Standon Calling was nominated for no fewer than three festival awards in 2016. This independent festival is more of a summer themed party and offers a mix of big names but also some emerging talent in the music business.
The theme for 2016 was "Legend of the Lost Seas" and festival-goers relished donning their ingenious creations, from mermaids to lobsters, to participate in the dancing and games. We particularly like the bar in an old oak tree and the array of stalls, such as vintage clothing and local produce (the organisers try to make the festival as ethical as possible).
However, the main attraction is without doubt the big names that Standon Calling attracts each year; with the likes of Suede and The Hives headlining in 2016, setting the crowd on fire with their energetic and anthemic perfomances.
Information at a glance
Standon House, Standon Ware, Hertfordshire. SG11 1EE
Around 30 miles from London and Cambridge and 20 minutes from Stansted Airport. Trains to Bishop's Stortford and Ware, from which taxis take around15-20 minutes (£15-£25).
Early Bird tickets are £100 per adult for a weekend with camping (£147 thereafter). Teen tickets cost £90, Child (4-12) costs £11 and under 3s are £5.
27th-30th July 2017
10, 000 capacity per day
Orbital and Clean Bandit are confirmed as headliners.