Rob Da Bank and his team behind Bestival present Common People, to be held at Oxford’s South Park on this year’s May Bank Holiday weekend (28th-29th May). In its second year, with last year’s event being held only in Southampton, the musical weekend now comes to Oxford as the team expand this “two-day metropolitan adventure”.
The line-up for the Big Top has now been confirmed. Saturday’s headline slot is to be filled by legendary DJ David Rodigan MBE, who will present his Ram Jam with My Nu Leng, DJ Zinc, Prince Fatty and Venum Sound. House duo 99 Souls and Oxford’s very own Housewurk will also take to the stage.
The tent will feature fantastic dance-based acts and DJs on Sunday too, including Brentford’s Kurupt FM. The Hospitality takeover will include Austrian electro duo Camo & Krooked as well as London Elektricity, Fred V & Grafix, Etherwood with Dynamite MC & Wrec, and beats from exciting London-based DJ Amy Becker.
The Big Top stage is sure to be a main attraction well into the early hours as more acts confirmed include those at the Sugar Skulls Cocktail Bar: Ben Gomori, Cornerstone Soundsystem, Ghettospheric, Mims & Thirsty, DJ Giles, Joel Kane and DJ Hectick will perform on the Saturday. The following day will see Simple Presents with Jasper James, Em Williams, James Weston, Xavier, Tim Gore, Tom Baker, Stay, Dan Gascoyne and Burt Cope.
These DJ and dance acts are to join the existing line-up on The Common. Duran Duran will headline the Saturday night, with renowned rockers Primal Scream taking the top spot on the Sunday night. Adding to this high-profile line-up are Katy B, Soul II Soul, Jamie Lawson, The Cuban Brothers, and Chas & Dave on Saturday, with Craig David’s TS5, Public Enemy, Gaz Coombes, Ghostpoet, The Sugarhill Gang and Don Broco joining Primal Scream on Sunday.
Festival curator Rob da Bank says: “Well, what can I say? Some of my favourite DJs, new and old, are coming to our Common People shebang in Oxford. Rodigan is a legendary party starter and reggae god, Kurupt FM are the funniest, funkiest garage crew ever and Hospitality promise to bring the jungliest ruckus… See you down the front”.
To stay up to date with Common People news and buy tickets for the festival, visit: http://oxford.commonpeople.net/