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Summer Festival Pick: Standon Calling’s 10th Birthday Bash

The UK’s Hottest Independant Summer Festival Standon Calling’s 10th Birthday Bash

31st July – 2nd August

Standon, Hertfordshire SG11 1PR

Tickets: Weekend £127-£137 / Day £60 / @standoncalling/standoncalling


As a lover of the small and independent ‘Standon Calling’ is ONIN London’s go to festival this season. Dubbed a ‘Independent, intimate festival with a twist, which feels more like an overgrown house party’ Standon is by no means a shrinking violet on the festival scene with the likes of Little Dragon, The Dandy Warhols and Basement Jaxx heading the line-up. All of this and only 40 minutes from London!

Not content with showcasing knock your socks off music Standon Calling is hosting immersive theatre, weird and wonderful workshops and talks, the annual dog show, pony rides and of course its own heated outdoor swimming pool. Plus this years fancy dress theme is ‘A Town of Two Faces’ so be prepared for the Wild West by day and some crazy creatures by night………

In addition the organisers are trying to make the festival as ethical and green as possible, recycling all and sundry and sourcing locally where possible and they are raising money for the @CoppaFeelPeople charity too.

Check out all the details here and get yourself down to this years hottest summer festival!



The Mayor’s Homecoming Jamboree Featuring: The Grand Old Ukes Of Yorkshire / The Ol’ Brass Band / Rockaoke / Line Dancin’ Classes / The Town Soapbox / Bluegrass & Rockabilly Bands Aplenty

Dr Leech’s Wellness Center & Funeral Services: The Treatment Rooms Present: Tombstone Transformations, The Ride of Your Life in the Voodoo Taxi Wagon & Vanishing Graffiti Workshops / Art Macabre Death Drawing / A Beginners Guide to Taxidermy / Wild Wyatt’s Survival Camps: How Not To Die In The West / Potions & Poisons Masterclass

The Church Fate: Legs Akimbo Presents The Church / Gospel Choir / Aunt Annie’s Bone Orchard Bake Sale & Bingo / A Conversation with Ghosts / Baptisms of Fire / Shotgun Weddings

The Last Dance Saloon: Salon London Presents: Dark Matters and Bright Ideas / The Telegraph Office: Wild Words of The West, The Radio Shack & The Newspaper Printing Press / The Cut-Throat Barbers: Talk-of-the-Town Hairstyling, Marvellous Makeovers & The Cut-Throat Cabaret Show / Wild Wyatt’s Travelling Menagerie: Wildlife from the Wild West

Standon Favourites:Trapeze Lessons / Swimming Pool / The Annual Dog Show / A Parade of Dark & Light / Immersive Theatre / Happy Hoppers Games Arena