More news this week from the folk behind Oxford’s newest festival – Common People.

Organisers of the event which takes place in South Park on May 28 and 29, have revealed the line-up for their Big Top – with a smattering of names among the dance talent.

They include Kidlington’s David Rodigan – who presents his Ram Jam, and Kurupt FM and Hospitality, who all stage takeovers of the dance arena.

They join Duran Duran, Primal Scream, Craig David, Gaz Coombes, Public Enemy, Chas & Dave and many others over the course of the increasingly huge weekend.

Common People curator Rob da Bank says: “Well, what can I say?

“Some of my favourite DJs, new and old, are coming to our Common People shebang in Oxford. Rodigan is a legendary party starter and reggae god, Kurupt FM are the funniest, funkiest garage crew ever and Hospitality promise to bring the jungliest ruckus. See you down the front”.

Rodigan, who has an MBE for services to music, spins tunes with the assistance of My Nu Leng, DJ Zinc, Prince Fatty and Venum Sound. There will also be tunes from 99 Souls and soulful cuts from Housewurk.

Oxford party people will also be delighted to see Aidan “Count Skylarkin” Larkin’s Disco Shed featuring not only his talents but those of Kerry & Casio, DJ FU (Freerange), Harvey K-Tel, Alex 19 from Wigan and Jason “The Cat” King on Saturday and Peepshow Paddy, Del Gazeebo, Em Williams (Simple), Dapper Dan, Trol23, JJMaurage’s Reggae Bingo and Miss Splinters on Sunday.

There will also be a Saturday slot by The Shellac Collective’s Greg Butler, who spins vintage vinyl dating back to the 20s and 30s – he has even been known to throw in tunes played on antique wax cylinders.

Saturday revellers can also look forward to beats and bass from the Sugar Skulls Cocktail Bus with Ben Gomori, Cornerstone Soundsystem and Ghettospheric, while Sunday’s crowds will be enjoying Glaswegian house DJ Jasper James, along with Em Williams, James Weston, and Xavier.

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