When Rob, my fellow founder of Sounding Bored, commented on Twitter that the line-up for Common People "knocks Truck into a cocked hat this year", he wasn't wrong. The Saturday, dubbed "Disco Day", will see The Jacksons, Prince's band The New Power Generation and Sparks perform in Oxford's South Park, while on the Sunday Maximo Park and Ride have prominent places on the bill.
Thanks to the involvement of Ronan of Nightshift, the latter won't be the sole representatives of the city in which the festival will be held, either. Over the course of the two days, the cream of Oxfordshire's current crop will be on show, including The August List, Ghosts In The Photographs, Lucy Leave and Self Help.
Meanwhile, set for another appearance at the bash are my old muckers Elvana, whose summer itinerary also includes Bestival and Camp Bestival. Safe to say that Rob da Bank is a fan, then.