Standon Calling 2017 music festival in pictures

PUBLISHED: 17:46 29 July 2017 | UPDATED: 20:35 30 July 2017

Beautiful skies on Thursday at Standon Calling Festival 27th July 2017.
 Photo by Kevin Richards

Beautiful skies on Thursday at Standon Calling Festival 27th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

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Thousands of revellers are enjoying the 2017 Standon Calling festival in Hertfordshire this weekend.

The music and arts festival at Standon Lordship opened on Thursday night.

Orbital headlined the main stage on Friday night with an incredible show.

The day also featured performances by Mercury Prize nominated Kate Tempest, Nadia Rose, Lucy Spraggan and Slaves.

Luther star and Hollywood actor Idris Elba also played a DJ set on the new Cindarella’s Motel stage into the early hours of the morning.

With weekend tickets sold out, Clean Bandit are due to headline tonight (Saturday).

Grace Jones will bring the festival to a close on Sunday night.

• Our photographer Kevin Richards was there to capture the action on the opening days.

Take a look at his Standon Calling 2017 pictures here.

Founder Alex Trenchard and friends at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017.
 Photo by Kevin Richards Founder Alex Trenchard and friends at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Nadia Rose performs at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards Nadia Rose performs at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Lucy Spraggan at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. 
Photo by Kevin Richards Lucy Spraggan at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Lucy Spraggan at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. 
Photo by Kevin Richards Lucy Spraggan at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Lucy Spraggan plays at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. 
Photo by Kevin Richards Lucy Spraggan plays at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Revellers enjoying themselves at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. 
Photo by Kevin Richards Revellers enjoying themselves at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Idris Elba DJ set in the early hours of Saturday morning at Standon Calling Festival 29th July 2017. 
Photo by Kevin Richards Idris Elba DJ set in the early hours of Saturday morning at Standon Calling Festival 29th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Idris Elba DJ set in the early hours of Saturday morning at Standon Calling Festival 29th July 2017.
 Photo by Kevin Richards Idris Elba DJ set in the early hours of Saturday morning at Standon Calling Festival 29th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Idris Elba DJ set in the early hours of Saturday morning at Standon Calling Festival 29th July 2017. 
Photo by Kevin Richards Idris Elba DJ set in the early hours of Saturday morning at Standon Calling Festival 29th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Idris Elba DJ set in the early hours of Saturday morning at Standon Calling Festival 29th July 2017. 
Photo by Kevin Richards Idris Elba DJ set in the early hours of Saturday morning at Standon Calling Festival 29th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Idris Elba DJ set in the early hours of Saturday morning at Standon Calling Festival 29th July 2017. 
Photo by Kevin Richards Idris Elba DJ set in the early hours of Saturday morning at Standon Calling Festival 29th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Idris Elba DJ set in the early hours of Saturday morning at Standon Calling Festival 29th July 2017. 
Photo by Kevin Richards Idris Elba DJ set in the early hours of Saturday morning at Standon Calling Festival 29th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Idris Elba DJ set in the early hours of Saturday morning at Standon Calling Festival 29th July 2017. 
Photo by Kevin Richards Idris Elba DJ set in the early hours of Saturday morning at Standon Calling Festival 29th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Slaves at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. 
Photo by Kevin Richards Slaves at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Slaves play at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. 
Photo by Kevin Richards Slaves play at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Slaves play at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. 
Photo by Kevin Richards Slaves play at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

A Slaves fan celebrating her birthday at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. 
Photo by Kevin Richards A Slaves fan celebrating her birthday at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Slaves at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. 
Photo by Kevin Richards Slaves at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Slaves play at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017.
 Photo by Kevin Richards Slaves play at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Club Drive getting the young folk dancing at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. 
Photo by Kevin Richards Club Drive getting the young folk dancing at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Drinks of all types sold at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. 
Photo by Kevin Richards Drinks of all types sold at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Festival regulars Rockaoke pose with young singer at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. 
Photo by Kevin Richards Festival regulars Rockaoke pose with young singer at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

An eight-year-old performs in front of a small crowd to great applause with Rockaoke at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. 
Photo by Kevin Richards An eight-year-old performs in front of a small crowd to great applause with Rockaoke at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Volkova Sisters play the Laundry Meadows at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017.
 Photo by Kevin Richards Volkova Sisters play the Laundry Meadows at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Volkova Sisters play the Laundry Meadows at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017.
 Photo by Kevin Richards Volkova Sisters play the Laundry Meadows at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Volkova Sisters play the Laundry Meadows at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017.
 Photo by Kevin Richards Volkova Sisters play the Laundry Meadows at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Uncle Funk open the festival on Thursday at Standon Calling Festival 27th July 2017.
 Photo by Kevin Richards Uncle Funk open the festival on Thursday at Standon Calling Festival 27th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Dancing on opening night at Standon Calling Festival 27th July 2017.
 Photo by Kevin Richards Dancing on opening night at Standon Calling Festival 27th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Standon Calling backdrop at Standon Calling Festival 27th July 2017. 
Photo by Kevin Richards Standon Calling backdrop at Standon Calling Festival 27th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Plenty of items for sale at the stalls on Thursday at Standon Calling Festival 2017. 
Photo by Kevin Richards Plenty of items for sale at the stalls on Thursday at Standon Calling Festival 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Orbital at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. 
Photo by Kevin Richards Orbital at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Orbital at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017 .
Photo by Kevin Richards Orbital at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017 . Photo by Kevin Richards

Orbital at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. 
Photo by Kevin Richards Orbital at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Dutch Uncles at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017.  Photo by Kevin Richards Dutch Uncles at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Slaves play at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017.
 Photo by Kevin Richards Slaves play at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Slaves play at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017.
 Photo by Kevin Richards Slaves play at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Slaves play at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. 
Photo by Kevin Richards Slaves play at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Slaves playing Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017.  Photo by Kevin Richards Slaves playing Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Slaves at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards Slaves at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Nadia Rose at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017.
 Photo by Kevin Richards Nadia Rose at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Lucy Spraggan with a great set at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. 
Photo by Kevin Richards Lucy Spraggan with a great set at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Henna by torchlight at Standon Calling Festival 27th July 2017.
 Photo by Kevin Richards Henna by torchlight at Standon Calling Festival 27th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Plenty of dogs here ready for Sunday's dog competition at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017.
 Photo by Kevin Richards Plenty of dogs here ready for Sunday's dog competition at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Party People at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. 
Photo by Kevin Richards Party People at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Hen Party at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. 
Photo by Kevin Richards Hen Party at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

Ready for the party at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. 
Photo by Kevin Richards Ready for the party at Standon Calling Festival 28th July 2017. Photo by Kevin Richards

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