Rag’n’Bone Man confirmed as first Standon Calling 2019 headliner

The festival will be held on July 25-28 next year

Rag’n’Bone Man has been announced as the first headliner of Standon Calling 2019.

The Hertfordshire-based festival will be held on July 25-28 next year. The 2018 edition saw performances from the likes of Paloma Faith, George Ezra and Shame.

Speaking about the booking, the Sussex artist – real name  Rory Graham – said: “Standon Calling has been one of those festivals I’ll always tell my mates to go to because the vibe is always great, so I’m pretty hyped to be playing it again next year.”

Rag'n'Bone Man

Rag’n’Bone Man

Standon Calling Festival Director Alex Trenchard added: “It’s been phenomenal seeing the rise of Rag’n’ Bone Man over recent years. He’s someone who has already graced our stages twice on his way to becoming one of the standout figures in pop not only in the UK but around the world.

“Every year when we ask Standon festival-goers who they’d like to see play, he’s always up there at the top – so we’re delighted to be welcoming him back to headline the Friday night, in what’s sure to be a special singalong moment.”

Tickets for Standon Calling 2019 are on sale now. No other acts have yet been named for the festival in Hertfordshire.

Earlier this year, a joke made by Jack Whitehall about Rag’n’Bone Man was cut last minute by BRIT Awards organisers after it was deemed to be too offensive.