ORGANISERS of Oxford's Common People have launched a competition for local bands to play this year's festival.

Performers are invited to send one track to with a maximum of 100 words explaining why they want to play by Friday, April 6.

Shortlisted bands will then play at a live final at the O2 Academy on Cowley Road on Friday, April 27, judged by Common People founder and Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank.

This year's festival, to be held at South Park on May 26 and 27, will be headlined by The Jacksons, Sparks, Boney M and Oxford's own Ride.

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