Standon Calling festival announced last week that it’s weekend tickets have sold out for the first time in it’s history. The festival has always been known for champioing new music and hosted massive acts such as Mumford and Sons, Florence and the machine and Bastille all before they took off.
This year’s lineup is no different, with some real talent on show, all rolled up in an interesting and eclectic lineup playing across the weekend of August 2nd – 4th.
The Gig Review picked out our favourite (maybe lesser known) acts for your pleasure…
*All stage times are correct at time of writing article. Check Standon Lineup for confirmation
The Skints mix reggae, ska, dub, punk & hip-hop, dubbing their sound as ‘East London Reggae’.
Slot: Main Stage : Saturday : 5.35pm
Sounds like: King Blues / Jamie T
Listen out for: Rise Up
Think jangly bright guitar sounds and catchy rifts. 5 lads from the north east serving up fresh & alternative, indie-Pop.
Slot: Main Stage : Saturday : 7.30pm
Sounds like: Klaxons
Listen out for: White Knuckle Tight Grip
Beautiful harmonies with a folk/country vibe. Great powerfull lead vocals. Beards and guitars!
Slot: The Lordship Stage : Saturday : 8pm
Sounds like: Kings of leon / Bon Iver
Listen out for: It’s About Time
Emily And The Woods
Angelic folk vocals. Relaxed and chilled out acoustic vibe. This band have supported artists such as Ben Howard, Ed Sheeran, Lucy Rose, Treetop Flyers and Newton Faulkner.
Slot: The Lordship Stage : Friday : 9:05pm
Sounds like: Bipolar Sunshine / Lucy Rose
Listen out for: Eye to Eye
Of the moment fresh act. Unique female lead vocals. Featured on Disclosure album. Combined sparse electronic pop in the model of the xx with dramatic, big-voiced lead singer Hannah Reid
Slot: Big Top Tent : Sunday : 7:30pm
Sounds like: Bipolar Sunshine / The XX
Listen out for: Strong
The D.O.T. is the new musical project of Mike Skinner from The Streets and Rob Harvey from The Music. It’s far removed from the streets, Skinner choosing to sing more over rapping
Slot: Big Top Tent: Saturday : 9:10pm
Sounds like: Drenge / Delphic
Listen out for: How We All Lie
Think a young Kasabian. Should bring great energy and rock n roll attitude. Dirty blues, electronic rock n roll with dance beats!
Slot: Big Top Tent : Friday : 5.30pm
Sounds like: Kasabian / The Walkmen
Listen out for: Devils Highway
Winners of our Gig Review Unsigned competition opening festival main stage. Energetic rock blues with memorable guitar rifts
Slot: Main Stage : Friday : 3:40pm
Sounds like: Arctic Monkeys / Stereophonics / QOTSA
Listen out for: Lyric Should Be Lover