Standon Calling organisers confirm tasty line-up of food and drink traders
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A tasty line-up of street food traders has been announced for a summer Hertfordshire festival.
Organisers of Standon Calling this morning revealed the 2018 festival’s mouthwatering food and drink programme.
This year’s line-up is led by revered burger kings Patty & Bun, who are bringing their ‘Patty Party’ to the festival for the go-to hub of music, food and fun.
Also tempting festival-goers on the food front at Standon Lordship will be the likes of Born & Raised, Wingmans, Kerbisher & Malt, Nazari, Makatcha, The Mac Factory and many more.
Standon Calling takes place in the Hertfordshire countryside from Thursday, July 26 to Sunday, July 29, with Paloma Faith, George Ezra and Roxy Music legend Bryan Ferry headlining the main stage.
Paloma Faith will return to Standon 10 years after first playing the festival. She will headline the Friday night.
Following his recent number one album Staying at Tamara’s, Hertford singer-songwriter George Ezra will be playing a home county gig on the Saturday.
Let’s Stick Together and Love is the Drug singer Bryan Ferry will close the main stage on the Sunday night.
Tickets for the weekend of music, family entertainment and delicious food and drink are selling at a rapid pace – faster than last year.
And Saturday day tickets are set to sell out in the next few days, no doubt in part due to Paradise singer George Ezra’s Hertfordshire homecoming headline slot.
Fifth tier tickets are now on sale via http://standon-calling.com
Offering a unique taste and sizzling flavour at every turn, with a range of vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and other dietary options available, Standon Calling brings the best in UK street food to campers’ front door, with a stunning selection for all to tuck into across the July weekender.
The festival’s food curator, and passionate foodie, Nigel Birch, believes this year’s food line-up is “the best and most complete collection of A-list street food traders since festivals began”.
It’s easy to see why with the following on offer.
• Patty & Bun’s ‘Patty Party’
Patty & Bun return to Standon with their ‘Patty Party’, earning themselves a bigger and better venue to pump out beats and burgers, providing the perfect place to dance from sundown to sunrise.
An indisputable heavyweight in the London food scene, their prime Aberdeen Angus beef patties and homegrown British ingredients crafted lovingly into a juicy, one-of-a-kind burger sees queues snaking through Soho.
With a cocktail bar on hand too, the Patty Party is bound to be a favourite at Standon Calling this year.
• Born & Raised
Born & Raised create artisan British pizzas in their converted Land Rover Defender.
Head chef Tom Dewey, who trained under Gary Rhodes, built Born & Raised on the concept of fine Italian pizza dough combined with responsibly sourced British ingredients.
A combination of passionate foodies and talented chefs with an ethos of good food with punchy flavours, Wingmans are dedicated to bringing you a brand new chicken wing experience.
With a stack of foodie award nominations and wins, get your special chicken-eating gloves on and prepare for amazing wings, buns, burgers and buckets.
A Wingmans spokesperson said: “Standon Calling always attracts a crowd with great vibes and we get to work alongside an awesome mix of traders. What’s not to love?”
• Kerbisher & Malt
Born out of Brook Green in West London, Kerbisher & Malt deliver fresh fish from sustainable sources, twice-cooked chips, handmade salads, mushy peas and batter for the full experience.
• Happy Maki
Winners of concession of the year 2017, Happy Maki is the food trader everyone is talking about.
Enjoy freshly-rolled vegan sushi bursting with fusion fillings, o super addictive futomaki rolls.
As listed in Time Out’s Best London Street Food, Nazarí draws inspiration from Al-Andalus Moorish cuisine, incorporating the best of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food tradition. Think healthy and colourful wraps, snacks and flatbread dishes.
Exceptional Indonesian rendang and Pad Thai from the wonderfully friendly Makatcha team.
They return to Standon following their glowing reviews from last year.
• Oh My Dog
One of the busiest and most popular traders from last year’s festival, Oh My Dog return with an improved offering and more toppings.
With popular vegetarian hot dog options and perfect for the whole family, you’ll be going back again and again.
A spokesperson said: “We love trading at Standon Calling Festival – it’s so much fun! There’s always a fantastic line-up of traders so we know we’re going to leave the festival having made a bunch of new friends.”
• Barnaby Sykes Pies
Long-time Standon favourites, Barnaby Sykes Pies offer up delicious handmade pies with chips or mash and proper gravy.
Past winners of concession of the year, enjoy the freshly baked, tasty sensation at Standon Calling this year.
• The MacFactory
A dedicated Mac ‘n’ Cheese joint bound to please the fussiest of eaters as well as pushing the boundaries of topping flavour combos. All dishes are cooked fresh to order by trained chefs ensuring the highest quality Mac.
• Bad Brownie
Offering dangerously good flavours, Bad Brownie have chocolate goodness at their fingertips with some of the most moreish treats the festival world has to offer.
• Waffle On
Waffle On serves freshly made waffles to order, with a variety of savoury and sweet toppings. Awarded and revered as London’s Best Waffles by the Evening Standard and by Buzzfeed as one of their 21 Street Foods You Must Eat Before You Die. Find out why at Standon Calling this year.
• Le Bao
Le Bao serves up a modern twist on the traditional Gua Bao – a street food staple made from a fluffy soft steamed bun sliced open and filled with braised meat. As yummy as it sounds.
• Ghetto Grillz
Ghetto Grillz offer a selection of grilled sandwiches, juicy burgers and breakfast bagels. The salt beef Reuben is the main event, a New York favourite in a squishy Brick Lane bagel.
• Other Side Fried
Other Side Fried launched their business from the back of a converted British ambulance, earning their street-food stripes trading at Kerb and Broadgate Market.
They knock up some of the best fried chicken bites in London, and they’re bound to go down a storm at Standon this year.
• The Cooking Cooks
Enjoy fresh, handmade pasta with your choice of tasty sauces, toppings and flavours.
This is the ultimate in quality comfort eating cooked in minutes before your very eyes.
• BBQ Dreamz
BBQ Dreamz brings Filipino-inspired cooking to the streets. They take recipes from the Philippines and combine them with other favourites from around the globe.
Free range hog roast from their Hog Master oven, steak sandwiches in ciabatta rolls and a great burger from their Josper BBQ, Carboni’s are all about high quality ingredients delivered to meaty perfection.
• Elephant Juice
Their first visit to Standon Calling, Elephant Juice pride themselves in offering high quality juice using 100 per cent fresh ingredients for a fresh and invigorating taste.
• Flying Machine Cafe
Ethically sourced and bursting with flavour, fun and favourites,the Flying Machine Cafe will offer a space to sit, relax and feast on some home comforts to power you through the festival weekend.
• Carnival Coffee
Standon Calling just wouldn’t be the same without Steve and his Carnival Coffee crew. They’ll be offering a full menu of artisan coffees and hot drinks in the main arena and Village Green 24/7.
Come rain or shine, whether it’s at the crack of dawn or the middle of the night, Toastie will be serving those delightful warm fillings to all, offering classic flavours and sensational quality.
• The Village Deli
Hot and crispy Scotch eggs, delicious all-day breakfast and more, The Village Deli is a home away from home at Standon Calling, ensuring festival-goers are packed with enough fuel for the weekend ahead.
Situated in the Village Green, it’s an essential stop for all.
• Kitty’s Cake Emporium
Kitty will be serving dreamy cakes from the ‘Pink Lady’ – a lovingly decorated truck with a beautiful Alice in Wonderland twisted tea party theme.
Easy to spot from a mile off, Kitty’s is fast becoming an integral part of the Standon weekend. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon treat.
• Jimmy’s Ice Cream
If you’re after an incredible scoop of homemade ice cream, head to Jimmy’s and he’ll sort you out.
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