Standon Calling took place over the weekend in Hertfordshire. The festival began as a birthday BBQ for founder Alex Trenchard in 2001 before turning into a fully-fledged music fest in 2004. Here’s some of the highlights of 2011…
Egyptian Hip Hop joined the likes of Battles and Baxter Dury at Standon Calling 2011.
The Goldheart Assembly played this year too. Interestingly the festival founder was found guilty of defrauding his employer Tesco this year to fund the festival. His parents have paid back the money and the show will go on.
Battles headlined the main stage this year, while Howard Marks headed up the Literary Lounge.
Poet John Cooper Clarke joined the likes of Three Trapped Tigers and Dananananakroyd for this year’s bash.
2:54 played the Twisted Licks stage on Sunday, sandwiched between Pushing Hands and Bastille.
Trophy Wife followed later on the Twisted Licks stage before headliner John Grant. The weekender has grown to a three-day, multi-stage affair now.
The theme of this year’s event was Gods & Monsters. Guess this Bo Selecta idiot didn’t get the memo.
The Mummers hit the main stage on Saturday afternoon (Aug 13). Standon Calling has a much more boutiquey feel than some of its competitors and a devoted following.
Little Boots DJs at Standon Calling. The artist is currently working on new tracks for her second album.
Punters dressed up for the Gods & Monsters theme partake in a little afternoon raving at Standon Calling.
Baxter Dury runs through tracks from his new album ‘Happy Soup’ at Standon Calling.
Lamb headlined the Saturday night at Standon Calling. The festival also offers a swimming pool and “a nightclub in a cowshed that never seems to end”.
Saul Williams performs in the grounds of a 16th century country house at Standon Calling 2011.
In honour of the Gods & Monsters theme, some punters dress up as, erm, The Joker, a dead woman, Elmo, a goth and a jester skeleton.
Hercules & Love Affair perform at Standon Calling. For more info and to keep an eye on tickets for next year, head to their website.