Bestival curator Rob Da Bank has announced a brand new festival in the summer’s calendar.

Taking place on the Bank Holiday weekend of 23rd and 24th May, Common People will see the Bestival spirit start early in Southampton Common.

Of the new event, da Bank commented: “I’m delighted to announce that we are launching a new festival in Southampton next year, our first new venture since we started Camp Bestival seven years ago. 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. 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”

Whilst Common People’s lineup has yet to be announced, the festival promises a synergy with its sibling events, offering the finest in love music and DJs across the two-day event.

Common People’s full line-up will be announced in the New Year. In the meantime, head over to to register for the exclusive pre-sale.