Bestival’s Rob da Bank to launch Common People festival in Southampton

The festival will take place on May 23 and 24, 2015

Bestival founder Rob da Bank has confirmed plans for a new festival on Southampton Common, entitled Common People.

The festival’s inaugural year will run on the bank holiday weekend of May 23 and 24, 2015 and will operate as a city festival without camping.

“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,” said Rob da Bank of the event.


As Fact magazine reports, no acts have been confirmed for the festival yet, however da Bank has promised “legendary stalwarts of the festival scene and guaranteed crowd pleasers”.

As well as musical acts, the Bestival man has also promised “an enchanted wonderland of eye-popping attractions and fun-fuelled escapism” in a similar vein to his other project.

Registration for a ticket pre-sale is available through common