Pictures of Standon Calling 2018 music festival

PUBLISHED: 17:55 01 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:14 02 August 2018

Enjoying The Amazons at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Enjoying The Amazons at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

©2018 Kevin Richards - all rights reserved

A record-breaking crowd of more than 15,000 attended music festival Standon Calling in the Hertfordshire countryside over the weekend.

Peter Hayes of the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSPeter Hayes of the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

The annual festival opened on Thursday, July 26 – and first night festival-goers celebrated event founder Alex Trenchard’s 40th birthday at the opening party.

Take a look at our photographer Kevin Richards’ pictures from Standon Calling 2018 here.

Pop star Paloma Faith headlined the main stage at Standon Lordship on Friday night after a thunderstorm had delayed the festival earlier in the day.

Django Django performed on the Friday, with The Hunna also going down a storm on the BBC Introducing Stage.

Leah Shapiro of the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSLeah Shapiro of the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Chart-topping Shotgun singer-songwriter George Ezra was Saturday’s main attraction, playing to a field full of family and friends during an emotional Hertfordshire homecoming headline slot.

The impressive Shame had earlier shone on the main stage, before American rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club brought their intoxicating dark riffs to Standon.

Roxy Music legend Bryan Ferry closed the main stage on Sunday night.

The likes of Goldfrapp, The Cuban Brothers, The Bootleg Beatles, Pale Waves, Gaz Coombes, Marmozets, Dream Wife and The Amazons also appeared over the weekend, while Pulp star Jarvis Cocker performed a DJ set.

Peter Hayes of the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSPeter Hayes of the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Alongside the music, there was a fancy dress parade and dog show, while revellers could take a dip in the manor house’s swimming pool.

Robert Levon Been of the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at  Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSRobert Levon Been of the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Nelson Can at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSNelson Can at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

The Cuban Brothers at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSThe Cuban Brothers at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Arturo of The Cuban Brothers at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSArturo of The Cuban Brothers at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Jarvis Cocker at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSJarvis Cocker at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Jarvis Cocker at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSJarvis Cocker at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Django Django at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSDjango Django at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Nina Nesbitt played at the Starbase Standon stage at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSNina Nesbitt played at the Starbase Standon stage at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

The Amazons at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSThe Amazons at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Hudson Taylor at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSHudson Taylor at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

The Hunna interview with the BBC at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSThe Hunna interview with the BBC at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

The Laundry Meadow Stage plays host to Average Sex at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSThe Laundry Meadow Stage plays host to Average Sex at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Brutus, winner of mixed breed at the dog show and his delighted owners at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSBrutus, winner of mixed breed at the dog show and his delighted owners at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

The Bootleg Beatles were a great hit at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSThe Bootleg Beatles were a great hit at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Queen Zee backstage at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSQueen Zee backstage at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Big Geoff shows 18 months of festival entrance bands at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSBig Geoff shows 18 months of festival entrance bands at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

DJ Hugh Hardie at The Cowshed Club at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSDJ Hugh Hardie at The Cowshed Club at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Paloma Faith at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSPaloma Faith at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

MC Fava entertained the crowds on Friday and Saturday night at The Cowshed Club at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSMC Fava entertained the crowds on Friday and Saturday night at The Cowshed Club at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Paloma Faith at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSPaloma Faith at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Fun with bumper cars at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSFun with bumper cars at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Paloma Faith at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSPaloma Faith at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Jarvis Cocker on the Starbase Standon Stage at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSJarvis Cocker on the Starbase Standon Stage at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Paloma Faith at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSPaloma Faith at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Festival goers outside the Starbase Standon Stage at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSFestival goers outside the Starbase Standon Stage at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Jarvis Cocker on the Starbase Standon Stage at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSJarvis Cocker on the Starbase Standon Stage at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Django Django at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSDjango Django at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Bakar at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSBakar at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

The People's Frontroom always popular for a comfortable rest at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSThe People's Frontroom always popular for a comfortable rest at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

The Lawn Stage at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSThe Lawn Stage at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Etherwood playing The Cowshed Club at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSEtherwood playing The Cowshed Club at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Light Show was amazing at The Cowshed Club at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSLight Show was amazing at The Cowshed Club at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

MC Fava at The Cowshed Club at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSMC Fava at The Cowshed Club at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Bar staff at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSBar staff at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

The Amazons on the main stage at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSThe Amazons on the main stage at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Fun and games before the acts start at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSFun and games before the acts start at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Crowds start to gather at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSCrowds start to gather at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Creating Soda Fountains within the Children's Area at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSCreating Soda Fountains within the Children's Area at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

The People's Frontroom is an intimate playing venue at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSThe People's Frontroom is an intimate playing venue at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

The People's Frontroom always popular for a comfortable rest at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSThe People's Frontroom always popular for a comfortable rest at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Plenty of bars for a drink and a relaxing sit down at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSPlenty of bars for a drink and a relaxing sit down at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Pip Blom on the Laundry Meadow stage at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSPip Blom on the Laundry Meadow stage at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

The Final of Rockaoke on the Main Stage at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSThe Final of Rockaoke on the Main Stage at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Pip Blom on the Laundry Meadow stage at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSPip Blom on the Laundry Meadow stage at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Great food always to be had at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSGreat food always to be had at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Multi talented group Easy Life draw a crowd at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSMulti talented group Easy Life draw a crowd at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Plenty of food throughout the weekend at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSPlenty of food throughout the weekend at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Nelson Can at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSNelson Can at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Taking part in The Future theme for this year at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSTaking part in The Future theme for this year at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

The Cuban Brothers at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSThe Cuban Brothers at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Taking part in The Future theme for this year at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSTaking part in The Future theme for this year at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Cowshed Club at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSCowshed Club at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Cowshed Club at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSCowshed Club at Standon Calling Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Related articles

More news stories

Yesterday, 17:44

Welwyn Hatfield Council has voted against recommendations to increase its members’ pay.

Yesterday, 16:30

A pervert driving a souped-up car in Welwyn Garden City “smiled” as he exposed himself to a woman.

Yesterday, 15:49

The police helicopter has been out over Hatfield this afternoon, searching for a shoplifter who pinched a bag from Hatfield House two years ago.

Yesterday, 15:30

A Potters Bar woman whose cat was mutilated has spoken out and is encouraging other victims to do so after police announced they had closed the Croydon/M25 Cat Killer case.

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Welwyn Hatfield Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy