Taking our two-day metropolitan jamboree by storm, the leafy green surrounds of Southampton Common will be set alight by a cavalcade of the hottest new acts around this Bank Holiday 23rd & 24th May. Delving deep into his encyclopaedic musical brains, Common People curator Rob da Bank has joined forces with Southampton’s world renowned music venue, The Joiners, and Portsmouth’s Pie and Vinyl, to showcase the Uncommon People; the most exciting new acts getting those in the know all hot under the collar.
Saturday 23rd May’s sonic innovators will include Birmingham indie-pop quartet Jaws, otherworldly local boys made good Pale Seas, surf-pop dreamers Wild Smiles and psyche two-piece Science of Eight Limbs. There will also be sets from Dead Rabbits, Rickyfitts, The Boy I Used To Be, Black Kat Boppers, Somahigh, and Subgiant, plus The Novatones and Bel Esprit, who are the first two winners of our I Want to Play at Common People competition, held last night (10th March), at The Joiners.
Sunday 24th May’s neoteric noiseniks will include the brash onslaught of East London’s Dexters, Southampton born troubadour Seán McGowan, dapper mods The Rising and indie-synth types Brother Goose. Plus there will be live shenanigans from Sacha (Pie & Vinyl), Sunday Best’s own Cholombian, Morgan Hislop, Charley Macauley, Fever, and the last of our I Want to Play at Common People winners, who will be announced at our second competition final at The Joiners on Sunday 22nd March.