Common People Southampton 2018

I Want to Play at Common People Returns!

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For the fourth year running, the Common People team are proud to team up with world-renowned music venue, the Joiners Arms to launch this year’s edition of I Want to Play at Common People. Is your band the most exciting on the South Coast? If you think you’ve got what it takes, then this is a gilt-edged chance to get on the line-up for this year’s festival, held on Southampton Common over the Spring Bank Holiday, 26th & 27th May.

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 Monday 19th March, that’s not long, 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.

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We’ll listen to every submission and will notify successful artists by Wednesday 7th March. Finals will be held at the Joiners in Southampton on Tuesday 13th March, Tuesday 3rd April and Wednesday 2nd May. 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 (2nd May only) and a crack team of music experts. The winners will win a sought after set at this year’s 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