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Standon Calling 2018

We were back at Standon Calling for our fourth year - and we've voted it the best one yet!

The event was founded by Alex Trenchard in 2004 and since then it's grown from a birthday barbecue to a one-day one-stage event to the multi-stage event it is today.

This year's event continued the festival's tradition of bringing in some real big hitters, with headline slots from Paloma Faith, George Ezra and Bryan Ferry.

The theme of this year's event was The Future and the site was split into four different areas, each designed around a possible future for mankind.

Phoenix FM were official media partners this year and our team - Steve Robertson, Paul Golder, Gareth Williams, Nick Field and Xanthe Bearman - chatted to 22 bands, singers and organisations, all of which you can hear below.

Standon Calling 2019: Nile Rodgers and Chic, Wolf Alice and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man to headline

… and Phoenix FM will be official media partner for the event for the second year running

Standon Calling 2018: Alex Trenchard

Festival founder Alex Trenchard talks to Gareth Williams about how it all went.

Standon Calling 2018: Gaz Coombes

Supergrass frontman Gaz chats exclusively to Phoenix FM at Standon Calling.

Standon Calling 2018: Dream Wife

Alice and Bella chat to Paul Golder about the amazing 12 months the band has enjoyed.

Standon Calling 2018: Queen Zee

Nick Field chatted to Zee and J from Liverpool’s incidendiary queen rockers.

Standon Calling 2018: Pip Blom

We chat to Pip and Ten just after their set at the Laundry Meadows.

Standon Calling 2018: DJ Yoda

Nick Field caught up with London’s DJ Yoda ahead of his set in Starbase Standon.

Standon Calling 2018: Maven Grace

Nick Field chatted to Mary and Henry before their Sunday show at Standon Calling.

Standon Calling 2018: The Howl and The Hum

Nick Field chatted to York foursome The Howl and The Hum on Sunday at Standon Calling.

Standon Calling 2018: Ten Tonnes

Gareth Williams caught up with Hertford musician Ethan Barnett.

Standon Calling 2018: Nelson Can

Paul Golder chats to a Danish rock band with a “no guitars” policy …

Standon Calling 2018: Cuban Brothers

Miguel from the amazing Cuban Brothers caught up with Gareth Williams before their Main Stage performance.

Standon Calling 2018: Artificial Pleasure

Nick Field chatted to Lee and Phil from East London electronic band Artificial Pleasure.

Standon Calling 2018: The Bootleg Beatles

Paul, George and Ringo chat to Gareth Williams.

Standon Calling 2018: Holiday Oscar

Gareth Williams chats to singer/songwriter Charlie before his Sunday performance.

Standon Calling 2018: Hollie Cook

Prior to her first ever solo set at Standon Calling, Xanthe Bearman caught up backstage with Hollie Cook

Standon Calling 2018: Gengahr

Xanthe Bearman spoke to London-based band Gengahr prior to their set on the Laundry Meadows stage.

Standon Calling 2018: Mudlarks

A charity local to Standon, Mudlarks were at this year’s festival and we spoke to Vic, the MD of the charity.

Standon Calling 2018: Park Hotel

Tim and Rebeca chat to Gareth Williams about the hotly-tipped band’s music.

Standon Calling 2018: Imajica Theatre Company

Nick Field chatted to Julie about the Company’s contribution to this year’s “Future” theme.

Standon Calling 2018: Nina Nesbitt

Singer/songwriter Nina caught up with Gareth Williams before her appearance at Starbase Standon.

Standon Calling 2018: War Child

We spoke to Sophie from the charity War Child in the Child Friendly Space at this year’s festival.