UK: After winning the Outstanding Contribution to Festivals accolade at the 2014 UK Festival Awards last week, Bestival and Camp Bestival organiser Rob da Bank has announced the launch of Common People, a two-day metropolitan festival situated on Southampton Common from May 23 – 24 2015. No details on the line-up or pricing have been revealed as of yet.
Common People curator Rob 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.”