Mike Skinner (The Streets) heading to Switch Southampton for Common People afterparty

Launched less than a year ago Southampton venue/nightclub Switch has been a success story right from the word go. As such, it’s no surprise then that when a new festival, Common People, announced its arrival in town, a partnership was formed. Switch are hosting a festival pre-party with Dense & Pika, curating their own stage at the festival and hosting an official afterparty. Mike Skinner, of The Streets fame, will be performing at Switch following the close of Day 1 of Common People (Saturday 23rd May).

Mike Skinner is a producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the defining force behind the Streets, widely considered one of the most iconic British acts of the past decade. Switch’s Ryan Keary revealed his own enthusiasm for the booking:

I adored The Streets growing up, first gig I ever went too. Every time “Blinded by the Lights” is dropped it makes me smile. We’ve been trying to make a date work for a little while. This will be an absolute pleasure to host!

Ryan Keary (Director & Bookings)

In 2004 The Streets’ second album A Grand Don’t Come for Free sealed their reputation as one of the UK’s most reputable acts with singles ‘Fit But You Know It’, ‘Dry Your Eyes’, and of course ‘Blinded by the Lights’.

Going on to become something of a national institution, Skinner would play the BBC Electric Proms in 2008 as The Streets alongside his band, an orchestra and a gospel choir. The Streets’ debut album Original Pirate Material would go on to be awarded the accolade ‘Album of The Decade’ by the Guardian at the end of the noughties. Skinner’s record label The Beats has also produced chart-topping artists Example, and Professor Green.

Tickets for Common People can be found here. Earlybird tickets for the Switch Afterparty are now available via this link, Junk is also hosting another afterparty ‘After Dark‘.


About Author