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Standon Calling announce 2019 comedy programme

The festival will run from 25 - 28 July 2019 in Hertfordshire.

Organisers of Standon Calling have confirmed this year’s comedy programme for the festival.

Russell Kane and Angela Barnes headline the stage this year, alongside household names such as Abandoman, Jen Brister, Sarah Keyworth, Amy Gledhill, Jacob Hawley and Cally Beaton.

The latest announcement solidifies the festival’s desire to have as strong and diverse a line up as possible.

Wolf Alice and Nile Rodgers & CHIC will headline Standon Calling 2019, joining the previously announced Rag’n’Bone Man at the top of the bill.

Celebrated as one of the most influential icons in musical history, Nile Rodgers will be bringing his illustrious history of disco and funk to the festival’s main stage, including hits such as Le Freak, Good Times and Everybody Dance.

Nile Rodgers & CHIC released their latest album It’s About Time last year. We caught up with Rodgers at Abbey Road Studios towards the end of 2018 to find out more.


Wolf Alice continue to ride the wave of their Mercury Prize winning Visions Of A Life, taking them to bigger and bigger stages. Ending 2018 with a UK tour including sold out shows at London’s O2 Academy Brixton, and having wowed audiences at the vast Alexandra Palace, Standon Calling will welcome them to the top of the bill.

Other artists joining the bill include Echo & The Bunneymen, Idles, Lewis Capaldi, Kate Nash, The Big Moon, Band of Skulls, The Go! Team, Sea Girls, The Joy Formidable, Warmduscher, Erol Alkan, Simian Mobile Disco and more.

The family-friendly event will also host Dick & Dom, Mr Bloom & His Band, and more diverse entertainment for fans of all ages.


Last year, Rag’n’Bone Man was announced as the first headliner for Standon Calling 2019, taking to the main stage on Friday 26 July 2019.

Rising through the rank off the back of his breakthrough single Human, his debut album became the fastest selling release of the decade so far.

“Standon Calling has been one of those festivals I’ll always tell my mates to go to because the vibe is always great,” he said of the announcement, “so I’m pretty hyped to be playing it again next year.”


Standon Calling returns to Hertfordshire from the 25 – 28 July 2019, melting together music and the arts across a celebrated and unique atmosphere. As well as its ever-strong music and arts line-up, the festival promises award-winning food and drink, acclaimed comedy, and family friendly activity for all ages.

The event also hosts a dog show, a swimming pool, as well as late night electronic acts and DJs continuing the party until the early hours.

See the full line-up below:


Last year’s event featured headline performances by Paloma Faith, George Ezra and Bryan Ferry, as well as appearances by Django Django, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Goldfrapp and many more.

Find out what we learned at Standon Calling 2018 here

Standon Calling takes place from 25 – 28 July 2019 in Hertfordshire.

Tickets for Standing Calling 2019 are available now through our friends at Universe.

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