Returning after the mammoth success of 2016’s weekend, Standon Calling is set with a fresh batch of new additions joining a bill of musical icons, cutting-edge entertainment and fun for all the family.
Leading the newly announced names are acclaimed indie-kings Editors, bringing their dark-edged post-punk anthems to Standon Calling this summer.
Kate Tempest will continue her unprecedented rise with an appearance at this year’s Standon Calling. Delivering poetic and straight-to-the-bone tales of personal struggle and modern day society, with latest album ‘Let Them Eat Chaos’ sitting as one of the most unique and multi-layered releases of 2016.
One of the most notable singer-songwriters of the last decade, Scottish-native KT Tunstall is set to bring her infectious folk blues and vintage indie rock sound to Standon Calling as her stunning renditions of ‘Suddenly I See’ and ‘Black Horse And The Cherry Tree’ are certain to be fan favourites across the summer weekend.
In addition, Sheffield folk-pop favourites Slow Club are sure to deliver a spellbinding set of classics and new cuts alike following the release of third studio LP ‘One Day All Of This Won’t Matter Anymore’.
Taking a passion that has flowed through him since his teenage years, Award-winning actor and bonafide DJ Idris Elba will be making his way to Standon Calling this summer, set to deliver a DJ set that spans across genres, styles and generations as he dives right into his vast record collection for a Standon moment that’ll be talked about for years to come.
The incredibly prolific Doc Brown – comedian, actor, and rapper – will make his way to the Hertfordshire countryside, treating festival-goers to the sharp-witted tales of incoming new album ‘Stemma’ – his first dedicated foray into music in over a decade.
Modern disco-spinner Lindstrøm will make his Standon Calling debut this year, soundtracking late-night memories with his contemporary electronic take on disco, whilst South London cutters Horse Meat Disco will bring their own blend of modern dance to the fields.
This year already sees confirmed headliners Orbital and Clean Bandit primed for landmark moments – along with confirmed sets from the likes of Slaves, Laura Mvula, Gary Numan, Nothing But Thieves, Steve Mason, !!! (chk chk chk), British Sea Power, Nadia Rose, Dutch Uncles, Fickle Friends, Cabbage, Akala and many more. With a very special Sunday night headliner to be announced, Standon Calling once again promises a weekend that’s guaranteed to astound and amaze in music-lead treats.