Standon Calling comedy line-up announced and more live acts and DJs
PUBLISHED: 08:34 06 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:25 07 March 2018
Another wave of acts have been confirmed for Standon Calling with live music, comedy and late-night electronica all announced.
The boutique festival returns to the Hertfordshire countryside from Thursday, July 26 to Sunday, July 29 with headline sets from Bryan Ferry and Paloma Faith, and a homecoming performance by Hertford sensation George Ezra.
Organisers have now announced the comedy line-up featuring the likes of Seann Walsh, Lucy Porter, Kerry Godliman, Rhys James and Spencer Jones.
On the music front, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes, Morcheeba, Akala, Gengahr, Nina Nesbitt, Holli Cook, Jade Bird, Park Hotel, Queen Zee and Nelson Can have been confirmed across the weekend.
And making it Standon’s most eclectic and diverse line-up to date, 2ManyDJs, George Fitzgerald (live) and a Hot Chip Megamix head up the electronica programme.
Speaking about the new additions and how this year’s event is shaping up, founder and festival director Alex Trenchard said: “Standon Calling is a non-stop four-day music festival experience in the fullest sense.
“From day to night, from the guitars of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, to the nostalgia of Morcheeba’s 90s electronica, from the psychedelia of a rare Acid Mothers Temple performance to dancing into the small hours with 2ManyDJs and the new George FitzGerald live show, Standon Calling 2018 will be about discovering new music, pairing the unexpected and the joys of a diverse and truly original festival experience.”
The festival’s latest additions join the likes of Goldfrapp, The Horrors, Django Django, Maribou State, Tokio Myers, Marmozets, Pale Waves, and The Amazons on the line-up poster.
Tier 4 tickets for the festival are now on sale via the Standon Calling website at http://standon-calling.com
Playing host to some of the best in the game, Standon Calling’s Lawn will be the ultimate destination for comedy fans to get their daytime fix of stand-up stalwarts and sensational newcomers alike this summer.
Leading the impressive comedy bill across the weekend is the infectious presence of Seann Walsh, who once had to cancel a comedy show in the county after getting onto a train for Hereford instead of Hertford.
Since making his debut on shows like Mock The Week and 8 Out Of 10 Cats, he’s become a mainstay in British comedy, with his infectious energy and razor-sharp punchlines taking him across the globe.
Also announced as a comedy headliner is Lucy Porter, who will bring her critically-acclaimed show to Standon Lordship for a side-splitting display.
Kerry Godliman will also bring the laughs this July, taking her star turns on shows such as Live At The Apollo, and her own Radio 4 show, and bringing them to a set full of hilarity and observations on modern life.
These comedy headliners are supported by a huge range of rising and acclaimed names, including Rhys James, Spencer Jones, Cally Beaton, Glenn Moore, Owen Roberts, Jake Lambert and Jack Barry, with further hilarious moments from Marcel Lucont’s Whine List and Timberlina Presents FFS!! to ensure Standon Calling is packed full of top-draw comedy from start to finish.
Already boasting an assorted and unique live musical line-up, Standon Calling continues to grow with new additions, lead by the mercurial figures of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
Since emerging in the early 2000s with their classic LP ‘B.R.M.C’, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have continued to be champions of the power of primal rock ‘n’ roll and Standon Calling will be one of their only UK shows of the summer.
Continuing that spirit of diverse experiences, 90s electronic stars Morcheeba are set to bring their distinctive style to Standon Calling, combining magnetic hip-hop with majestic pop.
Famed Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes also joins the line-up at Standon Calling this summer, with his acclaimed solo work ushering in a new chapter in his career.
With new album World’s Strongest Man set to make a mark this summer, expect an unmissable set at the Lordship.
Offering something completely different is the spoken-word prowess of Akala.
With a reputation as one of the most inspiring wordsmiths of a generation, his set will offer a chance to bear witness to one of UK hip-hop’s most influential figures.
Serving up a modern slice of pop, Nina Nesbitt will bring her critically tipped new sounds for all to see at the festival.
Nina weaves songwriter charm with effortlessly cool vibes and is set for huge things in the year ahead.
When Standon Calling heads into the night, 2ManyDJs will turn up with their full-throttle show.
Renowned for their splicing sounds, amazing originality and unparalleled shows, 2ManyDJs are one not to miss at Standon Calling this July.
The electronic royalty continues with indie-tronic icons Hot Chip Megamix injecting a carnival atmosphere by fusing sounds from their wide range of influences for the ultimate party soundsystem moment.
Helmed by Hot Chip themselves, expect club classics, underground groovers and much more, as the band open up their record box for a magical night of big-time-bangers.
With long-awaited new album All That Must Be set for release on March 9, electronic maestro George FitzGerald is set to captivate the Standon Calling audience this summer with his sensational live show.
Britain’s favourite UK Garage duo, DJ Luck & MC Neat, famed for top 10 anthem A Little Bit of Luck, will be echoing classics long into the night.
If that wasn’t enough, the splicing disc-jockey charm of DJ Yoda will be bringing a huge live set to the stunning Hertfordshire hills.
Standon Calling also welcomes back their legendary Groove Garden party with performances by The Nextmen (Friday), The Reflex (Saturday) and Dr Packer (Sunday).
UK drum & bass heavyweights Hospitality are also on hand to ensure the party never ends, with storming takeover sets from high-flyers London Elektricity, Fred V & Grafix, Etherwood, Hugh Hardie, Unglued, Metrik, Danny Byrd, Nu:Tone, Krakota and Keeno.
Mind-blending psychedelic cult legends Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO will be adding something completely different to Standon Calling 2018 with one of their only UK shows of the summer.
Gengahr are set to prove why they are one of British guitar music’s most talked about bands when they drop into Standon.
They will be joined across the weekend by some of the most exciting emerging names in new music, whether that’s the wistful harmonies of Hudson Taylor, gritty fever of Queen Zee, the sound of raw inner-city life that stems from the voice of Hak Baker, the sizzling LCD Soundsystem-esque party vibes of Park Hotel, the talked-about-tales of Jade Bird, Welsh singer-songwriter Bryde, the fizzing fever and flow of Danish trio Nelson Can, the anthemic and mesmerising presence of York guitar lifters The Howl & The Hum, kaleidoscopic alt-pop favourite Amaroun or the fresh North London swagger of Meggie Brown.
Bryde said: “After our epic tour in April and May we can’t wait to bring our live set to festivals this summer.
“Stoked to be added to a line-up like Standon Calling with so many friends and peers whose music we love.”
Now in its 13th year, Standon Calling is the biggest dog-friendly festival in the UK with its own Dog Show.
Festival-goers can also enjoy a mouth-watering array of stellar food and drink from London’s very best street food favourites, take a dip in the heated swimming pool, relax in the hot tubs or take part in a whole range of wellbeing classes and workshops.
STANDON CALLING 2018 LINE-UP
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club // Gaz Coombes // Morcheeba // Hollie Cook Akala // Gengahr // Nina Nesbitt // Hak Baker // Hudson Taylor
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO // Queen Zee // Park Hotel Jade Bird // Bryde // Amaroun // Meggie Brown // Nelson Can
The Howl & The Hum // Late TV
Baron Goodlove & The Dreadful Noise // The Haggis Horns
Andy Grant Trio // Electric Pyramid
2ManyDJs // Hot Chip Megamix // George FitzGerald LIVE
DJ Yoda Live // DJ Luck & MC Neat // Sorry Not Sorry // Menendez Brothers Allright // Edward Adoo // Jaydee
Friday: The Nextmen // Saturday: The Reflex // Sunday: Dr Packer
London Elektricity // Fred V & Grafix // Etherwood // Hugh Hardie // Unglued
Metrik // Danny Byrd // Nu:Tone // Krakota // Keeno
MCs: Dynamite // Inja // Fava
Seann Walsh // Lucy Porter // Kerry Godliman
Rhys James // Spencer Jones // Cally Beaton // Glenn Moore // Owen Roberts Jake Lambert // Jack Barry // Marcel Lumont’s Whine List //
Timberlina presents FFS!!! // Earl Okin
• Standon Calling tickets are on sale now, and are available from http://www.standon-calling.com/tickets