14 Reasons to Check out Standon Calling 2019
By / July 22, 2019


This weekend, the 100 Nights of Summer Tour returns to one our favorite fests — Standon Calling in England. This boutique festival celebrates its 14th year from July 25th-28th, so we’re running down 14 reasons why we’re excited to head back to the Hertfordshire countryside.

The 2019 Lineup
The overall roster of artists at Standon Calling has everything from international legends to artists just starting out on their musical journeys.

The Vibe
Lots of friendly faces along with a laid back atmosphere and plenty of party people — that’s our jam!

Wolf Alice
One of the best bands to come out of the UK in recent years, you won’t want to miss this Saturday night headliner.

It’s Dog-Friendly!
Dogs are more than welcome at Standon Calling, and you’ll see them all weekend playing around the festival grounds.

And There’s a Dog Show!
Every Sunday at Standon Calling is the annual dog show, where owners and their pups compete in super competitive categories like ‘Dog with the Waggiest Tail’.

Punk rock, crowd surfing, and partial nudity? It must be an IDLES show.

There’s a Costume Parade!
The festies at Standon Calling go all out for the annual costume parade.

The Big Moon
Take a look at the video below and tell me you don’t want The Big Moon live (you do).

The Laundry Meadows Stage
The main stage may have most of the bigger names of the fest, but Laundry Meadows is the place to catch the next UK artist that’s about to break big.


Comedy on the Lawn
When you need a short rest from the music, come to this super cozy tent for a non-stop barrage of comedy and talks.

It’s Kid-Friendly!
With plenty of activities and family camping, Standon Calling is an ideal family fest. As I was told last year by one parent: “I love to bring my kids here so they can learn festival culture at an early age.”

The BBC Introducing Stage
Hidden in a blink-and-you-might-miss-it tent, BBC Introducing curates a beautiful lineup of undiscovered talent.

Emma McGrath

It Goes Off At Night
Sure, there’s plenty of rock and pop during the day, but there’s a whole other festival that starts up when the sun goes down with electronic artists like Simian Mobile Disco, La Fleur, and Menendez Brothers.

The New Boogaloo Venue
Virtual reality, the history of punk, and a modern dance workshop are just a few of the hints of what will be happening in this new spot at the festival.

There’s plenty more to see at Standon Calling, so head over to the official website for more information. Tickets are on sale here and we’ll see you this weekend.

Born during a backstage Bonnaroo downpour, Vito's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to all the great festivals that this wide world has to offer.