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  Standon Calling

Standon Calling is an annual music festival held just outside the small UK village of Standon, Hertfordshire in the grounds of private residence Standon Lordship. It is an unsponsored, themed boutique festival which grew from a birthday barbecue into an annual public event. 2011's theme is 'Gods and Monsters' and the lineup includes Spiritualized; Battles, Hercules and Love affair.

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Festival News Festival News Skriven 2014-05-14 07:05:37
Performance, Carnival Workshops & Exotic Encounters

Mexican wrestling, extreme ice cream, a chance to learn how to dance flamenco and build floats and a cocktail bar in an ambulance. These are just some of the delights on offer at Standon Calling this summer.

On the Saturday The Cuban Brothers will lead the Standon Calling Carnivale replete with floats, samba beats, outrageous outfits and lots and lots of drums. For those of you who want to get involved we're inviting all festival-goers to arrive to site early and take part in flamenco dancing, float building, piñata making and voodoo ritual workshops. The procession will end in front of the main stage at 5pm to coincide with the fancy dress competition.
The pre-festival workshops aren't the only place to explore 'Lost in Latin America'. Lucha Britannia will be running Mexican Wrestling training camps at the festival. A unique hybrid of circus, cabaret, side show and theatre, the Lucha Britannia team will be both wrestling in live tournaments as well as teaching you how to grapple. After the entertainment why not head over to enjoy a themed cocktail in our Mescal Ambulance Cocktail Bar.

Over in our on-site pub, Salon will be running a series of themed talks and workshops. Join a Chilean percussion and singing workshop, a tango session from the Corrientes Social Club, a samba drumming session and do some Capoeira. Talks are courtesy of Peter Culshaw, the author of Clandestino: In Search Of Manu Chao and chocolatier Sara Jayne Stanes, who will compare chocolates made from beans across Latin America.

Then there's The Spectacular Spectrum of Now, who provide some of the most eclectic and eccentric comedy around. They'll bewilder your brain with comic treats, in the form of audio clips, comedy shorts, live acts and musical merriment.

If you're a bingo fan, check out Indeedy Musical Bingo. It's like normal bingo, but with songs instead of numbers! Compete to win prizes ranging from sandwich toasters and inflatable bananas to vintage records and champagne!

Rounding out the immersive theatrical experience is Le Tragic Boutique. One festival goer at a time is taken into an unusual beauty salon where they will be treated to a unique, bespoke physical transformation. Who knows what will happen or how you will look when you emerge. One thing is certain, this is a makeover you won’t forget!

Finally, for the best view of the festival head to the aerial trapeze. Here, Gorilla Circus are offering anyone with a taste for adventure the chance to sample the high life with the daily 'Try 'n' Fly' sessions with no pre-booking necessary. The more ambitious can pre-book 1.5 hour classes, where beginners learn basic tricks on low bars before working their way up to being caught by an instructor on a separate swinging bar.

See you at the front at Standon 2014!
Alex Trenchard

This summer Standon Calling is ‘Getting Lost In Latin America’. Much more than simply a music festival, Standon Calling promises a three-day party, jam-packed with interactive theatre and art installations, and features a swimming pool, an on-site nightclub, an actual carnival, an annual dog show, the ever-popular fancy dress and much more.

Acts include Public Enemy, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Maxïmo Park, Clean Bandit, Peace, Grandmaster Flash, TOY, Shapeshifter, The Heavy, Charli XCX, Felix Dahousecat, Greg Wilson and many, many more.
Festival News Festival News Skriven 2013-10-07 02:26:37
Camper Van Tickets Now On Sale; Limited Number Of Early Bird Tickets Left

Camper Van Tickets are now on sale, alongside a limited number of Super Early Bird Tickets. We've also like to hear your suggestions for who you'd like us to book for Standon Calling 2014. Big Jeff's sent his recommendations over in the shape of a playlist. Check it out below.

Camper Van Slots are now on sale for Standon Calling 2014 priced at £50 per pitch. There are a total of 60 camper van spaces available in all, so due to demand we’d advise you to book sooner, rather than later, to secure a spot.

A limited number of Super Early Bird Tickets for Standon Calling 2014 are now on sale at the almost ludicrously low price of just £85, which is the same price as Early Bird Tickets for 2013. Kids Early Bird Tickets are on sale for £5 each, while under-4s go free. The festival will take place over the weekend of August 1-3.

Every Standon Calling festival-goer has an artist or two they’d love to see at the festival next year, but not all of them tie them together into a playlist. Well, Big Jeff has. Here’s a link to it or here’s the Spotify playlist ID . Do you agree with Big Jeff’s recommendations? And, who else would you like to see play Standon Calling next year? Please email us at with your suggestions.

For those of you who missed out on them at the festival, 2013 T-Shirts, Hoodies and Bags are still on sale . Email stating the item you want to buy, the size and the colour. The options are:

Hoodie – S/M/L – Grey – £28
Men’s T-Shirts - S/M/L – White/Grey/Navy – £15
Women’s T-Shirts - S/M/L – White/Grey/Navy – £15
Bag - One size – £5

Festival News Festival News Skriven 2012-06-10 12:51:28
Secret Dance Stage ft Shy FX, Toddla T, Julio Bashmore, Kode9, DJEZ

A New Secret Dance Area featuring Shy FX, Toddla T, Kode9, Julio Bashmore, DJ EZ, Oneman and many more is coming to Standon Calling this summer.

Meantime Discovery Stage
A collaboration between Standon Calling and London’s finest craft brewer, the Meantime Brewing Company, the Meantime Discovery Stage will bring together some of the hottest names in electronic music. Revealed on the Friday night after the main stage closes it will entertain late-night revellers until the early hours on each night of the festival. In fitting with the ‘Journey to the Ends of the Earth’ theme you will have to discover the secret area for your self. it won't be on any of the site maps.

“Our 2012 theme is all about discovery and adventure. We will be embarking on a Journey To The Ends Of The Earth in search of the very best in bass music,” says Standon founder Alex Trenchard. “This stage is going to explode when it is revealed on the Friday night and we aim to create as much anticipation and speculation as to its location at the festival.”

One of the UK’s best underground club brands, Spectrum are in charge of proceedings on Friday night and their multi-genre remit promises a line-up that will cause serious bass bin damage. Leading the charge is a true innovator and pioneer: drum ’n’ bass don Shy FX. Alongside him are BBC Radio 1 favourite and all-round smasher Toddla T, while party-people Union, Spectrum founder and resident Pete Jordan and Neil Navarra (powered by Skullcandy).

Having been voted one of the best club nights of 2011, Audio Doughnuts bring a unique take on dance music to Standon on Saturday. Twisting and turning through house, disco, funky garage, synth-led hip hop and bass music, they bring renowned underground producer Kode9, super-hot, bass-house fusionist, Julio Bashmore, bass upstarts Dark Sky, London trio LV and Deep Teknologi’s house genius T. Williams. Then there’s Pusherman, Rinse FM’s Shox and Boiler Room favourite TOYC, plus Teeza, Orgy Banton and AD residents.
On Sunday Urban Nerds bring their arsenal of underground bass bombs to the stage! They bring a slice of London warehouse madness to the Hertfordshire countryside with legendary UK garage pioneer, DJ EZ, dubstep and garage evolutionary Oneman, UK funky don Marcus Nasty, Urban Nerds resident Rattus Rattus and Daddy Nature.

To be part of the party click here.

We really want to ensure Standon is the best-value, three-day festival out there. So for 2012, we’re reducing our three-day Weekend Tickets to £99. Two-Day Tickets are £78, while Day Tickets are also on sale at £25 (Friday) and £39 (Saturday or Sunday). Gates will open on Friday 3rd August. To find out more click here. Discounted local tickets are now on sale. To find out more, click here.

Can’t wait to see you all in the fields once again. Lots of Standon Love, Alex
Festival News Festival News Skriven 2012-04-01 06:06:34
Second Wave of Acts Announced

New Acts
One of California’s finest dance-punk exports, !!! (Chk Chk Chk), are returning to these shores for their only UK festival appearance of the summer to play Standon Calling! Their live shows are about freedom of expression, no-nonsense unadulterated punk and pure escapism. Meanwhile, Crazy P brings one of the UK’s best dance music shows to the stage, a showcase punctuated with brilliant pop, eclectic disco and soulful rhythm funk that’s sure to get Standon moving. Then there’s electro-funk enthusiast Greg Wilson, a true DJs’ DJ, who’ll close the festival on Sunday, plus Colleen ‘Cosmodelica’ Murphy, an eclectic and experimental DJ and producer.

Willy Mason has promised us an extra-special performance, while competing in an unofficial ‘party-off’ will be some of the world’s best reggae party-makers in Trojan Sound System against The Nextmen feat. MC Wrec. Expect anything from dancehall, drum ‘n’ bass and dubstep to reggae, roots, UK funky, indie and leftfield. And expect it to go off.

Bristol-based Turbowolf venture into psych-rock; London-based reggae and dub upstarts The Skints offer an all-singing, all-dancing punky-reggae party and lo-fi London duo BIGkids promise samples, saxophones and singalongs. Plus there’s low-tempo electronic house music from Figures, seven-piece soundscapes from Revere, folker Beans on Toast, Belakiss, who’ve recently supported Kasabian, Golden Fable and slick rock ‘n’ rollers The Fabulous Penetrators.
Festival News Festival News Skriven 2012-03-07 12:54:23
Standon Calling Headliners And First Acts Announced

We are very excited to announce that Death in Vegas, Beardyman and Fat Freddy’s Drop will headline Standon in 2012! We think it’s the strongest group of main stage headliners we’ve ever had. Right from the start there’s been a real buzz about Standon 2012 and it feels good to announce headliners who reflect it.

Early Bird Tickets sold out faster than ever before but we really want to make sure that Standon is the best value three day festival out there. So for 2012, we’re reducing our three-day Weekend Tickets to £99. Two-Day Tickets are £78, while Day Tickets are also on sale at £25 (Friday) and £39 (Saturday or Sunday). Gates will open on Friday 3rd August.

Rock meets electronica with Death in Vegas’s headline set. Expect a stunning audio-visual spectacle featuring minimal beats, emotive lyrics, throbbing basslines and pumping techno. Just what you want on a Saturday night from a band that continue to sound as fresh and current as they did 10 years ago. Beatbox, MC and all-round vocal genius, Beardyman promises a non-stop, unpredictable show that’ll be impossible to label. And then to close the party on Sunday with their own brand of dub-funk-reggae are Fat Freddy’s Drop – the kiwi “seven headed soul monster” who continue to sell out venues the world over.

Other highlights on the main stage include Casiokids (memories of 2010 still has us jumping), Field Music (who are planning to jam with Stealing Sheep on the Saturday), Dub Pistols (better save some energy for Sunday), Gabby Young & Other Animals (who'll also judge the fancy dress) and King Charles (MTV’s brand new for 2012 ‘one to watch’). In the extended Cowshed, Richard Norris’s (The Grid, Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve) latest psychedelic project, The Time and Space Machine, are very special guests.

But this is only the start. We will be announcing a second wave of artists in March, not least of all the DJs who’ll be helping you party to the early hours in the Cowshed, brought to you by the same team behind 2011’s infamous Horsebox. And keep an eye out for a whole heap of interactive, theatre and arts announcements coming soon. And don't forget the theme. We're announcing it next week on Thursday 8th March. It's incredible how integral to the festival it's become over the years, with some regulars seemingly more excited about it than the line-up itself.

The big question will be what will you wear in 2012?
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