Digitalism to headline Standon Calling

plus The Joy Formidable, The D.O.T., Toy, and more

published: Tue 12th Mar 2013

Digitalism

Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th August 2013
Standon House, Standon, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG11 1PR, England MAP
£125 - weekend sold out, only Friday & Sunday day tickets
daily capacity: 2000
last updated: Mon 29th Jul 2013

Digitalism are the third and final headliner top be revealed, joining previously announced headline acts De La Soul and Band of Skulls at Standon Calling.

Digitalism
Also confirmed are The Joy Formidable, The Music's Rob Harvey and The Streets' Mike Skinner's new project The D.O.T., Toy, DJ Yoda & The Transiberian Marching Band, The Skints, Public Service Broadcasting, Shields, Lazarus and the Plane Crash, Rotten Hill Gang, London Afrobeat Collective, A Band of Buriers, and Trenton and Free Radical.

They join Bastille, AlunaGeorge, King Charles, The Correspondents, Gentleman's Dub Club, Revere, Belakiss, Bibelots, New Groove Formation, Stills, and Annie Dale for the 13th independent music festival and themed summer party, returns to the grounds of a 16th Century Hertfordshire manor house for the weekend of Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th August 2013.

The theme for 2013 has been announced as 'Running Away From The Circus'. The theme will take over the festival site with interactive theatre, art installations and costumes.

Organisers explain, "For the first time ever, the festival will house an on-site circus with The Standon Calling Big Top showcasing live circus acts by day and a fantastic array of bands and DJs by night. Everywhere festival-goers venture they'll stumble upon pockets of performance, themed sideshows and secret areas.

Festival-goers can actually become part of the circus and perform at Standon Calling in front of friends, family and fellow festival-goers. The art of illusion, clowning, fire juggling, slack rope walking and even violin playing whilst stilt walking will all be possible. Further details on ticket prices including two days of circus training and workshops are to be revealed soon.

During the day people can enjoy a drink in the on-site pub, The Strongman's Arms, which will host sessions including the Science of Building a Human Pyramid, the Art of Whipping, Conquer Your Fear of Clowns, Art Macabre Life Drawing and a Circus Smell Safari.

Late at night the Forest of Freaks will be the place to be. Here the dark underbelly of the circus is revealed as the lunatics that entertain during the day let their collective hair down, indulge in their dreams and offer a variety of nocturnal entertainment
."

Tier one weekend tickets are priced at £99, children under 13 are free and don't require a ticket. To buy tickets, click here.

There are still many more live acts, DJs, art, theatre and fringe entertainment, family-friendly activities, micro-venues and other attractions still to be announced.

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.

Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th August 2013
Standon House, Standon, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG11 1PR, England MAP
£125 - weekend sold out, only Friday & Sunday day tickets
daily capacity: 2000
last updated: Mon 29th Jul 2013


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