This July Standon Calling will host performances from some of the best musical talent around including Suede, Jess Glynne, Kelis, The Hives, Everything Everything and more for an unforgettable weekend of music, the best street food, family entertainment, interactive workshops, multiple venues, festival frolics and more. Not one to rest on its laurels, the festival now welcomes even more artists to join in on the party.
Heading to Standon and hailing from Brighton are indie-rockers Toy and punk duo Blood Red Shoes. NZCA Lines brings sci-fi and synthesizers to the festival and The Duke Spirit lead the myriad of new rock additions including NGOD, Yak, Hercules Morse, Fronteers, Animal Noise and Over The Edge.
Former Portishead DJ Andy Smith and Dub Pistol's founder Barry Ashworth join the festival's impressive electronic line-up. Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas' favourite band Inheaven are onboard along with the dark electronic sounds of Lea Lea, folk songstress Kelly Oliver and big brass from Hackney Colliery Band. A champion of local talent, Standon Calling will also welcome Hertfordhire's own The Hunna andWaste and further highlights across the weekend include Louis Barabbas & the Bedlam Six's mix of theatrical poetry and swing. City Shanty Band appropriately kick off Standon Calling's Legend of the Lost Seas story on the Friday, that will see the festival transformed into a post-apocalyptic nautical adventure.