With an unmissable weekend of eclectic and unrivalled music, comedy and fun for all the family already confirmed, Standon Calling 2019 stands as a defining weekend of the festival summer – full of celebrated performances and the full 360 degree festival experience with surprises at every turn.
Boasting a phenomenal music bill combining Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Famers, Mercury Prize winners and pop superstars – things continue to go up a notch, with Special Guests and local St Albans’ natives Friendly Fires joining the party this July. Blending tropical vibes and sizzling party sensibilities, Friendly Fires are recognised as one of the best live bands on the planet. Two stunning albums have catapulted the band to mammoth stages and with their hotly-anticipated return last year with ‘Love Like Waves’ and ‘Heaven Let Me In’, Friendly Fires are once again set to claim their crown as an essential live band for an entire generation – dancing moves and all!
Revered as a unique and creative powerhouse, Róisín Murphy has emerged as a true svengali of modern culture. First emerging as one-half of 90s favourites Moloko, Róisín has continued to innovate and create with her own take on experimental pop, scooping Mercury Prize nominations and critical acclaim across the board. As Róisín Murphy enters a bold new era, expect her appearance at Standon Calling to be a display of an artistic genius unlike any other.
Already packed with the best in thriving new music, the hotly-tipped Mahalia will head to Hertfordshire this summer with her slick neo-soul meets R&B set to takeover in the months ahead. Guaranteed to be a moment to tell others about in the years to come, Mahalia is on the cusp of superstardom. A multi-discipline collective that has emerged as one of the most influential new movements in British music, Steam Down will bring a whole lot of unbridled talent and energy to Standon Calling this summer – taking the feeling and jaw-dropping atmosphere of their Deptford residency shows for an incredible festival moment. Capturing the bursting world of modern jazz out of the heart of South London, their assortment of effortless artistry and grooves are bound to go down a storm when Standon Calling comes around.
Alongside a string of rising names including the sunshine glints of Kawala, local songwriter Emma McGrath returning after previous appearances on the BBC Introducing stage at the festival, fizzing Irish punks Fangclub, the raw and punchy Babeheaven and folk wordsmith Hattie Whitehead – it ensures that a true mix of styles and flavours take pride of place at Standon Calling this year, with music discovery and a new favourite act around every corner.
Bringing the good-time vibes at the festival this year is ‘The Undateables’ star Daniel Wakeford, providing the ultimate festival set full of infectious fun with The Daniel Wakeford Experience – while Russia’s Sado Opera will be serving up their unmistakable live spectacle to the Standon Calling crowds with one of the most talked about shows in Europe. Making a name on the Berlin nightlife scene, their live shows bring an extravagant and eccentric party to the fore, fusing disco, electronica, funk and more together for a bold and unabashed set of unrestrained, gender-ambivalent love.
A hallmark of any Standon Calling experience, the Cowshed will once again be rocking with the very best drum’n’bass beats as Hospitality bring a stunning lineup of mixing greats. The legendary Danny Byrd will be rolling with the classics as he soundtracks an unstoppable night, with the likes of Metrik, Fred V, Makoto, Hugh Hardie and Lens bringing the hits alongside MC Carasel and Ruthless MC. Combined with Standon Calling’s revered array of club night takeovers and party spinners once again taking the stage across the weekend – including the Groove Garden taking up a new home at the festival with Crazy P Soundsystem, Luke Solomon, Justin Robertson, Eli Escobar, Ray Mangand Kid Fiesta confirmed today, the likes of the Menendez Brothers, Defect, Allright and Jaydee announced and Club De Fromage, Feeling Gloomy, Bowie Disco and Pumpers all on board – the very best in club sights make Standon Calling the very definition of what a festival should be in 2019 from top to bottom.
From live music greatness to late-night electronic frolics, these new additions join a phenomenal bill spread across the grounds of Standon Lordship, boasting an eclectic mix of international superstars, talked-about favourites and rising new talent
Tier 3 tickets are now on sale for Standon Calling 2019 – with previous tiers selling out in record time. For further details, head to http://www.standon-calling.
Special Guests: Friendly Fires
Roisin Murphy / Mahalia / Steam Down
Kawala / The Daniel Wakeford Experience / Sado Opera
Emma McGrath / Fangclub / Babeheaven / Hattie Whitehead
Inhaler / Beezley / The Reverse
Defect / Allright / Jaydee
Danny Byrd / Metrik / Fred V / Makoto / Hugh Hardie / Lens
MC Carasel / Ruthless MC
Crazy P Soundsystem
Luke Solomon / Eli Escobar / Ray Mang / Justin Robertson / Kid Fiesta
Club De Fromage / Feeling Gloomy / Bowie Disco / Pumpers
Standon Calling tickets are on sale now, and are available from http://www.standon-calling.
Tier 4 Weekend Ticket Pricing:
Adult Weekend Tickets from: £159
Accompanied Young Adult Weekend Tickets (16-17 years) from £149
Accompanied Teen Weekend Tickets (13-15 years) from £139
Child Weekend Ticket (4-12 years) from £45
Infant Weekend Tickets (0-3 years) from £5
+ booking fees
Day Tickets are available now for Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July priced at
£65 per day (+booking fees)
Campervan Tickets start from £60, power hook-ups are also available
Boutique Camping is on sale now, starting from £162.50 per person (+booking fees) with a range of deluxe Bell Tents, Emperor Tents and Yurts available.
Lavish Lands Premium Camping is on sale now, starting from £55 per person (+booking fees) offering the closest campsite to all the festival action with premium amenities.
Standon Calling is located at SG11 1EE, a festival in a valley, nestled in the stunning Hertfordshire countryside. It is less than 45 minutes from Central London
Nearest train stations are Bishop’s Stortford and Ware.