IN PICTURES: More than 17,000 festival-goers at Standon Calling 2022

Standon Calling 2022

Standon Calling 2022 - Credit: Chuffed Digital X Zero Twenty/Kevin Richards/Will Durrant

More than 17,000 music fans, families and dogs joined the party at Standon Calling for its first ever four-day event.

Featuring a line-up with more than 50 per cent female and non-binary artists, Standon Calling 2022 organisers aimed to host a party for fans of "all genres" of music and comedy across more than 10 stages and bars in the Hertfordshire countryside.

Alex Trenchard, festival founder, said this year's event featured the "best line-up yet" - with Madness, Anne-Marie, Loyle Carner and Primal Scream at the top of the bill.

Standon Calling superheroes

Standon Calling superheroes - Credit: Will Durrant

Loyle Carner headlines Saturday at Standon Calling 2022

Loyle Carner headlines Saturday at Standon Calling 2022 - Credit: Giulia Spadafora/Chuffed Digital X Zero Twenty

Anne-Marie during her headline set on Friday, July 22

Anne-Marie during her headline set on Friday, July 22 - Credit: Alastair Brookes/Chuffed Digital X Zero Twenty

The closing moments of Anne-Marie's headline set at Standon Calling 2022

The closing moments of Anne-Marie's headline set at Standon Calling 2022 - Credit: Giulia Spadafora/Chuffed Digital X Zero Twenty

Alex said: "Here's to our first ever four-day festival weekend here at Standon!

"We're completely blown away from witnessing this festival's best line-up yet coming to life across all these beautiful stages, and just want to thank everyone who makes this festival possible - especially those who worked hard through the 40C heat last week to set the scene for so many magical moments and good times together. 

"We've been blessed with wonderful weather over the weekend itself and have been so proud to host so many of the best artists in the world at Standon Calling.

"Everyone who came to witness the show pulled out all the stops for the Toys costume parade and created such a fun and inclusive atmosphere for all the family to enjoy.

"I really think this is the friendliest festival in the UK!

"Welcoming all 17,000 of you to my family home each year is a testament to you our wonderful Standon family."

Ready for the Toys themed costume parade

Ready for the Toys themed costume parade - Credit: Ania Shrimpton/Chuffed Digital X Zero Twenty

Outfits at Standon Calling 2022

Outfits at Standon Calling 2022 - Credit: Will Durrant

How to Train Your Dragon costumes at Standon Calling 2022

How to Train Your Dragon costumes at Standon Calling 2022 - Credit: Will Durrant

Noughts and Crosses at Standon Calling 2022

Noughts and Crosses at Standon Calling 2022 - Credit: Will Durrant

As well as the four main stage headliners, the Standon Calling 2022 line-up also featured The Sugababes, Sam Ryder, Declan McKenna, Annie Mac and Kojey Radical.

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Fans shared their love for the festival.

"We've been really looking forward to Annie Mac over at Electric Willows," said one fan who was at the festival as part of a hen party.

A closing set at Electric Willows, Standon Calling 2022 on Sunday, July 24

A closing set at Electric Willows, Standon Calling 2022 on Sunday, July 24 - Credit: Giulia Spadafora/Chuffed Digital X Zero Twenty

Crowds at Electric Willows on Sunday, July 24

Crowds at Electric Willows on Sunday, July 24 - Credit: Alastair Brookes/Chuffed Digital X Zero Twenty

Standon Calling 2022: Bimini

Standon Calling 2022: Bimini - Credit: Parri Thomas/Chuffed Digital X Zero Twenty

Electric Willows at Standon Calling 2022

Electric Willows at Standon Calling 2022 - Credit: Parri Thomas/Chuffed Digital X Zero Twenty

The Sugababes on Friday at Standon Calling 2022

The Sugababes on Friday at Standon Calling 2022 - Credit: Alastair Brookes/Chuffed Digital X Zero Twenty

Standon Calling 2022

Standon Calling 2022 - Credit: Will Durrant

"Seeing the original Sugababes line-up is also a bucket list-level experience."

Another festival-goer said: "It's such a nice festival. The people are calm.

"There are loads of dogs and it's overall good vibes."

Dogs out for Sunday at Standon Calling 2022

Dogs out for Sunday at Standon Calling 2022 - Credit: Alastair Brookes/Chuffed Digital X Zero Twenty

Connie Constance on the Standon Calling 2022 main stage

Connie Constance on the Standon Calling 2022 main stage - Credit: Parri Thomas/Chuffed Digital X Zero Twenty

Connie Constance on the Standon Calling 2022 main stage

Connie Constance on the Standon Calling 2022 main stage - Credit: Ania Shrimpton/Chuffed Digital X Zero Twenty

Declan McKenna celebrates his home county of Hertfordshire at Standon Calling 2022, near Bishop's Stortford

Declan McKenna celebrates his home county of Hertfordshire at Standon Calling 2022, near Bishop's Stortford - Credit: Will Durrant

Declan McKenna on Saturday at Standon Calling 2022

Declan McKenna on Saturday at Standon Calling 2022 - Credit: Giulia Spadafora/Chuffed Digital X Zero Twenty

"Hertfordshire is massive" - Declan McKenna

"Hertfordshire is massive" - Declan McKenna - Credit: Giulia Spadafora/Chuffed Digital X Zero Twenty

Standon Calling 2022

Standon Calling 2022 - Credit: Ania Shrimpton/Chuffed Digital X Zero Twenty

Standon Calling is set to return in 2023 for another four-day festival between Thursday, July 20 and Sunday, July 23 next year.

Organisers released Early Bird tickets this week (on July 26, 2022): https://standon-calling.com/

Kojey Radical headlines Laundry Meadows on Standon Calling 2022

Kojey Radical headlines Laundry Meadows on Standon Calling 2022 - Credit: Parri Thomas/Chuffed Digital X Zero Twenty

Kojey Radical headlines Laundry Meadows on Standon Calling 2022

Kojey Radical headlines Laundry Meadows on Standon Calling 2022 - Credit: Parri Thomas/Chiffed Digital X Zero Twenty

Sam Ryder, from Maldon in next-door Essex, on the Standon Calling 2022 main stage

Sam Ryder, from Maldon in next-door Essex, on the Standon Calling 2022 main stage - Credit: Giulia Spadafora/Chuffed Digital X Zero Twenty

Nadia Rose is first on the main stage at Standon Calling 2022

Nadia Rose is first on the main stage at Standon Calling 2022 - Credit: Alastair Brookes/Chuffed Digital X Zero Twenty

Madness headline the Standon Calling 2022 main stage on Thursday, July 21

Madness headline the Standon Calling 2022 main stage on Thursday, July 21 - Credit: Kevin Richards

Punchline king Milton Jones headlines The Lawn at Standon Calling 2022

Punchline king Milton Jones headlines The Lawn at Standon Calling 2022 - Credit: Alastair Brookes/Chuffed Digital X Zero Twenty

Kelly Lee Owens at Standon Calling 2022

Kelly Lee Owens at Standon Calling 2022 - Credit: Giulia Spadafora/Chuffed Digital X Zero Twenty

Kelly Lee Owens at Standon Calling 2022

Kelly Lee Owens at Standon Calling 2022 - Credit: Giulia Spadafora/Chuffed Digital X Zero Twenty

Akala at Laundry Meadows during Standon Calling 2022

Akala at Laundry Meadows during Standon Calling 2022 - Credit: Giulia Spadafora/Chuffed Digital X Zero Twenty

Billy Lunn of The Subways on the Standon Calling 2022 main stage

Billy Lunn of The Subways on the Standon Calling 2022 main stage - Credit: Alastair Brookes/Chuffed Digital X Zero Twenty

The Cuban Brothers on Friday at Standon Calling 2022

The Cuban Brothers on Friday at Standon Calling 2022 - Credit: Giulia Spadafora/Chuffed Digital X Zero Twenty

The Earth Wind and Fire experience on Sunday at Standon Calling 2022

The Earth Wind and Fire experience on Sunday at Standon Calling 2022 - Credit: Ania Shrimpton/Chuffed Digital X Zero Twenty

A crowd of Standon residents at Standon Calling 2022

A crowd of Standon residents at Standon Calling 2022 - Credit: Will Durrant

An Anne-Marie fan and her family on Friday, July 22 at Standon Calling 2022

An Anne-Marie fan and her family on Friday, July 22 at Standon Calling 2022 - Credit: Will Durrant

Standon Calling 2022

Standon Calling 2022 - Credit: Will Durrant