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Standon Calling 2021 To Go Ahead At Full Capacity In July, New Acts Announced

Tuesday, 29 June 2021 Written by Jon Stickler

Standon Calling organisers have announced the festival will be taking place next month.

The annual event, held near the village of Standon, Hertfordshire, will run from July 22 to 25, marking one of the first full capacity UK festivals to return in almost two years. Founder and Festival Director, Alex Trenchard said:

"To be able to confirm that Standon Calling 2021 will be taking place this year is something that brings me incredible joy. We are incredibly grateful to our staff, artists and suppliers who have worked tirelessly with us to get to this point.

"The Government's impressive vaccination record, the Event Research Programme Data published at the end of last week (which showed there were no substantial outbreaks at phase one of the test events) and yesterday’s comments made by the new Secretary of State for Health & Social Care that July 19 will be the "end of the line" for COVID restrictions have encouraged us to go for it. For the past four months we have been working with colleagues at Certific (a leading COVID testing verification app) and Imperial College London in the development of a COVID transmission risk assessment system that has been positively received by our Local Public Health Authority. We are looking forward to sharing full details with ticket holders over the coming weeks and are confident that it will help keep everyone safe.

"Most of all we want to thank our Standon Calling family who have stuck with us and supported the festival through this time. This year’s festival is in honour of you - and we think we may have just pulled together the best Standon Calling line up of all time. I can’t wait to be back in front of that Main Stage, and I look forward to dancing together with you all once again. Bring it on!"

The news comes after a number of summer 2021 festivals were cancelled due to the delay on government safety guidance surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, with the likes of Kendal Calling, Truck Festival, and WOMAD Festival among the latest big events to be axed. A full statement is available to read here.

The team behind Standon Calling have retained many of the names announced for the postponed 2020 edition of the festival, with Bastille already confirmed to headline the Friday night with their Bastille ReOrchestrated production, joining Primal Scream and Hot Chip

Other acts set to perform include Craig David Presents TS5, Mahalia, De La Soul, Sister Sledge, Jake Bugg, Everything Everything, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Elder Island, Mystery Jets, Akala, Ðadi Freyr, Georgia, Griff, Holly Humberstone, Porridge Radio, Squid, and Maribou State (DJ).

They'll be joined by new additions Arlo Parks, Dry Cleaning, Yard Act, London Afrobeat Orchestra, and Makoto, as well as comedian Robin Ince, who joins the comedy bill.

Head below to keep up to date with the latest line up announcements.

What? An eclectic, family-friendly festival which started out as a humble BBQ in 2004 and has grown to become one of the UK's favourite music festivals. 

Where? Standon Lordship, Hertfordshire.

When? July 22-25, 2021.

Who? Bastille, Hot Chip, and Primal Scream will headline, following sets from Craig David's TS5, Sister Sledge, Everything Everything, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, De La Soul, Sister Sledge, Jake Bugg, Everything Everything, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Elder Island, Mystery Jets, Arlo Parks, Akala, Ðadi Freyr, Georgia, Griff, Holly Humberstone, Porridge Radio, Squid, Dry Cleaning, Yard Act, London Afrobeat Orchestra, Makoto and many more that you can check out on the poster below. 

The comedy line up, meanwhile, will be topped by Ed Gamble, Zoe Lyons, Robin Ince, Dane Baptiste, and Felicity Ward.

Tickets? Limited weekend and Sunday tickets are on sale now.

Standon Calling Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri July 23 2021 - HATFIELD Standon Lordship
Sat July 24 2021 - HATFIELD Standon Lordship
Sun July 25 2021 - HATFIELD Standon Lordship

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