THOUSANDS of music lovers will descend on Southampton Common this weekend for the fourth instalment of Common People.

The popular music festival will feature a fun-packed line-up of family-friendly events and a stellar line of chart-topping acts and rising stars.

Lily Allen will headline tomorrow on the Common Stage along with Manchester legends James while iconic disco band and the "First Family of Soul” The Jacksons headline on Sunday.

The ‘singalong Saturday special’ will also include sets from All Saints, The Sherlocks, Jaguar Skills, The Cuban Brothers, Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana and Plastic Mermaids.

Then on Sunday, get your flares on for a disco-tastic line-up that will see revellers bask in the dazzling reflection of the world’s largest disco ball and fill their dancing boots with sets from Prince's band The New Power Generation, Sparks, Boney M, Snap!, FooR, Jungle Brothers and Hak Baker.

Organiser Rob da Bank said: “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 weekend awaits.”

New for this year is the Carnival Stage which will see performances from DJ Yoda, a $hit Disco takeover with HAAi, Kiwi, Fred V & Grafix, Holy Goof and Barely Legal

Gavin Foord, from Southampton group FOOR, added: "Common People is going to be really special. We get to play across the world, which is great, but this is the main stage at the common in our hometown. We want to make it something to remember for the people that have been with us since the start. "

Meanwhile the new Carnival stage will jump to the sounds of DJ Yoda, HAAi, Kiwi, and much more on Saturday. With Fred V & Grafix, Holy Goof, Barely Legal and more on Sunday.

Rock action can be found on the Uncommon Stage hosted by The Joiners. Demob Happy, The Rising, The Collision, Deference, Pioneers and Miss Vincent will blast on Saturday. While Dream Wife, Pale Seas, Ben Goddard, Saints of Sin, Toreador, Josh Savage and Lauran Hibberd perform on Sunday.

Finally there’s the Kids Garden featuring kids Bushcraft, BigTopMania with Face painting, glitter, crazy inflatables, and have-a-go circus equipment including, juggling, slackline, poi and circus performances.There will also be a Vintage Fun Fair with swing boats, helter skelter, and a big wheel.