Southampton’s Common People Festival returns this May after a successful debut on the city’s common last year. After headline slots from Fatboy Slim and Grace Jones wowed revellers last year, this year’s bash promises to be every bit as special.
Commenting on their headline performance, Duran Duran’s John Taylor said: “We are very honoured to be a part of this year’s Common People festival, we had such an incredible time at Bestival last year. It’s going to be a fantastic weekend! See you all there”.
A universal highlight of Bestival’s Summer of Love, Duran Duran took it to the next level on the Isle of Wight last year, so team CP just couldn’t resist bringing them to wrap up their sophomore Southampton Common outing. One of UK pop music’s most successful and enduring bands, Duran Duran have provided the soundtrack to the lives of several generations, from their early days in Birmingham’s Rum Runner formulating the sound that would give us Planet Earth and Girls on Film to their latest acclaimed album, Paper Gods, that returned them to the top ten winning them a whole new audience in the process.
Common People head honcho Rob da Bank says: “So, we were already off to a flyer with Common People selling out last year, announcing a second site this year, with our beautiful South Park location in Oxford, overlooking the dreaming spires, and now we’re putting the cherry on top with the news that Duran Duran will be headlining a day in each city! Icons of the last four decades the boys are still churning out hits and absolutely smashed it at our mothership show Bestival last year. I’m also delighted to announce Katy B will be joining the party. See you in the fields”.
Common People Info:
Venue Address: Southampton Common, The Avenue, Southampton SO15 7NN