Standon Ceremony - Big Acts Announced for Festival

The Standon Calling Festival takes place in early August.

Featured Artists: The Brute Chorus  Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip  The Early Years  Friendly Fires  Glasvegas  Johnny Foreigner  Late of the Pier  Los Campesinos!  The Maccabees  The Mae Shi  Mystery Jets  Super Furry Animals 

"What's that? Another festival?" I hear you cry. Yes, but the Standon Calling Festival which takes place in the grounds of a 16th Century Hertfordshire looks pretty special and this year sports a Japanese theme. This is the first time in its seven year history that the festival has been opened up to the public with previous shows only available to invited friends.

Among the acts confirmed for the festival which runs from August 1st to August 3rd are Super Furry Animals, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Mystery Jets, The Maccabees, Late of the Pier and Glasvegas.

The festival also works with artists, set designers and performers to create a unique experience for festival goers. This year you'll need to look out for samurai warriors, geisha girls and real-life, wide-eyed Manga characters.

Full Line Up

Bands - Super Furry Animals, Mystery Jets, The Maccabees, Glasvegas, Late of the Pier, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Friendly Fires, Florence and the Machine, Johnny Flynn, Los Campesinos!, Acid Mothers Temple and the Cosmic Inferno, The Egg, Joji Hirota and Taiko Drummers, Cage the Elephant, The Mae Shi, Johnny Foreigner, Paloma Faith, Babyhead, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, She'koyokh, The Fabulous Penetrators, The Black Seeds, The Bookhouse Boys, The Early Years, Christopher D Ashley, Elle S'Appelle, Ipso Facto, Hatcham Social, The Cocknbullkid, New Rhodes, David Viner, Youthmovies, Lesser Panda, Delerium Tremens, Earl Okin, Pre Shuffle, Peggy Sue & The Pirates, Ratty Rat Rat, So So Modern, Sister, They Came From The Stars I Saw Them!, Ventriloquist, Mozzy Green, Old Street Musical Union, Chris Aliano, Across the Atlantic, Benin City, ThePetebox, The Brute Chorus,

DJs - Eddy Temple Morris, Dave Haslam, Radioactive Man, Brendan Long, Dom Chung, Loz, Damo Jones, Cantmixwontmixshouldntmixdontmix, General Jimmy.

Spoken Word - Sophie Wooley, Scroobius Pip, Sebastian Horsley, Joe Dunthorn, James Scudamore.

Posted on 27 May 2008 by Richard Brown

Tags: festivals  japan  indie 

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