Standon Calling 2017 line-up ‘the strongest in the festival’s history’

PUBLISHED: 09:44 08 March 2017 | UPDATED: 09:10 13 March 2017

KT Tunstall will be appearing at Standon Calling this summer [Picture: Alan Davies]

KT Tunstall will be appearing at Standon Calling this summer [Picture: Alan Davies]

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Organisers are hailing the Standon Calling 2017 line-up as the festival’s “strongest” yet after adding the likes of KT Tunstall, Editors and Idris Elba to the bill.

The music festival returns to the grounds of Standon Lordship in Hertfordshire from Thursday, July 27 to Sunday, July 30.

And joining already confirmed main stage headliners Orbital and Clean Bandit are the likes of Editors, Kate Tempest, KT Tunstall, Lindstrøm, Slow Club, Idris Elba, Doc Brown and Slow Club in the second wave of acts.

Luther star Idris Elba will be swapping acting for a DJ set at Standon.

Also on the bill over the weekend are the likes of the previously announced Slaves, Laura Mvula, Gary Numan and British Sea Power.

Of the latest additions, Editors will play on the Sunday night before a “very special” headliner due to be announced next week.

Festival founder and director Alex Trenchard is delighted at the way the 2017 festival is shaping up.

He said: “I believe we’ve created the strongest Standon Calling line-up in the festival’s history with the new additions in this announcement.

“I’m really proud of it and especially excited that Editors, one of my favourite festival acts, will be at Standon and supporting our yet to be announced Sunday night headliner.

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“Kate Tempest, KT Tunstall and Slow Club need no introduction and I’m looking forward to both Idris Elba and Lindstrøm keeping us dancing until the small hours.”

Alex added: “Next week we announce our final very special headliner to round off our 2017 line-up.

“There really has never been a better time for people to join us at Standon Calling for an amazing festival weekend.”

Tickets for Standon Calling 2017 are on sale now.

Super early bird and early bird tickets sold out in record time, with Tier 1 tickets now standing at £137 for an adult weekend ticket.

Teen weekend tickets costs from £97, while child weekend tickets are from £35. Infant weekend tickets are from £5.

Alex Trenchard addresses the main stage crowd at Standon Calling 2016 [Picture: Kevin Richards] Alex Trenchard addresses the main stage crowd at Standon Calling 2016 [Picture: Kevin Richards]

• Tickets for Standon Calling are available from the festival’s website at http://standon-calling.com

STANDON CALLING 2017 LINE-UP

• JUST ANNOUNCED

EDITORS / KATE TEMPEST / KT TUNSTALL / SLOW CLUB / IDRIS ELBA / LINDSTRØM /

DOC BROWN / HORSE MEAT DISCO / STRONG ASIAN MOTHERS / JOHN HASSALL AND THE APRIL RAINERS / YONAKA / SKINNY LIVING / PELUCHE / THE MENENDEZ BROTHERS / JIVE TALK / CATHERINE MCGRATH / THE WANDERING HEARTS / CRONICLE / OUTLYA / TIN PIGEONS / JOSEPHINE AND THE ARTIZANS / HATTIE WHITEHEAD / KALYDE.

ZIG-A ZIG-AH / BEAR GROOVES / KID FIESTA / DIG IT SOUND SYSTEM.

• PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED

ORBITAL / CLEAN BANDIT

SLAVES / LAURA MVULA / NOTHING BUT THIEVES / GARY NUMAN / STEVE MASON /

BRITISH SEA POWER / !!! (CHK CHK CHK)

NADIA ROSE / FICKLE FRIENDS / CABBAGE / DUTCH UNCLES / AKALA / KERO KERO BONITO / IDLES / THE CUBAN BROTHERS / PLASTIC MERMAIDS / LUCY SPRAGGAN / CHARLIE CUNNINGHAM / PREP / LONGY / TANGERINES / VENN / THE EARLY YEARS / CLUB DRIVE / JAE TYLER / ALEX FRANCIS / BARON GOODLOVE & THE DREADFUL NOISE / VOLKOVA SISTERS / MADDOX / WASTE / BRING YOUR OWN BRASS

• DJ SETS FROM:

JOE GODDARD (HOT CHIP) / FAITHLESS / JAX JONES / DJ YODA: STRANGER THINGS SET / MAXXI SOUNDSYSTEM / EDWARD ADOO

• COWSHED TAKEOVERS FROM:

SINK THE PINK / HOSPITALITY / MIKE SKINNER & MURKAGE PRESENTS TONGA /

FEELING GLOOMY PRESENTS BOWIE DISCO

• BRAND NEW COMEDY STAGE

JAMES ACASTER / JOHN ROBINS / CASUAL VIOLENCE

WITH MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED

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