This year Standon Calling is getting 'Lost In Latin America' with headline sets from Public Enemy, Frank Turner and Maximo Park Official. Much more than simply a music festival, Standon Calling promises a three-day party with a swimming pool, an on-site nightclub, an actual carnival, an annual dog show, the ever-popular fancy dress, interactive theatre, art installations and much more. Visit www.standon-calling.com to learn more
Other acts include Clean Bandit, Charli XCX, Grandmaster Flash,Shapeshifter, Ella Eyre, The Heavy, Peace, The Leisure Society, TOY,East India Youth, The Cuban Brothers, Young Fathers, Say Lou Lou, The Other Tribe, Eliza & The Bear, Saint Raymond, Thumpers, Team Me Easy Star All-Stars, Imperial Leisure and Beans on Toast, Amber Run, The Bohicas. More acts and DJs coming soon.
Independent, intimate and just 40 minutes from London, Standon Calling is as much overgrown house party as it is festival and will provide you a festival experience like no other
This year's theme is 'Lost in Latin America'. Get ready to enter the unknown, embrace the exotic and experience the unfamiliar. You’ll be far, far from home. Dance to the Standon samba beat, follow a llama through the festival, taste everything from churros to chillis in our Caracas street market, enter a Mexican wrestling competition, guide a boat down our Amazonian river, explore an ancient rainforest or experience a luxurious afternoon in our lagoon.
We started with just 25 friends, a swimming pool, a set of decks and a birthday BBQ . The next year we asked a few more friends and someone brought a guitar and a set of bongos. Then we had the bright idea of inviting some bands and building a stage. It collapsed. But it was good while it lasted, so we spent some time honing our carpentry skills, sourced some more up-and-coming acts and realised we had a festival on our hands.