Dear Mummy, we’re super excited that it’s May at long last. We can almost smell summer on the horizon and the days are getting longer the sky is getting bluer and the sun is shining. The last bank holiday in May is always special for us as it kicks off the start of the festival season for our little family.
Southampton’s Common People event is back, brought to you by the multi-award winning Bestival team and we can’t wait to get our glad rags on! Taking place on the Bank Holiday weekend of 27th and 28th May and set on Southampton Common, Common People is a glorious two-day metropolitan festival, bringing the spirit of Bestival right to the heart of the city. It’s like a 4-day festival rolled into 2 epic days without the hassle of camping.
Common People’s music line-up for 2017 is a feast of the finest new talent around and we’re looking forward to listening to some great live music. Famous DJs, like Pete Tong, will be spinning the decks in Southampton Common guaranteed to please the crowds and re-live hazy 90’s club classics against the city sunset.
It’s not all about the music though as Southampton Common will be transformed into an enchanted wonderland of eye-popping attractions and fun-fuelled escapism. Beautiful festival scenery will adorn the location and glisten in the midday sun. Festival flags will fly and streamers will wave making the site a sight for sore eyes!
We’re looking forward to exploring the kids area and relaxing under large trees with our picnic as the branches sway to the music of the stages in the background. Bigtop Mania Circus and the World’s Biggest Bouncy Castle are sure to be hits with the kids along with the Vintage Funfair and Spinney Hollow Bush Crafts.
We’re going to treat ourselves to exotic food from the Street Market vendors and Jam Jar Cocktails from the pop-up bars. Instagram worthy cocktails from the Sugar Skull Cocktail Bus while Samba Drummers parade around the crowds. It’s a wonderful way to spend a lazy bank holiday and a great way to kick off the festival season watching some great acts.
Ticket prices are really reasonable for everything that is included and start from £30 for a day ticket. As this is a non-camping event you don’t have to worry about lugging your tent around with you either and there are plenty of hotels in Southampton that offer fab accommodation nearby.
Gates open at 10:30 each day and wristbands give you 12 hours access to the festival.
SATURDAY: COMMON STAGE
PETE TONG PRESENTS IBIZA CLASSICS PERFORMED BY THE HERITAGE ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY JULES BUCKLEY /
TOM ODELL / LOYLE CARNER /
FAITHLESS (DJ SET) / BECKY HILL /
STEFFLON DON / SEÁN MCGOWAN / KASSASSIN STREET / BLACK KAT BOPPERS /
ELVANA: ELVIS FRONTED NIRVANA /
SATURDAY THE UNCONTAINED STAGE:
MOXIE PRESENTS ON LOOP: JOY ORBISON / MIDLAND / KORNÉL KOVÁCS / FELIX DICKINSON / OR:LA
SUNDAY: COMMON STAGE
SEAN PAUL /
GROOVE ARMADA (DJ SET) / WILD BEASTS /
AMY MACDONALD / BRITISH SEA POWER /
NADIA ROSE / SIGNALS / GOLDIEROCKS /
HOUSE GOSPEL CHOIR / THE NOVATONES
SUNDAY THE UNCONTAINED STAGE:
MY NU LENG & M8s: VERY SPECIAL GUEST: GOLDIE /
NOVELIST / REDLIGHT / GOTSOME / KLOSE ONE
UNCOMMON STAGE PRESENTED BY THE JOINERS: BEANS ON TOAST /
BLACK HONEY / NATIVES / HAPPY ACCIDENTS / CASSAVA / FEVER / XOCKHA /
FEEBLE GRANDPA / SCARECROW BOAT / NAKAMARRA / GUN SHY / DELTORERS
PLUS ACROSS THE WEEKEND: JUNK PRESENTS: LUCA PILATO / JORDAN MCKINLAY / CARUANA, CULTURA / BUDDY LOVE / HADDA / PELO RIZARDO / DEAF BY DISCO / SOUL 45 / KAF-TAN / PETE CALLARD / HANDSOME DAVE ROCKER / LITTLE CHIEF / ALDO VANUCCI
Tickets are still available here.
We can’t wait to share our Common People experience with you this year.
Love Bella x
29 thoughts on “Common People is returning to Southampton”
I have to admit I’ve not heard of Common People before, but it sounds like such a fun event for the family! Have an amazing time.
I’ve not heard of Common People but this looks like an awesome festival with a fab line up – off to investigate further!
I’ve never heard of this event before, but it looks like so much fun! Perfect for families 🙂
I imagine a festival that you can enjoy as a family is lovely. Sounds like a wonderful event with lots going on.
I’ve not heard of Common People before, it looks great. I love the look of the kids area too, looks like fun 🙂
oh wow ive not heard of this before but it looks so much fun!
This sounds so good! I might try to get down for the Sunday as I’m going to be in Winchester on the Monday anyway!
I’d never heard of this festival before, but it looks like something my brother and I would really enjoy! x
It looks good for people who like festivals. I personally have never liked festivals
I love the sound of this festival, it sounds like such a good day out! x
Not heard of this but love the family friendly vibe it offers. Shame we are busy that weekend 😦
I do love a festival! This one sounds fab – and Tom Odell is playing!
Looks like so much fun!! Brill line-up too, I am off to investigate something like this around my area!
Never heard of this, but looks like alot of fun – Love a festival 🙂 x
This sounds so good – a really reasonable price too 🙂
Keep saying we need to get tickets for this, would love to see Faithless 🙂
This is the first time I am reading about Common People. It sounds like a great festival.
Ive never heard of this either but it looks great! Too far for me though!
My kids would love to explore this area. Sounds like good fun.
Looks like a lot of fun to check out!
Sounds great! Surprised to see Stefflon Don and Nadia Rose on a kid friendly bill, but I guess people take their kids to Glastonbury so it’s not much different!
First time I hear about Common People, but it looks really fun and its awesome to spend the day with family!
I’ve never heard of this festival before, but it looks and sounds amazing! Great that kids can attend too 🙂
This sounds like a fun event to go too! I love that it is family friendly! I wish I lived int the area so that I could attend.
That looks like great family fun, especially if you get some sunshine.
This is the first time that i heard this and it looks fun, glad you share this ideas wih us.
never heard about this before, but it actually looks like a lot of fun!
I’ve never been to this festival, but it looks great and very family-friendly 🙂
I’m going to have to do this one, we’re are in Southampton and it would be a good festival to do with the kids. We love Camp Bestival so this would be a good one to do too