Glass previews Standon Calling

NOW in its 13th year, Standon Calling returns this month with Goldfrapp, George Ezra and Paloma Faith heading up the music stages. Establishing itself as an intimate but fun festival within easy reach of London, Standon Calling will once again embrace not just music but comedy, arts and wellbeing.

Main StageMain Stage. Photograph: courtesy of Standon Calling Festival

Community & Wellbeing

Those who have been to Standon Calling before know it’s community well, the mixed demographic allows for a relaxed atmosphere. This year sees the introduction of the new Playing Fields with Lord Trenchard’s Cricket Match, Binocular Football, Sock Wrestling and more. The dog show – celebrating Standon’s as the UK’s biggest dog friendly festival – will also return by popular demand.

Now well known for it’s heated swimming pool, hot tubs and wellness focus, Standon will continue this year with even more wellbeing classes and workshops at the Wild Wellbeing Camp that also runs yoga classes alongside bushcraft skills.

STANDON CALLING-2017-GOBINDER JHITTA-GJ1_3519 copyA family enjoying at Festival. Photograph: courtesy of Standon Calling Festival


Paloma Faith and George Ezra will head up the main stages this year alongside Brian Ferry. Our pick though is Goldfrapp and later on, belgium electro duo 2ManyDJ’s.

Goldfrapp poster. Photograph: courtesy of Standon Calling Festival


Comedy can be found this year at the Lawn, where a combination of established names and newcomers head up the bill. Seaann Walsh will no doubt be popular as will Lucy Porters critically-acclaimed show. Rsing stars such as Spencer Jones, Cally Beaton and Jake Lambert alongside many more will also be there.

Cinderella's MotelCinderella’s Motel. Photograph: courtesy of Standon Calling Festival


Each year the food at Standon is carefully chosen with a focus on vegan and vegetarian delights. Bringing the best UK street foods together, this year will see popular names such as Patty & Bun over in The Lost Island – combining beats by DJ colelctive Sloth Boogie, cocktails from The Duppy Share and burgers by P&B.


The Le Bun Diner at the Standon CallingThe Le Bun Diner. Photograph: courtesy of Standon Calling Festival

For a more relaxed affair, Supernova Restaurant will debut this year offering lunch or a three course dinner with paired wines, all while being seated in the estates woodlands.

by Stephanie Clair

Standon Calling is on from July 26-29, 2018.

Ticket Information
Standon Calling tickets are on sale now, and are available from here
Camping upgrades and luxury accommodation can be found here.

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