Southampton’s Common People gets the go-ahead


Common People, the festival idea put forward by Bestival and Camp Bestival organiser Rob da Bank, has been given the green light to bring some of the biggest artists in the world to Southampton.

The 30,000 capacity festival will see tickets go on sale soon now that the city’s council have given their approval after Hampshire Constabulary raised no objections to the event.

Organisers have said that they will not yet be revealing any of the line-up, but have said that it will consist of festival stalwarts, crowd-pleasers and up-and-coming artists in order to create a family-friendly feel, as well as DJ sets to go along with the live music. Further details are expected to be released soon, but tickets for the two-day event are likely to cost around the £25 mark.

Former Radio 1 DJ da Bank said about Common People:

“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.”

Common People will take place on the 23rd and 24th May 2015 at Southampton Common, near the city’s centre.


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