Common People Oxford
THE JACKSONS (SATURDAY) / JAMES / RIDE (SUNDAY)
PETER RABBIT™ & PADDINGTON™
CARNIVAL STAGE / UNCOMMON STAGE HOSTED BY NIGHTSHIFT (OXFORD) & MORE MUSIC, ANTICS & FAMILY FUN INCLUDING KIDS GARDEN, BIGTOPMANIA
& SO MUCH MORE
Set to bring you electrifying music, entertainment and arts in the heart of two cities this spring bank holiday, Common People is back for 2018 with headliners Lily Allen and James on Saturday and The Jacksons on Sunday in Southampton and The Jacksons on Saturday and James and Ride on Sunday in Oxford.
Rob da Bank says: “It’s been quite some ride putting together the Common People line ups for 2018. We love Southampton Common and South Park in Oxford, they’ve become two of our favourite places to throw a party... this year will be super special with none other than Lily Allen in Southampton and legendary Oxford band Ride coming back to South Park. Co-headliners James are the cherry on the cake. Our Disco Day also promises to be super funky with The Jacksons bringing their disco and soul classics, but my personal highlight has to be Prince’s unbeatable backing band The New Power Generation coming over from the States for a one-off weekend with us. We couldn’t get Prince but we will have all the hits. Add in all the local bands and DJs and a real focus on family fun and entertainment and I promise you a magical May weekend awaits”.
For just £62.40 for an Adult weekend ticket or £32.50 for an Adult day ticket, you can enjoy an amazing festival with 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, this 26 & 27 May on Southampton Common, and in South Park, Oxford.
Lily Allen and James headline Southampton’s Common Stage for a singalong Saturday featuring special guests All Saints, Sparks, The Sherlocks, Jaguar Skills, Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana and Plastic Mermaids. Fancy dress is a must on Saturday in Oxford as we unleash disco legends, The Jacksons! Plus, delights from The New Power Generation, Morcheeba, Boney M, The Cuban Brothers, Aswad, Jungle Brothers, Hak Baker and Cut Capers.
The mischievous Peter Rabbit™ has taken time out from escaping Mr McGregor’s garden to see his little fans, joining us at South Park to appear at intervals throughout Saturday 26th May and on Southampton Common at intervals throughout Sunday 27th May.
Our favourite marmalade sandwich-loving bear Paddington, will be in South Park to meet and greet Oxford’s finest, appearing at intervals throughout Sunday 27th May.
Our new Carnival Stage will jump to the sounds of DJ Yoda, a $hit Disco takeover with HAAi & more, Fred V & Grafix, Holy Goof, Barely Legal and more in Southampton. With laser guided love on the Oxford-based twin stage from General Levy, Fred V & Grafix, Craig Charles, and a Simple takeover with Willow, Em Williams, James Weston, Rodney P & Skitz and more.
As ever new music can be found on the Uncommon Stage hosted by Nightshift will see appearances from Deadbeat Apostles, Inner Peace Records, Tiger Mendoza, The August List, and many more
We’ll also have throbbing beats at Sugar Skulls in Southampton and the Disco Shed with a roster of soon-to-be-announced DJs and there will be family antics and festivities galore across our Common People wonderlands including the Kids Garden, BigTopMania, and a whole host of local, family entertainment.
And brand new for this year we are pleased to announce The Great Solent Gin Festival and The Great Oxfordshire Gin Festival. For just £45, gin festivalgoers have access to Common People and our fantastic, new gin experiences for Southampton and Oxford. Set within their own garden spaces, we have over 50 gins with a tempting collection of flavour profiles from citrus and herbaceous to fruity and floral. There are delicious homegrown botanicals, global favourites and the finest selection of local handcrafted gins from the Isle of Wight Distillery and the Winchester Distillery in Southampton and The Oxford Artisan Distillery and The Cotswolds Distillery in Oxford, plus gin masterclasses, tastings and more!