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With pre-sale tickets being released this morning, Rob da Bank and the rest of the team behind Bestival have released the first names for new Southampton festival Common People.

Common People

The inaugural two-day festival is set to be headlined by Fatboy Slim on the Saturday, and Clean Bandit on the Sunday, with a special guest still to be announced.

Hotly-tipped rock duo Slaves are set to appear, as are Southampton locals Band of Skulls, who spoke about their appearance saying: “We are extremely happy and proud to be playing Common People festival. We grew up here in Southampton and the common has played a big part in our lives.”

Also appearing throughout the weekend are:
Jaguar Skills, George the Poet, DJ Yoda, De La Soul, Plastic Mermaids, Funky Little Choir, Mr Motivator, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Craig Charles, West End Kids

In addition there will be DJ sets from:
Dusky, Huxley, Dense & Pike, Leon Vynehall, Luca Pilato, Jordan McKinlay, Derrick Carter, Friend Within, Toyboy and Robin, Muddywellies and the man himself, Rob da Bank.

The festival will also be championing new music in partnership with local venue the Joiners, with a whole tent dedicated to new bands.

Rob da Bank, the brains behind the new Southampton festival said: ‘It’s been a long time coming to launch a new show from the Bestival family. We thought long and hard before deciding to base our new show in Southampton… I played my first ever DJ gig in Southampton when I was 16, so this is a real home coming for me.”

Common People will take place on the 23rd and 24th May on Southampton Common.

Tickets for those who pre-registered are available through Ticketline.

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