Standon Calling festival ramps up the big name acts each year and 2013 is proving no differnt! Whilst maintaing it’s quirky and less commercial vibe, this feel-good summer bash taking place in Hertfordhsire over 2nd-4th August goes from strength to strength.
Blues-rock trio, Band of Skulls have been announced as the second headliners along side De La Soul. The southampton rockers will entertain the standon crowds with their gritty, harmony-heavy tracks that have won them international acclaim.
Also announced for the 3 day festival are ‘band of the moment’ elctro-poppers Bastille. They’re no strangers to the festival, having appeared in 2011, albeit in a much smaller tent. They are enjoying extensive radio plays of singles including “Bad Blood” and “Flaws/Icarus”, which featured on the soundtrack to TV hit, Made In Chelsea.
Coming second in the BBC’s Sound of 2013 poll and with a BRIT Award Critics Choice shortlist place under their belts, AlunaGeorge may well prove to be one of this summer’s highlights. The next addition comes in the form of the dandy-esque King Charles. The solo artist who has toured and recorded with none other than Mumford & Sons will be adding a touch of psychedelic infused folk and glam pop to the proceedings.
Swing/hip-hop, reggae fusion, rock n’ roll, electronic and ska sounds are all covered elsewhere in the kaleidoscopic additions to Standon Calling in the form of The Correspondents, Gentlemen’s Dub Club, Revere, Belakiss, Bibelots, New Groove Formation and Stills. Local singer-songwriter Annie Dale is also confirmed in the first of a number of Hertfordshire acts to play Standon Calling this year.
Early bird tickets are now sold out. However, tier one weekend tickets can be purchased at a very affordable £99 each. In the pipeline are more exciting announcements for Standon Calling which will unveil further live acts and DJs, details of art, theatre and fringe entertainment, family-friendly activities, this year’s theme, micro-venues and a plethora of other attractions.