Standon Calling 2015 stage takeovers announced

PUBLISHED: 15:51 02 April 2015 | UPDATED: 15:51 02 April 2015

Standon Calling 2015

Standon Calling 2015


More stage line-ups for Hertfordshire music festival Standon Calling 2015 have been confirmed.

"We’ve never had a line-up when so many of the support acts look like they’re about to break into the big time."

Standon Calling founder Alex Trenchard

Celebrating 10 years this summer, Standon Calling organisers have unveiled acts for prestigious stage takeovers from Loose Music, Bella Union, Sink The Pink, Bondax & Friends, and Gilles Peterson & Patrick Forge.

The boutique music festival will take place in the Hertfordshire countryside at Standon Lordship over the weekend of Friday, July 31 to Sunday, August 2.

Little Dragons, The Dandy Warhols and Basement Jaxx will headline the main stage, with Roots Manuva, Hercules & Love Affair, Ella Eyre and Kwabs also confirmed to appear over the weekend.

Ex-Orbital man Paul Hartnoll will now be bringing his solo project 8:58 to the Big Top stage, while platinum-selling The Magic Numbers lead the live additions to The Last Dance Saloon.

The Magic NumbersThe Magic Numbers

Formerly known as the Lawn Stage and inspired by the Standon’s 2015 Wild West theme ‘A Town of Two Faces’, The Last Dance Saloon has been curated by champions of new music BBC Introducing, and independent record labels Loose Music and the hugely influential Bella Union.

Following the split of the formidable Orbital last year, one half of the brother duo, Paul Hartnoll, will be taking over Standon’s Big Top stage in 2015, with his new solo project 8:58.

Out this week, 8:58’s first album is already turning heads with collaborations with The Cure’s Robert Smith, The Unthanks and Cillian Murphy.

A festival spokesman said: “Standon Calling is incredibly excited to be having 8:58 performing live in The Big Top, on the opening night of its 10th birthday bash.”

Ex-Orbital man Paul Hartnoll, aka 8:58Ex-Orbital man Paul Hartnoll, aka 8:58

In keeping with the festival’s Wild West and day-to-night inspired theme, Standon Calling will be delivering the very best in live music during the day in The Last Dance Saloon tent, while at night, electronic music’s finest take over The Cowshed.

Americana label Loose Music’s takeover of The Last Dance Saloon on Friday, July 31 will see a special performance by The Magic Numbers.

Renowned for their beautiful harmonies and blissful chorus hooks, the four-piece soared to success with their self-titled debut album.

Now with Grammys, Mercury Prize nominations and four albums under their belt, the band will be unmissable in the intimate setting of The Last Dance Saloon.

Also revealed for the Loose Music takeover is Danny & The Champions Of The World, who having spent much of 2014 touring around the world.

They will be joined by the West Coast sounds of Treetop Flyers, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band, Jo Rose, Canyon Ride and Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards.

The impressive Bella Union welcome some of its own exciting acts in a takeover of The Last Dance Saloon on Sunday, August 2.

With rave reviews of his riotous live shows, Ezra Furman will have crowds jumping when he performs over the weekend and festival-goers will in for a treat with further performances from Manchester all-female four-piece PINS, Zun Zun Egui, funk maestro Clarence Clarity, Peter Broderick with full live band and Bernard & Edith.

Offering something completely different after dark, The Cowshed will be taken over each night by a different host for three very eclectic parties.

Leading electronic talent The 2 Bears, Maribou State, Severino of Horse Meat Disco, Kidnap Kid, Jax Jones and more will be behind the ones and twos in after dark takeovers of Standon Calling’s famous nightclub.

Hosted by Bondax & Friends, Sink The Pink and Gilles Peterson & Patrick Forge, The Cowshed will ensure Standon Calling’s birthday celebrations continue from dusk till dawn.

Joining club crew Sink The Pink and their brand new dirty disco party Savage, and providing the tunes will be one half of The 2 Bears and longtime DJ Raf Daddy, Severino of notorious party-starters Horse Meat Disco, colourful MC Gaff-E and DJ/Producer Jonjo Jury.

Bondax & Friends sees the urban dance pair joined by Maribou State, another duo well-known for their melodic gems, as well as Black Butter beat-maker Kidnap Kid, Grammy-nominee and Duke Dumont collaborator Jax Jones and a producer on the cusp of major success, South London’s Grades.

The Cowshed will also see Gilles Peterson & Patrick Forge haul their massive record collections into The Cowshed to present the legendary jazz, funk and dance sounds of the original Dingwalls Sunday Sessions, established in 1987.

Limited Tier 2 tickets, priced at £127, are available from



* Little Dragon / The Dandy Warhols (UK Exclusive) / Basement Jaxx

* The Horrors / Roots Manuva / Hercules & Love Affair / Ella Eyre / Kwabs

* The Antlers / Saint Raymond / Lucy Spraggan / DJ Yoda / The Cuban Brothers / Hypnotic Brass Ensemble / Prides / Slaves / Charlotte OC / Will & The People / Seinabo Sey / All We Are

* Revere / We Have Band / Rag‘n’Bone Man / Real Lies

* We Are Shining / Gabby Young & Other Animals / Jagaara / Remi Miles / Black Honey / Crows /

* Syd Kemp / Black Delta Movement / Kiko Bun / The Thirst / Maddox / Waste / Patawawa

The Cowshed

* Sink The Pink presents Savage: The 2 Bears / Severino / Gaff-E / Jonjo Jury

* Bondax & Friends: Maribou State [DJ] / Kidnap Kid, Jax Jones / Grades

* Gilles Peterson & Patrick Forge: present the Sunday Dingwalls Sessions

The Last Dance Saloon

* BBC Introducing: TBA

* Loose Music: The Magic Numbers / Danny & The Champions Of The World / Treetop Flyers / Dan Michaelson & The Coastguards / The Goat Roper Rodeo Band / Jo Rose / Canyon Ride

* Bella Union: Ezra Furman / PINS / Zun Zun Egui / Clarence Clarity / Peter Broderick / exmagician / Bernard & Edith

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