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.

2000Trees announce Frightened Rabbit, Blood Red Shoes and more

Scottish indie rockers Frightened Rabbit are back by popular demand to headline 2000trees Festival, describing it as “one of the best small festivals in Britain.” The band took centre stage at the award-winning Gloucestershire event in 2011 and since then have gone on to wider critically-acclaimed success.

Blood Red Shoes are also set to perform, along with America’s Trash Talk, EMPIRE, Gorgeous George, Sam ‘Get Cape’ Duckworth (solo), Little Matador, Delta Sleep, The St. Pierre Snake Invasion, Thrill Collins, Eugene Quell, The Common Tongues, I, the Lion and Wild Cat Strike.

Scott Hutchison, lead singer of Frightened Rabbit, said: “We are so excited to be returning to 2000trees this year. It was such a memorable show for us last time, the crowd was in fine voice and it was clear that everyone was there for the music. We hope for more of the same this summer – it truly is one of the best small festivals in Britain.”

Also set to play at Upcote Farm this July are Band of Skulls, Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Public Service Broadcasting, The Bronx, Jamie Lenman, The Blackout, Wolf Alice, Kids In Glass Houses, Tall Ships, Cerebral Ballzy, and many many more.

2000trees organiser Andy Rea said Frightened Rabbit are a hugely popular choice and tickets are selling fast.

“When we ask fans which acts they love, a great many names are suggested, which shows they know and love new and underground music as much as we do – and one of the most popular requests is always for Frightened Rabbit to return to 2000trees, so we’re delighted to make that happen,” he said.

“The last time they performed the crowd reaction was immense and since then they have gone on to bigger things, so to have them back at 2000trees is a bit of a coup and we can’t wait to see them perform live at Upcote Farm.”

Another massive fifty acts added to Reading and Leeds Festival lineup

The Summer Festival Guide is excited to announce a mammoth addition of fifty artists to the Reading and Leeds lineup for this summer.

This year sees one of the most spectacular Main Stage line-ups ever! Undisputed modern rock godsQueens Of The Stone Age and pop-rock superstars Paramore share headline duties alongside the completely inimitable Arctic Monkeys and pop-punk legends Blink-182.

With a supporting cast including Vampire WeekendMacklemore & Ryan LewisYou Me At SixJake BuggImagine DragonsFoster The People and Deaf Havana there are now even more names set to tear up the Main Stage. Completing the line-up for the Main Stage are Brighton indie-punk duo Blood Red Shoes, Japanese metallers CrossfaithDry the River, Leeds boys Pulled Apart By Horses, punk trioGnarwolves, nu-metal luminaries Papa Roach, UK rock kings Young Guns and pop punk champions Tonight Alive and The Story So Far.

Over on the NME/Radio 1 Stage alongside headliners CourteenersBombay Bicycle Club and Disclosure will be UK anthemic rockers Twin Atlantic and last year’s Main Stage openers Mallory Knox. Also appearing are fellow newcomers Lonely The Brave, shoegazer, post punk festival veterans The Horrors, multidirectional The Kooks and Brooklyn based musician Twin Shadow.

Reading & Leeds continue to bring the best in electronic music and dance to the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage with an exclusive performance from special guest Duke Dumont LiveAlunaGeorge,GesaffelsteinThe Glitch Mob, BorgoreAdventure ClubSnakehips and Electric Youth taking to the stage along with headliners Netsky LivePendulum DJ Set and Flume.

The unique sounds of Gypsy-punks Gogol Bordello and emotional rock heroes Jimmy Eat World will act as the perfect Lock Up Stage headliners, along with Brody DalleMöngöl Hörde and Architects.

Elsewhere, the headliners have been revealed for the Festival Republic Stage and they will be the riff-heavy Southampton group Band Of Skulls, garage rockers Palma Violets and the energetic Augustines.

Also appearing across the Festivals’ stages over the weekend will be A Wilhelm Scream, Baby Godzilla, Bear Hands,Bipolar SunshineCatfish And The Bottlemen, DarliaDave Hause, Every Time I Die,Hudson Taylor, Marika HackmanMayday Parade, Meridian DanP Money,PUP,SlavesThe DistrictsThe FlatlinersThe Front BottomsThe OrwellsThe Skints, The Wonder Years, Touché Amoré and Wovenwar.