Common People Southampton
Common People Southamption, a relation of Bestival, will hold its third edition over the May Bank Holiday weekend 2017. Set in the beautiful leafy Southampton Common, it has all the atmosphere of a rural festival but the convenience of being only 5 minutes from the town centre.
The festival arena is awash with colour and vibrancy and if 2015 and 2016 are anything to go by, then a fantastic time will be had by people of all ages and all tastes at Common People this summer.
Despite being a relatively young festival, Common People has already drawn some big headliners such as Primal Scream, Fatboy Slim and Duran Duran.
The fact that the curators of this festival are teamed up with Bestival's organisers means that you can be sure it's well produced and we're impressed, also, that the ticket prices are still very reasonable indeed. We also like the size of the arena: it's big enough, but not so big that it takes an age to get from stage to stage.
Information at a glance
Southampton Common, Southampton, Hampshire. SO15 7NN
There is no car parking on site but town centre parking is only a 5 minute walk away from the festival arena. The nearest train station is Southampton Central with shuttle buses to the festival. National Express also runs a service to Southampton and there are many Southampton taxi companies, too.
Adult weekend tickets costs from £45 and an adult single day ticket costs from £24. Under 4s go free. There is a weekend offer for a VIP weekend ticket at The Nook for £90. Buy tickets here.
Friday 26th-Sunday 28th May 2017
30, 000 capacity per day
2017 saw - Sean Paul, Pete Tong presents Ibiza Classics performed by The Heritage Orchestra, Tom Odell, Faithless (DJ set), Loyle Carner, Becky Hill, Stefflon Don, Sean Mc Gowan, Kassassin Street, Elvana, Black Kat Boppersgroove Armada, Wild Beasts, British Sea Power, Amy MacDonald, Nadia Rose, Noevelist, House Gosple Choir, Signals, The Novatones.