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Cementing its place as the true starting gates of the great UK festival experience, Standon Calling is once again delivering the perfect summer weekend of incredible music, unrivalled entertainment and fun for all the family – with even more incredible names joining its all-encompassing festival bill this July.

Leading these new names is some of British music’s most beloved voices – across different genres and styles that all meet at Standon Calling 2021. Widely praised as a vital new voice in British music, Mahalia heads to Standon Calling this year, bringing a stunning set of jaw-dropping brilliance that’ll surely stand as a highlight of the weekend for many. A wordsmith that has carved his own undeniable path, Jake Bugg will touchdown in Hertfordshire fresh from the success of latest single ‘All I Need’ with a discography of anthems (looking at you ‘Lightning Bolt’ and ‘Two Fingers’) perfect for festival season. Constantly showcasing some of the most critically revered artists of their generations, Standon Calling will once again serve up the goods with Mercury Prize nominees Georgia and Moses Boyd joining the party this summer. With the glorious dancefloor electronics of recent album ‘Seeking Thrills’ ready to get everyone moving, Georgia is a must-see come July, whilst the gloriously eclectic experimental jazz stylings of Moses Boyd are a sight that simply must be experienced live and in the flesh.

Set to perform at next week’s BRIT Awards, and fresh from scooping the awards’ ‘Rising Star’ prize, Griff will head to Standon Calling this summer – offering a chance for festival fans to catch a pop sensation in the making before anyone else. Another band born for these sort of collective festival heights is Pale Waves, returning to Standon Calling off the back of their rapturously received second LP ‘Who Am I?’ – full of alternative-pop hooks that has them destined to become one of the biggest new bands of right now. They’re yet another must-see moment, with fellow additions Lava La Rue and Shygirl also standing as unmissable new artists making bold statements first at this year’s festival, it confirms that once again Standon Calling 2021 is nothing but essential.

A summer ready to be celebrated, Standon Calling’s mix of euphoric party favourites perfectly embodies their mantra of something for everyone. Hip-hop icon Grandmaster Flash heads to Standon Calling this summer, pulling across his illustrious career for a mixing trip through hip-hop history. Artful Dodger will be spinning garage classics late into the night in the festival’s famed Cowshed hideaway whilst festival titan DJ Yoda drops in with another glorious jukebox of feel-good vibes that’ll make him once again a standout of festival weekends. Standon’s Groove Garden returns in emphatic fashion with Crazy P Soundsystem, PBR Streetgang, The Nextmen and Kid Fiesta just a taste of a thrilling lineup promising collective party joy at Standon Calling 2021.

Oh, and did we mention the return of The Cuban Brothers? Becoming one of Standon Calling’s essential weekend attractions year after year, their fun-filled and cheeky party set will once again grace the festival’s main stage – with 2021’s return sure to be an extra special treat.

Speaking about the latest lineup announcement for Standon Calling 2021,
Festival Founder and Director Alex Trenchard said:
“I am incredibly excited and proud that in just a few months time, we will be welcoming festival fans and friends together once again at Standon Calling 2021. Not just a landmark moment after the past year, I’m also delighted to have our greatest lineup to date playing across the weekend for our belated 15th Birthday celebrations. These new names announced today are just another sign that there truly is something for everyone at Standon Calling. I can’t wait to see everyone this July, it’s going to be a special one”.

These new additions add even more to a weekend perfect to welcome festival-lovers back to the fields once again. From a phenomenal and diverse music lineup lead by headliners Bastille, Primal Scream and Hot Chip alongside Craig David Presents TS5, De La Soul, Sister Sledge, Everything Everything, Sophie Ellis-Bextor ft Sink The Pink, Mystery Jets, Akala, Ðadi Freyr, Holly Humberstone, Porridge Radio, Squid, Maribou State (DJ) and many more – to a stacked Comedy lineup lead by Ed Gamble and Zoe Lyons, the choice is vast. Pull up a pew and catch Horrible Histories (Live), the Dick & Dom DJ Battle and Circus Shows from The Flying Seagull Project or get stuck in with Woodland Tribe and their adventure playground, the Sillyolympics or a dip in the built-in Swimming Pool. Dance away to the thrills of Elvana or take a break in the luxurious wood-burning hot-tubs and Wild Wellbeing area before tucking into a mouthwatering array of top-draw food & drink. Standon Calling is the ultimate festival experience for all ages and all tastes this summer – marking 2021 as the year summer festival escapes truly return.

After unprecedented demand, a limited number of weekend and day tickets are still available – with fans encouraged to book their spot at Standon Calling soon to avoid disappointment. Family Camping and ticket packages are available now from:

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