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Rob Da Bank confirms inner-city festival Common People

By | Published on Thursday 11 December 2014

Common People

Rob Da Bank is, via his festival brand Bestival, pitching a brand new ‘metropolitan’ event, Common People, in Southampton next year. Pulp are so far unconfirmed, as is the first phase of the line-up, actually. But Pulp will play though, surely?

In contrast to the original Isle Of Wight-based Bestival and its family-friendly Dorset spin-off Camp Bestival, the new ‘all ages’ fest won’t have a campsite, and will take place on Southampton Common on 23-24 May.

Da Bank, who earlier this year confirmed plans to replicate the Bestival franchise and ‘vibe’ at sister events in North America and Europe, says this of the company’s inner-city expansion: “We have been inundated with offers to start new festivals every year but it wasn’t until we found the beautiful site of the common that we felt it was right to start a new chapter in Bestival’s history”.

He went on: “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”.

Find details, and a link to sign up for presale tickets, on the Common People site. And then carry on watching this space for the first artist confirmations.