Tickets on sale for 2014 Hertfordshire music festival

PUBLISHED: 11:17 09 August 2013 | UPDATED: 11:20 09 August 2013

De La Soul headlining Standon Calling 2013 [Picture: PG Brunelli]

De La Soul headlining Standon Calling 2013 [Picture: PG Brunelli]

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SUPER early bird tickets for Hertfordshire music festival Standon Calling 2014 are now on sale.

Bastille on stage at Standon Calling 2013 [Picture: PG Brunelli]Bastille on stage at Standon Calling 2013 [Picture: PG Brunelli]

The three-day event will return to the grounds of Standon Lordship, near Ware, from Friday, August 1 to Sunday, August 3.

After a 5,000-strong crowd enjoyed Standon Calling’s first ever sold-out event over the weekend, super early bird tickets to 2014’s festival are now on sale at only £85 for an adult/youth weekend pass via the Standon Calling website.

Festival founder Alex Trenchard said: “Standon Calling 2013 was a huge success and the first time we’ve ever sold out the festival.

“We’ve received amazing feedback from festival-goers and a lot of enquiries from people asking when they can secure their 2014 tickets, so we’ve put them on sale earlier than planned.

"We’ve received amazing feedback from festival-goers and a lot of enquiries from people asking when they can secure their 2014 tickets, so we’ve put them on sale earlier than planned."

Standon Calling founder Alex Trenchard

“I want to thank everyone who made this year’s festival what it was: the artists, production and art crews, local residents for their support as well as the security and Herts police, who did a great job of getting the balance right to ensure that the festival went off with only two minor incidents.”

This year’s festival saw performances across the spectrums of pop, indie, dance and hip-hop.

Headliners Digitalism, Band Of Skulls and the legendary De La Soul crowned the main stage, while the Big Top saw bill-topping turns from The Joy Formidable, DJ Yoda & Trans-Siberian Marching Band and AlunaGeorge.

Elsewhere, fans gathered for album chart-toppers Bastille and the up-and-coming trio London Grammar.

Standon Calling festival founder Alex Trenchard [Picture: PG Brunelli]Standon Calling festival founder Alex Trenchard [Picture: PG Brunelli]

Night owls who flocked to the Cowshed and Big Top stages in the small hours were in the safe hands of Nina Kraviz, Simian Mobile Disco, Gilles Peterson and many more.

The Gorilla Circus trapeze school ran sold out classes for hundreds on their outdoor rig, and 30 people became part of the show themselves in Standon Calling People’s Circus.

Last weekend also saw the first implementation of RFID wristbands and a completely cash free site. Speeding up bar service and improving safety for all, the system was fault free throughout the weekend and used, without major issue, by all festival-goers over the weekend. Standon Callings RFID system was installed and managed by Glownet.

Those wishing to sign up early for next year’s event can now do so at super early bird prices.

For a very limited time, tickets will be £85 for an adult/youth weekend pass (12 plus years), and £10 for a child weekend pass (ages four to 12. Infants (0-3 years) will remain free when accompanied by an adult weekend ticket holder.

Age restrictions apply to age at time of the event, rather than purchase.

Visit www.standon-calling.com/ for more details.


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