Bastille Day for Hertfordshire music festival Standon Calling

PUBLISHED: 11:19 14 July 2013 | UPDATED: 11:32 14 July 2013

Bastille will be playing music festival Standon Calling 2013 [Picture:]

Bastille will be playing music festival Standon Calling 2013 [Picture:]

TWO years ago, when Bastille first played Hertfordshire music festival Standon Calling, they were relative unknowns.

Standon Calling tickets

A limited number of Tier 2 weekend tickets for Standon Calling are now on sale for £125, alongside an even more limited amount of Friday and Sunday day tickets for £50 each.

There are no plans for Saturday day tickets.

Tier 1 weekend tickets and free kids’ tickets are now sold out.

Due to the overwhelming demand for weekend tickets this year, organisers are issuing a lot less day tickets than normal.

A spokesman said: “Numbers are seriously limited and we expect these to sell out very quickly.”

Now the London-based band have a number one album to their name, Bad Blood, and single Pompeii has sold more than 500,000 copies in the UK.

The video for top two single Pompeii has had nearly 30 million views on YouTube.

New single Things We Lost In The Fire, the follow up to Laura Palmer, is released tomorrow (Monday).

Fronted by singer/songwriter Dan Smith, the group are down to play Standon Calling again next month, having attracted huge crowds for their sets at both the Isle of Wight Festival and Glastonbury last month.

Standon Calling 2013 festival line-up posterStandon Calling 2013 festival line-up poster

They join the likes of hip-hop legends De La Soul and Band of Skulls on an eclectic bill at Standon Lordship, near Ware, from Friday, August 2 to Sunday, August 4.

Bastille will play the main stage on the opening Friday night from 9pm, before headliners Digitalism.

“Bastille will join a long line of acts that we’ve helped nurture at Standon Calling that have then gone on to mainstream acclaim,” said festival founder Alex Trenchard.

“This includes the likes of Florence and the Machine, Paloma Faith, Mumford and Sons, The Maccabees and Metronomy.”

* See this week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times, out now, for the chance to win a pair of camping tickets to Standon Calling 2013.

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