Standon Calling, the much-loved boutique family (and dog friendly) music festival, have announced their mega line-up for 2020, offering something for all ages (and breeds!). From 23rd – 26th July 2020, join the festivities as Standon Calling celebrates its momentous 15th birthday party and hosts ‘The Party of All Time’, promising music, creativity, food, comedy, culture, well being and more, with headline acts from music royalty PRIMAL SCREAM and HOT CHIP. Not forgetting the Friday night headliner to be revealed shortly…
Friends, families and music lovers are invited to kick off the summer holidays in style at the stunning private grounds of Standon Lordship, the perfect party escape situated less than an hour outside of London. Alongside epic headliners PRIMAL SCREAM and HOT CHIP, festival goers can expect an array of crowd-pleasing bangers from CRAIG DAVID TS5, a disco throwdown like no other from 70s icons SISTER SLEDGE and for the indie lovers, EVERYTHING EVERYTHING will be bringing their unique brand of hyperactive synth-pop to the party. Also joining the mighty line-up are FAT WHITE FAMILY, ELLA EYRE, KOJEY RADICAL, pop royalty SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR with support from SINK THE PINK, and DJ sets from the likes of MARIBOU STATE, GRANDMASTER FLASH and JOEY NEGRO.
Over the last 15 years we have brought the very best in emerging and established talent to Standon Calling. Our 15th birthday is no exception and I’m delighted that Hot Chip are joining join Primal Scream as our second headliner. A landmark reunion wouldn’t be the same without some old friends flying in from all over the place and it’s great to be welcoming back Ella Eyre, Everything Everything and my personal favourites !!! (Chk Chk Chk). My kids can’t wait for the return of Horrible Histories’ The Worst of Barmy Britain. What is definitely Barmy is that even after all this we’re still set to announce one of my favourite acts in early March. Standon Calling 2020 is set to be the best year and very much “The Party of All Time”. See you then!Alex Trenchard, Festival Director and Founder
But the party doesn’t stop at the music, as well as a killer line-up, friends and families will be immersed in a weekend of wonderous entertainment and creative activities for all ages. For the little ones, have a boogie with DICK & DOM’S DJ BATTLE and FROMAGE JUNIORS DISCO, go back in time with HORRIBLE HISTORIES ‘THE WORST OF BARMY BRITAIN’ or dive into a fantasy world at DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR. For the mini thrill-seekers, go back to your roots at the WOODLAND TRIBE, with the new ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND AND TREE SWINGS or get your adrenaline fix at the new GIANT ZIP LINE.
The entertainment isn’t only for the kids, adults and parents can get their comedy laughs with jokers ED GAMBLE, ZOE LYONS, LLOYD LANGFORD and a host of the UK’s finest talent. Get competitive and test your music knowledge at the SOUNDS FAMILIAR MUSIC QUIZ or broaden your horizons and find your new favourite artists welcomed by BBC INTRODUCING BEDS, BUCKS AND HERTS.
Not forgetting your beloved pooches! Standon Calling takes pride in being the UK’s only dog-friendly weekend festival so make sure you catch Standon Calling’s highly anticipated Dog Show, famously attended by Lewis Capaldi in 2019. Make sure to not miss out on the annual costume parade and embrace this year’s theme as Standon Calling winds back the clock’s and transports festival goers to The Party of All Time, encouraging all guests to get involved and dress up as party-people from throughout time.
Take a break from the endless excitement and activities and indulge in mouth-watering food and drink as Standon Calling offers gastronomic delights for everyone to enjoy. Choose from an array of artisan food producers and tuck into delicious street-food cooked up by culinary talents, perfectly washed down with craft beers, creative cocktails and more.
Everyone’s favourite woodland dance stage, Electric Willows will be back hosting the likes of MARIBOU STATE (DJ) and disco legends JOEY NEGRO and GREG WILSON. Continuing the party after hours, the iconic Cowshed venue will be returning for 2020, offering a mix of club takeovers from the likes of HOSPITALITY on Friday and a Saturday night garage takeover with old school legends ARTFUL DODGER and MATT JAM LAMONT and up and coming artists such as CONDUCTA, 24 HOUR GARAGE GIRLS and BARELY LEGAL. Sunday will host some old favourites like GRANDMASTER FLASH, DJ YODA (AV show) and DJ FORMAT. Groove Garden will also be back with pumping electronic acts and some of the hottest international DJs. The party will live on until 4am for those wanting to dance well into the night.
Fancy a detox? Head to Wild Wellbeing for some much-needed relaxation and rejuvenation. Go back to nature and escape the hustle and bustle, whether you opt for the Wild Spa with beautiful wood-burning hot tubs, unwind with a range of nature-inspired activities, relax with a Wild Retreat massage session or enjoy one of the free yoga or dance classes at the Wild Studio. If you fancy cooling off, take a dip in the Swimming Pool set next to the beautiful lawn of the Lordship.