Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Fatboy Slim is confirmed to play Common People festival

Bestival 2014 Image copyright Carolina Faruolo
Image caption Rob da Bank has also had success with Bestival on the Isle of Wight and has launched other events in the south

Renowned DJ Fatboy Slim is to headline a new festival on Southampton Common.

Common People will take place for the first time on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 May with tickets going on sale on Thursday morning.

Fatboy Slim is to play on Saturday as well as De La Soul, Jaguar Skills and George the Poet.

A headline act for Sunday has not yet been announced but Clean Bandit, Band of Skulls, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Slaves and DJ Yoda are booked to play.

The Cuban Brothers, Craig Charles and West End Kids will also appear on Sunday.

It is being organised by Rob da Bank, a DJ who started Bestival on the Isle of Wight and also runs Camp Bestival in Dorset.

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