Ready to bring you that much-needed shot of quintessential UK festival fun for the whole family, Standon Calling has announced its return this July – celebrating its 15th Birthday in style with an exciting new lineup across music, family entertainment, late-night dance, comedy and much much more!
Nestled in the beautiful countryside setting in the valley of the River Rib in Hertfordshire, Standon Calling 2021 promises to be a weekend escape full of the brightest moments and collective joys that come with the great UK festival experience. Bringing world-renowned music, the best in sensational new talent, a diverse array of entertainment stretching across comedy, dance, family fun and more – it’s a welcoming and homely summer experience not to be missed.
Leading the charge for 2021’s unmissable 15th birthday celebrations is a rich musical bill that celebrates every shining aspect of what makes Standon Calling a must for music fans of all tastes. One of the biggest UK bands of the past decade, Bastille return to Standon Calling to rightfully top the bill – bringing with them an unparalleled array of chart hits and a formidable live show that has seen them become a true global phenomenon. Undeniable British music icons Primal Scream head to the Lordship this July for an emphatic headline moment, capturing the spirit and tireless influence of a career spanning over 30 years. From ‘Movin On Up’, ‘Come Together’ and ‘Loaded’ to ‘Country Girl’, ‘Rocks’ and ‘Jailbird’ to name but a few – frontman Bobby Gillespie is set to return to the stage in style at Standon Calling 2021. They’ll be joined by fellow headliners and one of the most critically revered British bands of the 21st century, Hot Chip. Described by many as the perfect festival band, their blending worlds of electronica, pop and sun-kissed euphoria is bound to go down a treat when they take over Standon Calling – for a definitive festival moment.
Spread across multiple stages, expect to find a glorious cocktail of sounds and flavours for all occasions and ages, celebrating coming together once again under summer skies. There’s party-starting energy from the legendary Craig David presents TS5, Sophie Ellis Bextor ft Sink The Pink, De La Soul and Sister Sledge. There’s boundary-pushing must-see live powerhouses such as Everything Everything, Mystery Jets, Akala, Working Men’s Club, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Picture This and Mercury Prize nominees Porridge Radio. There’s the best in incredible new music from Squid, Holly Humberstone, Baby Queen, Biig Piig, Charlotte Adigéry, Greentea Peng, Lauran Hibberd, Lynks, Bob Vylan and Eurovision superstar Dadi Freyr. As the night draws in, throw yourself into the party spirit with Maribou State (DJ), HAAi, Sherelle, Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, Jamz Supernova, Darius Syrossian and London Elektricity. At every corner and at any time, Standon Calling delivers on a truly memorable festival experience for all ages, with something for everyone.
Festival favourites Horrible Histories return for a laugh-out-loud live stage show looking at history’s most telling moments as their cast take to the Main Stage, whilst the incomparable Dick & Dom bring their DJ Battle back to Standon Calling – full of thrills, spills and smile-inducing celebration. Spend the day taking things prehistoric with How To Train Your Dinosaur, taking a dip in the Swimming Pool, scaling the Climbing Wall and getting stuck into the Woodland Tribe activities or tucking into mouth-watering feasts courtesy of the best in UK festival street food (whether that’s lush Chicken Wings, flavour-filled Vegan Tacos or gooey brownies and late night toasties). Family is the heart of everything Standon Calling is about, and 2021 is set to celebrate that like never before – with a dedicated kids area filled with activities throughout each festival day for all ages, babysitting services open throughout the festival; day and unique sites for kids woven throughout the Standon Calling festival site. Bringing the complete festival experience to the fore, Standon Calling is packed with fun for the whole family and filled with memories that will last an entire lifetime.
Following an incredible number of festival fans carrying over their ticket from 2020’s postponed event, a limited batch of 2021 festival tickets are now on sale, with ticket prices for all ages available at: