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Fun For All The Family at this year’s Standon Calling

We’re big supporters of Standon Calling here at Phoenix FM, and this year’s festival promises to be another great family-friendly event!

The Hertfordshire festival, taking place from 25-28 July, has announced a full line up of children’s entertainment, arts, crafts and activities, with Dick & Dom’s DJ Battle, Mr Bloom and his band, How To Train Your Dinosaur Live and many more events.

These events are taking place alongside the regular music stages which will be headlined this year by Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Wolf Alice and Nile Rodgers and Chic. Other artists appearing this year include Echo and the Bunnymen, Idles, Russell Kane and Lewis Capaldi, whose current single “Someone You Loved” spent seven weeks as the UK’s no 1 single in March and April this year.

Tier 4 tickets are now on sale for Standon Calling 2019 – with previous tiers selling out in record time. For further details, head to

The full package when it comes to festival experience, Standon Calling stands as a celebrated coming together where all ages, generations and families can combine for an unmissable weekend full of memories that will last a lifetime. With unrivalled sights and spectacular fun for kids, teenagers and adults alike – Standon Calling 2019 is taking things up a notch with a joyous family programme across the July weekender.

Pillars of family entertainment for over 20 years, the iconic Dick & Dom know how to throw a proper party. Going head to head with their DJ Battle at Standon Calling this year, it’s going to be a show-stopping bonanza full of singalong favourites – as is the anticipated debut of Mr Bloom & His Band, the children’s trailblazer bringing all his friends from the allotment for a show bound to see smiles across the Lordship grounds. Get up close with jurassic creatures as How To Train Your Dinosaur Live bringing the prehistoric legends to life, then head over to Jitterbug Circus to learn some circus skills. Kat’s Whiskers Theatre will have kids squealing with delight with their special interactive themed show and water balloon fight. They’ll also be organising the Kids’ Parade. Gunpowder Gertie brings her comedic street theatre show, sparking imaginations as she fires her art cannon whilst TAF lead workshops on Graffiti and Rap. For the braver, Magic Marcus will have you gasping with his spellbinding tricks whilst Imajica Theatre lead both vocal workshops and dance routines.

Whether it’s Arts & Crafts, the Woodland Tribe, readings and workshops from Tamsyn Murray, Alice Hemming and Dan Peary or the trusty care of the Mortimer Nannies on-site – Standon Calling is packed with every aspect that makes for the perfect summer weekend for the family.

Chatting about the Family Programme heading to Standon Calling 2019, Festival Founder and Director Alex Trenchard said:
“Some of my favourite memories of the past few years at Standon Calling have been seeing whole families enjoying the festival together. In my family, my two boys have grown up with the festival and one of my highlights of the festival is taking time out of organising the festival to watch an act or catch some incredible entertainment with them. There is something for everyone at Standon Calling and that’s something we pride ourselves on delivering each and every year. With more variety and unmissable fun for all ages in 2019, I can’t wait to see those reactions once again. You’ll find me down the front for Dick & Dom that’s for sure!”

It’s just another element that makes Standon Calling stand above the rest as a true gem of the UK festival summer. From live music greatness to late-night electronic frolics, the family programme joins a phenomenal bill spread across the grounds of Standon Lordship, boasting an eclectic mix of international superstars, talked-about favourites and rising new talent. Headlined by the iconic Nile Rodgers & CHIC, the Mercury-Prize winning Wolf Alice and pop supremo Rag’n’Bone Man – the likes of returning local titans and Special Guests Friendly Fires, Echo & The Bunnymen, Róisín Murphy, IDLES, Lewis Capaldi, Mahalia, Kate Nash, The Big Moon, Steam Down, The Japanese House, Band Of Skulls, The Go! Team, The Joy Formidable, Sea Girls, Erol Alkan, Simian Mobile Disco, Warmduscher and many more are all set for remarkable moments across the July weekender.With late-night takeovers and euphoric dance moments from Hospitality, Crazy P Soundsystem and more alongside a stellar variety of unique activities and a laugh out loud comedy bill including Russell Kane, Angela Barnes and Abandoman – Standon Calling 2019 is packed from top to bottom with something for everyone.

Tier 4 tickets are now on sale for Standon Calling 2019 – with previous tiers selling out in record time. For further details, head to

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