Common People Returns For A Second Year

The new day festival from the Bestival family is back. Common People will return to Southampton Common for a second year. Rob da Bank and co have been super-busy creating a bank holiday weekend extravaganza for all the family to enjoy. Common People embodies Bestival’s young, energetic vibe, and after proving its worth last year, the 28th and 29th May will see the festival return with epic proportions.

With tickets from just £25, Common People has been revealing its gargantuan cavalcade of artists for all different musical tastes. As well as the expectation of fun, creative content and various themed areas, Common People welcomes the return of legendary pop group Duran Duran, after their headline performance at Bestival last September. Alongside them is singer/songwriter Katy B, and acoustic boy Jamie Lawson among others. Common People’s Big Top will see David Rodigan’s Ram Jam perform, bringing bass duo My Nu Leng and Dread MC, DJ Zinc (read our exclusive interview with DJ Zinc here), Prince Fatty and Venum Sound.


Saturday will welcome Southampton’s own garage legend Craig David, special guests Primal Scream, hiphop legends Public Enemy, garage/dnb group Kurupt FM, and more to the festival. The Bg Top will see a special Hospitality Takeover for an afternoon of drum & bass. Camo & Krooked, London Elektricity, Fred V & Grafix, Etherwood and Dynamite MC & Wrec will all be making appearances.

Common People curator Rob da Bank talks about the upcoming festival: “Well, what can I say? Some of my favourite DJs, new and old, are coming to our Common People shebang in Southampton. Rodigan is a legendary party starter and reggae god, Kurupt FM are the funniest, funkiest garage crew ever and Hospitality promise to bring the jungliest ruckus… See you down the front”.


Not forgetting the festival’s iconic Bollywood Cocktail Bus that will be playing host to Junk: “Not Your Thing” on Saturday with rising Glaswegian star Denis Sulta ramping up the energy, and speaker smashers from Jordan McKinlay, Luca Pilato, Ronnie Spiteri, Caruana & Daniel O’Rourke, while Sunday’s sounds come courtesy of Deaf By Disco, Pete Callard, Foor and Little Chief.

There’s even more still to come with a whole host of local acts filling up the ‘Uncommon Stage’. Tickets available now at

Tobi Stidolph

Press Manager & inSYNC Writer


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