Common People Southampton 2018
  • Southampton's City Slickers Revealed

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    Set to bring you electrifying music, entertainment and arts in the heart of Southampton this spring bank holiday, Common People is back for 2018 with headliners Lily Allen and James on Saturday and The Jacksons on Sunday. For just £57.50 for an Adult weekend ticket or £30 for an Adult day ticket, you can enjoy an amazing festival brimful of singalong favourites, deep-down disco delights, and all manner of amusements. Don’t miss out on two joyful days of bank holiday merrymaking brought to you with love by the makers of Bestival, this 26 & 27 May on Southampton Common.

    Rob da Bank says: “This will be our fourth year returning to the beautiful green escape of Southampton Common and it’s been quite some ride putting together the Common People line up for 2018. Headlined by none other than Lily Allen and one of my favourite indie bands of all time James, the Saturday is a typically eclectic mash up of styles. Our Disco Day on the Sunday also promises to be super funky with The Jacksons bringing their disco and soul classics, but my personal highlight has to be Prince’s unbeatable backing band The New Power Generation coming over from the States for a one-off weekend with us. We couldn’t get Prince but we will have all the hits. Add in all the local Southampton bands and DJs and a real focus on family fun and entertainment and I promise you a magical May weekend awaits”.

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    Back with a bunch of bangers that prove she’s still at the top of the game, Lily Allen headlines the Common Stage, as well as Manchester legends James for a singalong Saturday special, with sets through the day from special guests All Saints, The Sherlocks, Jaguar Skills, The Cuban Brothers, Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana and Plastic Mermaids.

    While on Sunday fancy dress is a must as we unleash disco kings, The Jacksons, basking in the dazzling reflection of the World’s Largest Disco Ball. Plus you can fill your dancing boots with delights from The New Power Generation, Sparks, Boney M, Snap!, FooR, Jungle Brothers and Hak Baker.

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    Our new Carnival Stage will jump to the sounds of DJ Yoda, a $hit Disco takeover with HAAi, Kiwi, and much more on Saturday. With Sunday’s floor fillers courtesy of Fred V & Grafix, Holy Goof, Barely Legal and more.

    As ever underground players and nascent rock action can be found on the Uncommon Stage hosted by The Joiners. Demob Happy, The Rising, The Collision, Deference, Pioneers and Miss Vincent will blast through Saturday’s slots. And Dream Wife, Pale Seas, Ben Goddard, Saints of Sin, Toreador, Josh Savage and Lauran Hibberd take on the Sunday crowds.

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    We’ll also have throbbing beats at Sugar Skulls with a roster of soon-to-be-announced DJs and family antics and festivities galore across our Southampton Common wonderland including the Kids Garden with Inflatable Church, Wall of Death, Big Fish Little Fish, Hampshire cricket, Kids Bushcraft, BigTopMania with Face painting, glitter, crazy inflatables, and have-a-go circus equipment including diablos, juggling, slackline & poi and circus performances. And we’ll have Alpacas, the Cardboard Castle, Haven Falconry, Punch & Judy, a giant sandpit, bouncy castle & inflatable slides and a Vintage Fun Fair with swing boats, helter skelter, chair o’ planes and big wheel.

    Celebrating music, arts and community in the heart of the city, don’t miss out on the bank holiday shenanigans.

  • 2018 Early Birds announced

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    Featuring even more music, arts and fun for all the family, Common People is back for 2018! The multi-award-winning team who bring you Bestival, Camp Bestival and now Common People promise this year’s two-day spectacular in the park will be bigger, better and even more dazzling than ever. Celebrating music, arts and community in the heart of the city, our festival wonderland will return to Southampton Common on spring bank holiday weekend 26th & 27th May 2018.

    “All of us at festival headquarters love kicking our year off with Common People – it’s such an easy formula, turn up for lunchtime, have a great day and evening listening to great bands and DJs and eating some of the best festi food around and then be in your own bed before midnight. Simple. We can’t wait to drop into Southampton again. See you very soon.” Rob da Bank

    Early Bird tickets go on sale this Friday 17th November. This is your chance to buy an early ticket at a super special rate. But that’s not all, don’t miss out on our fantastic promotion. Grab your General Admission tickets before 9th December and kids go free!

    Guaranteed to be yet another incredible year of music and cheer, don’t miss our glorious blockbuster of brilliant family entertainment, delicious food and a line-up that can’t fail to keep you dancing all day long. Mixing up musical legends with the hottest up and coming names, all sprinkled liberally with the very best local arts and acts, Common People is the very essence of community spirit.

    So, what are you waiting for? Buy your General Admission tickets at Early Bird prices before 9th December and get your kids in for free. Keep your eyes peeled for line-up news coming very soon.