For the last weekend in July Phoenix FM attended the music festival in Hertfordshire, in its 11th year having a pirate theme with the title “Legend of the Lost Seas”.
Standon Calling has everything for the family, ensuring the family pet isn’t missed out. The dog show this year had categories including “Dog with the Waggiest Tail” and “Best Walk”. The proud winners and their owners had the chance to parade their rosettes on the Clocktower stage.
We caught a lot of the acts, playing across the various stages at the weekend.
From Hackney, Lea Lea was into music from an early age, with a family of musicians including a mother who was an opera singer. You can find out more at her LeaLea.co.uk. We spoke to Lea Lea behind the Laundry Meadows stage before her Saturday afternoon set. To listen to Steve Robertson’s chat with her , click below.
Rag ‘n’ Bone Man
From Sussex, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man played the main stage on Saturday afternoon. Progressing from a rapper to a prolific blues and soul singer, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man is making a name for himself as he steps out of the underground scene – more details are available at his official website. He proved his versatility on the main stage with a varied set to an audience of all ages. Following this, he spoke backstage to Steve Robertson.
At Just 16 years old, Emma McGrath has been writing and performing her own music, much of that music which she played on the Laundry Meadows stage on Sunday. She has already won awards, including a PRS Foundation prize for female songwriters. Further information is at on her website. After she played her acoustic set, Emma spoke to Steve Robertson.
Music, break dancing and comedy on the main stage Sunday afternoon was what the Cuban Brothers gave the Standon Calling audience. They delivered! More information is on their website It was an interesting conversation with Miguel, to hear this click below.
Sunday afternoon on the main stage saw Kiko Bun delivering his own brand of reggae. He’s worked with the Wailers, and his music has been featured on TV. All his social media channels are on his website. The Loner spoke to Phoenix FM and hou can listen to the interview below.
It was a great weekend. We’re already looking forward to next year.