Standon Calling 2018: Paloma Faith, George Ezra and Bryan Ferry to headline Hertfordshire’s homegrown festival
This weekend, Standon Calling – now in its 13th year – will offer a welcoming embrace to an array of music, arts, fun and pure festival joy. With an ever-growing and loyal audience from around the country, the event is an unparalleled and down-to-earth celebration that pulls a vast community together, thousands flocking to snap up tickets as their message grows far and wide. Nestled in the stunning Hertfordshire countryside, it’s an easy-to-reach voyage into something truly special.
Bringing together world-renowned headliners and exciting new talent, Standon Calling boasts a diverse and thrilling lineup where you can sing-along to your favourite artists while discovering a whole range to run back home and shout about to all your mates. Heading up the bill in 2018 are pop sensation Paloma Faith, Roxy Music icon Bryan Ferry and the most talked-about name in modern pop George Ezra –now celebrating the stellar success of his latest album Staying At Tamara’s with a special homecoming headline set, topping the bill just down the road from where he grew up. They’ll be joined by a staggering array of names from the likes of Goldfrapp, Django Django, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Horrors and Gaz Coombes.
As well as the music, Standon Calling promises the full 360-degree experience. Located just a stone’s throw away from London, the event unfolds across the grounds of Standon Lordship, offering non-stop fun and unique moments that visitors can dive into. It is the biggest canine-friendly festival in the UK with an epic dog show, and on top of this you can enjoy a mouth-watering array of stellar food and drink from London’s very best street food favourites, take a dip in the heated swimming pool, relax in the hot tubs or take part in a whole range of free wellbeing classes and workshops at the Wild Wellbeing Camp. Throw in a brand new playing fields area for 2018 – with Lord Trenchard’s cricket match, binocular football, sock wrestling and more – and you start to see why festival-goers come back for more year after year. Standon Calling is an invitation for everyone to escape reality for a weekend of infectious fun, community spirit and proper weekend festivities.
Hertfordshire’s top attraction thrives with fun for all the family, led by the unmissable spectacle that is Horrible Histories Live giving their own unique re-telling of key moments in history. Enjoy a whole range of activities and entertainment in dedicated kids spaces, perfect for babies to teens and even take advantage of on-site babysitting service Mortimer Nannies. Further daytime entertainment can be found at Standon Calling’s Lawn, the ultimate destination for comedy fans to get their fix of established stalwarts and sensational newcomers alike, including Seann Walsh and Kerry Godliman. When the festival heads into the night the party is unrivalled – and it’s only going to get bigger this year as 2ManyDJs turn up with their full-throttle show. The electronic royalty continues, with indie-tronic icons Hot Chip Megamix injecting a carnival atmosphere by fusing sounds from their wide range of influences for the ultimate party sound system moment. Pulp icon Jarvis Cocker will be dropping in with a unique and unmissable DJ set, one of his only festival appearances this summer as he soundtracks celebrations in a manner only this frontman can.
With tickets set to sell out at any moment, and thousands already booked in for their weekend, Standon Calling is a beacon for the definitive British festival experience, leading the way for a new generation of proper weekend festival-goers. Full of fun, freedom and experiences you won’t find anywhere else, Standon Calling flies the flag for how to festival in 2018.
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Standon Calling is at Standon Lordship Barwick Road Standon Hertfordshire SG11 1PR from 26th until 29th July 2018. For further information or to book visit their website here.