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Bestival's Common People festival announces initial lineup

22 January 2015, 13:49 | Written by Laurence Day

Common People festival, the new brainchild of Bestival's Rob Da Bank, has revealed its first-ever lineup. Fatboy Slim, De La Soul, Clean Bandit and more will play the debut event.

Speaking about the festival, curator Rob Da Bank said:

"It’s been a long time coming to launch a new show from the Bestival family. We thought long and hard before deciding to base our new show in Southampton… I played my first ever DJ gig in Southampton when I was 16, so this is a real home coming for me."

"As with everything we do at Bestival HQ, we have really put our heart and soul into this show, from big headliners to very hot new talent and old faves, the music is so important, but equally the food, the cocktails, the layout of the show, the kids area, the sound and lights and the decor will be second to none. Thanks a mill to the council and good people of Southampton and the south coast for welcoming us over to the mainland! Viva Common People!"

Band Of Skulls, Plastic Mermaids, George The Poet, Slaves and more have been confirmed for the event, which will feature a range of Bestival-esque sideshows, gourmet grub, yarnbombing, circuses, balloon discos, hoedowns, DJs, street food, ale bars, jam jar bars, a margharita lounge and something called 'welly wanging'.

The inaugural Common People will take place at Southampton Common, on 23-24 May. More info and ticket details can be found here.

Here's Fatboy Slim announcing himself for the festival:

Check out the poster below that details the lineup so far announced.

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