Common People tickets are no longer available for presale. A limited number of tickets will be available at the gate.

Set to bring you electrifying music, entertainment and arts in the heart of Southampton this spring bank holiday, Common People is back for 2018 with headliners Lily Allen and James on Saturday and The Jacksons on Sunday. 


Don’t miss out on two joyful days of bank holiday merrymaking brought to you with love by the makers of Bestival, this 26 & 27 May on Southampton Common.

Great news, we are offering Islanders heading to Common People a number of special online only offers - see below for details. So hop on a Red Jet to Southampton  and enjoy an amazing festival, brimming with singalong favourites, deep-down disco delights, and all manner of amusements. Buy your tickets online today and SAVE!

Rob da Bank says: “This will be our fourth year returning to the beautiful green escape of Southampton Common and it’s been quite some ride putting together the Common People line up for 2018. Headlined by none other than Lily Allen and one of my favourite indie bands of all time James, the Saturday is a typically eclectic mash up of styles. Our Disco Day on the Sunday also promises to be super funky with The Jacksons bringing their disco and soul classics, but my personal highlight has to be Prince’s unbeatable backing band The New Power Generation coming over from the States for a one-off weekend with us. We couldn’t get Prince but we will have all the hits. Add in all the local Southampton bands and DJs and a real focus on family fun and entertainment and I promise you a magical May weekend awaits”.


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On arrival in Southampton, the UniLink bus service U1A travels close to the Common People entrance on Southampton Common. The nearest bus stop to Red Funnel's terminals is opposite the Platform Tavern pub near the foot of Town Quay.

Offer applies to a foot passenger day return on either Sat 26 or Sun 27 May 2018, travelling on any sailing from East or West Cowes (subject to availability).

Once booked, you will be sent an eTicket by email. Please print it and present it for scanning when boarding the ferry for your outward and return journey. Your eTicket will also be scanned at the entrance to Common People to gain admission. Please note: it is essential that your party travels together and enters the event as the group detailed on the eTicket. eTickets cannot be split once booked and travel and admission will be refused without a unique eTicket.

By purchasing official Common People admission tickets from the Promoter or its Agent (Red Funnel), you are entering into a contractual arrangement with the Promoter of the festival (Common People Festival Ltd, 8th Floor Connect Centre, Kingston Crescent, Portsmouth, PO2 8QL).

a. By purchasing tickets from an Agent, you agree to your name, first line of address, postcode and order details to be shared with the Promoter.

b. In the event of the cancellation by the Promoter, the Promoter will only refund (via the Agent) the face value of the ticket. The Promoter or the Agent cannot be held responsible for any travel or other costs incurred. Red Funnel will use its best endeavour's to contact purchasers either by phone, email or in writing (using the details provided at the time of ordering) to request that tickets are returned. It remains the customer's responsibility to check whether the event is going ahead at the scheduled date, time and venue, and Red Funnel cannot guarantee that they will inform the customer of any changes to the event date, time or venue.

c. In the event the venue or festival dates are changed or the entertainment is different to what's been advertised, any refund will be at the sole discretion of the Promoter and not the Agent.

PLEASE NOTE: Lost, stolen or destroyed tickets or wristbands will not be replaced or duplicated.

This package is not valid with any other Red Funnel promotion, it applies to new purchases only and is non-refundable. Red Funnel reserves the right to withdraw the offer without prior notice. Common People terms & conditions. Red Funnel standard terms & conditions of travel apply.