Standon Calling to the faraway towns…
Festival season is getting tantalisingly close these days, and whilst London itself will be hosting plenty of excellent festivals, one option you shouldn’t ignore lies just outside the capital. Standon Calling sets up in the bucolic surrounds of Hertfordshire from July 23rd-26th, and they’ve unveiled a banging lineup for their fifteenth birthday celebrations this year. Better yet, we’ve got your tickets sorted out right here!
Primal Scream, Hot Chip, and Craig David have been announced to headline Standon Calling 2020, and if the chance to see 7 Days in real life ain’t enough, then rest assured you’ll find plenty to entertain you further down the bill. Sister Sledge, Ella Eyre, Sophie Ellis Bextor (featuring Sink the Pink), Kojey Radical, Mystery Jets, Jade Bird, and DJ sets from the likes of Maribou State, Grandmaster Flash, and Joey Negro will keep you boogieing all weekend long. Plus, there’s even more excitement this morning, with the news that Bombay Bicycle Club will fill the final headliners spot – with the likes of Charlotte Dos Santos, Trojan Sound System, and the Hackney Colliery Band also joining them on the bill!
Standon Calling is about more than the music too; there’s comedy from Ed Gamble and Zoe Lyons, family-friendly fare – including a Dick & Dom DJ battle that we’d frankly all like to see – and fun extras like a costume parade, dog show, and even a swimming pool. They really do go all in, and with a wacky 2020 theme of The Party of All Time (to which everywhen is invited), you can expect this festival to be an absolute riot. They take their themes seriously, mind, so bring your A-game for this one, and expect to return with some amazing memories and a tent full of glitter.
Tickets for the whole weekend (including camping) will cost a frankly bargainous £169, and since a 45 minute train from Liverpool Street Station will get you to the edges of the festival, it’s a pretty convenient one too. Standon is calling – will you answer?
Also published on Medium.