Standon Calling 2015 – the festival celebrates its 10th year with memorable birthday bash


A record breaking 8,500 of you celebrated 10 years of Standon Calling last weekend on the stunning grounds of Lordship Manor in Hertfordshire, resulting in sell-out success.

Punching above its weight once again when it comes to music, boutique Standon Calling welcomed some of the best musical talent from around the world. Incredible performances across pop, indie, electronic music and more were hosted across several stages, offering something for all tastes.

Huge crowds formed around the main stage for standout sets from festival favourites Slaves and Ella Eyre. Other highlights included the hilarious The Cuban Brothers, house lovers Hercules And Love Affair and the stunning sounds of Charlotte OC. Not forgetting headliners Little Dragon, The Dandy Warhols and Basement Jaxx who provided a fitting, explosive close each night.

Over on the Big Top, Standon hosted more memorable sets from the likes of Roots Manuva, DJ Yoda and The Horrors. Elsewhere, Standon Calling invited some of its favourite musical curators to takeover The Last Dance Saloon each day, with showcases from Bella Union, BBC Introducing and Loose Music. As night fell, party-lovers flocked to the Cowshed for a dance under the stars with Gilles Peterson, Bondax & Friends and Sink The Pink presents Savage.

There was plenty to love outside of the music this year. The festival built a town, (looking like something straight out of a spaghetti western) to match its ‘Town Of Two Faces’ theme. Standon’s enthralling programme of entertainment and activities included the annual dog show, a petting zoo complete with snakes, scorpions and lizards, as well as the town’s very own jail for hedonistic renegades! Elsewhere, festival-goers took respite from the amazing Southern weather by Standon Calling’s famous swimming pool.

For more information on Standon Calling, visit the official website here.