Common People Announces Sunday Headliner


Common People Announces Sunday Headliner

Common People, our two-day metropolitan adventure is about to become super-glamorous with the announcement of our legendary Sunday headliner, and one of 2015’s hottest acts joining the bill. Already featuring the unstoppable Fatboy Slim in Saturday’s pole position, and a giddy rush of pop stars, underground legends and the most exciting new music around, all dusted with a just touch of Bestival’s unique magic, Southampton Common will be the only possible destination for the bank holiday on 23rd & 24th May.

Common People curator, Rob da Bank said: “Grace Jones is a global icon in music and style, and an all-round radical lady, who has made some of my favourite records… She also put on one of my favourite festival performances ever, at Bestival, so I can’t wait to watch her at Common People!”
Bringing untold sophistication to Common People’s debut outing, our Sunday night headliner will be the incomparable Grace Jones. A true force of nature, and the consummate pop star, Grace Jones is nothing short of a dazzling live spectacle! The perfect bill-topper for a grand day out from the Bestival team, Grace mixes high art and a deep sense of theatricality with balls-out, booty shaking grooves. Her most recent album, 2008s Hurricane was a timely reminder that she’s still a player, and with last year’s Nightclubbing reissue and a new album imminent, Grace Jones’ effortless panache will be totally unmissbale.

Also adding their own inimitable charms to Common People’s Sunday line-up will be Years & Years. Winners of the BBC Sound of 2015, and firmly fixed at the top of countless tastemakers’ tip lists, the London trio are just about the hottest band on the planet right now, so it’s an honour to have them playing the main stage at our inaugural show.

Answering our all-inclusive clarion call, Common People will also have DJ sets from Secondcity, whose I Wanna Feel topped the charts last year, on Sunday, Serge Santiago and Firas Waez in their chart bothering Waze & Odyssey guise on Saturday in the Big Top, and My Love is Underground founder Jeremy Underground, also on Saturday. We’ll also have a host of delicious street foods, incredible cocktails, craft beers, and out of this world attractions throughout the weekend, so make sure you grab your tickets now and join us for bank holiday treats this 23rd & 24th May.

For day or weekend tickets head to:
Adults Day Ticket £30
Adult Weekend £55
Student Day Ticket £27.50
Student Weekend £50
VIP Day Ticket £59
VIP Weekend £110
Under 5s Day Ticket Free
Under 5s Weekend Free
Child (6 – 14) Day Ticket £10
Child (6 – 14) Weekend £20
Teen (14 – 17) Day Ticket £15
Teen (14 – 17) Weekend £30
Family Day Ticket* £70
Family Weekend * £130
Non-camping event
* Family tickets are for a maximum of two adults and two children aged 17 or under.
Venue Address: Southampton Common, The Avenue, Southampton SO15 7NN
Dates: Saturday 23rd May 2015, Sunday 24th May 2015 (Bank Holiday weekend)