Standon Calling returns for a 10th birthday bash like no other

Standon Calling

Now entering its landmark 10th anniversary year, Standon Calling Festival has always been a favourite for revellers looking for a special boutique festival experience.

Taking place from 31 July to 2 August, Standon Calling is nestled in the rolling green fields of Hertfordshire and is just an hour’s drive or a 40 minute train journey from London.

The festival sets itself apart from the crowded market thanks to its unique country manor house setting with an overgrown house-party feel, complete with its own swimming pool, annual dog show and a habit of punching above its weight with its musical programming, booking critically acclaimed and world famous international acts to grace its intimate stages.

This year’s festival will see plenty of musical heavyweights in the shape of Little Dragon, The Dandy Warhols (UK Festival Exclusive), Basement Jaxx, Roots Manuva, DJ Yoda, The Horrors and Hercules & Love Affair along with showcasing rising talent with the likes of Ella Eyre, Kwabs, Slaves, Prides, Jagaara, Charlotte OC and many more.

The festival’s eclectic programme means there’s something for everyone and revellers can expect all sorts of weird and wonderful attractions from line dancing dance offs to dog shows, taxidermy masterclasses to Rockaoke and trapeze classes to ukulele sing-a-longs, all under the banner of 2015’s Wild West-inspired theme, ‘A Town Of Two Faces’.

A fine selection of food and drink including quality ales and award-winning street food from all over the world ensure that you’ll be well fuelled too.

This year’s theme will see Standon Calling transform from day to night, offering the perfect way to spend a day in the sunshine, then embracing its darker side after midnight.

There will be contrasting takeovers of The Last Dance Saloon on the lawn and late nightclub The Cowshed by the likes of Bella Union, Bondax & Friends, Sink The Pink Present SAVAGE, Gilles Peterson and Patrick Forge Present Sundays at Dingwalls and many, many more.

Limited tickets are available from £127 for the weekend with more information from Standon Calling.