Orbital and Clean Bandit set for Standon Calling 2017

Bringing together a unique weekend of irresistible fun, extraordinary experiences and unrivalled entertainment, Standon Calling has over 11 years marked itself as the true epitome of what a festival is. Celebrating creativity, community and freedom – Standon Calling offers a genuine weekend escape that’s seen over 12,000 festival-goers return year after year – with 2017’s 12th edition only set to continue that story.
Originators, visionaries and vital in defining an era for an entire generation, Orbital sit on the head-table of electronic royalty with a catalogue and legacy packed with forward-thinking music. Since emerging at the start of the 90s, the Hartnoll brothers have consistently evolved and innovated, with rapturous live sets of infectious techno beats and peerless anthems such as ‘Belfast’, ‘Halcyon And On And On’ and ‘Chime’ standing in a class of their own. After five years away from the stage, Orbital are destined to provided a truly staggering festival moment, when they headline Standon Calling 2017 – as one of dance music’s true greats bursts back into frame.
One of the most infectious and dynamic pop groups of the 21st century, Clean Bandit’s fusion of classical strings, electro beats and vintage pop hooks have made them a treasured and adored part of British pop culture. Their worldwide smash ‘Rather Be’ paved the way for a career which consistently finds them creating and developing, with hits such as ‘Real Love’, ‘Tears’ and last year’s Christmas number 1 ‘Rockabye’ all becoming go-to anthems in music collections around the country. Guaranteed to bring the sun-soaked vibes, Clean Bandit are ones destined to seize the moment when they headline Standon Calling 2017.
Talking about their headline set at Standon Calling 2017, Clean Bandit said:
“Having spent so long in the studio working on the new album, it’s incredibly exciting to have the opportunity to play our new music to fans this summer. It’s a really exciting opportunity to be headlining a festival in the UK and we hope to bring the party to Standon this summer!”
Both Orbital and Clean Bandit head up a staggering wealth of talent making their way to Standon Calling, continuing a long-standing passion for emerging talent that has been the backbone of the festival for many years.
Heading back to the fields after a breakout set in 2015 is youthful punk royalty Slaves, bringing a live show amped full of blistering intensity, unquenchable energy and unmissable presence. One of the defining live bands of recent years, the Mercury Prize-nominated duo are sure to leave their mark at Standon Calling 2017. Fellow Mercury Prize nominee Laura Mvula knows all about show-stealing moments, and her set at Standon Calling is sure to be a stand-out, bringing the infectious rhythms of latest album ‘Phenomenal Woman’ to the fields. One of the fastest rising British bands of recent times, Nothing But Thieves will bring their anthemic and explosive live presence to Standon for a heavyweight offering of future riff royalty whilst dark-pop heavyweight Gary Numan will delve into his synth-laden cabinets of punk for a stunning trip down memory lane with an artist right at the forefront of individuality and independence.
Continuing the festival’s rich history of bringing some of the most critically celebrated acts to the forefront at Standon Calling, The Laundry Meadows stage (in association with The Independent) is set to play host to a myriad of game-changing talent. These include Beta Band frontman Steve Mason who is destined to lay out a dazzling set with choice cuts from his recent solo return ‘Meet The Humans’ full of revitalising modern experimentation. !!! (Chk Chk Chk) are a band born and raised exactly for explosive festival fields and eruptive live moments, and their set at Standon Calling is destined to be a true embodiment of everything the dance-punk groovers represent. The full live experience also radiates through British Sea Power, returning to Standon Calling with new album ‘Let The Dancers Inherit The Party’ continuing to show why their storied tales of British-life still resonate with a legion of fans around the country. Expect their live show to be a truly unmissable moment in a weekend crammed full of them.
Standon Calling once again brings the most talked about names in new music into one weekend, with UK MC Nadia Rose, shimmering indie-pop slickers Fickle Friends and Manchester anarchists Cabbage confirmed for the festival, whilst renowned party-lighters The Cuban Brothers will turn on the charm for a festival moment bound to trigger pure joy around the site. Manchster’s art-pop groovers Dutch Uncles will be spinning through latest album ‘Big Balloon’ at this year’s festival, with respected UK hip-hop wordsmith Akala also touching down for a set of explosive and vital portraits of a nation. With even more spectacular sounds emanating from electro genre melders Kero Kero Bonito, dreamers Plastic Mermaids and proto-punk hitters Idles Standon Calling 2017 is laying out the red carpet for the future of exciting new music.
Drawing in dance innovators on every level, Standon Calling’s late-night lineup boasts a staggering array of electronic names and unparalleled stage takeovers. Leading the first reveal of must-see DJ sets is Joe Goddard (of Hot Chip fame), influential favourites Faithless, Jax Jones, DJ Yoda and Maxxi Soundsystem with a plethora of beat-maker and party-shakers. The Cowshed will once again trade in infamous and standout takeovers from the likes of the glamour-soaked glitz-filled extravaganza of Sink The Pink, the drum’n’bass gurus from Hospital Records with their Hospitality live spectacle, The Streets figurehead Mike Skinner and Manchester rap-rave heroes Murkage bringing their Tonga night to the fields and sombre club night Feeling Gloomy presenting their own distinct Bowie Disco – the spectacular and the unique are celebrated in style with the late night highs of Standon Calling.
Speaking about the first line-up announcement, Founder and Festival Director Alex Trenchard said:
“Standon Calling has always been about jaw dropping performances, whether that be from crowd favourites or emerging talent. For me, the very first Orbital Glastonbury show is something I will never forget but Standon is also about the now and I'm very excited to be announcing Clean Bandit straight off the back of nine weeks at number 1. When it comes to breaking acts, something that has been such an important part of Standon’s gone-by, I'm really excited about Cabbage, Nadia Rose and Fickle Friends. We've got loads more to announce including a very special Sunday night headliner, and I can't quite believe this is only the first wave. But what I do know is Standon 2017 is going to be the best ever.”
Over at The Lawn, there’s entertainment at every turn – lead by the incredible new comedy programme headlined by rising star and TV stalwart James Acaster, bringing an extremely special hour long Edinburgh preview to the festival as one of the nation’s leading new comedians heads to Standon Calling. With emerging star John Robins also confirmed for a set, expect to hear the belly laughs ringing from the comedy programme of stand-up and sketch performers across the weekend. Along with the gather-round thrills of the Pub Quiz, the sipping of smooth concoctions from the Cocktail Masterclasses, the unwinding Acoustic Sets or the in-depth talks – Standon Calling has it all and The Lawn will be its beating heart.
Whether it’s adults letting their hair down until 4am to the rings of late-night dance or dipping in the outdoor swimming pool, kids aged from teens to toddlers enjoying a daytime array of unique activities and celebrated entertainment or even dogs – participating in the renowned Standon Calling Dog Show – there’s something unmistakably new at every corner of Standon Calling. The Matthew Bourne Re:Bourne programme of modern ballet performances and workshops will appear at the festival this summer, choreographed by the five time Olivier award winning choreographer himself – Sir Matthew Bourne – in what’s sure to be a truly stunning experience of modern dance of the highest order. From Rockaoke to the Groove Garden, the wellness area boasting hot tubs, Yoga, meditation and more to the Real Ale Festival and the stunning array of curated street food, one-off delicacies and beyond – Standon Calling brings every turn of modern culture into one unforgettable weekend.
Unparalleled and unmissable, Standon Calling 2017 will once again open its gates for a weekend that defines the British festival experience.
Standon Calling 2017

Standon Calling open a day early in 2016

Standon Calling will open its gates a day early for the first time ever on Thursday 28th of July as it welcomes festival goers for The Welcome Feast. Whether revellers would like to extend their festival weekend or just come along for one evening, The Welcome Feast sees the festival continue to raise the bar on its food and drink offering which features revered traders such as Le Bun, Spit & Roast and Club Mexicana, pop up restaurant from Ceru and Real-Ale Bar from Red Squirrel Brewing Co and Hackney Brewery. The pre-opener will be soundtracked by wandering and shanty musicians before revellers gather around the campfire for a singsong. The Welcome Feast starts at 4pm until late and tickets are only £20 for ages 13+ and free for 12 and under. For more information visit standon-calling.com

For the first time ever Standon Calling will open its doors early on Thursday afternoon and evening to extend what's already set to be a truly unforgettable weekend. The festival boasts an impressive musical line-up including the likes of Suede, Jess Glynne, Kelis, Everything Everything, The Hives and many more, plus its biggest family and food programmes to date. The Welcome Feast now adds even more reasons to head to Standon Calling this year.

Revealing a mouth watering line-up of food and drink last month including Le BunClub Mexicana, Maltby Market legends Waffle OnMade Of Dough, Cheeky ItalianMac Factory as well as Standon Calling's own pop restaurant by Ceru, the festival will bring them all together for an evening of incredible food. Many traders will be offering smaller dishes of their signature dishes for £5 and under for hungry festival-goers that really want to take advantage of the feast. A Real Ale Bar co-curated by Hertfordshire brewery Red Squirrel and London's Hackney Brewery will be on site to provide quality ales and beers, while Beefy Melons serve up refreshing Cocktails as well as the best Vintage clothing to make sure all early-comers are well dressed for the occasion. 

As well as offering delectable food and drink, The Welcome Feast will include Wandering Musicians playing acoustic folk and sea shanties along with Songs around the Campfire to bring the Standon Calling community together. Family activities and games are also on offer and Hot Tubsand Piano Bar provide respite from the action for those that like to relax before the full festival begins.

Standon Calling is the ultimate overgrown manor house party, offering renowned and upcoming acts, immersive theatre, a host of weird and wonderful workshops, fantastic family programme, talks, the annual dog show, a fancy dress parade and of course its own heated outdoor swimming pool. The story for this year is Legend of the Lost Seas, which will see the boutique festival pulling out all the stops for an immersive ride from start to finish. 2016 is shaping up to be a special year indeed.

Suede / Jess Glynne / Kelis
The Hives / Everything Everything / Ghostpoet / Anna Calvi / Blossoms / The Thurston Moore Group
Swim Deep / Tiggs Da Author / Toy / Loyle Carner / Adam Green / The Duke Spirit / Teleman / Honne / Natty / Billie Marten / NZCA Lines / The Hot 8 Brass Band / The Mouse Outfit / The Cuban Brothers / Declan McKenna / Kiko Bun / Blood Red Shoes / Meilyr Jones / Rag'n'bone Man / Rationale / Clean Cut Kid / Yak / The Hunna / Pins / Hackney Colliery Band / Jones / Charlie Cunningham / Flyte / United Vibrations / Revere / The Amazons / Tangerines / Exmagician / Hannah Lou Clark / Seramic / Maddox / Peluche / Bella Figura / Nadia Nair / Petricia
Electronic Line-up
Theo Parrish / GOLDIE / Joey Negro
Gold Panda / Greg Wilson / Luke Abbott / Crazy P Soundsystem / DJ Format & Abdominal
Dr Packer / Kid Fiesta / The Mixnots / Nixwax
Cowshed Takeovers
Hospitality Presents: London Elektricity / Fred V & Grafix / S.P.Y / Krakota / Hugh Hardie / Ownglow Wrec / Inja / Carasel
Savage Disco: Artwork / Purple Disco Machine / Jonjo Jury / Jonathan Bestley / Guy Williams
Food Programme
Ceru pop-up restaurant / Cheeky Italian / Le Bun / Ceru Souk / Club Mexicana
Spit and Roast / Made of Dough / Mac Factory / Yu Kyu / Barnaby Skyes
Ceru Souk / Toasties  / Waffle on / Hippy Chippy / Goodness Gracious Me
Original Fry Up Material / Carnival Coffee
Family Programme
Baby & Toddler: Yoga / Massage / Multi-sensory Mini Raves / Storytelling / Toys & Games / Chill-out Zone / Change & Feed Facilities
Kids: Circus Skills / Hula Hoop Shows & Workshops / Juggling Performances / Street Dance Classes / Junk Craft / Puppetry / Mask Making / Jewellery Design / Dress-up / Nail Art / Library / Parachute Games / Rainbow Ribbon Dancing / Balloon Modelling / Bubbles
Older Kids & Teens: Workshops & Projects: DJ Skills / Film Production / Music Production / Creative Sessions / Giant Interactive Junk Art Installation
The Welcome Feast 
Le Bun / Club Mexicana / Waffle On / Made Of Dough / Spit and Roast / Cheeky Italian / Ceru / Yu Kyu
Mac Factory / Barnaby Skyes / Carnival Coffee & Crepes / Hippy Chippy / Real-Ale Bar  
 Beefy Melons / Piano Bar / Wandering Musicians
Hot Tubs / Family Activities / Games / Songs by the Campfire

Toy, The Duke Spirit and more added to Standon Calling

Standon Calling has added even more artists to it burgeoning line-up including Toy, The Duke Spirit, NZCA Lines, Blood Red Shoes, Yak and more to perform at the Hertfordshire festival, 29th – 31st July. Day splits and day tickets have been unveiled and with the festival just under an hour from London, its now even easier for fans to catch their favourite acts. Standon Calling returns to the beautiful manor grounds setting of Standon Lordship, inviting thousands of revellers for a magical weekend of live music & DJs, family entertainment, swimming in the outdoor heated pool and day to night hedonism. Day tickets are on sale now at £57, weekend tickets at £147. 

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 ShoesNZCA Lines brings sci-fi and synthesizers to the festival and The Duke Spirit lead the myriad of new rock additions including NGODYakHercules MorseFronteersAnimal 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.

Standon Calling announce food lineup for 2016

Standon Calling presents a mouthwatering food line up for 2016 curated by street food aficionado Nigel Birch. From rotisserie perfection and middle-eastern delights to Mexican and sensational coffee, this year is set to be the festival's tastiest, featuring revered traders including Le Bun and Cheeky Italian.
Already offering a spectacular music line up and family programme, Standon Calling turns its attention to food traders for this year's festival. Offering only the best in street and festival food as well as a new pop up restaurant Ceru Souk and London beers from Meantime. Here's a sneak peak of what to expect.
Le Bun 

Le Bun brings French and American cuisines together creating an explosion of flavour for Standon festival-goers' tastebuds this year. Picked up by Sunday Times' Gizzi Erskine and Jamie Oliver's production team, the food vendors have regular stints at Street Feast, National Burger Day amongst other venues.  

Spit and Roast 

Spit and Roast will bring the highest quality meat, marinated in buttermilk and fried with care and expertise. Armed with a decade worth of restaurant experience, creator Ross Gardner took the concept of simple roasted meat and sides to the streets and now sets his sights on Standon Calling.

Ceru Souk

Specialising in contemporary middle eastern delights, Ceru Souk will be creating Standon Calling's first ever pop-up restaurant as well as their own Ceru truck. Festival-goers will be able to try a vibrant and healthy, yet indulgent menu, perfect for enjoying between friends and family. 

Cheeky Italian 


Since 2013 Cheeky Italian has pushed to change common perceptions of Italian food. Steering away from stereotypes such as pizza and pasta they showcase twists on classic comfort foods like deep fried lasagne rolls. Their aim is simple, fun, exciting and most importantly tasty.

 Made of Dough 


All the way from Brixton, London Pizza festival champions Made of Dough bring proper neapolitan pizza with a nod to southern Spain to Standon. Revellers should expect wood, smoke, noise, jokes and SERIOUS Pizza. Plus, they will be offering their famous make-your-own pizza workshops.

Club Mexicana 


With Club Mexicana's number one goal being Mexican vegan dishes packed with flavour they certainly do not disappoint. Their menu includes vegan interpretations of meat dishes such as BBQ Pulled jackfruit and Beer-marinated seitan.

Mac Factory 


Camden Lock's favourite Mac n Cheese serve up gourmet dishes made with only the freshest ingredients, using their signature Sourdough based "Parmesan and thyme crumble" to perfectly top off the Mac. "Nothing compares to the buzz I get from serving our Gourmet Mac n cheese to large numbers of beautiful people in a rocking festival" – Graham of The Mac Factory. 

Further culinary highlights come courtesy of  Barnaby Sykes  pies, Standon Calling's favourite Toasties and Japanese delights will also be on offer from the Yu Kyu. Other traders include Ceru truck-wraps, Original Fry Up MaterialGoodness Gracious Me healthy vegan and Hippy ChippyBorough Market legends Waffle On are on hand for a sweet treat and Carnival Coffee are back for the 9th year to deliver a caffeine kick.  

Meantime return to Standon Calling for the fourth year. One of the UK's largest and most technologically advanced breweries, Meantime have been putting a unique and modern twist on London beer styles for the past 15 years. Revellers can expect brewery fresh lager served straight from the tank alongside some of the finest lagers and ales. For the first time Meantime will give festival-goers a virtual reality tour of its brewery with a special truck kitted out with Oculus Rift.

Standon Calling still has plenty of food & drink suprises in store for 2016, so watch this space for more exciting news.

Standon Calling announce electronic lineup

Standon Calling presents its electronic music line-up for 2016 with performances from the genre's icons Theo Parrish, Goldie MBE, Joey Negro, Greg Wilson and rising talent Gold Panda, Luke Abbott and more. The festival teams up with seminal label Hospital Records to host a takeover with London Elektricity, Fred V & Grafix and more of the label's friends, while Sink The Pink's naughty little sister Savage Disco is poised for a more hedonistic takeover with Artwork, Purple Machine Disco and more. The electronic offering at Standon Calling adds to a burgeoning bill of musical heavyweights set to play Standon Lordship manor grounds in Hertfordshire, 29th – 31st July. Tier 2 tickets on sale now from £137. For more information visit standon-calling.com.

Already offering an impressive array of live bands and acts for 2016, Standon Calling honours dance-heads with performances from some of electronic music's finest. 

Newly confirmed artists for the festival include former Hacienda resident and UK dance music champion Greg Wilson, house label Nixwax, dance phenomenon Crazy P Soundsystem, Aussie DJ Dr Packer, DJ & MC duo DJ Format and Abdominal, Bloom founder Kid Fiesta and Liverpool DJ collective The Mixnots.

House pioneer and legendary DJ, Theo Parrish, heads to Standon this year to showcase why he has become one of the most respected and loved DJs in the world. GOLDIE who was recently awarded an MBE for his contribution to UK music also joins the fray along with experimentalist Luke Abbott and Gold Panda, who's set for his highly anticipated third album release in May

Taking the festival into the early hours in Standon Calling's very own night club, the notorious Cowshed, stacked with a brand new soundsystem. Providing the soundtrack for revellers to dance under the stars will be Hospitality Records and Savage Disco who helm the decks for nightly takeovers. Celebrating 20 years in 2016, Hospital Records bring with them a handpicked selection of musical talent to the party. The formidable London Elektricity head the bill joined by Fred V & GrafixS.P.YKrakotaHugh Hardieand Ownglow plus MCs WrecInja and Carasel are onboard to fire up the crowds. Taking a break from its usual hangout of an East London strip club, Sink The Pink's most outrageous club night, Savage Disco,  joins Standon Calling for a night of all out hedonism. Taking over the decks will be the Grammy-nominated producer Artwork, Jonjo Jury, Jonathan Bestley, Guy Williams and deep funk DJ Purple Disco Machine, better know for his floor filling classic My House.

Along with the Cowshed, Standon Calling will also be home to four other micro venues. The Topshedwhich will see old friends return to Standon, Groove Garden will deliver a heady mix of disco, funk, soul and house poolside. Expect reggae vibes at Real Roots, while Beefy Melons Vintage Temple of Love and Gratitude is back with vintage threads, tunes and free watermelons.

Suede, Jess Glynne and more lead Standon Calling 2016 lineup

Standon Calling is pulling out all the stops with the first announcement for 2016, unveiling a wealth of musical talent including the mighty Suede, Grammy-winner Jess Glynne and r&b superstar Kelis to perform at the Hertfordshire festival, 29th – 31st July. Also confirmed are Everything Everything, The Hives, Ghostpoet, Anna Calvi, Blossoms, The Thurston Moore Band and many more. Following a sell out year, Standon Calling returns to its stunning manor grounds setting, inviting thousands of friends, families and festival lovers to gather for a magical weekend of live music & DJs, fancy dress, swimming and day to night hedonism. Remaining tier 1 tickets are on sale now and start at £127.

A boutique festival with major musical ambition, Standon Calling has once again secured some of the best talent around for what will be a truly unforgettable weekend. Joining the festival's 11th edition will be the legendary Suede, set to deliver a headline performance of old school favourites and tracks from their recent critically acclaimed album Night Thoughts. Also heading up the bill are the Grammy-winning vocals of Jess Glynne, fresh from a stellar performance at last week's Brit Awards.

Renowned for her incredible live performances, the multi-talented musician and part-time chef Kelis will be bringing all the boys (and girls) to the yard. Swedish quintet The Hives famed for their famous brand of garage rock are also confirmed, as is Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine supergroup The Thurston Moore Band. Mercury Prize-nominees Everything Everything will no doubt have revellers in the party spirit with their genre-defying musical prowess. Further perfomances come courtesy of fellow Mercury Prize-nominee Anna Calviand winner Ghostpoet along with anti-folk singer-songwriter Adam Green, nine-piece hip-hop groupThe Mouse Outfit and rising Stockport rockers Blossoms who recently jumped to the top of the iTunes album chart.

Flying the flag for electronic music is house pioneer and legendary DJ, Theo ParrishGOLDIE who was recently awarded an MBE for his contribution to UK music also joins the fray along with Dan DeaconGold Panda, Luke Abbott. Standon Calling's own night club, the Cowshed, returns to keep the party going well into the early hours. Seminal label Hospitality are onboard behind the decks for a special one night takeover and Sink The Pink's naughty little sister Savage Disco will take the helm for another night that promises plenty of camp hilarity.

Indie fans are well catered for as Standon adds Teleman, Meilyr Jones, Declan McKenna, Clean Cut KidPins and Swim DeepHonne bring their futuristic soul and Natty, Tiggs Da AuthorHot 8 Brass BandUnited Vibrations, Kiko Bun and Rag'n'bone Man inject a welcome mix of jazz, funk, reggae & r&b to the party. Also on hand to keep crowds entertained will be comedic superstars The Cuban Brothers

Standon Calling has become renowned for offering a great platform for rising musicians to cut their teeth and  over the years Standon has hosted early performances from Florence and the Machine, Friendly Fires, Mumford and Sons, Bastille, Metronome, London Grammar, Clean Bandit, The Maccabees, Paloma Faith and more. This year the festival continues to support rising talent and welcomes Rationale, Loyle CarnerBillie Marten, Jones, Flyte, Charlie Cunningham, TangerinesThe AmazonsExmagician, Hannah Lou Clarke, Seramic, Revere, Venice Trip, Peluche, Bella Figura, Nadia Nair and Petricha.

What started as a birthday BBQ and DJs with a handful of friends has become the perfect overgrown house party, offering renowned and upcoming acts, immersive theatre, a host of weird and wonderful workshops, talks, the annual dog show, a fancy dress parade and of course its own heated outdoor swimming pool. 2016 is already shaping up to be a special year with plenty more to be announced soon.

The theme for this year's festival will be announced this Saturday when Standon Calling takes over Vault Festival in London for a special Saturday night party on 5th March. Past themes have included ‘Murder on the Standon Express’, ‘Running Away from the Circus’ and ‘A Town of Two Faces’ and this year's theme is set to be even more ambitious. 

Suede / Jess Glynne / Kelis
The Hives / Everything Everything / Ghostpoet / Anna Calvi / Blossoms / The Thurston Moore Band
Gold Panda / Loyle Carner / Adam Green / Teleman / Swim Deep / Tiggs Da Author / Honne / Natty / The Mouse Outfit / Meilyr Jones / The Cuban Brothers / Declan McKenna / Hot 8 Brass Band / Billie Marten / Rag'n'bone Man / Rationale / Clean Cut Kid / Kiko Bun / Jones / United Vibrations / Pins / Flyte / Charlie Cunningham / The Amazons / Tangerines / Exmagician / Hannah Lou Clarke / Seramic / Revere / Venice Trip / Peluche / Bella Figura / Nadia Nair / Petricha
Theo Parrish / GOLDIE MBE / Dan Deacon / Luke Abbott
Cowshed Takeovers
Hospitality / Savage Disco
Micro Venues
Groove Garden / Top Shed / Autumn Shift / Dog & Whistle

BBC Introduction Acts announced for Standon Calling

New additions to Standon's Sunday night revelry is a Club de Fromage vs. Coffin Dodgers Disco set on the clock tower stage at the centre of the festival. Standon goers take a step back as two of London’s mightiest club nights are going to slug it out for your love! Kings of pop Club de Fromage are taking on the golden oldies of Coffin Dodgers Disco in a battle of the titans! Expect general silliness, top tunes, giant balloons, free merchandise, the infamous limbo and lots more. Bring those dancing shoes and a comfy cardigan!

Standon Calling's founder, Alex Trenchard comments. "We're so pleased to have the BBC Introducing team curate one of our favourite stages at Standon and incredibly excited about the talent that is emerging from the surrounding areas. We're firm believers in supporting new and emerging talent and with a history of booking acts that go on to great things whether Florence & The Machine, Mumford & Sons, Clean Bandit, London Grammar, and we hope the eight selected artists will enjoy their time at Standon as much as we will undoubtedly enjoy their fantastic live performances."

BBC Introducing Three Counties comments, "Standon Calling has always been a great supporter of new music, showcasing acts like Mumford and Sons & Florence & The Machine early on their career. With that in mind in makes perfect sense for BBC Introducing to have our own stage there. We're very excited to show the festival the acts we have to offer. One day you'll tell your grandchild about the time you saw (insert name of the biggest band in the world) on the Introducing stage at Standon Calling."

Standon Calling will celebrate its 10th birthday in 2015. What started as a birthday BBQ and DJs with a handful of friends has become the perfect summer escape for festival-goers, offering renowned and upcoming acts, immersive theatre, a host of weird and wonderful workshops and talks, the annual dog show, a fancy dress parade and of course its own heated outdoor swimming pool. This year's music offering is a stand-out on the festival calendar with headliners Little DragonThe Dandy Warhols and Basement Jaxx alongside Roots Manuva, Hercules & Love AffairSaint RaymondElla EyreSlavesReal LiesEzra FurmanKwabsAll We Are and much much more.

Little Dragon / The Dandy Warhols (UK Exclusive) / Basement Jaxx

The Horrors / Roots Manuva / Hercules & Love Affair / Ella Eyre / Kwabs

 The Antlers / Saint Raymond / Lucy Spraggan / DJ Yoda / The Cuban Brothers / Hypnotic Brass Ensemble / Prides / Slaves / Charlotte OC / Will & The People / Seinabo Sey / All We Are / Jamie Lawson

 Revere / We Have Band / Rag‘n’Bone Man / Real Lies

Gabby Young & Other Animals / Jagaara / Remi Miles / Black Honey / Crows /
Syd Kemp / Black Delta Movement / Kiko Bun / The Thirst / Maddox / Waste / Patawawa 

The Cowshed
Sink The Pink presents Savage: The 2 Bears / Severino / Gaff-E / Jonjo Jury
Bondax & Friends: Maribou State [DJ] / Kidnap Kid, Jax Jones / Grades
Gilles Peterson & Patrick Forge: present the Sunday Dingwalls Sessions 

The Last Dance Saloon
BBC Introducing
: Amber Run, Nova Twins, Attaque, Longy, Alice Walker, Youth Club, Natasha North, Kimberley Newell
Loose Music: The Magic Numbers / Danny & The Champions Of The World / Treetop Flyers / Dan Michaelson & The Coastguards / The Goat Roper Rodeo Band / Jo Rose / Canyon Ride
Bella Union: Ezra Furman / PINS / Zun Zun Egui / Clarence Clarity / Peter Broderick / exmagician / Bernard & Edith

The Mayor's Homecoming Jamboree Featuring: The Grand Old Ukes Of Yorkshire / The Ol' Brass Band / Rockaoke / Line Dancin' Classes / The Town Soapbox / Bluegrass & Rockabilly Bands Aplenty

Dr Leech's Wellness Center & Funeral Services: The Treatment Rooms Present: Tombstone Transformations, The Ride of Your Life in the Voodoo Taxi Wagon & Vanishing Graffiti Workshops / Art Macabre Death Drawing / A Beginners Guide to Taxidermy / Wild Wyatt’s Survival Camps: How Not To Die In The West / Potions & Poisons Masterclass

The Church Fate: Legs Akimbo Presents The Church / Gospel Choir  / Aunt Annie's Bone Orchard Bake Sale & Bingo / A Conversation with Ghosts / Baptisms of Fire / Shotgun Weddings

The Last Dance Saloon: Salon London Presents: Dark Matters and Bright Ideas / The Telegraph Office: Wild Words of The West, The Radio Shack & The Newspaper Printing Press / The Cut-Throat Barbers: Talk-of-the-Town Hairstyling, Marvellous Makeovers & The Cut-Throat Cabaret Show / Wild Wyatt's Travelling Menagerie: Wildlife from the Wild West

Standon Favourites:Trapeze Lessons / Swimming Pool / The Annual Dog Show / A Parade of Dark & Light / Immersive Theatre / Happy Hoppers Games Arena

Standon Calling reveal the off stage fun for 2015

Known as much more than just a music festival, Standon Calling's tenth year as one of the UK's best-loved festivals will offer its widest array of activities yet for all the family. For the wranglers amongst us pony rides will be on offer at The Wagon Park whilst cowboys and cowgirls can tame their own wild animal at thebuild a grizzly bear workshop. If revellers plan to run away and join the circus the Full of Fire team will be on hand to teach festival-goers the art of juggling, diablo, hooping and (quite literally) clowning around.The Wagon Park will house many of the workshops and activities throughout the weekend. Whether you're on the hunt for gold in Standon's huge sand pit, woodcraft classes, costume making, cake decorating, jewellery design and much more the adventure will not stop throughout the whole weekend. 

While this year will see the return of the much loved trapeze masterclassesdog show and the outdoor heated open air swimming pool the Standon grounds will be transformed into a world where all is not as it seems. Returning for its 5th year, Autumn Shift who will bring for the first time Dr Jekyll's Hideout  & Dr Franken's Mine to the woodlands of Standon which, much like the Victorian legend, will house two very different personalities. By day the frontier town will house the wildest steam and brass-powered bands, stand-up comedy from the likes of Robin Ince, spoken word and folk acts from the likes of super-talented Grace Petrie, dance, poetry and much more in amongst the Victorian-themed music hall. As day turns to night this is when the figures from beyond the woods descend on the town as many of the performers throughout the day will undergo a dark and mysterious transformation…

Ukelele supergroup The Grand Old Ukes of Yorkshire will bring their u(ke)nique take on classic anthems to the fields of Standon while a classic wild west showdown will take place at the centre of the town square as The Dance Off presents: The Hillbilly Hoedown. For those feeling inspired by the main stage acts then the Rockaoke will be on hand alongside creepy crawlie enthusiasts at The Travelling Menagerie, a place to get up close and personal with wild west wildlife, still life drawing workshop Art Macabre and the high-octane Pandemonium Drummers. Plus the opportunity to tame those tresses at the bespoke on-site pop up hair salon provided by the fashion driven hairdressing brand Blue Tit brining their raw and luxurious independent boutique salon experience to the festival fields.

Fuelling the adventure across the three-day festival will be a selection of the most appetising street food vendors from London and beyond. Whether you're looking for warming pie and mash from Barnaby Sykes, award winning crepes at The Creperie, freshly cooked Neopolitan pizzas at Made of Dough or simply a little pick me up at Carnival Coffee Standon Calling caters for every taste. For the meat lovers American style BBQ'd pulled pork will also be on offer alongside vegan and vegetarian offerings from the Bhangra Bus and Goodness Gracious. Craft beer, cider and spirit enthusiasts are also well catered for with the esteemed Meantime brewery on hand alongside the acclaimed Old Mout Cider and master distillersSipsmith.

As a longstanding friend of the festival the breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel! will be partnering up with the Standon Calling once again. Dedicated to eradicating the late detection of breast cancer the Boob Team will be on hand all weekend, teaching people how to check their boobs in their bright pink boob cube. Worried they won't be spotted them at the festival? Look out for gang dressed as giant boobs…

8:58, The Magic Numbers and more set for Standon Calling

Standon Calling has unveiled another myriad of high class talent for its 10th anniversary outing. Ex-Orbital's Paul Hartnoll will now be bringing his solo project 8:58 to the Big Top stage and platinum-selling The Magic Numbers lead live additions to The Last Dance Saloon, along with Ezra Furman, PINS and much more. Formerly known as the Lawn Stage and inspired by the 2015 Wild West theme 'A Town of Two Faces', The Last Dance Saloon has been curated by champions of new music BBC Introducing, and independent record labels Loose Music and the hugely influential Bella Union. Leading electronic talent The 2 Bears, Maribou State, Severino of Horse Meat Disco, Kidnap Kid, Jax Jones and more will be behind the ones and twos in after dark takeovers of Standon Calling's famous nightclub, The Cowshed. Hosted by Bondax & Friends, Sink The Pink and Gilles Peterson & Patrick Forge, The Cowshedwill ensure Standon Calling's birthday celebrations continue from dusk till dawn.

Standon Calling is gearing up for a truly unforgettable 10th birthday by inviting revellers and its favourite musicians from around the world to join in the celebrations. Today even more artists have been revealed, joining previously announced heavy weights Little Dragon, The Dandy Warhols (UK Festival Exclusive), Basement Jaxx, Roots Manuva, Hercules & Love Affair, Ella Eyre, Kwabs, Slaves and many more.

Following the split of the formidable Orbital last year, one half of the brother duo Paul Hartnoll will be taking over Standon's Big Top stage in 2015, with his new solo project 8:58. Out this week, 8:58's first album is already turning heads with collaborations with The Cure's Robert Smith, The Unthanks and Cillian Murphy. Standon Calling is incredibly excited to be having 8:58 performing live in The Big Top, on the opening night of it's 10th birthday bash.

In keeping with the festival's Wild West and day-to-night inspired theme 'A Town of Two Faces', Standon Calling will be delivering the very best in live music during the day in The Last Dance Saloon tent, while at night, electronic music's finest take over The Cowshed

Americana label Loose Music's takeover of The Last Dance Saloon on Friday 31st July will see a special performance by The Magic Numbers. Renowned for their beautiful harmonies and blissful chorus hooks, the four-piece soared to success after their self-titled debut album. Now with Grammys, Mercury Prize nominations and four albums under their belt, the band will be unmissable in the intimate setting of The Last Dance Saloon. Also revealed for the Loose Music takeover is Danny & The Champions Of The World, who having spent much of 2014 touring around the world will be well up to the task of entertaining the crowds at Standon. They will be joined by the West Coast sounds of Treetop Flyers The Goat Roper Rodeo BandJo Rose, Canyon Ride and Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards, who's 2014 album Distance came 'hugely recommended' by The Guardian and others in praising reviews.

The impressive Bella Union welcome some of its own exciting acts in a takeover of The Last Dance Saloon on Sunday 2nd August. With rave reviews of his riotous live shows, Ezra Furman will have crowds jumping when he performs over the weekend and festival-goers will in for a treat with further performances from Manchester all-female four-piece PINSZun Zun Egui, funk maestro Clarence ClarityPeter Broderick with full live band, Bernard & Edith and the long awaited return of exmagician, formerly of Cashier No. 9.

Offering something completely different after dark, The Cowshed will be taken over each night by a different host for three very eclectic parties. Joining polysexual club crew Sink The Pink and their brand new dirty disco party Savage and providing the tunes will be one half of The 2 Bears and longtime DJ Raf DaddySeverino of notorious party-starters Horse Meat Disco, colourful MC Gaff-E and DJ/ProducerJonjo Jury.

Bondax & Friends sees the urban dance pair joined by Maribou State, another duo well known for their well crafted, melodic gems as well as Black Butter beat-maker Kidnap Kid, Grammy-nominee and Duke Dumont collaborator Jax Jones and a producer on the cusp of major success, South London's Grades

The Cowshed will also see Gilles Peterson & Patrick Forge haul their massive record collections into The Cowshed to present the legendary jazz, funk and dance sounds of the original Dingwalls Sunday Sessions, established in 1987.

The Horrors and more added to Standon Calling 2015 lineup

Today the festival invites even more names to the party including pioneering shoegazers The Horrors. With four acclaimed albums under their belts, the UK band are set to take festival-goers on a journey into blissful psychedelia with their unique sound when they take to the main stage this August. 

In keeping with the birthday celebrations, Will & The People will no doubt have Standon Calling revellers in the party spirit with their raucous mix of reggae, ska and rock. The self-funded Brighton four-piece have become somewhat of a phenomena after selling out headline tours in Europe, playing four continents and releasing three albums. Renowned for their high energy live shows, The Cuban Brothersjoin in on the celebrations over the weekend for plenty of musical numbers, breakdancing and tongue in cheek hilarity.

This year Standon Calling's own famous nightclub, The Cowshed, will be taken over each night by a different host for three very different parties. Outrageous polysexual club crew Sink The Pink invite all to lose their inhibitions with their brand new dirty disco party SavageBondax bring the sounds of the summer with woozy R&B-tinged house and Gilles Peterson & Patrick Forge haul their massive record collections into The Cowshed to present the legendary jazz, funk and dance sounds of the original Dingwalls Sunday Sessions, established in 1987.

Perched on the lawn next to the festival's own swimming pool is The Last Dance Saloon, where BBC Introducing are set to champion new music with upcoming local acts, while independent record labelsLoose Music and Bella Union will be showcasing their own talent across the weekend. Acts for The Last Dance Saloon to be announced very soon.

Other highlights from today's additions include one of Q Magazine's “ten DJs to see before you die” DJ Yoda, Swedish/Gambian songstress Seinabo Sey and Scottish synth poppers Prides, who closed last year's Commonwealth Games.

Alongside the music, Standon Calling has revealed a myriad of activities and entertainment on offer across the site in keeping with its new theme 'A Town of Two Faces'. Inspired by the Wild West with a twist, one can brave a visit to Dr. Leech’s Wellness Center & Funeral Parlour to take A Beginners Class in Taxidermy and learn how to survive a standoff with a rattlesnake, get up close and personal with animals from the West at Wild Wyatt's Traveling Menagerie, or try their hand at Death Drawing with Art Macabre. Festival-goers can gather in The Town Square and get their dancing shoes on at The Dance Off’s Hillbilly Hoedown or take centre stage with the ever-popular Rockaoke. At The Church Fate join Legs Akimbo who will be delivering the kind of service you won't want to miss. Plus, fresh from their smash-hit V&A show, boundary-pushing art collective The Treatment Rooms return to Standon to offer revellers the chance to mosaic their own tombstone and take The Ride of Your Life in the Voodoo Taxi Wagon. The wonderful Salon London will also return to The Last Dance Saloon to host a selection of inspiring and surprising interactive talks and classes on the subject of Dark Matters and Bright Ideas.