The independent music festival and themed summer party, Standon Calling, returns to celebrate its 10th birthday in the grounds of a 16th Century Hertfordshire manor house over the weekend of Friday 31st July to Sunday 2nd August 2015.
Little Dragon top the bill on Friday, The Dandy Warhols with a very special UK exclusive appear on Saturday, and Basement Jaxx will headline the Sunday night. Plus The Horrors, Seinabo Sey, DJ Yoda, Prides, Charlotte OC, Will And The People, The Cuban Brothers, The Black Delta Movement, Bondax, Sink The Pink, Savage, Gilles Peterson, and Patrick Forge, Roots Manuva, Hercules And Love Affair, Ella Eyre, Kwabs, The Antlers, Saint Raymond, Lucy Spraggan, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, London Elektricity, MC Wrec, Slaves, We Have Band, All We Are, Rag n Bone Man, Real Lies, Jagaara, Black Honey, Kiko Bun, Remi Miles, Maddox, Waste, Paul Hartnoll, The Magic Numbers, Danny & The Champions Of The World, the Treetop Flyers, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band, Jo Rose, Canyon Ryde, Dan Michaelson, Ezra Furman, PINS, Zun Zun Egui, Clarence Clarity, Peter Broderick, Bernard & Edith, exmagician, Raf Daddy, Severino, MC Gaff E, Jonjo Jury, Maribou State, Kidnap Kid, Jax Jones, and Grades.
New additions are Amber Run, Nova Twins, Attaque, Longy, Alice Walker, Youth Club, Natasha North, Kimberley Newell, and Club de Fromage vs. Coffin Dodgers Disco.
For the line-up details as available see the Standon Calling line-up page.
The early bird offer has ended. A weekend ticket is priced at £127. An infant (aged 0-3 years) weekend ticket is priced at £5. A child (aged 4-12 years) weekend ticket is priced at £20. A campervan ticket is priced at £60, with a power hook-up option, and a weekend parking ticket is priced at £10.
This year's theme has also been announced as 'A Town of Two Faces', which will include the construction of the festival's very own Wild West Town with a twist. The theme will take over the festival site with interactive theatre, art installations and costumes.
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 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. SALON London will also return to The Last Dance Saloon to host a selection of interactive talks and classes on the subject of Dark Matters and Bright Ideas.
There are numerous 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, secret areas, interactive theatre, swimming pool (with underwater dance area), boutique camping (beach huts, yurts and tipis), kids area, and festival food.
The Standon Lordship will play host to its biggest array of family activities to date from pony rides, circus masterclasses and build-a-grizzly bear workshops to trapeze lessons for all ages, a dog show, Autumn Shift bring Dr Jekyll's Hideout & Dr Franken's Mine to the woodlands, stand-up comedy, spoken word, The Dance Off presents: The Hillbilly Hoedown, Rockaoke, The Travelling Menagerie, Art Macabre and the 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, and of course Standon's famous 'watering hole', the outdoor heated swimming pool.
The organisers 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.
More information will be here when available.
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