Discover Standon Calling 2012’s secret dance area

Spectrum will be at Standon Calling

Spectrum will be at Standon Calling


MUSIC festival Standon Calling 2012 will feature a new secret dance area when it begins tomorrow (Friday).

The stage will feature the likes of Shy FX, Toddla T, Kode9, Julio Bashmore, DJ EZ and Oneman.

The Meantime Discovery Stage is a collaboration between Standon Calling organisers and London brewer, the Meantime Brewing Company, and will bring together some of the hottest names in electronic music.

The secret stage will be revealed on tomorrow (Friday) night after the main stage closes and will entertain late-night revellers until the early hours on each night.

In fitting with Standon’s theme this year, Journey to the Ends of the Earth, festival-goers will have to discover the secret area for themselves.

“Our 2012 theme is all about discovery and adventure. We will be embarking on a Journey To The Ends Of The Earth in search of the very best in bass music,” says Standon founder Alex Trenchard.

“This stage is going to explode when it is revealed on the Friday night and we aim to create as much anticipation and speculation as to its location at the festival.”

One of the UK’s best underground club brands, Spectrum, is in charge of proceedings on Friday night and its multi-genre remit promises a line-up that will cause serious bass damage.

Leading the charge is a true innovator and pioneer, drum ’n’ bass don Shy FX.

Alongside him are BBC Radio 1 favourite and all-round smasher Toddla T, while party-people Union, Spectrum founder and resident Pete Jordan and Neil Navarra will also appear.

Having been voted one of the best club nights of 2011, Audio Doughnuts bring a unique take on dance music to Standon on Saturday.

Twisting and turning through house, disco, funky garage, synth-led hip hop and bass music, they bring renowned underground producer Kode9, bass-house fusionist, Julio Bashmore, bass upstarts Dark Sky and Deep Teknologi’s house genius T Williams.

On the Sunday, Urban Nerds bring their arsenal of under-ground bass bombs to the stage.

They bring a slice of London warehouse madness to the Hertfordshire countryside with legendary UK garage pioneer, DJ EZ, dubstep and garage evolutionary Oneman, UK funky don Marcus Nasty, Urban Nerds resident Rattus Rattus and Daddy Nature.

Standon Calling takes place at Standon Lordship, Hertfordshire, from Friday until Sunday.

Weekend tickets are priced at £99, two-day tickets are £78, while day tickets are also on sale at £25 for Friday, and £39 for Saturday and Sunday.

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