Common People’s Sunday Headliner!

2nd Line-up Announce - CP15Our Sunday Headliner Unveiled

Grace Jones for Common People!

 Plus Live Music From

Years & Years

And DJs

Secondcity / Waze & Odyssey
Jeremy Underground

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Common People, our two-day metropolitan adventure is about to become super-glamorous with the announcement of our legendary Sunday headliner, and one of 2015’s hottest acts joining the bill. Already featuring the unstoppable Fatboy Slim in Saturday’s pole position, and a giddy rush of pop stars, underground legends and the most exciting new music around, all dusted with a just touch of Bestival’s unique magic, Southampton Common will be the only possible destination for the bank holiday on 23rd & 24th May.

Common People curator, Rob da Bank said: “Grace Jones is a global icon in music and style, and an all-round radical lady, who has made some of my favourite records… She also put on one of my favourite festival performances ever, at Bestival, so I can’t wait to watch her at Common People!” 

Bringing untold sophistication to Common People’s debut outing, our Sunday night headliner will be the incomparable Grace Jones. A true force of nature, and the consummate pop star, Grace Jones is nothing short of a dazzling live spectacle! The perfect bill-topper for a grand day out from the Bestival team, Grace mixes high art and a deep sense of theatricality with balls-out, booty shaking grooves. Her most recent album, 2008s Hurricane was a timely reminder that she’s still a player, and with last year’s Nightclubbing reissue and a new album imminent, Grace Jones’ effortless panache will be totally unmissbale.

Also adding their own inimitable charms to Common People’s Sunday line-up will be Years & Years. Winners of the BBC Sound of 2015, and firmly fixed at the top of countless tastemakers’ tip lists, the London trio are just about the hottest band on the planet right now, so it’s an honour to have them playing the main stage at our inaugural show.

Answering our all-inclusive clarion call, Common People will also have DJ sets from Secondcity, whose I Wanna Feel topped the charts last year, on Sunday, Serge Santiago and Firas Waez in their chart bothering Waze & Odyssey guise on Saturday in the Big Top, and My Love is Underground founder Jeremy Underground, also on Saturday. We’ll also have a host of delicious street foods, incredible cocktails, craft beers, and out of this world attractions throughout the weekend, so make sure you grab your tickets now and join us for bank holiday treats this 23rd & 24th May.

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For day or weekend tickets head to: ticketline.co.uk/common-people

Adults Day Ticket                    £30

Adult Weekend                        £55

Student Day Ticket                  £27.50

Student Weekend                    £50

VIP Day Ticket            £59

VIP Weekend                           £110

Under 5s Day Ticket                Free

Under 5s Weekend                 Free

Child (6 – 14) Day Ticket         £10

Child (6 – 14) Weekend           £20

Teen (14 – 17) Day Ticket       £15

Teen (14 – 17) Weekend        £30

Family  Day Ticket*                  £70

Family Weekend *                    £130


Non-camping event

* Family tickets are for a maximum of two adults and two children aged 17 or under.

Venue Address: Southampton Common, The Avenue, Southampton SO15 7NN

Dates: Saturday 23rd May 2015, Sunday 24th May 2015 (Bank Holiday weekend)



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Bestival Heads to Toronto!

Bestival Toronto - Logo SocialWE’RE INTERNATIONAL!



BOOM! Yes, it’s true. Bestival has gone international!

Rumours have been rife for just a little while that our uncontrollable urge to spread the Besti-love far and wide was about to burst out of the UK. So, we’re extremely excited to confirm that our trademark triumvirate of music, magic and mayhem will be heading to North America, landing in Toronto, Canada for the first ever Bestival abroad! So grab that marker pen and your diary and whack BESTIVAL in your best scrawl across June 12th- 13th 2015, because what we’ve got planned will be unmissable. Guaranteed.

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First Wave of Bestival 2015 Acts

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The Chemical Brothers / Underworld / Duran Duran / The Jacksons / Tame Impala / Jungle / Jurassic 5 / Flying Lotus / Little Dragon / Roisin Murphy / Duke Dumont / Gorgon City / Kate Tempest / Jamie xx (Live) / Boy Better Know / Todd Terje (Live) / Action Bronson / Future Islands / Level 42 / Young Fathers / Flight Facilities / Rae Morris / Jungle Brothers / The Cuban Brothers / Pond / Sleaford Mods / Fat White Family / Lapsley / Cymande / Slaves / Shura /George the Poet / Dean Blunt / Snap! / The Crazy World of Arthur Brown / Mr Wilson’s Second Liners / The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band / Reggaerobics / Circus Raj


Annie Mac / Lily Allen presents FUNLORD / Seth Troxler / Tale of Us / Hannah Wants / Four Tet / Black Butter Presents… / Madlib / Jackmaster / Joy Orbison / Ben UFO / Guy Gerber / David Rodigan MBE presents Ram Jam / Erol Alkan / Mike Skinner presents Tonga / Andrew Weatherall / SHY FX’s Party on the Moon / Mistajam presents Speakerbox / Benji B presents Deviation / Redlight / Jonas Rathsman / The Heatwave / Norman Jay MBE presents Good Times / Wookie / The Shellac Collective / Late Nite Tuff Guy / SG Lewis / Joe Hertz / World Of Rave & Music Mondays presents: Billy Daniel Bunter, Slipmatt, Rat Pack, Mark Archer (Altern-8), Kaotic Chemistry, Baby D, Liquid & Uncle Dugs / Work It DJs / Juicebox DJs / Venum Sound


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We’ve always been lovers, not fighters, everyone knows that. So, now that Bestival’s Summer of Love theme is out in the open and our amorous adventures are well and truly underway, we’re more than a little excited to turn our attentions to our first line-up announcement! Featuring our mighty Thursday Big Top headliners and our Saturday main stage headliners, and a litany of party people spreading their love across more than 25 stages in 8 fields of wonderment with mega soundsystems, non-stop parties and 24-hour escapism, this is just the beginning, so don’t miss out; feel the love this September 10th-13th at Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight.

Rob da Bank says: “We’re taking it right back to our roots for the 12th annual Bestival. It’s also the 20th birthday of the club where it all started – Sunday Best, and that club and our beloved Bestival were founded on some pretty simple aims – listen to amazing music, make new friends, have fun, and maybe stay up all night. Two decades later we’re rigidly sticking to those principles, and this edition of Bestival, with its Summer of Love theme, is all about one huge musical, well, orgy… So, returning friends the Chemical Brothers rave alongside iconic popstars Duran Duran and The Jacksons, and some of my favourite modern musical mavericks – Tame Impala, Flying Lotus and Jungle – jump in bed together… and this is just the start of the party… Watch this space and feel the love!”

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More for Howard Marks and Friends

howard-poster-A3-v2HOWARD MARKS & FRIENDS


Live Performances from:

John Cooper Clarke / Cerys Matthews / Alabama 3 / Andrew Maxwell/ The Church / Blind Arcade

 Plus DJ Sets From:

Rob da Bank / Dave Beer / Don Letts


Very Special Guest

 Venue: Kentish Town Forum

Date: Friday 27th February

Tickets: £25 – www.ticketline.co.uk / HowardMarks.co.uk

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