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Bestival pres. Common People – Music Festival – Southampton Common – May 2015

23.May.15 @ 11:00 - 25.May.15 @ 00:00

We are over the moon to announce a brand new show from the multi-award winning Bestival team; Common People. Taking place on the Bank Holiday weekend of 23rd and 24th May, and set on Southampton Common.
Common People will be a glorious two-day metropolitan festival, uniting all tribes under the Southampton sky, bringing the blithe spirit of Bestival right to the heart of the city.
The lineup ...


Fatboy Slim
De La Soul
Jaguar Skills
George the Poet
Plastic Mermaids
Funky Little Choir / Mr Motivator

Junk Department presents:
Dusky / Huxley
Waze & Odyssey / Dense & Pika
Leon Vynehall / Luca Pilato
Jeremy Underground / Jordan McKinlay

Uncommon Stage:
Jaws / Pale Seas / Wild Smiles / Dead Rabbits
Science of Eight Limbs / Rickyfitts / Somahigh
The Boy I Used To Be / Black Kat Boppers
Subgiant / The Novatones / Bel Esprit


Grace Jones
Clean Bandit
Band of Skulls / Years & Years
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis / Slaves
DJ Yoda / The Cuban Brothers
Craig Charles / West End Kids

Switch presents:
Derrick Carter / Secondcity
Rob da Bank / Friend Within
Toyboy & Robin / High Tide DJs
Pelo Rizardo / FooR / BITR8 & K1R3Y

Uncommon Stage:
Dexters / Seán McGowan / The Rising
Brother Goose / Sacha (Pie & Vinyl)
Cholombian / Morgan Hislop
Charley Macauley / Fever


Amazing Venues, Bars, & Street Food
Day of the Dead Margarita Lounge Bar, Jam Jar Bar, Ale & Craft Beer Bar, Afternoon Teas, Scrumptious Street Food, New Band Stage, The People’s Front Room, & much more.

Common People Antics & Family Fun
Yarn Bombing, Bigtopmania Circus, Lost & Found, Tree House Theatre, Big Foot the Clown Show, The Fez Heads, Big Bears Big Balloon Disco, Big Bubble Bash, Trapeze lessons, Circus Skills, Crazy Inflatable bundle madness, Face Painting, Toddlers Play Area, Craft tents, Welly Wanging, Morris Dancing, Hoedowns, and Brass Bands.

Tickets ...
Pre-sale tickets for Common People are available now …
Face Value
inc. fees
VIP Tickets: We might all be Common People this bank holiday 23rd & 24th of May but for those who like to add a touch of splendour to their adventures, a Common People VIP ticket will give you a truly premium festival experience. Your VIP journey begins as soon as you get to the gates, with fast track access whisking you to the heart of the action. Created by Bestival’s legendary creative team, the VIP area will feature a giant hat tipi, rustic throws, a fire pit, and the spoils of Southampton Common’s long history. With an unparalleled view of the main stage, and a generous offering of prime facilities, you’ll have access to an exclusive and incredible cocktail bar serving up decadent creations, the most cutting edge and delicious street foods and premium restroom facilities. VIP ticket numbers are very limited so don’t miss out on the opportunity to indulge in real festival luxury. Book now.
More info ...
Common People curator Rob da Bank commented: “I’m delighted to announce that we are launching a new festival in Southampton next year, our first new venture since we started Camp Bestival seven years ago. We have been inundated with offers to start new festivals every year but it wasn’t until we found the beautiful site of the Common that we felt it was right to start a new chapter in Bestival’s history. This isn’t a camping show, it’s not a tents, wellies and car packed to the rafters experience… it’s a metropolitan two day show easy to access and open to all ages, compact but packed with experiences and priced very, very reasonably. We can’t wait to unveil our headliners and star cast for our first Common People show in May. Watch this space”

Taking its lead from its award-winning siblings, Common People’s music line-up is a feast of the finest that the live music and DJ scenes have to offer, from legendary stalwarts of the festival scene and guaranteed crowd pleasers, to the most exciting new acts that are getting those in the know all hot under the collar, you can expect nothing less than the very best to bring together everyone in a party of unanimous joy. It’s not all about the music though, as one of the festival world’s most adventurous creative teams will be in action, transforming Southampton Common into an enchanted wonderland of eye-popping attractions and fun-fuelled escapism.

Unifying Bestival and Camp Bestival’s all-inclusive ethos that is at the core of every legendary party, it’s all about one crowd coming together, united in the pure pleasure of the moment. Connecting to Southampton’s community of day trippers, thrill-seeking families and festival goers alike, with an electrifying mixture of cultural highs, including arts, entertainment and delicious food that will appeal to one and all, Common People is destined to be the hottest ticket in town.


Southampton Common
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 7NN United Kingdom + Google Map