July 30 2014 Latest news:
By Alan Davies
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Organisers of Standon Calling have confirmed more of the annual Hertfordshire music festival’s 2014 line-up.
Kings Charles, Ibibio Sound Machine, Fat White Family and Gilles Peterson have all been added to the bill of the three-day event taking place from Friday, August 1 to Sunday, August 3.
Felix Da Housecat, Greg Wilson and DJ Yoda have also been confirmed for the family-friendly festival taking place in the Hertfordshire countryside near Ware.
Standon Calling 2014, at Standon Lordship, will be headlined by Public Enemy, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls and Maximo Park, with Clean Bandit, Grandmaster Flash, Ella Eyre and Charli XCX also performing.
Of the latest additions, Standon regular and fan favourite King Charles will be present yet again on stage, while the eclectically-eared Gilles Peterson takes to the decks.
Newcomers Ibibio Sound Machine will bring a heady cocktail to Standon Calling’s live stage, infusing West African funk and disco with modern post-punk and electro.
In contrast, Fat White Family promise raucous and often provocative rock ‘n’ roll as one might expect from six young squatters of South London.
Across Standon Calling’s Big Top and Cowshead stages, DJs including electro pioneer Felix Da Housecat lead the charge into the twilight hours.
Disco/re-edit scene favourite Greg Wilson, alumni of The Hacienda, will also be heading to Hertfordshire, as will hip-hop turntablist and scratch master DJ Yoda.
From 80s warehouse parties to modern day DJ royalty, the next name cued up for the festival will be none other than Norman Jay.
Jay is a renowned house music DJ whose crate confidently veers into many sounds including jazz-funk and soul.
Back on the live stages and also returning to the festival is post-rock outfit Revere, boasting their own string section.
East London might be lacking in coal mines but thanks to Hackney Colliery Band it does have a vibrant funk, hip-hop and high-octane rock inspired brass band.
The group performed at the London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony, so should have little trouble rousing the boutique-sized party that is Standon Calling.
Long-standing poetic rock trio The Wave Pictures are next up alongside alternative quartet Flyte.
Ska-punk will be on offer in the form of Imperial Leisure and N-A-I-V-E-S are set to serve up Anglo/French electro-pop sounds.
Last but by no means least for the live side of Standon Calling are locals Maddox.
For night owls the festival’s dance music line-up expands further with the Lana Del Ray-remixing Asadinho, alternative urban heavyweight DJ Format and duo Heavy Hz, formed of playlister.fm’s Dan Lywood and Ben Bridgewater.
Standon Calling organisers are also proud to announce that 2014’s official charity partner will be CoppaFeel!
The festival will also be collaborating with the breast cancer awareness charity in the run-up to the event, including giving ticket buyers the opportunity to make a contribution to CoppaFeel! at the ticket checkout.
Away from the stages, Standon Calling boasts a carnival, dog show, swimming pool and more around this year’s theme of ‘Lost in Latin America’.
Adult weekend tickets are available at the ‘tier one’ price of £119 for a limited time from www.standon-calling.com