Standon Calling adds Band of Skulls as second headliner plus Bastille, AlunaGeorge, King Charles and more


Standon Calling adds Band of Skulls as second headliner plus Bastille, AlunaGeorge, King Charles and more

The Correspondents, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Revere, Belakiss, Bibelots, New Groove Formation, Stills, Revere and Annie Dale

Blues-rock trio, Band Of Skulls will be the second headliner at Standon Calling 2013, joining previously announced headline act De La Soul at the feel-good summer bash, which takes place in Hertfordshire over 2nd-4th August 2013. Their gritty, harmony-heavy tracks have won them the admiration and respect of both fans and critics on an international scale, seeing the band rocket from their Southampton origins to shows in Austin’s South By South West and opening for Muse on their current American tour.

Also taking to the stage at Standon Calling are some of the hottest, must-see acts for 2013 including electro-pop outfits Bastille and AlunaGeorge. Bastille are well known to many given the extensive radio plays of singles including “Bad Blood” and “Flaws/Icarus”, which featured on the soundtrack to TV hit, Made In Chelsea. Coming second in the BBC’s Sound of 2013 poll and with a BRIT Award Critics Choice shortlist place under their belts, AlunaGeorge may well prove to be one of this summer’s highlights. The next addition comes in the form of the dandy-esque King Charles. The solo artist who has toured and recorded with none other than Mumford & Sons will be adding a touch of psychedelic infused folk and glam pop to the proceedings.

Swing/hip-hop, reggae fusion, rock n’ roll, electronic and ska sounds are all covered elsewhere in the kaleidoscopic additions to Standon Calling in the form of The Correspondents, Gentlemen’s Dub Club, Revere, Belakiss, Bibelots, New Groove Formation and Stills. Local singer-songwriter Annie Dale is also confirmed in the first of a number of Hertfordshire acts to play Standon Calling this year.

Early bird tickets are now sold out. However, tier one weekend tickets can be purchased at a very affordable £99 each. In the pipeline are more exciting announcements for Standon Calling which will unveil further live acts and DJs, details of art, theatre and fringe entertainment, family-friendly activities, this year’s theme, micro-venues and a plethora of other attractions.


Clash Magazine – “Touches of classy country life”

MTV – “one of the UK’s leading independent music festivals”

eFestivals – “Standon Calling, a festival filled with great music, good food, and a beautiful atmosphere”

Esquire - “When Standon calls, we come running”

Vice – “Three days of fancy-dressed gonzo reverie” 

BBC – “Best and most varied music you’ll catch all summer” 

The Guardian – “Fun, uncrowded festival that’s a breath of fresh air after other sometimes stifling events of the summer”

The Independent – “Prides itself for making audience part of events”

TimeOut – “Terrific little festival with more charm than you can imagine”

The Observer – “A delightful boutique festival with an ear for talent” 

Mumsnet – *****Ticket info

Full weekend tickets:

£99 (tier one)

Camper van tickets:

£40 each

Under 13-s tickets:

FREE! (when accompanied by a ticket holding adult)

Box office:

Location info

Standon Lordship
SG11 1PR
(approx. 30 miles north of London)

A gorgeous setting. Standon Calling is set in the spacious grounds of a 16th century manor house.


Line up

De La Soul
Band Of Skulls
King Charles
The Correspondents
Gentleman’s Dub Club
New Groove Formation
Annie Dale

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