Common People returns to Oxford & Southampton
A two-day metropolitan adventure returns for its third instalment on the Southampton & Oxford commons, this bank holiday weekend. Common People Festival has become a firm fixture in both cities calendar over the May Bank Holiday 27th-28th May, as it kicks off the festival season and is praised for its ability to provide something for everyone, with the aim of uniting communities through the love of music.
Curator of the festival Rob Da Bank says: ‘Common People is all about having some proper moments together as friends and family. Our cast this year is to make you dance, sing and generally lose your shizzle.’
Headlining the festival on Saturday on the Common Stage in Southampton will be Ibiza legend and number one DJ Pete Tong, bringing with him The Heritage Orchestra. 2016 saw Pete Tong and The Heritage Orchestra release the ‘Classic House’ album, which quickly climbed the Official Album Chart and sat comfortably at number one.
With the aim of providing ‘something for everyone’ you’ll also see Tom Odell, Faithless, Loyle Carner, Becky Hill, Stefflon Don, Seán McGowan, Kassassin Street, Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana and Black Kat Boppers on Saturday on the Common Stage. Groove Armada, Wild Beasts, British Sea Power, Amy MacDonald, Nadia Rose, Novelist, House Gospel Choir, Signals and The Novatones on Sunday’s Common Stage.
Aside from music, the festival promises a ‘metropolitan adventure’ offering the best cocktail bars, street food and not forgetting the worlds biggest bouncy castle!
As we know, the brains behind Bestival are not known for doing things by halves and all this madness and mayhem will happen at the same time in Oxford although days and acts will be switched around.
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