STANDON CALLING REVEAL THE LATEST CATCH OF ARTISTS:
HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR / HOWARD MARKS
JOHN GRANT / HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE / DAN LE SAC BROKEN RECORDS / EGYPTIAN HIP HOP
Plus: The Mummers / Sound of Rum / Gallops / Revere / Various Cruelties / Funeral Suits / Worship / Cut A Shine / The Travelling Band / The Moulettes and many, many more...
Standon Calling Presents Gods & Monsters
Friday 12th - Sunday 14th August 2011
Standon, Hertfordshire (Just 40 mins from London)
Themed Fancy Dress / Swimming Pool / All-Night Bars / On-Site Nightclub / Interactive Theatre
Having earned the reputation in recent years as possessing one of the UKs most unique and cutting-edge festival line-ups, Standon Callings 2011 bill is shaping up to reaffirm this accolade. Just added to the monstrous list of must-see artists are Hercules and Love Affair, Howard Marks, John Grant, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Dan le Sac, Broken Records, Egyptian Hip Hop and more than 30 other new names.
Experimental disco outfit, Hercules and Love Affair, are set to top the bill on the Twisted Licks Stage on Saturday night, joining Main Stage headliners Spiritualized and Battles in complementing this years Gods & Monsters theme. Elsewhere, Howard Marks is headlining the Under Covers Literary Lounge which includes, along with readings and comedy, a Literary Death Match contest and the inaugural Standon Callings Bad Sex Awards.
Joining the musical mix are John Grant and his musical tales of redemption; Chicagos nine-piece Hypnotic Brass Ensemble showcasing their high-energy, brass-fuelled, hip-hop funk fusion; Dan Le Sac on DJ duties and Scottish six-piece indie-folksters Broken Records. The likes of Cut A Shine, The Travelling Band and The Moulettes, meanwhile, will provide the Magpies Nest Stage with a decidedly up-tempo folky flavour.
Standon Calling festival is known for much more than its inspiring musical line-up and promises more themed entertainment than ever before. Heavenly (or heathenly) offerings include a Garden of Healing chill-out area with massages and more; a Monster Safari where the cabin crew will serve up improvised comedy and free shots of tequila; and a Hellhound Show (think dog show, but hosted by Lucifer).
Theres a Where the Wild Things Are play area for kids and a Zombie Marketplace full of shops and stalls. Pagan Pilates is on offer to stretch out over-danced limbs, while the Goddess Grooming Parlour can restore festival-frazzled guests to their full glory. Finally, alongside an excellent range of eateries, East Londons Rebel Dining Society is offering festival-goers the chance to dine like deities with a Feast of the Gods where people can enjoy a gourmet banquet of biblical proportions!
Im really excited about all the new entertainment we have lined up this year, says Festival Director Graham MacVoy. Weve never had so many new areas before and moving around the site is going to be a real adventure. One moment you can enter a space hopper race, the next you can have a massage. Besides the three main stages and on-site nightclub weve also got a rolling stage travelling around the site offering interactive entertainment.
ABOUT STANDON CALLING
This year's festival is taking place over the weekend of August 12-14 in Standon, Hertfordshire, just 40 minutes away from London. The UK's only festival with a swimming pool, Standon Calling is a three-day party with musical icons, breakthrough acts, themed fancy dress, an on-site nightclub and all-night bars. Acts including Florence and the Machine, Mumford and Sons, Paloma Faith, The Noisettes and Glasvegas all played at Standon before hitting the big time! Capped at just 5,000 people, Standon Calling is quite possibly the most intimate festival vibe with new friends just waiting to be found! For more details on Standons eclectic array of fun and frolics please visit the website.
LINE UP SO FAR:
SPIRITUALIZED / BATTLES/ HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR / HOWARD MARKS / PENGUIN CAFE / JOHN GRANT / JOHN COOPER CLARKE / HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE / SAUL WILLIAMS / ERRORS / THE CORRESPONDENTS / DAN LE SAC / BORN RUFFIANS / BROKEN RECORDS / EGYPTIAN HIP HOP / THE MUMMERS / TROPHY WIFE / SOUND OF RUM / GALLOPS / MALACHAI / BRASSROOTS / RAGHU DIXIT PROJECT / REVERE / VARIOUS CRUELTIES / FUNERAL SUITS / WORSHIP / TRIPWIRES / CUT A SHINE / THE TRAVELLING BAND / THE MOULETTES / TROUBADOUR ROSE / KIDNAP ALICE / SAM LEWIS / SERIOUS SAM BARRETT / BEANS ON TOAST / CHICKEN SHED ZEPPELIN / COSMICORUS / HOLLOWAY JUG BAND / THE WAGON TALES / COCOS LOVERS / THE CEDARS / AHAB / PETE LAWRIE / SILVER MOTHS / YELLOWBELLYS / LITTLE ROBOTS / LOOSE MOOSE / TRINGBAND / MARTHA & THE ARTHURS / PLASTER OF PARIS / TRENTON & FREE RADICAL / JESSIE LEE BURN / ALAN THE BEARD WRIGHT & FRIENDS / MADDOX / DOWNTOWN WOLVES
Adult Weekend Ticket 120
Teenage Weekend Ticket* 100
Camper Van Ticket 40
* Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over 21. Teen tickets can only be purchased alongside adult tickets.
WHAT THE PRESS SAY:
Line-up practically defines term 'critically acclaimed NME
"When Standon calls, we come running" - Esquire
"Three days of fancy-dressed gonzo reverie" - Vice
"Best and most varied music you'll catch all summer." - BBC
"Prides itself for making audience part of events" - The Independent
"Terrific little festival." - Time Out
Punching well above its weight. The Sunday Times
A delightful boutique festival with an ear for talent. Observer