Announcing a Brand New Festival for Southampton
A Grand Day Out from the Bestival Family
We are over the moon to announce a brand new show from the multi-award winning Bestival team; Common People. Taking place on the Bank Holiday weekend of 23rd and 24th May, and set on Southampton Common, Common People will be a glorious two-day metropolitan festival, uniting all tribes under the Southampton sky, bringing the blithe spirit of Bestival right to the heart of the city.
Common People curator Rob da Bank commented: “I’m delighted to announce that we are launching a new festival in Southampton next year, our first new venture since we started Camp Bestival seven years ago. We have been inundated with offers to start new festivals every year but it wasn’t until we found the beautiful site of the Common that we felt it was right to start a new chapter in Bestival’s history. This isn’t a camping show, it’s not a tents, wellies and car packed to the rafters experience… it’s a metropolitan two day show easy to access and open to all ages, compact but packed with experiences and priced very, very reasonably. We can’t wait to unveil our headliners and star cast for our first Common People show in May. Watch this space”
Taking its lead from its award-winning siblings, Common People’s music line-up will be a feast of the finest that the live music and DJ scenes have to offer, from legendary stalwarts of the festival scene and guaranteed crowd pleasers, to the most exciting new acts that are getting those in the know all hot under the collar, you can expect nothing less than the very best to bring together everyone in a party of unanimous joy. It’s not all about the music though, as one of the festival world’s most adventurous creative teams will be in action, transforming Southampton Common into an enchanted wonderland of eye-popping attractions and fun-fuelled escapism.
Unifying Bestival and Camp Bestival’s all-inclusive ethos that is at the core of every legendary party, it’s all about one crowd coming together, united in the pure pleasure of the moment. Connecting to Southampton’s community of day trippers, thrill-seeking families and festivalgoers alike, with an electrifying mixture of cultural highs, including arts, entertainment and delicious food that will appeal to one and all, Common People is destined to be the hottest ticket in town. Common People’s full line-up will be announced in the New Year, so watch this space.
Guarantee your place at a brilliant brand new festival and head over to commonpeople.net to register for our exclusive pre-sale and join us on Southampton Common on the 23rd and 24th May
Venue Address: Southampton Common, The Avenue, Southampton SO15 7NN
Dates: Saturday 23rd May 2015, Sunday 24th May 2015 (Bank Holiday weekend)