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US hip hop act will top bill at the Hertfordshire festival's 13th year.

De La Soul are the first headliners to be announced for 2013’s Standon Calling festival.

The New York rappers will perform at the event’s 13th installment, which takes place in the grounds of Standon Lordship manor house in Standon, Hertfordshire, from August 2 to 4 next year.

De La Soul’s debut album ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ was named NME‘s Album Of The Year in 1989. Earlier this year, the band’s Plug 2/Dave and Plug 1/Pos
unveiled side project First Serve, stepping into character as Deen Whitter and Jacob ‘Pop Life’ Barrow.

Described as “the soundtrack to a movie that has yet to be made and a fable for our times”, the album tells the story of Deen and Jacob, two childhood friends living in Queens, New York with dreams of making it big in the music world. The album was released on April 2.

Early Bird tickets for Standon Calling are priced at £85 or £79 as part of a group deal for four or more people. Click here for more information.