ELECTRONIC trip-hop outfit Morcheeba and Glaswegian alternative rock duo Honeyblood are among a tranche of new names to be added to the bill of Oxford's Common People festival.

Organisers of the event, which takes place in South Park on May 26 and 27, have also announced a DJ set by low-fi house artist Felix Weatherall – who plays under the name Ross From Friends, and a programme of DJs hosted by Oxford's Disco Shed, an actual garden shed, complete with window boxes and garden gnomes, fitted out with turntables.

It will see sets from Nick & Nell’s Zodiac Discotheque, Dan Bossaphonik, Bam Bam Sound, Euan Booth, Peepshow Paddy, Tastes Like Chicken, Count Skylarkin’ Vs DJ Binge, Kerry & K-Tel, Del Gazeebo, Bustmasta Barrydark, Trol23 Vs Alex From Wigan, Disco Darrell Vs Steamin’ John Dash, Soul Sessions, The Hip Drop with Louche & Van Mule, Checkmate, Thematics and Lochie.

They join The Jacksons, Ride, James, Sparks and Maximo Park, who all play the main stage. A local music stage will be hosted by music magazine Nightshift.

Festival director Rob da Bank says: “With less than 60 days to go until we are in South Park, we are adding lots of fantastic new acts. From the enchanted beats of Morcheeba and all-girl alt rock from Honeyblood to lo-fi house and the full-on dancefloor madness of the Disco Shed crew, there’s tons of stuff to get stuck into.

"Come and join the party”.

Tickets cost £32.50 for a day from commonpeople.net