Common People Bring the Sound of Summer to The Ageas Bowl

The Novatones to kick off exciting partnership

Hampshire Cricket has announced a new partnership with Bestival, organisers of Common People Festival, to showcase local musicians at Nat West T20 Blast games during the 2015 season.

The exciting new partnership will see up and coming bands from the local area including The Novatones, Bel Esprit and The Costellos playing for an hour after the cricket to entertain supporters and extend the evenings’ festivities. The first three of Hampshire’s Nat West T20 Blast matches will feature bands hand-picked by the Bestival team who will be playing Common People Festival on Southampton Common from May 23rd and May 24th.

The fixtures will be rounded out with performances from some of Hampshire’s most popular party bands including a special appearance from Strapped for Cash, who feature Hampshire Cricket Chairman Rod Bransgrove, at Hampshire’s last group match on Thursday 23rd July.

Coming to watch Nat West T20 Blast is a fully loaded evening of entertainment. In partnership with Bestival we are now not only showcasing the very best of cricket but also the very best of local music. It’s great to be working with bands who are so passionate about what they do and we hope that this is just one step on the way to them selling out the The Ageas Bowl in future.

We love the summer and cricket at Common People and are delighted that some of the region’s best new bands will soundtrack T20 Blast After-Parties at the The Ageas Bowl. It’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase new music in the build up to Common People, Southampton’s biggest music event for many years

Matt Sanger, Common People

Common People/Bestival T20 Blast After-Party Line-Up

May 15th: Common People T20 Blast After-Party: The Novatones & DJ So Positive Sounds

May 22nd: Common People T20 Blast After-Party: Bel Esprit & DJ So Positive Sounds

June 3rd: Common People T20 Blast After-Party: The Costellos & DJ So Positive Sounds

June 19th: Bestival T20 Blast After-Party: The Gun Show

July 4th: Bestival T20 Blast After-Party: Back Water Roll

July 10th: Bestival T20 Blast After-Party: Gun Locker

July 23rd: Bestival T20 Blast After-Party: Strapped for Cash

Tickets for all of Hampshire’s home NatWest T20 Blast matches in 2015 are available to purchase via the The Ageas Bowl’s online ticketing website, over the phone on 0844 847 1863, or in person at the The Ageas Bowl’s Ticketing and Membership Office via normal working hours.

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