Standon Calling 2008

Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd August 2008
Standon, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG11 1PR, England MAP
adult tickets £89
daily capacity: 2000
last updated: Tue 17th Jun 2008

Standon Calling is held on the grounds of a 16th Century Hertfordshire manor house and promises a unique chance to see some of the most hotly tipped acts as they break, in an intimate festival setting.

Standon Calling is an independent music festival and themed summer party. Festival goers are led through themed worlds with spectacles, lights, sound and performance artists guiding their way. Friday sees things kick off at midday, and following the launch on the Friday night, the festival peaks with the unveiling of the set-designed secret areas on Saturday night.

The acts confirmed for the festival are headliners Mystery Jets, The Maccabees, Super Furry Animals, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Acid Mothers Temple and The Cosmic Inferno, Dave Haslam, Joji Hirota & Taiko Drummers, Babyhead, Paloma Faith, The Black Seeds, The Bookhouse Boys, The Early Years, So So Modern, Sister, New Rhodes, They Came From The Stars I Saw Them!, Pre, Kovak, and Ratty Rat Rat with many more. For the line-up details as available please click here.

This year the festival will have a Japanese theme - expect a clash between the floating world of old Japan and the searing neon decadence of its modern day equivalent. Saturday night is a big fancy dressing up session, expect everything from samurai and geishas squaring up to crazy game show hosts, to harajuku girls, yakuza gangsters and manga characters.

The early bird ticket price was £69 and tickets are now available priced at £89 for an adult ticket. Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over 21. To buy tickets click here.

In 2007 there were five stages and the odd unexpected stage appearing from nowhere. The festival boasts a number of bars, one of which is hewn out of an enormous oak tree where guests can get drinks in between dips in the open air swimming pool.

The organiser are trying to make this festival as ethical and green as possible, recycling all and sundry and sourcing locally where possible and they are raising money for charity too.

Standon Calling has stepped in to offer those with Redfest tickets an alternative to a refund. Redfest ticket holders will be given the option to exchange tickets for a two-day pass to Standon Calling, or upgrade their ticket through G Tickets for a full weekend ticket.

More information will be here when available.

Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd August 2008
Standon, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG11 1PR, England MAP
adult tickets £89
daily capacity: 2000
last updated: Tue 17th Jun 2008


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