By Alan Davies
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
DE La Soul will headline music festival Standon Calling 2013 in the Hertfordshire countryside next summer.
The American hip-hop legends were confirmed today (Tuesday) as the first headliners of the eclectic three-day music festival taking place in the grounds of Standon Lordship from Friday, August 2 to Sunday, August 4.
The New York trio’s set comes nearly a quarter of a century after the release of their debut masterpiece, 3 Feet High and Rising, a record that was named Album of the Year by NME in 1989, proof of the global, cross-genre impact De La Soul have made throughout their career.
“We are delighted to have De La Soul headline Standon Calling,” said festival founder Alex Trenchard.
“It’s an act I’ve wanted to bring to Standon for a while. De La Soul is the first in a series of exciting announcements and the calibre of entertainment we have planned for 2013 is incredibly high.”
A catalogue featuring Me Myself and I, The Magic Number and Grind Date is sure to see the fields of Standon reverberating to the sound of alternative hip-hop’s godfathers.
Festival-goers can ensure their place at Standon Calling 2013 for just £85 per weekend ticket by taking up the ‘early bird’ offer.
Furthermore, by purchasing four or more tickets in one transaction, festival-goers can benefit from the ‘super early bird group discount’ and bag themselves a weekend ticket for just £79 each.
Making Standon Calling super family friendly, entry for under-13s is free when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.
“We can’t think of an equivalent three-day festival out there that offers such a competitively priced weekend ticket,” added Alex Trenchard.