Standon Calling is a boutique music festival set in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside. Celebrating its fifteenth year in 2022, the festival has come a long way since its birthday garden party beginnings. If you haven’t experienced Standon Calling, get ready to have a lot of fun among the friendliest festival crowd in the land.
Across four fun-filled days, you’ll hear music from the acts you love and the very best in emerging talent. Savour incredible food, dance until the early hours, enjoy an abundance of family activities, lounge by the pool, luxuriate in a hot tub, relax with a massage, take in top comedy, be inspired by a talk, or learn something new at a workshop, prepare to be charmed by the annual dog show, show off your creative flair in a bid to win the coveted best fancy dress prize, and so much more.
Don’t leave your imagination at home. Each year Standon Calling tells a new story, a themed world comes to life as the festival unfolds across day and night. Past tales include Murder on the Standon Express, Gods and Monsters, Running Away from the Circus, A Town of Two Faces, The Legend of the Lost Seas, Tales of the Enchanted Valley and The Future.
Standon Calling have a history of providing some of the UK’s biggest stars a platform at the very start of their careers. Including Florence and the Machine, Friendly Fires, Mumford and Sons, Bastille, Clean Bandit, Slaves, Rag’n’Bone Man, Orbital, Faithless, and London Grammar, to name just a few.
Under 18 attendees must be accompanied by an adult aged 21+
Music genres: Acid House, Pop, Indie, Alternative, Electronic
24 HOUR GARAGE GIRLS
A GUY CALLED GERALD
CLUB DE FROMAGE
COLLEEN ‘COSMO’ MURPHY
CRAIG DAVID PRESENTS TS5
DAVE LEE (ZR)
DE LA SOUL
DICK & DOM DJ BATTLE
DJ EDEN BURGESS & DECKSTER
FROMAGE JUNIORS DISCO
HACKNEY COLLIERY BAND
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DINOSAUR
MARIBOU STATE (DJ)
MATT JAM LAMONT
OH MY GOD IT’S THE CHURCH
PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS
SMOKEY BUBBLIN B
SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR FT. SINK THE PINK
SOUNDS FAMILIAR MUSIC QUIZ
TALK LIKE TIGERS
THE DANIEL WAKEFORD EXPERIENCE
THE MENENDEZ BROTHERS
TROJAN SOUND SYSTEM
WORKING MEN’S CLUB
Standon Calling festival information & FAQs
When is Standon Calling?
Standon Calling takes place on 21st - 24th July 2022.
Where is Standon Calling?
Standon Calling is located in Standon, Hertfordshire.
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Travelling to/from the festival
Standon Calling festival takes place in the grounds of Standon Lordship, in the village of Standon, Hertfordshire. Set in the valley of the River Rib, you can expect a picturesque country escape.
The festival is within easy reach by public transport, bike or car at around 30 miles north of London and south west of Cambridge. We’re also close to Stanstead airport.
Standon Calling welcomes audiences from all over the UK, as well as a growing number from Europe, and even further afield!
Ware or Bishop’s Stortford are the closest major train stations for the festival. Local taxis are available to transport you to the festival and should cost between £15-£25, depending on the time of day.
Use the postcode SG11 1EE if you’re driving to the festival.
As you approach the site, be careful of narrow surround roads and follow AA road signs to festival parking.
Remember to book your car parking pass in advance too, one per vehicle, and don’t forget to offer your friends a lift.
Standon Calling is located at SG11 1EE, in the Hertfordshire countryside.
It is less than 45 minutes from Central London. The nearest train stations are Bishop’s Stortford and Ware.
Here's the approximate travel times by city:
Cambridge – Bishop’s Stortford – 28 mins
London: Alexandra Palace / Finsbury Park / Hornsey / Haringey – Hertford North – 35 mins
London: Finsbury Park – Hertford North – 35 mins
London: Moorgate – Hertford North – 50 mins
London: Liverpool St – Bishop’s Stortford – 40 mins
London: Hackney Downs – Tottenham Hale – Bishop’s Stortford – 50 mins
Reading – Hertford North (via London) – 2 hours
Ipswich – Hertford North or East (via London) – 2h 20 mins
Norwich – Hertford North (via London) – 2h 45 mins
Oxford – Hertford North (via London) – 2h 50 mins
Map of Hotels near festival site
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The history of Standon Calling festival
Starting out with just 25 friends around a swimming pool, a set of decks and a BBQ, Standon Calling went on to grow gradually year by year. Eventually inviting bands to play the festival, both up and coming and later more established, Standon Calling’s fanbase has been built in the best way possible, through word of mouth.
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