Standon Calling – bigger and better than ever!

Standon Calling, Hertfordshire’s annual music festival is back again this summer. Some amazing acts are taking part, including headliners Orbital, Clean Bandit and Grace Jones along with Editors, Kate Tempest, KT Tunstall, Slaves, Laura Mvula, Gary Numan, British Sea Power and many more.

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In addition there are some fantastic DJ appearances to look forward to, including sets from Faithless, Idris Elba and Phoenix FM’s very own Steve Davis and Kavus Torabi!

We spoke to festival founder and director Alex Trenchard about the bands playing and you can hear the interview again here:

Along with great music, there’s also comedy, children’s entertainment and gourmet food. It’s one of our favourite festivals and we’re looking forward to going back again next year.

Standon is just a couple of miles to the west of Bishops Stortford and just 40 minutes’ drive from Brentwood. (We reckon that’s nearer than the V Festival in Chelmsford once you factor in traffic times …)

Standon Calling takes place from the 27th to the 30th of July. Tickets are on sale at