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Common People Oxford

South Park, Oxford
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Set to bring you electrifying music, entertainment and arts in the heart of two cities (Oxford and Southampton), Common People is back for 2018. You can enjoy an amazing festival brimful of singalong favourites, deep-down disco delights, and all manner of amusements. Don’t miss out on two joyful days of bank holiday merrymaking brought to you with love by the makers of Bestival.

Headliners

The Jacksons

The Jacksons appearing at this event

Adored by millions of fans the world over, the Jacksons forever changed the landscape of popular music. When siblings Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon, and Tito Jackson rose to fame with their late brother Michael in the 1970s, they instantly became an unstoppable global sensation. The Jacksons' unique brand of soulful pop-funk, their lengthy catalogue of hits, and their impeccable live performances have made them one of the most beloved musical acts of all time.

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The New Power Generation

The New Power Generation appearing at this event

The band, also known as The NPG, worked with the late ‘Purple Rain’ icon on 1991’s ‘Diamonds and Pearls’ and 1992’s ‘Love Symbol Album’, before more collaborations in 2002 and 2003 – and performed a string of gigs with Prince in 2013 before he returned to working with 3RDEYEGIRL. They made a comeback in 2017 for some special live shows.

See 4 tour dates featuring The New Power Generation

James

James appearing at this event

Champions of the Madchester era, and famous for anthems such as Sit Down and She's A Star, James are one of the classic bands of the British music scene. They reformed in 2007 after a five year hiatus and have continued going strong ever since. In fact, James are now better than ever. You won't want to sit down to their anthems, they deserve a standing ovation.

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Ride

Ride appearing at this event

Oxford shoegaze legends Ride broke up in 1996, after a career that saw them release four critically acclaimed albums through Alan McGee's lauded Creation label. Their classic single, Vapour Trail, still regularly receives airplay on BBC 6Music and American campus radio, while Pitchfolk placed it in their Top 200 tracks of the 90s. Lead singer Mark Gardener pursued a solo career while guitarist Andy Bell went on to form Hurricane #1, played bass for Oasis and guitarist with Beady Eye. In 2014, Ride announced that they had reunited and booked a month-long world tour for the following year, including an appearance at the Primavera Sound Festival. The band also returned to the studio and Weather Diaries, their first album in 21 years, was released in 2017, and more live shows were booked in.

See 12 tour dates featuring Ride

South Park

  • Morrell Avenue / Headington Road
  • Oxford
  • OX3 0EB
Website:
oxford.gov.uk/PageRender/decLP/South_Park_occw.htm