50 brilliant new acts are added to Standon Calling
Standon Calling add 50 critically acclaimed acts to this years festival, which is set to feature their biggest dance line-up yet.
After a long hiatus and armed with a hotly anticipated new album, Lamb are set to headline the main stage; bringing their unique, captivating sound to the rolling Hertfordshire hills. Also joining the live acts are Africa Express Soundsystem, a collective of musicians that continually changes, develops and delivers. Co-produced by Damon Albarn, they're currently keeping their special guests under wraps, but they're guaranteed to provide an impressive finale to the weekend.
Chrome Hoof are set to showcase new material at Standon, with other stand-out acts including progressive wizardry from Three Trapped Tigers, jaw-dropping hip hop from Sound of Rum, indie folk-pop sextet Goldheart Assembly and Ian Durys son, Baxter Dury.
Azari & III and Egyptrixx are hoping across the pond for special live shows. With a bigger dance line-up than ever before, Standons nightclub in a cow shed will provide one of the most distinctive clubbing experiences of the year.
One of the hottest dance labels around Numbers are bringing some of their finest acts to proceedings, including Deadboy, Redinho and Jackmaster. Crews hosting nights include Ultimate Power with their banging ballads; the electro-swing extravaganza that is White Mink and Another Night, celebrating all songs 90s.
New to Standon this year, the vintage Horse Box by JW Seasonnaires will be rammed with stellar British dance talent including Zinc, Toddla T & Serocee MC, Redlight & Dread MC, Little Boots, Hervé and the Filthy Dukes. This is probably the best (and perhaps only) rave in a horse box youll ever experience.
I don't think we've ever had a bigger or hotter dance line-up and there's never been such a range of entertainment for people to enjoy after the main stages close. The challenge is going to be deciding what to miss out and whether you've actually got time to sleep.
Standon Calling Festival Director, Graham McVoy
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.