Common People Southampton


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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.


Lily Allen

Lily Allen appearing at this event

For a London girl who kick-started her career on the now almost forgotten social networking site myspace, Lily Allen became a sensation. Her cheeky songs, down-to-earth lyrics and dramatic sense of fashion soon saw her climb out of Internet-based cultdom into mainstream commercial success, emerging with her iconic debut No 1 single ‘Smile’. Her 2006 debut album 'Alright, Still' combined pure pop with ska, reggae and hip hop influences and to date has sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide. Her follow-up 'It's Not Me, It's You' took in electropop, country and even jazz, scoring memorable hits including 'Not Fair' and the no.1 single 'The Fear'. Allen then took a music hiatus, launching her own clothes shop and raising a family, before returning to music with third album 'Sheezus', taking her in a more R&B and urban direction, and the critically acclaimed fourth album 'Shame' which earned her a Mercury nomination.

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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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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.

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Southampton Common

  • The Avenue
  • Southampton
  • SO17 1XQ