Palma Violets to headline Uncommon Stage at Southampton’s Common People


Common People, the set of metropolitan festivals established last summer and taking place over the Spring Bank Holiday on Southampton Common and in Oxford’s South Park, have announced the line-ups for each venue’s localised Uncommon Stage.

Palma Violets, the London ensemble championed by the likes of NME and seasoned main stage performers, and Pretty Vicious will headline on Sunday in Southampton, with Saturday led by Lonely The Brave and Seán McGowan. Upcoming south coast artists, including Portsmouth’s Kassassin Street, Brighton’s Tall Ships, and Signals, a math-pop group from the Isle of Wight, also appear in the line-up.

“We have some amazing home grown local talent throughout the day covering everything from ska to metalcore to indie rock n’ roll across the weekend,” said Ricky Bates of The Joiners, the Southampton staple curating the new music stage. Rob da Bank, the mastermind behind Bestival and Common People, added that “the beating heart of all our festival adventures is getting people to discover new music and uncover new bands…so please be upstanding and make much noise for The Uncommon Stage.”

The line-up announced today joins the existing Main Stage and Big Top bills, which include Craig David’s TS5, Duran Duran, Primal Scream, Kurupt FM, and David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan at both venues. Further ‘I Want To Play At Common People’ gigs in the run-up to the festival will complete the programme, with local bands competing at The Joiners to take the stage over the late May weekend.

For more information on lineups and tickets, check out our full preview of Common People’s return.


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