Goldfrapp, Morcheeba, Paloma Faith, Django Django and Bryan Ferry will headline this year’s boutique festival Standon Calling, taking place on 26-29 July in Hertfordshire, UK.
Standon Calling is one of the best summer events, an incarnation of the British festival featuring comedy, dog shows, pool parties, workshops and incredible acts by some of biggest musical names on the planet!
As the list continues to impress, Standon Calling announces phenomenal new additions, led by the mercurial figures of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Since emerging in the early 2000s with their classic LP ‘B.R.M.C’, they’ve continued to champion the power of primal rock‘n’roll, packing a live show of incredible rawness.
More powerful set are expected by the likes of The Horrors, Maribou State and innovative and fresh live favourites Tokio Myers, The Amazons, Pale Waves, Shame, Ibibio Sound Machine, Tom Walker and Confidence Man. The Cuban Brothers are set to perform their 20th Anniversary Show, making it an unrivalled weekend of varied and thrilling music for all. With family fun from Horrible Histories Live and Andy Day & The Odd Socks and much more, Standon Calling remains a standout of the summer festival season.
When Standon Calling heads into the night, the party is unrivalled – and it’s only going to get bigger this year as 2ManyDJs take stage. Renowned for their splicing sounds, amazing originality and unparalleled shows, 2ManyDJs are a phenomenon around the world, playing some of the biggest stages on the planet. Chip Megamix will inject carnival atmosphere by fusing sounds from their wide range of influences for the ultimate party soundsystem moment. Helmed by Hot Chip themselves, expect club classics, underground groovers and much more – as the band perform their best hits!
Playing host to some of the best comedy performers, Standon Calling’s Lawn (next to the pool) is the ultimate destination for comedy fans. Leading the impressive comedy line up across the weekend is the presence of Seann Walsh. Since making his debut on shows like Mock The Week and 8 Out Of 10 Cats, he’s become a mainstay in British comedy – with energy and razor-sharp punchlines. Also announced as a comedy headliner, renowned household name Lucy Porter, bringing her critically-acclaimed show to Hertfordshire. Revered favourite Kerry Godliman will also bring the laughs this July, taking her star turns on shows such as Live At The Apollo, and her own Radio 4 show, and bringing them to a set full of hilarity and observations on modern life. These stellar headliners are supported by rising and acclaimed names, including Rhys James, Spencer Jones, Cally Beaton, Glenn Moore, Owen Roberts, Jake Lambert and Jack Barry, with further hilarious moments from Marcel Lucont’s Whine List and Timberlina Presents FFS!
Standon Calling is the full 360-degree festival experience. It is the biggest dog-friendly festival in the UK with an inimitable Dog Show, stellar Food & Drink from London’s very best street food favourites, a heated Swimming Pool, a whole range of Wellbeing Classes and Workshops.
Now in its thirteenth year, Standon Calling offers a welcoming embrace to a weekend of music, arts, fun and pure festival joy. With an ever-growing and loyal audience from around the country, it’s a calling to an unparalleled and fun celebration that once a year pulls a community together. Nestled in the stunning Hertfordshire countryside, it’s an easy-to-reach voyage into something truly special.
Standon Calling remains purposefully eclectic, inclusive and curates a creative programme, reflecting the unique interests of the crowds that gather year after year in its fields.