Experimental disco outfit, Hercules and Love Affair, are set to top the bill on the Twisted Licks Stage on Saturday night, joining Main Stage headliners Spiritualized and Battles in complementing this years Gods & Monsters theme. Elsewhere, Howard Marks is headlining the Under Covers Literary Loungewhich includes, along with readings and comedy, a Literary Death Match contest and the inauguralStandon Callings Bad Sex Awards.
Joining the musical mix are John Grant and his musical tales of redemption; Chicagos nine-pieceHypnotic Brass Ensemble showcasing their high-energy, brass-fuelled, hip-hop funk fusion; Dan Le Sacon DJ duties and Scottish six-piece indie-folksters Broken Records. The likes of Cut A Shine, The Travelling Band and The Moulettes, meanwhile, will provide the Magpies Nest Stage with a decidedly up-tempo folky flavour.
Standon Calling festival is known for much more than its inspiring musical line-up and promises more themed entertainment than ever before. Heavenly (or heathenly) offerings include a Garden of Healingchill-out area with massages and more; a Monster Safari where the cabin crew will serve up improvised comedy and free shots of tequila; and a Hellhound Show (think dog show, but hosted by Lucifer).
Theres a Where the Wild Things Are play area for kids and a Zombie Marketplace full of shops and stalls. Pagan Pilates is on offer to stretch out over-danced limbs, while the Goddess Grooming Parlourcan restore festival-frazzled guests to their full glory. Finally, alongside an excellent range of eateries, East Londons Rebel Dining Society is offering festival-goers the chance to dine like deities with a Feast of the Gods where people can enjoy a gourmet banquet of biblical proportions!
Im really excited about all the new entertainment we have lined up this year, says Festival Director Graham MacVoy. Weve never had so many new areas before and moving around the site is going to be a real adventure. One moment you can enter a space hopper race, the next you can have a massage. Besides the three main stages and on-site nightclub weve also got a rolling stage travelling around the site offering interactive entertainment.
LINE UP SO FAR:
SPIRITUALIZED / BATTLES/ HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR / HOWARD MARKS / PENGUIN CAFE / JOHN GRANT / JOHN COOPER CLARKE / HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE / SAUL WILLIAMS / ERRORS / THE CORRESPONDENTS / DAN LE SAC / BORN RUFFIANS / BROKEN RECORDS / EGYPTIAN HIP HOP / THE MUMMERS / TROPHY WIFE / SOUND OF RUM / GALLOPS / MALACHAI / BRASSROOTS / RAGHU DIXIT PROJECT / REVERE / VARIOUS CRUELTIES / FUNERAL SUITS / WORSHIP / TRIPWIRES / CUT A SHINE / THE TRAVELLING BAND / THE MOULETTES / TROUBADOUR ROSE / KIDNAP ALICE / SAM LEWIS / SERIOUS SAM BARRETT / BEANS ON TOAST / CHICKEN SHED ZEPPELIN / COSMICORUS / HOLLOWAY JUG BAND / THE WAGON TALES / COCOS LOVERS / THE CEDARS / AHAB / PETE LAWRIE / SILVER MOTHS / YELLOWBELLYS / LITTLE ROBOTS / LOOSE MOOSE / TRINGBAND / MARTHA & THE ARTHURS / PLASTER OF PARIS / TRENTON & FREE RADICAL / JESSIE LEE BURN / ALAN THE BEARD WRIGHT & FRIENDS / MADDOX / DOWNTOWN WOLVES
Adult Weekend Ticket 120
Teenage Weekend Ticket* 100
Camper Van Ticket 40