Roxy Music legend set to headline Standon Calling festival

Roxy Music legend Bryan Ferry will headline music festival Standon Calling 2018 [Picture: Simon Emmett]

Roxy Music legend Bryan Ferry will headline music festival Standon Calling 2018 [Picture: Simon Emmett]

Simon Emmett

Roxy Music legend Bryan Ferry will headline next summer’s Standon Calling festival.

Organisers of the Hertfordshire music festival have announced the event’s first 2018 headliner, with the stylish Bryan Ferry set to head to the Standon fields next summer.

The hip-shaking and sharply-dressed Virginia Plain singer is set to bring a hit-filled trip down memory lane to the family-friendly boutique extravaganza.

From solo hits Slave To Love, Let’s Stick Together and Don’t Stop The Dance and Roxy favourites Love Is The Drug, Dance Away and Angel Eyes, to his defining take on John Lennon classic Jealous Guy and much more, Bryan Ferry is the definition of showbiz and will be bringing it all to Standon Calling next summer.

Now in its 13th year, the festival will take place at Standon Lordship in the Hertfordshire countryside east of Stevenage from Thursday, July 26, to Sunday, July 29.

An indisputable icon and svengali of fashion and style, the former Roxy Music frontman will close the festival on the Sunday night.

Looking ahead to 2018 and the news of Bryan Ferry’s headline slot, Standon Calling founder and festival director Alex Trenchard said: “Bryan Ferry is an icon who created, defined and influenced an entire musical generation.

“As a solo artist and as part of Roxy Music, he has steered popular music toward the way of cool for the last 40 years.

“His lyrical brilliance and powerful performances are legendary and Standon Calling is going to be purring in appreciation of his silky stylings as he closes the festival in 2018.”

Standon Calling 2018 will once again offer a weekend of music, arts, fun and pure festival joy.

At Standon Calling they dare to be different, with a purposefully eclectic, inclusive and creative programme, carefully curated to reflect the diverse interests of the crowds that gather year after year in its fields.

After its most successful year to date in 2017, Tier 3 adult weekend tickets are now on sale for Standon Calling 2018 priced £139 – with previous tiers and early-bird tickets selling out in record time.

• For further details, head to www.standon-calling.com/tickets.

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