Kicking off the action for Common People 2017, we are very excited to be teaming up with the legendary Joiners once again to launch the third edition of I Want to Play at Common People. An unmissable chance to bag a set at this year’s festival, held on Southampton Common over the Spring Bank Holiday, 27th & 28th May, we are searching for the most exciting new bands on the south coast!
Common People Curator Rob da Bank says: “I grew up going to the Joiners, pogoing in one of the smallest venues in the UK, but also one of the coolest. We love coming back each year to see what amazing talent Southampton has to offer to play at our Common People show. Roll on the heats!”
To apply, you need to send one track to [email protected] with a maximum of 100 words telling us why you want to play Common People by Sunday 29th January, that’s in just over a week’s time, so you need to act fast. And don’t forget to include your act name, number of members, your location and your social media links.
We’ll listen to every submission and will notify our top picks by 30th January. Finals will be held at the Joiners in Southampton on Tuesday 14th February, Tuesday 14th March and Thursday 20th April. If you’re not entering the competition but want to come and check out the cream of Hampshire’s band scene, entry is just £3.00. Don’t miss out on seeing some of the best new bands around.
The competition finals will be judged by the Joiners’ Ricky Bates, Common People head honcho, Rob da Bank, BBC Introducing Solent presenter Stephanie Nieuwenhuys and a crack team of music experts. The winners, chosen by our esteemed panel, will win a coveted set at the third annual Common People on the Uncommon Stage presented by The Joiners!
Don’t miss the chance to get on the festival circuit and fulfil your dreams!
Good luck x