A reformed Orbital and Clean Bandit will top the billing at Standon Calling this summer. The 17th edition of the Hertfordshire festival will run from Thursday, July 27th to Sunday, July 30th. Slaves, Laura Mvula, Gary Numan, Nothing But Thieves, Steve Mason, British Sea Power, !!! and Nadia Rose have also been confirmed.
Founder and Festival Director Alex Trenchard said: “Standon Calling has always been about jaw dropping performances, whether that be from crowd favourites or emerging talent. For me, the very first Orbital Glastonbury show is something I will never forget but Standon is also about the now and I’m very excited to be announcing Clean Bandit straight off the back of nine weeks at number 1.
“When it comes to breaking acts, something that has been such an important part of Standon’s gone-by, I’m really excited about Cabbage, Nadia Rose and Fickle Friends. We’ve got loads more to announce including a very special Sunday night headliner, and I can’t quite believe this is only the first wave. But what I do know is Standon 2017 is going to be the best ever.”
DJ sets will come from Joe Goddard, Faithless, Jax Jones, DJ Yoda and Maxxi Soundsystem while The Cowshed will welcome takeovers from Sink The Pink, Hospital Records, Mike Skinner, Murkage and Feeling Gloomy presenting their own Bowie Disco.
At The Lawn the comedy programme will be headlined by James Acaster with John Robins also performing. The Pub Quiz will return, there will be cocktail masterclasses, acoustic sets and in-depth talks. Other activities include an outdoor swimming pool, the renowned Standon Calling Dog Show, the Matthew Bourne Re:Bourne programme of modern ballet performances and workshops, rockaoke, hot tubs, yoga, meditation, real ale festival and street food.
Adult tickets are priced from £137. For details go to standon-calling.com.