this space!’
Tickets for Common People start at just £25 so get yours now. Tickets and information available at: http://southampton.commonpeople.net/