Since starting out with a BBQ, a set of decks and 25 people, Standon Calling has flourished into a nationally recognised music festival that is celebrating its 10th year in 2015. Standon Calling annually welcomes the best upcoming artists together with a mix of huge stars, leftfield talent and electronic party starters to ensure an eclectic weekend of nothing but fun and frolics.
Just 40 minutes from London, Standon Calling’s imaginative port of call lays on Standon Lordship in Hertfordshire, where through the daytime the live stages will flood the fields with music. 2015’s headliners include dance music duo Basement Jaxx as well as Little Dragon and a UK Exclusive from The Dandy Warhols. There will also be performances from the likes of Roots Manuva, Hercules & Love Affair, Ella Eyre and Kwabs, with many more to be announced in the coming weeks. View full lineup to date here.
After the live music has finished you shouldn’t begin to worry, as Standon Calling’s 5am licence means there are a rally of activities to get involved in throughout the night. DJs dancers and VJs set up shop in the festivals revered nightclub The Cowshed, with a number of homemade venues being dotted around the festival site also. There have been raves in horseboxes in the past, as well as a secret dance stage that popped up in 2014, announced at the stroke of midnight, which welcomed a rally on electronic heroes. More of the same will be able to be seen this year as DJs of the ilk of London Elektricity and Maddox appear on the first wave of Standon Callings line up.
Aside from the music there will be a huge amount of things to get involved in that include painting, interactive theatre, sculpting, cooking, art installations, writing and comedy, not to mention the UKS only heated festival swimming pool, giving you the chance to indulge all your senses. Fancy dress is a big part of Standon Calling, which is taken very seriously, so watch this space for details of this years theme.
Words by Josh Plews
Images courtesy of Standon Calling and Little Dragon