Standon Calling 2013 festival line-up additions

PUBLISHED: 11:01 07 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:01 07 April 2013

Digitalism will be headlining one of the days at Hertfordshire music festival Standon Calling 2013

Digitalism will be headlining one of the days at Hertfordshire music festival Standon Calling 2013


FESTIVAL organisers have announced more bands playing this year’s Standon Calling 2013 in the Hertfordshire countryside.

Digitalism, The Joy Formidable, The D.O.T. featuring The Streets’ Mike Skinner, Toy, DJ Yoda, The Skints and Public Service Broadcasting have all been added to the line-up for August’s three-day party at Standon Lordship, near Ware.

Joining previously announced headliners De La Soul and Band of Skulls, and album chart-toppers Bastille, Digitalism have been confirmed as the third headliner for the music event taking place between Friday, August 2 and Sunday, August 4.

Signed to ultra-hip label Kitsuné, the duo have been filling dancefloors to bursting point since 2004 with their indie-electronic crossover tunes.

As adept at DJ sets as they are live performance, Digitalism blend the two expertly and will be the perfect climax to a day of festival partying.

Sure to deliver a much-welcomed tidal wave of dreamy, euphoric rock to the festival, The Joy Formidable are another addition.

The Welsh trio have recently toured with Muse and their set at Standon Calling will no doubt see an energetic, riff-laden return to the UK.

Also joining 2013’s line-up are The Music’s Rob Harvey and The Streets’ main man Mike Skinner, performing as their collaborative project The D.O.T.

The duo’s album combines their respective influences, twisting out an audio-cocktail dubbed by the NME as “an indie-rap-disco-pop-electronica-crossover”.

Speaking to 6 Music about the need for a project after The Streets, Mike Skinner said: “Any band is kinda a bit like quicksand, it gradually dries. I had it with The Streets and [Rob] had it with The Music, it’s like ‘hey we can do anything we want…’

“Five albums down it’s like ‘right you’ve got to write another song about breaking up with a girl’, and Rob’s band had to find another riff. And that’ll happen to The D.O.T. but now we’re in that second stage bit where we know what it is.”

Further additions come in the form of psychedelic London-based rockers Toy, and hip-hop turntablist DJ Yoda, who will be joined by the bonkers Balkan sounds of Trans Siberian Marching Band.

Elsewhere on the line-up, Shields, Lazarus & The Plane Crash, Rotten Hill Gang, London Afrobeat Collective, Band of Buriers, Trenton & Free Radical have also been added to the bill.

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