First wave of Common People Southampton 2016 acts revealed


Common People is set to return to Southampton on the 28th and 29th May 2016. Curated by Bestival and launched in 2015, Common People will be expanding again to Oxford for 2016. The Oxford event will take place on the same weekend and the headliners will be shared across the two sites.

Saturday at the Southampton event will see Common People get underway with a triumphant homecoming set from Craig David with his acclaimed TS5 show, plus there’ll be sets from Primal Scream, Public Enemy, Gaz Coombes, Ghostpoet, The Sugarhill Gang, Don Broco and West End Kids. And the mighty Hospitality will be taking over the Big Top.

Sunday in Southampton Common will see a headline set from a soon to be announced Sunday headliner, plus Jamie Lawson, Kurupt FM, The Cuban Brothers, Chas & Dave and Mr Motivator. And there’ll be a Big Top takeover courtesy of David Rodigan MBE presents Ram Jam, with more acts to be announced very soon!

Adding a touch of outlandish Bestival adventure there will be an amazing array of venues, bars and food including scrumptious Street Food, Cocktail Bars, the Uncommon Stage (which will be presented by The Joiners), The People’s Front Room, the Knitting Tent, the Bigtopmania Circus, cocktails galore from The Jam Jar Bar and fantastic arts & crafts, a kids area, bouncy castles and more.

Tickets for both the Southampton and Oxford shows go on sale at 11am Thursday 3rd December.



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Adam is a physics graduate from the University of Southampton with an interest in electronic music. He co-founded Sotonight and was involved with SEMSU and other music-related projects while at university.