Common People Line-up Announced
The Common People team have been burning the midnight oil planning our twin-site shindig that will be making its debut in the stunning greenery of Oxford’s South Park and returning for a second instalment in the verdant surrounds of Southampton Common. And now we are extremely pleased to reveal a binary bank holiday bonanza, sharing some line-up and adding fantastic local talent to give that homespun feel, each site will feature rock n roll legends, hip-hop royalty, UK garage trailblazers, sound system pioneers, and much more, all topped off with a lavish helping of the Bestival team’s renowned magic, mayhem and merriment. Uniting party lovers across the heart of England, the south coast and beyond, don’t miss out on the festival season’s stunning opener this 28-29 May 2016.
Common People curator Rob da Bank says: “Common People was one of my funnest weekends festivaling in 2015, and believe me there was some competition! We loved it so much we decided to share the love with Oxford, another beautiful city and site with a fantastic musical heritage and a thriving arts scene and diverse crowd of party people. I'm really excited to share our first announcement, with some corkers from Primal Scream and Craig David to one of my all-time faves Public Enemy, and up-and-coming acts Jamie Lawson and Kurupt FM. Hope you can come and sing along with the Common People!”
Making Common People’s inaugural appearance at Oxford’s South Park, Saturday 28th May will see a headline set from a soon to be announced Saturday headliner, plus sets from Soul II Soul, Jamie Lawson, Kurupt FM, The Cuban Brothers, Chas & Dave, Mr Motivator and the Oxford City Singers, with more acts to be announced very soon. Plus there will be a Big Top takeover courtesy David Rodigan MBE presents Ram Jam, and we’ll have sets across the weekend from Housewurk and Back for Good.
Our second Southampton Common jamboree will see Common People get underway on the same day with a triumphant homecoming set from Craig David with his acclaimed TS5 show, plus we’ll have 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.
Ensuring that all the Common People come together on Oxford’s South Park on Sunday 29th May we will have a hit-packed headline set from Primal Scream, plus a series of sublime sets from the likes of Craig David’s TS5, Public Enemy, Gaz Coombes, Ghostpoet, The Sugarhill Gang, Don Broco and West End Kids. And we’ll have Hospitality taking over the Big Top and roaming, brass-driven joy from Horns of Plenty (Oxford Community Street Band).
While 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 we’ll have 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 to both sites 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 Nightshift in Oxford and The Joiners in Southampton, The People’s Front Room, the Knitting Tent, the Bigtopmania Circus, cocktails galore from The Jam Jar Bar and fantastic arts & crafts, our ace kids area, bouncy castles and more!
Tickets for both shows go on sale at 11am Thursday 3rd December, head to commonpeople.net/ for more info.
SATURDAY OXFORD: SATURDAY HEADLINER COMING SOON / SOUL II SOUL / JAMIE LAWSON / KURUPT FM /THE CUBAN BROTHERS / CHAS & DAVE / MR MOTIVATOR / OXFORD CITY SINGERS / DAVID RODIGAN MBE PRESENTS RAM JAM / HORNS OF PLENTY (OXFORD COMMUNITY STREET BAND) & MORE ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED
SUNDAY OXFORD: PRIMAL SCREAM / CRAIG DAVID’S TS5 (SPECIAL GUEST) / PUBLIC ENEMY / GAZ COOMBES / GHOSTPOET / THE SUGARHILL GANG / DON BROCO /WEST END KIDS / HOSPITALITY / HORNS OF PLENTY (OXFORD COMMUNITY STREET BAND)
SATURDAY SOUTHAMPTON: CRAIG DAVID’S TS5 / PRIMAL SCREAM (SPECIAL GUEST) / PUBLIC ENEMY / GAZ COOMBES / GHOSTPOET / THE SUGARHILL GANG / DON BROCO / WEST END KIDS / HOSPITALITY
SUNDAY SOUTHAMPTON: SUNDAY HEADLINER COMING SOON / JAMIE LAWSON / KURUPT FM / THE CUBAN BROTHERS / CHAS & DAVE / MR MOTIVATOR / DAVID RODIGAN MBE PRESENTS RAM JAM & MORE ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED
AT BOTH SITES – AMAZING VENUES, BARS & FOOD:
SCRUMPTIOUS STREET FOOD / SUGAR SKULLS COCKTAIL BAR /
UNCOMMON STAGE PRESENTED BY NIGHTSHIFT / DISCO SHED / KNITTING TENT / BIGTOPMANIA CIRCUS / / THE JAM JAR BAR / ARTS & CRAFTS / KIDS AREA / BOUNCY CASTLES & MORE