Hip-hop legends De La Soul will headline Standon Calling 2013, which takes place in the grounds of Standon Lordship manor house, Hertfordshire from 2nd – 4th August 2013, next summer.
The New York trio’s set comes nearly a quarter of a century after the release of their debut masterpiece, 3 Feet High and Rising, a record that was named ‘Album of the Year’ by NME in 1989, proof of the global, cross-genre impact De La Soul have made throughout their career. A catalogue featuring Me Myself and I, The Magic Number and Grind Date is sure to see the fields of Standon reverberating to the sound of alternative hip-hop’s godfathers.
"We are delighted to have De La Soul headline Standon Calling. It's an act I've wanted to bring to Standon for a while," says festival founder Alex Trenchard. "De La Soul is the first in a series of exciting announcements and the calibre of entertainment we have planned for 2013 is incredibly high. We can't think of an equivalent three-day festival out there that offers such a competitively priced weekend ticket."
Festival-goers can ensure their place at Standon Calling 2013 for just £85 per weekend ticket by taking up the 'early bird' offer, a snip in comparison to many other UK festivals whose prices have soared into three figures in the past few years. Furthermore, by purchasing four or more tickets in one transaction festival-goers can benefit from the 'super early bird group discount' and bag themselves a weekend ticket for just £79 each. Last but by no means least, making Standon Calling super family friendly, entry for under 13-s is free when accompanied by a ticket-holing adult.
Much more than simply a music festival, Standon Calling once again promises to be a three-day party jam-packed with interactive theatre, art installations, a swimming pool, kids area and kids' activities, onsite nightclub and the ever-popular fancy dress. 2011’s theme, ‘Gods and Monsters’, encouraged 13 girls to turn themselves into a giant caterpillar which later found itself face-to-face with a ten man strong Loch Ness monster. The effort and enthusiasm proves there is more than one UK festival that can scoop the fancy dress crown. And lest we forget our canine friends who are not only welcome on-site but also invited to join Standon Calling’s annual dog show.